The Live At Leeds 2018 line-up just got bigger

The city-wide live music bash will return in May

The line-up for Live At Leeds 2018 has been bolstered by the addition of a host of new acts.

Returning on May 5 this year, a number of high-profile and new and emerging artists will take to the stage – including the likes of The Horrors, Peace and Circa Waves – across the day.

The Magic Gang are just one of the new acts to have been added to the line-up, with the band remarking: “Can’t wait for Live at Leeds! Last year’s show at Church was one of our favourites from 2017, ur [sic] always bringing it Leeds.”

Joining them on the bill are local garage-rock band Pulled Apart By Horses. They said: “We’ve haven’t played LAL for a few years now and it’s been going from strength to strength since we last appeared on the bill. It made sense to come back to it this year though.

“We’re always buzzing to be part of it and nothing beats a good old hometown show. Roll on May!”

Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses

Other additions to the line-up include Ash, Dermot Kennedy, Sunset Sons, Louis Berry and High Tyde. Check out the full line-up and ticket information here.

Festival Director Andy Smith said that all of the new additions to the bill “are doing great things at the moment”, while also promising that there were “plenty more [acts] to be announced and maybe a few surprises along the way.”

The likes of Bastille, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran have all played the festival in previous years. Last year saw Slaves, The Pigeon Detectives and The Big Moon among the performers.

Festivities will start the night before the festival (May 4) with a showcase presented by the PRS Foundation at The Wardrobe. The likes of Chelou, Fenne Lily and Our Girl will perform, as well as one as-yet-unannounced headliner.

Words by Carly-May Kavanagh