Act TBA – Thursday 17th August
Act TBA – Friday 18th August
KAISER CHIEFS – Saturday 19th August
OLLY MURS – Sunday 20th August
Founded by secondary school friends and fervent Leeds United supporters, West Yorkshire quintet Kaiser Chiefs took their name from the South African football club of the same name, formerly home to Leeds hero Lucas Radebe.
Inspired by new wave, pop-rock and punk, the five-piece broke onto the music scene in 2005 with their debut Employment, produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur). Not only did the studio album spawn the ubiquitous hit I Predict A Riot, it also helped Kaiser Chiefs score three BRIT Awards and get shortlisted for a Mercury Prize.
Their 2007 follow-up Yours Truly, Angry Mob reached No.1 on the UK albums chart, its lead track Ruby becoming the band’s first No.1 single.
Of Kaiser Chiefs’ next four albums, 2008’s Off With Their Heads, 2011’s The Future Is Medieval and 2016’s Stay Together broke into the top 10, while 2014’s Education, Education, Education & War went all the way to the No.1 spot. The hits also continued to flow, including Oh My God, Everyday I Love You Less And Less, Modern Way, Everything Is Average Nowadays, The Angry Mob and Coming Home.
In 2019, Kaiser Chiefs released their seventh LP Duck, produced by Ben H Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective). The band promoted the album with a special concert at Elland Road commemorating 100 years of Leeds United FC.