The Kooks Top Strong Day For Live At Leeds: In The Park ’24

Live At Leeds: In The Park will return to Temple Newsam Park on Saturday 25th May next year to maintain its sterling reputation as a tastemaker in new music discovery. Having fostered remarkable festival experiences where fans unearth their next favourite bands, Live At Leeds: In The Park has now unveiled the first selection of names set to appear for a festival that’s becoming a true foundation of the summer to come.

Seventeen years since the release of their scene-defining iconic debut album ‘Inside In / Inside Out’, indie trailblazers The Kooks celebrate and more when they headline Live At Leeds: In The Park 2024. Renowned for imprinting an enduring legacy on the genre, the esteemed Brighton-based group will deliver an electrifying setlist, featuring a fusion of indie bangers ranging from their initial chart-topping hits like ‘Naive’ and ‘She Moves in Her Own Way’ to tracks from their latest 2022 album ’10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark’. Synonymous with infectious melodies, The Kooks promise an unforgettable performance combining indie anthems and timeless classics. As they gear up for their highly anticipated US tour in 2024, their performance at Live At Leeds: In The Park signifies a triumphant return for fans to revel in their enduring brilliance.

Becoming a vital voice for an entire generation of fans, Declan McKenna continues his march to the very top with a must-see set at Live At Leeds: In The Park 2024. Since emerging as a teenager into the wider musical consciousness, he’s become a defining artist of the modern generation – blending unmistakable indie-pop brilliance with a knack for classic songwriting filled with potent lyricism that calls out to the world around him. With a live show that bursts with showmanship and already revered as one of the most gifted artists of modern times, his third album ‘What Happened To The Beach?’ is sure to go down a storm when Mr McKenna returns to Leeds in 2024.

Marking a musical journey that spans over two decades, no band may define Yorkshire music brilliance quite like The Cribs. Hailing from Wakefield, the iconic trio are known for their unapologetic approach to music, delivering explosive performances that resonate deeply with fans across the globe. From their early hits like ‘Hey Scenesters!’ and ‘Men’s Needs’ to their latest album release in 2020, ‘Night Work’, The Cribs have consistently pushed boundaries. Alongside them, Future Islands brings their emotionally charged performances and distinctive synth-pop sound to the stage. Renowned for captivating live shows and frontman Samuel T. Herring’s magnetic stage presence, the band has cemented their status as an influential force in indie music. With their upcoming album, ‘People Who Aren’t There Anymore’, scheduled for release in the new year, Temple Newsam is an eagerly anticipated destination to witness the bands new material.

In line with the festival’s dynamic lineup, White Lies steps onto the stage offering their anthemic indie rock extravaganza. The London-based trio, renowned for their haunting melodies and emotive lyricism seen in hits like ‘To Lose My Life’ and ‘Farewell to the Fairground’, bring a distinct blend of intensity and passion to their music. Meanwhile, after a whirlwind tour that echoed through 2023, Mystery Jets are poised for an electrifying comeback. With an impressive repertoire spanning eight studio albums, the Jets promise an unmissable performance, cementing their status as a festival highlight. Among the day’s most iconic performances, Melanie C prepares to dazzle the audience at Live At Leeds: In The Park 2024. With a storied legacy as part of the groundbreaking Spice Girls and a flourishing solo career, Melanie C brings an array of timeless hits transcending musical eras. Expect a jubilant summer part when Melanie C takes to the stage for what’s sure to be a highlight of a stacked day at Live At Leeds: In The Park 2024.

Once again cementing themselves as a vital home for new music in Yorkshire and beyond, Live At Leeds: In The Park 2024 promises a day full of the best up and coming talent the globe has to offer. From the unstoppable fuzzy rock rhythms of Liverpool’s The Mysterines, to the raw energy of Irish garage punks Sprints, the innovative blend of alt-indie fun from the hotly tipped Antony Szmierek and the stadium-sized hooks of breakout guitar sensation Nieve Ella fresh from a sold-out UK headline tour and star-making appearance at Live At Leeds: In The City 2022, the lineup is filled with names ready to become your next favourite artist. Adding to the mix is Scotland’s indie-rock anthem kings Vistas, the stunning world of blazing newcomers Matilda Mann and flowerovlove alongside the infectious indie-rock vibes of Irish quartet The Academic. Live At Leeds: In The Park are laying the foundations for future headliners to come.

Commenting on playing Live At Leeds: In The Park, Antony Szmierek said:
‘Playing in Leeds always feels like playing a hometown gig, and I’d play there every week if I could. Very excited to be moving from the basement to the park this year!’

The Slow Readers Club added:
“Leeds has been good to us over the years, from 3 people in a pub in 2010 to stylus and millennium square in 2023, it’s been quite a journey. This will be our first time playing Live at Leeds in the park and we can not wait to see you all!”

Heading to Live At Leeds: In The Park 2024, Cosmo Pyke noted:
“Coming to Leeds is always a joy. I played Live At Leeds: In The City in 2018 and can’t wait to return and share my new music with you all.”