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Live At Leeds In The City: 6 Acts That Can’t Be Missed

Live At Leeds: In The City is just days away, so as we count down the hours, here’s our top picks for unmissable acts at this emerging event.

Summer season seems all too ephemeral. As we slug from autumn to winter in solemn spirits, we need perks to keep our flames alight.

Yet despite the frosty air looming over the city of Leeds, one festival is still round the corner… Live At Leeds: In The City will be taking over Leeds City Centre this Saturday, with rising artists performing in all your favourote venues (o2 Academy, Belgrave, The Wardrobe, Headrow House, just to name a few).

Live At Leeds is the opportune time to get to know some of your future favourite emerging artists and battle off those winter blues.

So to kick off the event, we’re here to guide you through our own not-to-be-missed artists of the day…


22-year-old Sophie May has hit the music scene by storm. From gaining an already large audience on TikTok to receiving praise from none other than Billie Eilish, its safe to say that May is a force to be reckoned with.

Her smooth, melancholic vocals will be the perfect start to your day, easing you in with astounding poetic lyricism and setting the bar high for what is to follow…

Mill Hill Chapel 12:30 - 1:00


British Indie band LoveJoy formed in Brighton a mere 2 years ago and have already amounted over 1.5 million monthly listeners on spotify.

The four piece will be opening up Beckett Room 1 with their iconic indie sound, including bangers; ‘One Day’ and, ‘Sex Sells’. A band not to be missed!

Leeds Beckett Student Union- Room 1, 1:45-2:15


A Sunderland-based newcomer with an already huge reputation, Tom A. Smith will be hosting an intimate gig in one of my personal favourite venues, Nation of Shopkeepers.

Boasting an incredible set of achievements so early in his career, including performing alongside the likes of Tim Burgess, Sam Fender and Catfish & The Bottlemen, Smith is an emerging talent ton the rise. Watch this space!

Nation Of Shopkeepers, 3:00-3:30


Cambridge born 22-year-old Ellie Dixon performs a set of humorous songs with a unique style reminiscent of Easy Life and Still Woozy.

Her witty lyrics and alt-pop sound stands out from the crowd and will certainly encourage you to get your groove on. So if you fancy a dance, head over to Beckett SU before she performs at 3:30pm.

Leeds Beckett Student Union- Room 2, 3:30-4:00


After performing at The Other Stage at Glastonbury and supporting the 1975 on tour, Swim Deep are back after a much-needed hiatus to bring you their same British Indie-Pop with some hard-hitting lyricism.

Catch them at Hyde Park Book Club at 9pm.

Hyde Park Book Club, 9:00-9:30


Last but certainly not least, rising soul-pop talent Joesef will be taking over Belgrave Music Hall as the night begins to draw to a close.

Josef is rising higher and higher with his career, recently joining forces with legend Loyle Carner on, ‘I Wonder Why’.

His deeply personal, tongue-in-cheek songwriting compliments his smooth sound, creating some of the most top-quality music your ears will ever hear. Don’t miss out!

Belgrave Music Hall, 10:00-10:45


Words: Jessica Plunkett

Photo Credit: Live at Leeds