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Leeds Festival 2019.. A Quick Preview

Another year, another summer of festivals. But one of the biggest festivals close to us is Leeds Festival 2019 and this year’s line-up is quite a big one. There is a larger variety of bands compared to previous years, so here’s a quick overview of the line-up!

Headlining on the Friday is none other than Foo Fighters. Despite heading Glastonbury in 2017, the Seattle rockers are long overdue an appearance at Reading & Leeds and this year, fans finally got their wish. Dave Grohl is seen as god amongst rock fans, so the excitement is certainly there for many.

Meanwhile, headlining on the Saturday is The 1975 and this headline slot is certainly well deserved considering the success of their third studio album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. Members of the band regularly attended the festival when they were young, and following the bands’ first appearance at the festival in 2013, they have worked their way from the BBC Introducing stage to a headline slot in just 6 years.

The final headliners are Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots, who will be co-headlining to close the festival on the Sunday. Although the genres of the two artists do appear to contrast, both artists have had major success in the past year in the pop charts, with both of their 2018 albums entering the top 2 in the US Billboard charts.

There are some other big names which excite festival goers this year, with A Day to Remember, Royal Blood, Billie Eilish and Bastille being the pick of the bunch.

However, as we all know, a festival isn’t all about the big artists. At a festival, you are bound to discover new artists and there is one artist who I would recommend you to see, and that’s nothing, nowhere. His real name is Joe Mulherin and he is one of the fastest growing artists in the world right now. His combination of emo and rap is bringing the two genres together and having worked with Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and a support slot on Fall Out Boy’s US tour, he is well recognised in the emo scene.

Hopefully, the weather is nice this year and the weekend is another enjoyable one. With many big artists billed on the line-up, it’s going to be a big end to the festival season.

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