The Dance To The Radio Stage will return to Leeds Festival in 2010. It acts as the official warm up for the crowds at Leeds on the Thursday night. Last year saw Wild Beasts play a spectacular set and this year it falls into the hands of Sum Duckworth to impress eager festival goers. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Chickenhawk, Bear In Heaven, Spectrals and The Neat (another act who started out on the BBC Introducing Stage last year) will kick things off at the greatest rock and roll event of the year.
Leeds' finest independent label are constantly seeking out the hottest bands around. They've brought us names such as The Pigeon Detectives and Forward Russia and their Thursday night opening slot at Leeds is the place to be for early birds.
(Leeds Only: 7pm - 11pm)
Sam Duckworth is GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY, the Southend-born troubadour who named his solo project after a solution from an old Batman adventure game. He's sure to be previewing tracks from his eagerly awaited eponymous 3rd album which is inspired by a new love for hip-hop and a rediscovered passion for drum'n'bass as well as playing tunes from debut 'The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager' and 2008's 'Searching For The Hows And Whys'.
BEAR IN HEAVEN's new album 'Beast Rest Forth Mouth' is a celebration of wide open spaces and not-quite-sounding-like-anyone-in-particular, it comes close to prog rock although frontman Jon Philpot insists, "We're bigger fans of Krautrock". An exceptional live act.
Leeds based CHICKENHAWK have been together since 2008, and have unleashed their unique brand of experimental metal with releases on Brew Records and Dance to the Radio. Definitely rock not to be missed.
SPECTRALS is the creation of one young lad "L" from the north of England who decided to start something combining his love of doo wop, girl groups and then adding a little bit of rat pack flair with a punk rock vibe.
Hull trio THE NEAT have whipped up a storm with their recent single and uk shows gaining lots of radio play in all the right places.