FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Live at Leeds In The Park 2023

Last year’s all-dayer in the park was a roaring success, so it returns again, this May, for Live at Leeds: In The Park 2023. A festival bursting with feel-good energy and a satisfying array of indie’s best and brightest. Happening on Saturday, 27th May, in Leeds’ Temple Newsam park, this is where summer (technically) starts. With five stages, a craft beer tent and a plethora of food vendors on hand, it feels like festival season is well and truly kick-starting. 

Live at Leeds has always championed new and emerging talent, they have an unbroken track record for booking the most promising and noteworthy acts around. If discovering new music is important to you then come along and experience everything that Live at Leeds has to offer. Some of the acts currently breaking through in this year’s line up, include: Minnesota’s Ber whose sharp songwriting and fun vibe will be all things memorable, New York City’s Psymon Spine whose psychedelic groove fest will get those dancing feet a’moving, and then there’s Deadletter, whose intensity is finessed with both a disruptive quality and an energetic accessibility. 

Across the day many more exciting performances will happen that will see the newly appointed main stage in use which is named in honour of Leeds’ iconic Cockpit venue, as well as the returning DIY stage and Dork presents stages, there is also a stage presented by Rolling Stone UK, where the Big Top will be transformed into a lively space filled with beloved alt favourites. For the full list of stages and set times, go here.

The music begins from midday onwards, early birds can catch Ireland’s Pillow Queens, Yorkshire-born Ellur and Brighton’s Opus Kink opening up some of the stages. Before a whole host of names descend on the festival: Gengahr, Skinny Living, Youth Sector, Lottery Winners, Lime Cordiale, James Marriott, Kingfishr, Modernlove, Black Honey, Bully, The Beths, Kate Nash, Sir Chloe, Low Hummer, Låpsley, The Big Moon, Prima Queen, Dolores Forever, Tom Walker, CMAT, Rose Gray, Afflecks Palace, Enola Gay, Panic Shack, Brooke Combe, Crawlers, Everything Everything, Maximo Park, The Lathums, Cavetown, The Hives and DMA’s. All before the big finale when Two Door Cinema Club take to the main stage for a headline slot of dreams. Nice.

Tickets for Live at Leeds: In the Park are on sale now, with general admission tickets starting from £60, plus special VIP tickets available from £85 (excluding booking fees). Tickets for the festival can be purchased via the official Live at Leeds website, here.

Live at Leeds: In the Park takes place on Saturday, 27th May 2023 in Temple Newsam Park, Leeds. For more information and for tickets, head to the festival’s official website –

Charlotte Holroyd
Editor, Creator and Founder of Bitter Sweet Symphonies. A lover of music and cinema, who's constantly attending gigs and in search of a great experience.

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