Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live At Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the city, the festival pulls in a good crowd with its diverse line-up. In the past, the festival has hosted loads of great acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and James Blake.
Thurston Moore will play Live At Leeds 2015
Last year's festival brought in a number of popular acts including Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Kodaline, Little Matador and Pulled Apart By Horses - a line-up which helped win the festival its 'Best Metropolitan Festival' accolade, beating Brighton's popular 'Great Escape' and pop-punk festival 'Slam Dunk' to the top spot.
This years LAL boasts 200 acts across 20 venues including some of their biggest names so far; Sonic Youth frontman and noise rock legend Thurston Moore will perform his solo work as well as ex-Supergrass singer Gaz Coombs and Carl Barat of The Libertines, each bringing us their respective solo efforts. For the wristband price of £27.50, festival-goers will gain access to these and loads more shows including performances from Scottish indie-rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks, cutesy folk from Emmy The Great and Stornoway, and more lyrical performances from spoken-word artist George The Poet and rising grime MC Stormzy.
On top of the festival's extensive line-up, the weekend has other events to look forward to; the 'Unconference' returns, offering a networking opportunity for music industry hopefuls as well as a football match with the musicians on Sunday.
Tickets are available for purchase now, although tickets can be bought for events individually too.