BBC's Huw Stephens unveils Leeds Festival's rising stars 2017

The exciting new artists who will perform on the BBC Music Introducing stages at this year's Leeds Festival have been revealed.

Monday, 14th August 2017, 6:28 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:43 pm
Excited by new acts at Leeds Festival - BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens.
Excited by new acts at Leeds Festival - BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens.

Announced by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, a host of rising stars will appear over the three days at Bramham Park from August 24-26.Friday at Leeds Festival will see live performances on the BBC Music Introducing stage by Alibi, Anna Straker, Chroma, Deadset Dream, Ginger Snaps, Honey Lung, Low Island, Mosa Wild, Penguin, Queen Zee and The Sasstones, Rock Bottom Risers, and The Pale White.Saturday will see Avenoir, Brooke Bentham, Honey Arcade, Moses, Olly Chamberlain, Phundo Art, Plaza, Rale, Scott Quinn, Sugarman, The Golden Age of TV and TOUTS.Finally, Sunday will see Cassia, Colouring, Dan Stock, Ider, Island, KOYO, Pale Waves, Playing House, Sœur, Too Many Ts, Verschieden and Will Sin For Love.All the regionally-based bands will also appear on alternate days at Reading Festival.Huw Stephens said: “Reading and Leeds is a huge deal for music fans and playing it is an even bigger deal. "BBC Music Introducing is a really exciting part of the festival now, showcasing new talent that’s breaking through and championed by the shows that nominate them to play. "Festival-goers will see something new and awesome every time you stop by."Big name artists sucha Florence and The Machine, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Slaves, Jack Garratt, The 1975, Jake Bugg, Rae Morris, James Bay, Izzy Bizu and George Ezra all received BBC Music Introducing support at the start of their careers