Live at Leeds recap: Circa Waves, Blaenavon and Louis Berry turn up the heat on a sweltering weekend

Festival took place over a gloriously sunny bank holiday weekend in Leeds

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Monday 14 May 2018 15:23
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Circa Waves headline The Indy's Live at Leeds stage
Circa Waves headline The Indy's Live at Leeds stage

Live at Leeds took place on a glorious, swelteringly hot day last weekend, where The Independent hosted a stage at Stylus that was jam-packed with music fans from the off, featuring great sets from emerging artists including Sam Fender, The Night Café and The Indigo Project.

Superorganism played a raucous, colourful set which included their pop banger “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”.

Superorganism on the Indy stage at Live at Leeds 2018
Superorganism

Then the magnificent Louis Berry took to the stage for rousing performances of songs like “.45”, “Restless”, “25 Reasons” and “She Wants Me”.

Berry’s husky voice and a swaggering, cheeky attitude made him an immediate crowd favourite; fans went nuts on each and every track, roaring appreciation for his band too, who were on particularly excellent form.

Somehow things got even rowdier with indie rock band Blaenavon as they aired out some new material from their upcoming second album and tracks from their gorgeous debut That’s Your Lot, including the stunning “My Bark Is Your Bite”.

Finally, it was time for our headliners Circa Waves, who stormed the stage and blasted through an intense set of some of their best work, including tracks from their brilliant second LP Different Creatures.

Circa Waves on The Independent stage at Live at Leeds

Beers went flying, fans moshed, it was carnage, but in the absolute best way.

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