August bank holiday is fast approaching with less than a month to go, which means Leeds Festival 2014 is just around the corner. With the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182, Vampire Weekend, Enter Shikari, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Bombay Bicycle Club and Pendulum already featuring on the line up spanning over 7 stages, it is already shaping up to be a huge weekend, however there is one stage that Leeds Festival cannot live out, and that is the BBC Introducing Stage.
For years BBC Introducing has prided itself of picking the hottest up and coming talent to showcase their skills on their radio stations as well at festivals all over the country. Once again BBC Introducing have chosen a number of acts to take to Bramham Park with the hop that the masses of music fans will find exciting new ventures to keep there eye on in future years.
On the Friday, Scottish synth-pop band Prides will be headlining proceedings who are supporting Blink-182 on tour this year. Also joining them are Crystal Seagulls, singer songwriter Adam French, Heavy Petting Zoo, Jack Garratt and Man Made, whose front man is the son of The Smiths legend Johnny Marr. The Hull based punk group Mother will also be appearing as well as Esco Williams and Billie Marten.
On the second day of the festival we the London based soul singer Moko (pictured above) topping the bill, who this year has been championed by BBC Radio 1Xtra. As well as her there will also be performances from punk band The Bulletproof Bomb, Broken Hands, Lyves, the 19-year old Rebecca Clements, John J Presley, Dancing Years, Judge and The Jury, singer songwriter Natasha North and finally Scottish post hardcore collective Shambles In A Husk.
On the final day the BBC Introducing stage will host further talents from the likes on Rae Morris who has collaborated with Bombay Bicycle Club, Happyness, Hello Operator, Oh Volcano, Juniors, All We Are, Sunset Sons and the four piece punk band from Cambridge, Bloody Knees.
Day and Weekend Leeds Festival Tickets are still available, but with Reading Festival having now sold out, they are likely to be gone soon. Purchase Leeds Festival 2014 Tickets here.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Reading and Leeds Festival.