SATURDAY 1st JUNE midday – 23.00 – Veg Out
Leeds Loves Food & Northern StrEats present…
Veg Out! A vegetarian and vegan food festival held at Wharf Chambers, Leeds’ only co-operative bar.
There will be a whole host of treats lined up for the day including street food, vegan cakes and coffee, fine cheeses, a huge selection of vegetarian beers and ciders, a full line up of local bands and DJs, live street art and illustration, a print exhibition and sale, live screen printing and much, much more…
Tickets are only £5 (or pay on the door) and kids come for free! All profits will be donated to Wharf Chambers.
FOOD & DRINK
(Homemade Punjabi Food – @Manjitskitchen)
Love Love Express & Street Food Kolkota
(Jhal Muri Express)
The Pizza Pod
(Traditionally made wood fired pizzas)
** More street food to be confirmed**
(‘The best coffee in Leeds’)
That Old Chestnut
(The Vegan Bakery)
George & Joseph
(Artisan produced Yorkshire cheeses)
Leeds Bread Co-Op
(‘Bringing real bread to Leeds’)
(Specialising in vegetarian and vegan beers)
The Real Cider Co.
(Artisan cider wholesalers)
(Gluten free vegetarian pies from Mytholmroyd)
(Leeds/London based Reggae Afro-beat Hip-Hop band combining soulful female vocals, heavy horns, live dubs, turntablism and a rhythm section from Brazil and UK)
A L A S K A
(High energy garage rock with a B-movie psych-pop twist.)
The See No Evils
Serious Sam Barrett
(Solo acoustic bluesy folk music)
The Scott Nelson Trio
(Local Jazz Trio)
(Mathy, danceable, instrumental arrangements)
(Post-punkers with endearingly scuzzy guitar and a rhythm section)
(A trio of handsomes who play jarring, groove-laden repeato rock)
+ local DJs in the bar room
Hope House Prints Live Screen Printing
(‘Bringing print to the neighbourhood’ Learn how to screen print with this pop up screen printing workshop)
Print exhibition and sale
(Leeds College of Art students and local artists)
Live street art, graffiti workshop & drawing space
(Live street art and drawing from some of Leeds’ finest street artists and illustrators)
More to be confirmed…
SUNDAY 2nd JUNE – MONDAY 3rd JUNE – CLOSED FOR BUILDING WORK
Apologies for any inconvenience
TUESDAY 4th JUNE 20.00 – 23.00 – Martha // Delay // Spoonboy
Three way tour, it’s basically a roadshow! (Not the antiques kind)
DELAY (Columbus, Ohio)
Powerpop from the midwest, full of tight harmonies and cracking tunes. They’ve been rolling out the releases since they were thirteen years old and have featured on labels like Plan-it-X, Art of the Underground and Salinas Records (as well as featuring on my favourite pop-punk comp ever)
SPOONBOY (Washington D.C.)
As well as keeping busy with the Max Levine ensemble, David also plays less raucously but no less rockin’-ingly(?) as spoonboy. Expect some full band, some solo songs, combining personal/political in a big catchy package.
MARTHA (Pity Me, UK)
4 dafties from Durham playing brilliant pop. They travel by dolphin.
+Possibly 1 more
WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE 19.45 – 22.50 – Early Hominids // Cryptic Salve Band // Lovely Honkey // Azores // No Thumbs
Highrolling action! Several bands! Headliner EP launch!
EARLY HOMINIDS: The EP confetti release for debauched oscillating noise bliss troubadours, Neil Campbell (Astral Social Club) and Paul Walsh (FoldHead), and the first Angurosakuson offering. ‘Two Halves of Delirium’ is a very very outstanding 6 tracks of galactic ocean roars and joyous static. Quite easily the best noise duo in the Commonwealth!
For fans of: Early Hominids
CRYPTIC SALVE BAND: Immense boot trudging through the caverns of doom. High black improvisation. Trio from Manchester.
For fans of: Really good band names
LOVELY HONKEY: The scrot and chewy mouth squelching of outsider Sheffield playa Luke Poot. Addled wit, dynamic streams of gushed repressed hollering, and steam.
For fans of: Luke Poot
AZORES: What’s that? Rhythm? Melody!? Three hungry white men play those fine afrobeat vibes, and do it with a sleek and giddy deftness unknown to everyone.
For fans of: the impossibly poignant tv series detailing small town German life after the first world war, ‘Heimat’.
NO THUMBS: No ideas, possibly, but lots of spontaneity. Singing Knives honcho and Sheffield playa John Marshall (The Hunter Gracchus, Papal Bull) double teams with noise pin-up Pascal Ansell (Panelak, Moss Piglets) in explorative scraping jumble play.
For fans of: fo snaf roF
SATURDAY 8th JUNE 12.30 – 16.30 – Plus Size Clothes Swap
Rad Fat Yorkshire Collective are holding their 6th Wharf Swap!
£2 entry. Bring as much or as little as you like. Clothes sized 16+ male & female. Bags, shoes, bras, jewellery, nail varnish, unused make up.
All clothes should be clean and in good condition (no holes, rips etc)
SATURDAY 8th JUNE 17.00 – 23.00 – Leeds Therapy Centre Benefit
Feat. The Brown Hound James Band / Turtle Lamone + more to be announced
Cats? Aye! and GPP are teaming up to raise money, and awareness, for The West Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Leeds.
An evening of music, raffles and fun, all for a good cause
SUNDAY 9th JUNE – MONDAY 10th JUNE – CLOSED FOR BUILDING WORK
Apologies for any inconvenience
TUESDAY 11th JUNE 19.30 – 23.00 – Moonhound Theatre
A night of energetic, acrobatic and fast paced physical theatre. International storytelling group Moonhound Theatre are bringing this unique story style on tour around the UK.
After firmly establishing themselves in the Copenhagen underground theatre network, appearing on TED X Copenhagen and hosting sell out shows, Moonhound are excited to be visiting lovely cities such as Leeds
Come a long, we can guarantee you’ll laugh at least 20 times a minute for most of the stories.
FRIDAY 14th JUNE 13.30 – 16.30 – The New Idea of Leeds walkshop – HannaH festival
What can exploring the city tell us about where Leeds is going?
Walkshop participants will spend an the first hour in small groups on the streets of Leeds collecting photographic evidence and found objects that represent the city’s past, present and future.
Meeting back at Wharf Chambers, we will discuss the material and use it to try and draw a trajectory for where Leeds, and the North as a whole, is heading. Are we going where we want to go, and what interventions could be made to change the direction of travel?
Led by Leeds-based designer and writer Matt Edgar, The New Idea of Leeds walkshop is a chance to try out the walkshop research technique and take a different look at the city in which we work, live and play.
The walkshop’s process and findings will be documented in a short essay by Matt, and the whole group will be credited.
Free but places are limited so please book – fest.han[at]gmail.com
SATURDAY 15th JUNE 12.30 – 14.00 – Icky Sticky Kids – HannaH Festival
At Icky Sticky, children play with and explore a variety of art and craft activities in their own time and own way. It is about the journey children take rather than what they actually make. We like children to be curious and imaginative, rather than getting them to make something to take home with them. This helps develop their creativity.
So what looks like a mess on the surface is truly a learning experience for your child! It’s about letting your child explore, try different things and find their way. It’s good old fashioned mucky fun!
£3 per child (sliding scale for siblings)
SATURDAY 15th JUNE 19.30 – 23.00 – These Monsters – ‘Heroic Dose’ album release party
Release party for These Monsters new album Heroic Dose coming out on Function Records – iTunes May 20th – UK Shops May 27th – Europe June 7th
WEDNESDAY 19th JUNE 20.30 – Quiz Night!
“COME ON DOWN!” To The WC QUIZ NIGHT!!!
Entry £1 “CHEAP AS CHIPS!” (maximum 5 people per team)
Quizmaster Chris Rouse “HOST WITH THE MOST” invites you to answer 30 general knowledge questions – something for everyone and fun for all the family!
Plus a prize for the winner
FRIDAY 21st JUNE 20.00 – 23.00 – FRUSTROS / GOOD THROB / SLOWCOACHES / BEARDS
Own Noise presents…
Raw, rudimentary, weird and awesomely catchy punk from this French troupe. From the BRAIN WORKS SLOW (MRR) camp…
GOOD THROB (London)
Rawkus, rad punk rock with 70s DIY pop vibe of DESPERATE BICYCLES and a good dose of deadpan.
Scuzzy, catchy punk rock FFO SONIC YOUTH and DINOSAUR JR.
Everyone’s favourite local gang take to the stage fresh from recording their second LP. Top post-punk, jerky rhythms and spiky guitar riffs to be expected.
£4 on the door
SATURDAY 22nd JUNE 19.00 – 23.00 – SLI presents “The Compass Points North”
SLI presents “The Compass Points North”: an evening of celebration, with things to watch and listen to. Featuring performances from;
Expect to be consumed by sounds conjured from synths, tapes and bowed miscellany; shimmering, beautiful, throbbing and fizzing…
Predominantly operating at the harsher end of the spectrum, the depth and consideration in Paul’s approach will have warming to the embrace of even his harshest roar.
Pedals, short-wave radios, oscillators, drum machines, synths and home-made Tupperware-tronics. Debut album on Striate Cortex coming in the Spring.
New releases on Kirkstall Dark Matter and WGGFDTB (the latter coming soon!), I can only imagine that he’ll be itching to return. Augmented field recordings, deep electronic drone, head-banging.
Alive recording of Rob playing in Leeds, January 2013
(SLI.006 – Midwich – Eaves)
| Petals |
Petals. Kevin Sanders. Hairdryer Excommunications. Former Sheepscar Neighbour. Nice, shiny shoes. Library operative. Prolific, ebullient, drone-charmer. Deep, warm, crispy, electro-fuzz. Super!
Look forward to deep, textured drones, with contact mic accompaniment and occasional field recording forays. Oh, and wine glasses.
A video of Andie playing live in Nottingham, March 2012)
(SLI.0?? – These Feathers Have Plumes – ???)
MONDAY 24th JUNE 20.00 – 23.00 – Suffering Mind (Poland), The Afternoon Gentlemen, Shoot The Bastard
Suffering Mind – heavyweight Polish crustgrind. 1st time in the UK
TUESDAY 25th JUNE 20.00 – 23.00 – You’ll Live // Nai Harvest // Cavalcades // We’ll Die Smiling // Walleater
You’ll Live (USA)
Beautiful skramzy emo punk from South Florida, LP out last year on Dog Knights/Sometimes I Get Drunk Records.
Everyones favourite emo band via Sheffield/Manchester new LP out on Dog Knights Productions/Pinky Swear Records on tour with You’ll Live
Back again in Leeds!!
We’ll Die Smiling
Local alternative screamo/emo/hardcore
Local Indie Noise Rockers, first show!
8pm / £5 O.T.D
WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE 19.30 – 22.30 – Amnesty Poetry Slam
Fund raising event for Leeds Amnesty International .
Open mic featuring members of Leeds Young Authors.
Hosted by Khadijah Ibrahiim
FRIDAY 28th JUNE 19.00 – 23.00 – Freak Scene presents… An evening of Leeds-based experimental rock and noise
Starring (in alphabetical order):
Castrato Attack Group
Underground super-group featuring Luke Vollar (Lanterns), Gav Montgomery (Cissy), Phil Todd (Ashtray Navigations) and Kieron Piercy (Spoils & Relics)
Glorious no wave punk whatever racket
Spoken word and improvised guitar noise. Already gaining a reputation as a brilliant live act, following appearances at Swinefest and Hogwash 3.
Legion Of Swine
Mr Hogwash gives it to you good
Leeds’ premier drone rockers make their live return, following a long hiatus and with a new album under their belts.
SATURDAY 29th JUNE 16.30 – 23.00 – Unite Live
Moonstomp DJ’S 4 live bands TBC
Unite the Union benefit gig free to Unite members we will also have stalls from various campaigns eg Hillsbourough Bedroom Tax Orgreave
£3 to non Unite Members