Rifffest – New One-Day Music Festival for Leeds

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Lending Room in Leeds Hosts Inaugural Rifffest


by Victoria Holdsworth

The northern titans of the underground are joining forces in Leeds for a new one day festival, celebrating the very finest and brightest musical acts that the Yorkshire, Humberside and Lancashire areas can bring.

A feast of riffs are in store for all to come and hear, with the final line-up announcement including Wakefield’s up-and-coming ADORE//REPEL who are fresh from a headline USA tour in the autumn of 2018.

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The self-funded four-piece are one of the BBC Introducing flagship bands, and they join the already announced line-up of: False Advertising, an alternative trio from Manchester with three years together, spent bubbling under the surface of the UK music scene, garnering kudos for their chaotic live shows and self-made releases and Hands Off Gretel, who hail from Barnsley with their sassy alt-rock / grunge pop sounds, with a reputation for live shows that are as visually compelling as they are musically.

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Also playing will be Brooders, another one of Leeds’s finest new bands – they will be entertaining the crowds with their combined chaotic heavy riffs with swirling psychedelic edges, continuing their conquest to deliver a sonic whiplash far and wide. Faux Pas are based in York and Manchester – the quartet are bringing back punk and empowering the disenfranchised. Household Dogs, a Leeds five-piece, create melodic backdrops onto which they paint decisively honest stories, marrying a distinct blend of alternative rock and Americana.

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Finally, from Hull, Bloodhound, are a three-piece grunge-rock outfit who have been taking influence from modern rock and classic grunge bands like Queens of The Stone Age, Royal Blood, Alice In Chains and Drenge.

The event starts at 5pm and tickets are selling fast.

Tickets are available from Music glue, £7 in advance or £10 on the door

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