It’s nearly time to put the tent away for another year as the festival season draws to a close with Reading/Leeds over the Bank Holiday weekend. Here are KVH Studios, Head of Music, Nick Bewes, gives us the rundown of all the action in our home of Leeds…
The Main stage is headlined by Foo Fighters, where the nicest man in rock music, Dave Grohl, and his mates will no doubt put on a great show.
Before we get there though, over on the BBC Introducing Stage earlier in the day are the wonderful TalkBoy who will be playing a hometown show and are well worth checking out.
Other highlights for Friday include BBC Radio 1Xtra stage playing host to the brilliant Not3s, Enter Shikari have just released the cracking new single Stop The Clocks and will be playing the Main Stage & The Pit/The Lock Up stage, while the wonderful Sundara Karma will entertain the crowds at the BBC Radio 1 stage.
When We Land is the excellent debut album by Anteros released earlier this year and they will be on the Festival Republic stage today.
Marsicans are a young indie band from Leeds whose have a driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows. Catch them on the BBC Introducing Stage early doors today.
George Ezra’s little brother, Ten Tonnes is on the Festival Republic stage, while Bowling for Soup headline The Pit/The Lock Up stage and the superb Becky Hill is on the Radio One Dance stage. Clairo, who has just released her debut album Immunity and getting good reviews, is also well worth checking out on the BBC Radio Stage.
And finally, Saturday ends with the awesome The 1975 headlining the Main Stage. Their live shows and videos have been amazing recently, visually spectacular. I wonder what they have planned for the Leeds Festival?
The final day of the festival and the BBC Radio 1 stage is the place to be today. Pip Blom, Slowthai and King Princess have been getting lots of positive reviews for their music this year. Then there’s the more well-known Mabel, PVRIS and Stefflon Don, while headliner Mura Masa has been a KVH Studios favourite for a good few years and continues to produce amazing music.
Another artist, who we have been a big fan of here at KVH Studios, is the superb The Japanese House. We first played Amber Bain back in 2015 and this year, her music continues to evolve and get better. She’s playing The Festival Republic stage.
And finally, on the Main Stage, one of the musical stars of 2019. She’s had one of THE songs of the year, released a great album and her live shows get rave reviews. Although Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots are the headliners today, I think Billie Eilish will be the one to watch.
Full details of the line up for each stage can be found here https://www.leedsfestival.com/lineup#stages.
Enjoy the show!