Leeds Festival – do not miss it!
The time has come! Leeds Festival is here and, from the looks of the it, is ready to party. August 26-28 is going to be a three-day-long dream filled with excellent music and beautiful weather (we hope). The talk of social media has tagged the 2016 lineup as one of the biggest yet and if we’re being honest, we’re pretty convinced. While the main stages have some big names, such as Foals, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Fall Out Boy, it’s the small stages we’re most excited about.
Relentless Stage is chock full of talent from all over world, although the EU is heavily represented. On Thursday, August 25, the stage’s largest lineup with kick off Leeds with a wild dance party. The first act to break in Relentless Stage is none other than Jaguar Skills. This opening gig will get him on the radar without a doubt, however his name, age, and hometown has remained confidential information for nearly 20 years so the question must be asked: does he even want to be on the radar?
East London-native Ghetts follows suit and will surely impress the crowd with biting lyrics and famous “syllable rhyming.” Rude Kid, Levelz, and Nadia Rose keep the party alive with their own unique sounds and super star-quality live shows. Flava D and Lady Lykez bring their femme-power to Relentless Stage, bother offering an impressive resume and dance-worthy beats.
Don’t head out after that, though; Reeps One and his authentic beatboxing skills will prep the stage before the one and only Heavytrackerz. Haven’t heard of them? Not so fast; their one-of-a-kind sound has been featured in countless hits across the globe. And this is only night one!
Friday, August 26, features a smaller lineup but exciting nonetheless. England’s own Feed Me kicks off the night with his dubstep-infused set, with multi-instrumentalist Jax Jones following shortly after. Bristol-based brothers Tom and Ian Griffiths, more widely known as Icarus, take advantage of the stage just before Luke Hassan plays his first of three shows, closing out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Halfway through the festival, you might think, “How can my weekend get any better?”
Welcome to Saturday, August 27. 2016’s favorite breakthrough DJ Hannah Wants gets the night started with the freshest beats in town, followed suit by Monki. CamelPhat shakes things up with their mysterious yet intriguing set, showing off their devastatingly powerful DJing skills. Luke Hassan finishes off the night with his second set, providing the perfect end to the perfect Saturday.
Sunday, August 28th, will arrive with a heavy heart as the festival winds down, but fear not: Leeds hooked up Relentless Stage with a killer show to finish out the weekend. Andy C and MC Tonn Piper combine efforts and put together a show filled with sick bass lines and a hard-to-miss live show. T.Q.D., separately known as Royal-T, DJ Q, and Flava D, join forces to melt your face off (I mean, put on a good show) before Sir Spyro stuns you with his masterful mixing skills. Luke Hassan will finish the weekend, and the festival for that matter, the way it was meant to be finished: with a damn good performance.
To view the full lineup, check out the Leeds official poster here. Don’t venture too far from Relentless Stage; you never know what you’ll miss!