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York band open Leeds Festival

Likely Lads

12:00am 13th August 2012

A York band will open Leeds Festival.

It's a massive achievement for Likely Lads who've never performed there.

They'll perform on the Thursday night (23rd August 2012) on the Dance the Radio Stage.

Details on The Likely Lads

Likely Lads

Likely Lads are a four-piece rock band from the city of York. Formed in late 2010 the band has taken great strides towards becoming the most promising outfit to emerge from northern England in some time.

In the eighteen months since the band's formation Likely Lads have achieved what the majority of most young bands would wish achieve in their whole careers; sharing the stage with the likes of Pete Doherty, Shed Seven and The Rifles; drawing in over 500'000 YouTube views and counting on their demos; and signing to the biggest booking agency in Europe who cater for acts such as The Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, Foster The People and Muse to name but a few. The band has enjoyed recording time at the prestigious Dean Street Studios in Soho, and also at Universal Music Publishing in Fulham.

In February 2012 Likely Lads released a free 15 track album entitled Melrose Yard Demos, named after their local studio in York where they recorded the tracks. Through online downloads and handing out free CDs at gigs they have generated a large and ever growing fan base up and down the country, with fans travelling all around the north to see the lads play.

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