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Foals and Disclosure have been announced as the latest co-headliners for this year’s Leeds festival.
Leeds Fest, which takes place across August bank holiday weekend at at Bramham Park, will also be headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
I couldn’t be more excited about this announcement. A co -headline with two of the most promising British acts out there; Foals secret set last year was a highlight for me, as I’m sure their debut headline slot will be, coupled with the phenomenal Disclosure – we’re very proud to be able to give these acts the recognition they deserve.
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Iconic Sheffield band Pulp will be presented with a heritage award later today.
They will receive it at the Leadmill club in the city, where they first played 35 years ago.
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One of the UK’s longest running live music venues, The Leadmill in Sheffield, has this week again been recognised as a top UK live music venue, after 35 years in the music business.
The prestigious Music Week awards were held at The Brewery in London on Thursday 25 April and the Leadmill was one of five to be recognised, alongside The O2 Arena in London and the winner, Black Heart in Camden.
Founded in 1980 and still independent, The Leadmill kicked off the careers of bands such as the Arctic Monkeys, Cold Play, Culture Club and the Killers before they became international stars.
With around 165,000 music fans flocking to the venue every year, some of the most recent acts have included Babyshambles; Inspiral Carpets; Strypes; Architects; and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Rebecca Walker, Live Music Promoter at The Leadmill said: “The Leadmill is known for its raw energy, great bands and being the place to go to see cutting edge music and the latest thing before they become famous.
"Everyone here is delighted that our contribution to the live music scene is still recognised and valued after 35 years of helping to nurture talent. This is _great for our venue but also the city of Sheffield and our music scene.”
Other accolades have included Venue of the Year at Fly Magazine Awards 2014 and Best Live Venue for two years running at the Live UK Business Awards in 2011 and 2012.
John Newman is in the running for a prestigious songwriting award for his debut single Love Me Again.
The Settle-born singer is up against critical favourites London Grammar and indie rockers Palma Violets for the best song musically and lyrically at this year's Ivor Novello awards, with the bands nominated for their tracks Strong and Best of Friends respectively.
The annual awards, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.
BASCA Chairman Simon Darlow said:
"The Ivors nominations clearly reflect the health of British songwriting and composing, highlighting the wealth of creative talent the UK possesses. BASCA is delighted that The Ivors continue to be the award songwriters and composers want to win, and I congratulate everyone represented here today."
The full line-up for this year's Leeds Festival will be announced later. Brit award winners Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 have already been announced for the three-day music festival in August.
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