BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for Leeds Festival

Lewis Galloway and Frazer Nugent, of The Mallrats, enjoy themselves at Bramham Park where they will be appearing on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Leeds Festival.
Lewis Galloway and Frazer Nugent, of The Mallrats, enjoy themselves at Bramham Park where they will be appearing on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Leeds Festival.

The final stage announcement for the line-up at this year’s Leeds Festival has been made with acts revealed for the BBC Introducing Stage.

Forever championing up and coming talent, the BBC Introducing Stage is back once again to offer one of the biggest launch platforms for new music from the UK.

Last year this was the place to see the likes of Jack Garratt, Rae Morris, and Prides, who have gone on to bigger things in 2015 and over the years BBC Introducing stage has also hosted Leeds Festival debut slots from Jake Bugg, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Spector, making it a must visit for anyone wishing to catch future stars’ formative moments.

Headlining the first night on the Friday at Leeds will be the massively up and coming, high energy band Childcare, whose playful debut EP Flush has garnered a huge amount of attention.

Joining them are moody London alt-rockers The Big Moon, Telford newcomers Hyena, 60s beat influenced group Hidden Charms, DIY surf-rock songwriter Willie J Healey, blues-rock duo Kit Trigg, Leeds electronic pop artist Skinner and brooding dream-pop band R51.

Headlining the Saturday at Leeds will be hotly tipped genre-masher Georgia whose debut, self-titled album is sure to be one of the alternative hits of the summer.

She’ll be joined by Warrington-based indie poppers Viola Beach, Bristol grunge-rock quartet The Jacques, Reading band The Amazons, singer-songwriter Martin Luke Brown, electronic trio Moon Tourists, Hull alternative four piece LIFE and metalcore heavyweights Return To Rome.

Sunday at Leeds will see the stage headlined by hotly-tipped, freshly signed Liverpool band Clean Cut Kid whose whip-smart pop is surely destined for the festival’s bigger stages.

Also appearing on the stage that day are Leeds genre-spanners Clay, NME-tipped rock ’n’ rollers Demob Happy, Glasgow art-pop quintet White, indie-rock songwriter John Joseph Brill, folk punk band Ducking Punches, the psychedelic garage of Crosa Rosa as well as Reading rockers Area 52.

The stage also plays host to Irish grunge-pop band Otherkin, the infectious pop of Vitamin, experimental duo Malpas and Paul Weller championed Brighton five piece White Room alongside Centre Stage Competition winners The Mallrats as well as Futuresound Competition runners-up Treason Kings, Samuel S. Parkes, Happy Daggers, Where Fires Are and NARCS.

Tickets for the Leeds Festival are still available, priced £205 plus £8 booking fee and postage for the weekend and £59.50 plus £7 booking fee and postage for each day. Early entry permits are £20.

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