The Cribs have been confirmed as a headline act for this year’s Live At Leeds festival.
The band join a line-up that includes Carl Barat & The Jackals, Dry The River, Dutch Uncles and Thurston Moore for the festival, which takes place May 1-4 and will feature over 200 bands across 20 stages.
“We are really looking forward to headlining Live at Leeds,” said The Cribs’ Gary Jarmin in a statement. “It’s cool because Leeds has always embraced us, and so to be asked to play our ‘comeback’ show headlining the festival is something that we are really looking forward to.”
The Wakefield trio will release their sixth studio effort, ‘For All My Sisters’, on March 23. Speaking to NME recently, the group defended the album’s more poppy direction. Scroll down to watch the video interview.
“It’s fair to describe the record as a poppy record, we don’t see that in any way being a dirty word or anything,” said guitarist Ryan Jarman. “We had three years off after making our last record, which I feel was a pretty abrasive record. We actually had time to decide what sort of record we wanted to make. We wrote a bunch of songs – about 18 songs – and we decided we wanted to concentrate on the more poppier side of the band and make the songs as hooky as possible.”