Renowned as the first place to hear the essential sounds of the year ahead, Live At Leeds returns in 2020 with an impressive line-up combining some of the most exciting names in modern music and the hottest breakthrough bands on the UK music scene. Live at Leeds is your chance to find your new favourite artist in a day of live music across the city.
Heading up the line-up in 2020 are some of Live at Leeds’ true success stories, led by Aussie Indie rockers DMA’s. Since forming in Sydney in 2012, they’ve garnered critical acclaim in the UK for both of their previously released albums . Hot from supporting national treasure Liam Gallagher on his headline UK tour this month they will return to the festival on the back of a hotly anticipated third album planned for release next year. A favourite with the Live at Leeds crowd, their set is bound to be an unmissable spectacle and a highlight of the day.
Following of the most hyped debut albums of the last few years Pale Waves will return to Live at Leeds as triumphant headliners. The label-mates and tour-mates of The 1975 have been making a name for themselves as one of the most exciting alternative bands of recent years.
Easy Life are arguably THE breakout artist of 2019, setting festival stages across the country alight throughout the summer with their mishmash of jazz, hip-hop, funk and punk that sounds like nothing done before.
Also leading the charge of new names, making his Live at Leeds debut is Ezra Furman. Bringing his unique brand of indie rock from across the pond, this cult artist gained a mainstream following composing the soundtrack to the hit Netflix series Sex Education in 2019.
Also on the line-up are Beck-inspired Bad Sounds, breakthrough alternative artist Marika Hackman, electronic-pop sensation Self Esteem, Charlatans frontman and indie legend Tim Burgess and UK psych-rock band Temples.
Live at Leeds is well known for giving new artists their first show in the city before they go on to conquer the world and 2020 welcomes a new crop of exciting artists arriving in Leeds for shows early in their careers. These include Aussie fuzz-pop duo Hockey Dad, Norwegian punk art rockers Pom Poko, indie-pop bands FEET and Kawala, Newcastle rockers The Pale White, and alt-synth act W. H. Lung.
Over 55 acts are confirmed on this first announcement, including singer-songwriter James Smith, Glaswegian Art-rockers Walt Disco, and a host of exciting new artists including jazz-soul producer and Dance to the Radio signee Leo Cosmos, alt rockers Leodis and haunting dream-pop band Artio.
The starting gates to the summer ahead, Live at Leeds 2020 soundtracks a city soaring with the best in new and now.