The transformation from green fingered festival in the Yorkshire countryside to northern multi-city takeover will be realised this weekend with the launch of the new look Beacons Metro festival.
Hosting a number of music, food, and art events over the autumn months, the inaugural event promises to dominate calenders. On top of Manchester and Liverpool playing hosts, Leeds will invite a bumper of artists to Belgrave Music Hall, Wharf Chambers, Canal Mills and new venue Headrow House set to kick of the festival.
Headrow House opens tonight Friday 2nd October for the first time in ten years, an ambitious project which set out to restore a former textile mill into a cocktail bar, art space, restaurant and gig venue. Ash Kollakowski and Simon Stevens, founders of the Belgrave Music Hall take on their second venue in Leeds along with the man behind ‘Dough Boys’ and ‘Patty Smiths’ Ben Davy. Tonight sees Headrow House open its doors with a free party hosted by Beacons Metro featuring East India Youth, Ghost Culture, Balearic Social Club and Cave Paintings.
Beacons Metro is set to welcome around 100 acts to the hosting cities. If you fancy the whole shabang, there will be a limited season pass available, granting you access to every venue and gig across the festival as well as guaranteed entry to the free events. The tickets are available over on the Beacons Metro site and start at a very reasonable £60.
Full List of Acts
Beacons Metro Leeds – From October 2nd – Various Venues
CLARK / DANIEL AVERY /EAST INDIA YOUTH / FACTORY FLOOR/ PORTICO/ TITUS ANDRONICUS/ WAVVES / THE WYTCHES
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE/ BEATY HEART/ BO NINGEN/ BOXED IN/ BRAIDS/ CALVIN JOHNSON (BEAT HAPPENING/K RECS)/ CHRISTIAN LOFFLER/ DARKSTAR/ DORNIK/ EX HEX / GHOST CULTURE/ GNOD/ GOLDEN TEACHER/ AAKKO EINO KALEVI/ KING MIDAS SOUND + FENNESZ / KAGOULE/ LA PRIEST/ LONELADY/ MICACHU AND THE SHAPES/ MICK JENKINS/ MURA MASA / NAO/ PALACE/ RALPH LAWSON/ REAL LIES/ REJJIE SNOW/ SLUG/ SPRING KING/ SUN ARAW / TELEGRAM / TRAAMS/ TUFF LOVE/ ULTIMATE PAINTING/ U.S GIRLS/ WILLIS EARL BEAL/ WOLF PEOPLE
ABATTOIR BLUES/ ACTOR/ ALFIE CONNOR/ BABY STRANGE/ BEACH BABY/ BEST FRIENDS/ BEVERLEY / BLOODY KNEES/ CALLS LANDING/ CATTLE/ CHAIKA/ COREY BOWEN/ CRUSHED BEAKS / DIXON AVENUE BASEMENT JAMS/ EMPTY BLUE/ FAKE LAUGH/ FAVELA/ FEATURE/ FEHM/ FINNMARK / FIST CITY/ FOREVER CULT/ FRANCIS LUNG/ GALAXIANS/ GAME_PROGRAM/ THE GARDEN/ GET INUIT / GIRLS NAMES/ GOODBYE CHANEL/ GRUMBLING FUR/ HANNAH LOU CLARK/ JON KI KINS/ KRYSTAL KLEAR / LAZY DAY/ MOTHERS/ NAI HARVEST/ NIMMO/ THE ORIELLES/ THE PARRORS/ PIXX/ POLO/ PRETTY LIGHTING / ROYCE WOOD JR/ SAUNA YOUTH/ TRISTAN DA CUNHA/ TRUDY/ VIRGINIA WING/VOLTE FACE/ WEIRDS/ WOVEN SKULL/ XAM