Live at Leeds 2018

Here at SOYO Leeds we take our event partnership responsibilities very seriously, so naturally we were right in the middle of all the action at this year’s Live at Leeds as part of Leeds International Festival.

Live at Leeds is unique for celebrating already loved artists whilst championing the new undiscovered talent, transforming Leeds into a giant festival site for one day only at the start of each summer.The queue for the ticket exchange ran right through SOYO, around the back of the West Yorkshire Playhouse and through to Leeds College of Music, where wristbands were collected by thousands of music fans.

It’s always important for us to support our neighbours, so we made a b-line The Chapel to see some of the past and present LCoM students play. Dream Estate played a set at The Chapel while down on Call Lane, singer songwriter Tamzene rocked out Northern Guitars.

Live at Leeds hosts over 200 artists across 19 different venues across the city, so there’s a lot of new talent to discover. Next up was Elle Watson at The Chapel, who powered on despite having a drummer stuck on the motorway. Big boys, The Vaccines and PEACE headlined at the o2 Academy, crowning off a great day for music in Leeds, but this wasn’t the finale – in true northern style, after parties blared until the early hours of the morning.

Who did you see at #LAL2018?