Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Live at Leeds

The City of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England is 800 years old, and to celebrate this there will be a new festival called the 'Live At Leeds Festival' This event is the innovation of Leeds City Council and local promoters Futuresound who are to host three-day music spectacular over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. There will also be many other diverse events going on in and around the city as part of Celebrate Leeds 2007.

On Friday 25 May a series of edutainment seminars will take place aiming to provide a broad insight into all the aspects of getting into, and indeed surviving, the music business. Venues: Pulse at Leeds University Union, Woodhouse Lane, 0113 380 1234, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, 0113 222 3400, Leeds Guide HQ 80 North Street, 0113 244 1000.
For all seminar timings and more info see , and to book your place email .

Saturday 26 May will host the Live at Leeds all dayer — one £10 wristband entitles its wearer entrance to any gig at any of the participat­ing venues for the entire day, which will feature bands such as Wild Beasts, Grammatics, Breaking The Illusion, Sky Larkin, Hot Club De Paris, Tiny Dancers, Winnebago Deal, Air Traffic, The Harrisons and Middleman. Please refer to and for full line-up , timings and venue information.

Saturday 26 May will also mark the first of two homecoming shows from The Pigeon Detectives. The first date at Leeds Town Hall sold out in three days, and a second date had to be added on the Sunday night. In addition to this, Saturday night will also see Biffy Clyro take to the stage at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Sunday 27 May sees the return of the Slam Dunk Festival to Leeds University, with a selection of punk and ska acts it will be headlined by Ska Legends Reel Big Fish and the latest emo sensation Paramore

Live At Leeds will also be involved in screening several music docu­mentaries at the Carriageworks Theatre on Sunday. For further line up and ticket info on all the above events.

For further details please go to, or call 0113 244 344.