Live at Leeds 2020 – First 50 Artists Revealed

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by Victoria Holdsworth

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, the band has garnered critical acclaim in the UK for both of their previously released albums. Hot from supporting 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.

live at leeds 2020 preview posterFollowing 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. Their debut album, My Mind Makes Noises, was full of potential hits and Live at Leeds will follow a host of sold out UK tours, d a well-received Glastonbury performance in 2019 and tours with artists like Halsey and Muse.

“New and now”

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. Make sure you catch them at Live at Leeds, they are set to get bigger and bigger from here on out!

Also making his Live at Leeds debut is Ezra Furman. Bringing his unique brand of indie rock from across the pond, in addition to the Live At Leeds 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.

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.

Live At Leeds 2019 is a multi-venue festival showcasing the best new music, taking place in Leeds City Centre on Saturday May 2nd 2020.
Tickets for Live At Leeds 2020 are on sale Wednesday 20th November 2020 at 9am.
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