Live At Leeds 2016 – in pictures
Circa Waves at Live at Leeds

Live at Leeds 2016 featured over one-hundred bands performing at venues across the city, celebrating the tenth anniversary of an event that gathers both established and emerging acts in the north for a day of musical bedlam.

Featuring artists including Circa Waves, Blossoms and Corinne Bailey Rae, the swollen line-up gave fans plenty to choose from on a sunny bank holiday weekend, although headliner Jess Glynne withdrew through illness.

WOW247 photographers Katy Blackwood and Anthony Longstaff captured many of Live at Leeds’ most memorable moments.

Here we tell the story of the day through some of their favourite images:

While the withdrawal of Jess Glynne deprived the festival of its headliner, with over one-hundred bands set to play, there was still plenty to see.

The banner for Live at Leeds in the city centre teased excitement to come.

Live at Leeds banner

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Many of the stages were regularly filled to capacity, including the LUU Refectory for the performance of up-and-coming indie band The Sherlocks.

The Sherlocks at Live at Leeds

Photo: Anthony Longstaff

Queues formed regularly, including at the city’s Dr. Martens shop for an intimate in-store performance by Mystery Jets.

Queues outside Dr Martens at Live at Leeds

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Many of the city’s venues operated a one-in, one-out policy during band’s sets, including The Key Club.

Queues outside The Key Club

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Circa Waves performed in the evening as one of the day’s marquee bands…

Circa Waves at Live at Leeds

Photo: Anth Longstaff

…while early performances on the day included a loud set from The Jackobins at Leeds Beckett University.

The Jackobins at Live at Leeds

Photo: Katy Blackwood

The Live at Leeds fringe events included a stage on the busy Briggate high street, featuring bands throughout the afternoon without the need for a ticket.

Where Fires Are at Live at Leeds

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Forever Cult were one of a number of bands from the independent Clue Records label to perform on the day.

Forever Cult at Live at Leeds

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Mystery Jets performed for a second time – after an earlier set at the O2 Academy – to an audience of eager fans at Dr. Martens.

Mystery Jets at Live at Leeds

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Mystery Jets at Live at Leeds

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Elsewhere, hotly-tipped post-punk band Spring King took to the Gigwise stage, and were typically raucous for a swelled crowd.

Spring King at Live at Leeds

Photo: Anthony Longstaff

Pleasure Beach were among the other performers at a festival where music fans are always spoiled for choice.

Pleasure Beach at Live at Leeds

Photo: Anthony Longstaff

Robbie Gillespie of Where Fires Are poses for a selfie with a fan after their set on the Briggate stage at 4PM.

Where Fires Are at Live at Leeds

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Future pop star Kloe performed at the Belgrave Music Hall in the evening.

Kloe at Live at Leeds

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Wakefield musician Loz Campbell was one of a number of local artists afforded the opportunity to perform at Live at Leeds, appearing early in the afternoon.

Loz Campbell

Photo: Anthony Longstaff

Live at Leeds returns in 2017, and remains the north’s premiere one-day music event.

Where Fires Are at Live at Leeds