Live at Leeds 2012 Preview
The May Day Holiday is a big one throughout Great Britain, but it was especially big in Leeds in 2007, as it was also the city’s 800th birthday. So the heart of West Yorkshire put together Live at Leeds, a music festival at venues throughout the city – and have kept it Live every May Day since.
This year (the city’s 805th…), Live at Leeds has more music than you can possibly handle on Saturday, May 5th. QRO can’t possibly handle everything, but gives you some highlights along with a schedule of all the bands/times/places – and a handy Google Map of the venues:
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Friday, May 4th – ‘The Unconference’
Before the Saturday festivities start, on Friday Live at Leeds holds ‘The Unconference’, where music industry veterans let you know what you need to know about making it in the biz. And King Charles kicks off the festival with a special sshow at The Cockpit, along with a separate tickted event by American punks Alkaline Trio at Leeds Metro, touring behind last year’s Damnesia (QRO review).
Sunday, May 6th – ‘The Hangover’
Have a little hair of the dog as you recover on Sunday, as Dan Sartain, The Matadors, The McGowans and The Reacharounds play Brudenell Social Club starting at 5:30 PM.
Monday, May 7th – Football
You’ve still got Monday off – so are you ready for some football?!? Bands from the festival face off on the pitch for a 5-a-side football tournament.
For festival website, go here: http://www.liveatleeds.com/