Live At Leeds announces massive line-up for 2017

First announcement sees 30 artists named

Live At Leeds have revealed a massive line-up for their 2017 festival, with over 30 artists named in the first announcement.

Slaves are set to play the event, along with Wild Beasts, White Lies, Jagwar Ma, The Pigeon Detectives, Teleman, Jaws, Lets Eat Grandma, Black Honey, The Big Moon and Superfood.

Acts who have played previous Live At Leeds slots include The 1975, Bastille, James Blake, Years & Years, Rudimental, Stormzy, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.



Taking place across a multitude of venues in the city, Live At Leeds 2017 is set to take place on Saturday 29 April 2017. Speaking of their choice in picking Slaves for next year’s event, the festival said in a statement that the duo are “one of the most influential and in-demand bands of recent times.”

Slaves recently admitted that their first meeting with former Beastie Boy Mike D was a little frosty. The rapper produced the duo’s new album ‘Take Control’ and he appears on recent single ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’.

“We’re sitting waiting in this restaurant, Mike is late and we’ve been there half an hour. He’s a busy man and when he arrives his phone is constantly going, loads of texts. So in my typical blunt fashion I was just like, ‘Shall we all put our phones down, then?’ From that moment on he fucking loved it,” said guitarist Laurie Vincent. “I feel sometimes with our brothers from across the pond you have to sort of warm them up a bit before they engage.”

The duo eventually got so close to the producer that they even dissed him on the track ‘The People That You Meet’ which was recorded the day after an all-nighter with Wolf Alice, whose Joel Amey appears on drums.

Vincent and Mike D now speak on the phone every day, and are already discussing future collaborations. “He’s become almost like a third band member,” added Vincent. “At the moment, we don’t want to record without him. It feels like he gets the best out of us.”