Skip to content


Next weekend sees Live at Leeds kick off festival season in style and we can’t wait to be there. From top to bottom it’s an absolutely outstanding lineup and there really is something for everyone. From the cream of emerging talent Rag’n’Bone Man, The Amazons and and Fickle Friends to established acts Jagwar Ma, Temples and Slaves you can’t fail to have a good time. In fact, there’s simply too many artists and bands to mention which is why we’ve decided to spotlight the top seven acts we’ll be checking out at Live At Leeds 2017, delve in below!

Black Honey

Our number one pick for LAL just has to be rising Brighton outfit Black Honey. If you’ve yet to see them live you’re in for a real treat, they’re quite simply phenomenal and are destined for the big time. Catch them at the 02 Academy at 5pm, this one’s certainly not to be missed.

The Academic

Mullingar indie rockers The Academic have been making waves across the world in the past twelve months with support slots for the likes of Pixies, Noel Gallagher and Catfish & The Bottlemen and having just slayed SXSW and a sold-out UK tour, they could quite easily be the UK’s next major indie breakthrough act. They’ve got all the potential in the world, so go check them out 9pm at The Lending Room before they become everyone’s favourite new band!

Paris Youth Foundation

Fans of The 1975 and Bastille will absolutely love this Liverpool outfit. Recent singles ‘Losing Your Love’ and ‘If You Wanna’ suggest they have every chance of becoming a mainstream powerhouse and with heavy backing from BBC Introducing we’re excited to hear what’s next. Catch them at Oporto 5pm.

Trudy and the Romance

Dowoppers Trudy and the Romance are unlike just about every other act on this year’s lineup. The adopted scousers have effectively become one of the leading lights on the Liverpool music scene in the last twelve months having gigged with the likes of The Big Moon and worked with Bill Ryder-Jones and Spring King’s Tarek Musa. Their live set really is a joy to behold so make sure you head to the Brudenell for 9.30pm and catch the rockabilly three-piece working their magic.


Having announced their comeback earlier this year following a brief hiatus, the Britpop revivalists launched themselves right back into the thick of things with new single ‘Double Dutch’ and it’s an absolute banger. Hear more from their forthcoming new record 8pm at Nation Of Shopkeepers.

The Pale White

Newcastle indie outfit The Pale White are gaining a ton of industry attention right now and it’s not hard to see why. They’ve got that Arctic Monkeys/Black Keys sound nailed to a tee and with support slots for acts including Blaenavon, Sundara Karma and Band Of Skulls in recent months they’re fast becoming one of the UK’s biggest emerging indie acts. Make sure you’re in Church at 5.30pm for their set.

Dream Wife

Last but certainly not least, we couldn’t possibly choose our top tips for LAL and not include pop-punk trio Dream Wife. Signed to Lucky Number (Haim, Hinds, Sleigh Bells), the DIY darlings are not long back from wowing audiences over at SXSW and with their new album due out later this year, their 9pm slot at the Brudenell is a must-see event before they well and truly blow up.

Words by Matty Aston

Delivered with