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Interview With PREVIEW: Live At Leeds 2011

YOU SAY PARTY, WE SAY AYE LAD

This Saturday (30 April) around a hundred bands will play at venues across Leeds, all of which are accessible via the purchase of a single festival wristband. Officially, Live At Leeds is “a noisy, vibrant festival which emphasises the diversity of music currently being created in West Yorkshire and brings this music to a wider audience through the programming of regional acts amidst national talent.” For those already immersed in the scene, the city and the shindig however it is a now customary excuse to pop pills at lunchtime, raucously pinball between every venue in town listening to a range of great music, making friends, chattering incessantly and drinking like an idiot. With Live At Leeds only a few days away we thought it would be a good idea to hook up with some of our previous Leeds-based intraviewees, as well as some new ones, to ask them what they love and hate about this fine city. Just click on the quote marks to see who’s saying what.

Don’t forget to buy your wristbands ASAP (from here). You’ll also need a loose plan of who you want to see (here’s the full timetable) because the queues last year were occasionally gargantuan for the more popular acts. You can follow our Twitter feed for updates and japery during the day and check back in here next week for a huge photographic round-up of the mayhem. Be safe. We’ll see you down the front for Double Muscle, at the bar for Slow Club and crushing it on the dancefloor for The Whip.