Nothing But Music: Sam Fender, Tom Grennan and more join Live at Leeds lineup.

Renowned as the unrivalled home of music discovery, scooping awards and plaudits across the board as a springboard for the latest and greatest new talent - Live At Leeds returns in 2019 with the definitive new music lineup of the year, bringing together the bands and artists primed to soundtrack the year ahead.

Joining a lineup already packed with sizzling leaders and bonafide live favourites are a slew of artists breaking through and picked out as the exciting new sound of 2019 and beyond.

These new additions join a stellar cast of previously announced names heading to the city, building on Live At Leeds’ unrivalled reputation as the essential home for the soundtrack to the year ahead. With the trailblazing Sundara Karma, revered game-changers Metronomy and man of the moment Tom Grennan topping a bill boasting the likes of Black Honey, Swim Deep, Dream Wife, Goat Girl, Easy Life, Gengahr, Marsicans, Another Sky, Sports Team, Squid, Gently Tender, Fuzzy Sun, Lauren Aquilina and many more.

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Speaking about the second wave of names joining the Live At Leeds 2019 bill, Festival Director Andy Smith said: “This year’s Live at Leeds line up is one of our most eclectic to date, and we’re really proud of how it’s shaping up. We have been trying to get Kate Tempest for years so I’m pleased that it has finally happened. It’s fantastic to see Drenge returning with a new album in time for this year’s festival and I can’t wait to see Confidence Man live again.

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Sam Fender is an artist we’ve been supporting for a while, we booked him for our One’s to Watch events last year, so it’s great to have him back at the festival having recently been crowned Brits Critics Choice, we think he’s going to have a huge 2019. 

Live at Leeds has always supported guitar music, and this year is no different with a huge representation of young British talent, including The Sherlocks, whenyoung, The Academic, Larkins and The Slow Readers Club. 

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Emerging talent is at the centre of everything we do, so also happy to be adding hotly tipped new acts such as Bloxx, Indoor Pets, the brilliantly named Death By Unga Bunga and Kojaque.

Still some more to be announced and as usual one or two surprise performances, we can’t wait for May when the summer starts.”

The starting gates to the summer ahead, Live At Leeds 2019 soundtracks a city soaring with the best in new and now.