Top 5 women to see at Live At Leeds 2018

This year’s Live At Leeds is jam-packed with exciting new music, as well as stone cold classic bands. We’ve picked out our top five badass ladies who will certainly bring the goods for one of the most heavily anticipated dates in any northern music lover’s diary. 


Indie four-piece band from London, Anteros, fronted by Laura Hayden, released their debut single in 2016 and quickly made a name for themselves. They were hailed as one of Annie Mac’s New Names for 2016, with their single ‘Breakfast’ reaching number three on Hype Machine. Their music has been described as ‘bittersweet dream pop for heartbroken dancers’ and has retro 1978 new wave and 1995 britpop vibes.

If you like Arcade Fire and The Cure be sure to head for Brudenell Social Club at 10pm.

Freya Ridings

Freya Ridings, hailed on Zane Lowe’s #BreakingList, released her debut single ‘Blackout’ in May 2017. The young songwriter has a devastatingly delicate tone with the ability to paint an entire world with her music.

If you love Skinny Living and Isaac Gracie then be sure to head down to Holy Trinity Church to hear Freya Ridings on the Clash stage at 3.15pm.


Idiosyncratic technicolour pop outfit Superorganism are a transatlantic eight-part group including Japanese singer Orono.

For fans of Japanese Breakfast and Django Django; Superorganism will be opening the Independent stage at Stylus from 2.45pm.

Suzi Wu

With a Top 10 spot on the Spotify Viral Chart and lots of support from Radio 1 DJs Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Annie Mac, Suzi Wu is definitely one to watch at this year’s Live At Leeds. 

North Londoner Suzi Wu marries punk-ish pop potential with captivating storytelling in an explosion of ramshackle indie- pop motifs.

If you’re a fan of Anteros and Superorganism, catch Suzi Wu at 7.30pm on the DIY Neu stage in the Brudenell Community Room.

Rae Morris

Absolute babe Rae Morris from Blackpool will be headlining the Belgrave Music Hall from 11pm with her unique emotion-wrenching indie electro-pop.

Enchanting stage presence and an ethereal voice will guarantee an unforgettable set from Bae Morris, who released her second album Someone Out There earlier this year.

For fans of Kate Bush and Nina Nesbitt.

Grab your tickets for this year’s Live At Leeds here and check out the rest of the line-up and stage times.

Danielle Hall

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