Leeds 2012


One of the best things about the city is Leeds Festival its one of the big music festivals in the UK and Europe and big date in any band’s calendar People from all over the place come to Leeds Festival but there’s still something when you play there – it feels like we are playing to our people somehow. When we took a break in 2009 we finished at Leeds and we purposely planned that. Nick Baines, keyboard player, Kaiser Chiefs

Asked about his memories of his band’s Reading And Leeds sets, Orlando from The Maccabees said: “We played one of the tents once and it seemed like people had just figured out how to do this particular thing where you held someone aloft by their feet and you had these perfect silhouettes of people. Right at the start I got a flashlight right in the face, so for the next hour all I could do was blink and see these silhouettes. It was a nice way to savour the memory.” Orlando Weeks, The Maccabees