Live At Leeds festival this weekend saw thousands of gig-goers spend their bank holiday weekend diving in and out of venues across the city, catching the likes of Albert Hammond Jr, Drenge, Pulled Part By Horses and Frank Turner. Whether you were there or not, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best shots to put you amongst the action. Here’s Courtney Barnett, who appeared at Leeds Met University.
Liverpool quartet Circa Waves took to the NME stage at Leeds Cockpit, entertaining a packed audience with their trademark jittery indie, winning idle listeners over with debut single ‘Get Away.’
All the way from Detroit, Michigan, newcomer Lizzo brought her GRRRL PARTY collective to The Hi-Fi Club for a rowdy run-through of her Destiny’s-Child-meets-Missy-Elliot new skool hip-hop.
A crowd shot from a packed out Leeds Town Hall, which saw the likes of Iliketrains, Lanterns On The Lake and a special show from Leeds very own Forward! Russia. Beats a mayoral address…
Warming up for the release of her self- titled debut, Chloe Howl’s appearance was far from a Rumour – the burgeoning star performed at 7pm at Leeds 02 Academy, with queues forming around the block.
Chloe Howl performing at 02 Academy Leeds, which also hosted sets from Hudson Taylor, Ella Eyre and Clean Bandit.
With their pre-gig soundcheck proved such a hit with people that had turned up early enough to hear it that they simply decided to continue into their main set, The Fat White Family proved themselves to be worthy of a crowd bigger than Leeds University Mine. They played over the music on the PA until it was simply switched off to allow them to continue into their typically raucous set.
Playing a seperately ticketed event in support of Blood Red Shoes and DZ Deathrays, Kent duo Slaves got hot and sweaty at Leeds Cockpit on Friday night (May 2)
With the almighty honour of this years ‘secret’ set, Palma Violets played at Faversham on the saturday night, boasting an 11 song set which featured new tracks including ‘Danger In The Club’ and ‘Gout! Gang! Go!’
Fresh off of the back of her success with Rudimental, Ella Eyre stepped out on her own at 02 Leeds Academy, with a set that emcompassed her biggest tracks to date as well as a cover of Basement Jaxx’s ‘Good Luck.’
Taking to’ The Stage’ at Leeds Met, Royal Blood, made up of bassist/vocalist Mike Keer and drummer Ben Thatcher, played a 45 minute set of what Live At Leeds called ‘raucous jams with big bluesy riffs’.
Live At Leeds’ ace up the sleeve proved to be Frank Turner, who was only announced as special guest a few days before the event. The folk-punk singer treated those at Leeds Refrectory to a set that spanned his career, including long-term fan favourite ‘Photosynthesis’.
Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt performed two sets across the weekend; a gig at Leeds 02 Academy and a smaller acoustic instore sessions at the city branch of Dr Martens.
Albert Hammond Jr donned his fanciest jacket to headline Live At Leeds at the University Refrectory. The Strokes star topped off a stage that also featured performances from The Sunshine Underground and Los Campesinos!
Backed by his band ‘The Boy-Friends’, Ezra Furhman made the trip from Chicago to share his critically acclaimed indie pop, which has seen him compared to both Beruit and Sufjan Stevens.
Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes packed out Leeds Cockpit for their Friday night show, which saw them play a mix of material from their four studio albums, including a particularly riotous take on ‘I Wish I Was Someone Better.’
Sons of psychedelia The Wytches thrilled fans with a high-powered set that included the likes of ‘Wire Frame Mattress’ and ‘Gravedweller.’
The Wytches loading their own gear after their set at Leeds Uni Mine. Rock n’ Roll eh?
The Brudenell Social Club played host to London three-piece Happyness, whose woozy riffs recalled the glory days of 90s college rock.
Happyness showing us their best attempt at an oxymoronic press shot – not a smile in sight.