The first batch of performers for the Live at Leeds 2010 gathering has just been announced and it's looking pretty good so far. The festival will run from April 30th to May 3rd, making it a Bank Holiday worth leaving the house for, I reckon. The line-up usually relates to local talent giving West Yorkshire plenty of props in the first instance, as well as artists from the national arena.
Already on the bill are Lightspeed Champion, armed with new tunes from his recent album 'Life Is Sweet, Nice To Meet You', Leeds power-poppers The Sunshine Underground, press-darlings and 'Two Dancers'-toting Wild Beasts, crazy tex-mex madness from Bronx-offshoots Mariachi el Bronx and fuzzy-progsters 65 days of static as well as a farm-load of local acts, some drawn from local Leeds record-label Dance To The Radio. All of the artists will play at various different venues across the city including the Brudenell, the Cockpit, the Uni and the Packhorse. Exact times and venues for each act will be announced soon along with further additions to the bill.
Day Tickets are £15, which gets you a wristband entry to all of the venues hosting the festival. Leeds is a city on the up and just a few hours out of London - it might be worth checking the rail-websites for cheap tickets to a change of scenery! Yeah, we like this festival!