Officially kicking off the festival season, Live At Leeds hosts the biggest names alongside the best in new and upcoming acts. Having played host to the likes of Bastille, James Blake, Wild Beasts, Bombay Bicycle Club, Rudimental and The Vaccines over the years, last year was one of the first places to catch future superstars and BBC Sound Of poll winners Years and Years. Live At Leeds provides a snapshot of everything that is vital in music right now.
Leading the charge amongst the first 100 bands to be announced Carl Barat & The Jackals featuring the Libertines legend with his new band, London alternative rockers Dry The River, the brainy art-pop of Dutch Uncles, Leeds’ noisiest sons Eagulls, the BBC 6 Music championed songwriting of Emmy The Great, ex-Supergrass main man Gaz Coombes, the incredible wordplay of BBC Sound Of shortlisted George The Poet and Leeds psych rockers Hookworms.
Pop heroes Lawson, Grammy nominated singer and producer MNEK, rising punk upstarts Slaves, indie favourites Spector, the rip-roaring folk of Stornoway, MOBO Award winner Stormzy, British-Australian quartet Sunset Sons, Birmingham indie poppers Swim Deep, living legend of noise and punk in the guise of his Thurston Moore Band and Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks will also provide must see sets!
With a supporting cast of incredible talent including North London sibling trio Jagaara, hotly tipped Canadian songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr, Welsh punks Joanna Gruesome and Nottingham duo Childhood making up the 200 bands across the weekend this is one not to be missed!
Full Lineup Below:
CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS | DRY THE RIVER | DUTCH UNCLES | EAGULLS | EMMY THE GREAT | GAZ COOMBES | GEORGE THE POET | HOOKWORMS | LAWSON | MNEK | SLAVES | SPECTOR | STORNOWAY STORMZY | SUNSET SONS | SWIM DEEP | THURSTON MOORE BAND | WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS
ADY SULEIMAN | BLOSSOMS | BOXED IN | CHILDHOOD | EKKAH | FLO MORRISSEY | JAGAARA | JOANNA GRUESOME | JP COOPER | LAURA DOGGETT | LONELADY | MENACE BEACH | NIMMO | NOTHING BUT THIEVES | PALACE | PRETTY VICIOUS | REAL LIES | TELEGRAM | TOBIAS JESSO JR
ADAM FRENCH | ALEX BUREY | ALFIE CONNOR | ALMA ELSTE | ARCANE ROOTS | ASTRONOMYY | AYLEE BAD//DREEMS | BILLIE BLACK | BLACK HONEY | BLACK PEAKS | BLOODY KNEES | BRUISING | BULLY | CAIROBI CARNABELLS | CHAIKA | CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM | CHLOE BLACK | CLAY | CLOUD CASTLE LAKE | COLD OCEAN LIES | COLOUR OF SPRING | COMPNY | FEHM | FOREVER CULT | FRANCES | FRANCISCO THE MAN | GLACIER PACIFIC | GULF | HONNE | HOOTON TENNIS CLUB | IYES | JAKIL | JAMIE LAWSON | JASMINE THOMPSON | JET SETTER | KID WAVE | LAKE KOMO | LAUREL | LIVES | LONGFELLOW | LOUIS BERRY | MAN MADE | MARSICANS | MONOGRAM | NEW VINYL | OCEAAN | ONLY GIRL | OSCA | OSCAR AND THE WOLF | PINKSHINYULTRABLAST | PIXEL FIX | POLO | PORT ISLA | PROSE | RACING GLACIERS | RAT BOY | ROBYN SHERWELL | SEAFRET | SHELTER POINT | SKINNY LIVING | TALOS | THABO AND THE REAL DEAL | THE ACADEMIC | THE MAGIC GANG | THE MISPERS | THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT TIBET | TWIN WILD | VITAMIN | WALKING ON CARS | WOODEN ARMS | WULF | YURS
With The National, Paolo Nutini and Suedeheadlining the Obelisk Arena; Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals and Eels headlining The Word Arena and a whole wealth of musical talent playing across the weekend, Latitude once again boasts an exhilarating and unique line-up.
Just added are:
Adam Ant reigns supreme as one of the defining British acts of the post-punk movement of the early Eighties, with his unmistakable style and a clutch of Number 1 hits, both with and without The Ants, between 1980 and 1983. It was his quirky approach to pop, driven by punk, glam and new wave, which created such great songs as ‘Prince Charming’, ‘Stand and Deliver’ and ‘Goody Two Shoes’ representing some of the most vibrant tunes of the era. Still going strong, he’s working on his sixth solo album entitled ‘Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter’, so expect a taster of his current theatrical flourish along with the madcap, wayward hits that made him at Latitude 2011. (Saturday)
Fresh from the highly successful Libertines reunion gigs, Carl Barât is returning to his solo work in The Word Arena on Sunday evening. His self-titled debut solo album was released last year having carved a successful, ramshackle niche out of his two previous bands – Dirty Pretty Things being the second. Carl’s songcraft is far more subtle and reliant on far more diverse arrangements than his band output. Dragging out the spiky, loud guitars he articulates the songs with folkier elements, meaning a more considered batch of songs. Live he retains his urchin charm and subtle melodies, so this is a chance to see the finer side of the riotous and heroic Albion duo. (Sunday)
Currently riding high with their stunning debut album ‘Bliss Release’ Sydney four-piece Cloud Control are yet another exhilarating Australian export finding success on our shores. Following in the path of contemporaries The Temper Trap, Cloud Control have an arsenal of sunny summer anthems - pitch perfect three and four-part harmonies layered over epic psych-folk pop gems. It’s a sound that has won them a plethora of nominations and awards, most recently in March of this year, when Bliss Release scooped the prestigious Australian Music Prize. Expect much more from this exciting new band. (Friday)
LA five-piece Grouplove have hit the ground running with their debut self-titled EP recorded in drummer Ryan Rabin’s home studio. A slick-sounding splash of summer colour, the appropriately named single ‘Colours’ has been raining its addictive stuttering chorus on indie dancefloors everywhere. Having built up a fair amount of support in a mere two years, it seems the band are bound for big things come their debut album in September. In the meantime, live at Latitude is where you’ll be treated to their lustrous hippy-pop gems. (Friday)
The Walkmen have spent the last decade crafting some of the finest and most distinctive rock music available. From their second album’s mammoth, organ-burning hit ‘The Rat’ to their fifth astonishing, swing-tinged, album ‘Lisbon’ last year, the Hammond and guitar jangle seems to consistently find new expression around Hamilton Leithauser’s unforgettable howl. Indebted to Sinatra and the smoky vibe of the 50’s they’ve somehow modernised these ideas and created indelible songs. The passion and presence The Walkmen have on stage is sure to captivate the crowds at Latitude. (Saturday)
Meanwhile, Latitude’s unrivalled arts programme features the very best from the worlds of theatre, poetry, literary, comedy, cabaret, dance, art, fashion and film. All of these performances come together to create one spectacular summer break. Eye-opening and awe-inspiring – Latitude Festival just gets better and better.
Elsewhere throughout the weekend, festival goers can enjoy readings from leading poets and authors including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Louise Wener, Tim Key, Simon Armitage, Rory McGrath, Dave Gorman and Alexei Sayle; top comics Alan Carr, Omid Djalili, Greg Daviesand a festival debut of Never Mind The Buzzcocks; exciting theatre and dance productions presented by The Gate, Bush Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet to name but a few, cabaret performances from David Schneider& Friends, Will Adamsdale, Idiots of Ants; and BAFTA return to the Film & Music Arena with a fantastic programme of Q&As, discussions and workshops including comedy stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydondiscussing their hilarious work on Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’.
With DJs, The Winter’s Ball and late night parties found throughout the site, it is a unique and special weekend of fun, culture and entertainment. An intimate world away from reality waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
Latitude’s music arena line-up to date:
– OBELISK ARENA –
~ The National ~
~ Paloma Faith ~ Bright Eyes ~ KT Tunstall ~
~ Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanagan ~ Wanda Jackson ~
~ Paolo Nutini ~
~ My Morning Jacket ~ The Cribs ~ Seasick Steve ~ Rumer ~
~ They Might Be Giants ~ Ed Sheeran ~
~ Suede ~
~ Hurts ~ Glasvegas ~ Iron & Wine ~ The Waterboys ~
~ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros ~
– THE WORD ARENA –
~ Bombay Bicycle Club ~
~ The Vaccines ~ Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group ~
~ Caribou ~ Deerhunter ~ Yann Tiersen ~
~ Foals ~
~ Echo and The Bunnymen ~ I Am Kloot ~
~ Bellowhead ~ British Sea Power ~
~ Lykke Li ~ OMD ~ Everything Everything ~ Os Mutantes ~
~ Carl Barât ~
Playing across all the music arenas over the course of the weekend are:
~ Avi Buffalo ~ Crocodiles ~ Cloud Control ~
~ Glasser ~ Grouplove ~ Jenny and Johnny ~
~ Adam Ant ~ Villagers ~
~ The Walkmen ~
~ Anna Calvi ~ Foster The People ~ Gold Panda ~ Kele ~ The Leisure Society ~
~ Marques Toliver ~ The Naked and Famous ~
~ Annie Nightingale ~
~ The Bees ~ Caitlin Rose ~ Chapel Club ~
~ Crystal Fighters ~ C.W. Stoneking ~
~ Dog Is Dead ~ The Duke And The King ~
~ Edwyn Collins ~ Esben and the Witch ~
~ Fight Like Apes ~ Graffiti 6 ~
~ The Lloyd Cole Small Ensemble ~ Phildel ~
~ The Raghu Dixit Project ~ Thea Gilmore ~ Tripwires ~
~ Trophy Wife ~ Violens ~
– TICKET INFORMATION –
Weekend tickets £170.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun £70.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Child ticket (5-12 years) £5.00 including VAT, subject to booking fee
Campervan Permit £30.00
Weekend tickets prices include car parking and camping