8 – 10 July 2021 / Leeds Millennium Square
Sounds of the City - Leeds
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Sounds Of The City heads to Leeds in 2021
Sounds Of The City launched in Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in the heart of the city in 2017. The inaugural year featured appearances from Canadian indie superstars Arcade Fire, UK Britpop stalwarts James and The Verve, Stockport’s own Blossoms and US pop-punks Blink 182. Acts as diverse as The National and Kylie have drawn audiences back year after year.
In 2020, it was announced that the festival would be expanding for 2021, making the jump across the Pennines to Leeds for a series of outdoor gigs in Millennium Square. The first show, set for 8 July 2021, would be headlined by riotous punks IDLES, building on the massive success of their first ever UK No.1 album, 2020’s Ultra Mono. Support was confirmed as London quartet The Big Moon.
Oxford indie outfit, BRIT award winners and Mercury Prize nominees Foals were confirmed for 9 July, with support to be announced.
Aussie rockers DMA’s were named as the headliners on 10 July, returning to the UK after a hugely successful run supporting Liam Gallagher in 2019. The Lathums were confirmed as support.
More acts are still be announced.