A Grand Day Out

The Grand
The Grand

A grand band from Wakefield are set to rock The Leeds and Reading festivals this weekend.

The Grand, who describe themselves as Transatlantic alternative pop from Wakefield, will play the BBC Introducing Stage in Leeds from noon on Sunday.

Band members Russ Smith, Thomas Peel and Andy Jennings have been playing venues like the Cockpit in Leeds and have been championed by BBC 6Music.

Last year they narrowly missed out on winning a spot at Leeds via the Futuresound competition. But the anthemic band gave it another go and have been rewarded with the gigs at Leeds and at the sister festival in Reading at 11.30am tomorrow.

The band released their first single last year and are currently working on their debut album, which is due out in 2014.

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