Local bands get ready to battle at South Leeds Youth Hub

Six local bands are getting ready to battle it out this Saturday at the South Leeds Youth Hub in Middleton. The bands are called Empire Down, Jabbawoki, Sintopia, Untamed, The Stray and The Keating’s.

The hub has organised a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition on Saturday 15 February, 2-6pm for young people aged 12 to 19 years old – members of the media are welcome to attend.

The winners will receive free studio time with technical support to record their first professional demo in the youth hub’s state of the art music studio. The battle will be judged by local musicians Guy Thomas from Wakefield band, Thomas Wilby Gang, Shane Joy from Ryder and David Pearsall from Barnsley Live Music Festival

The winners are also being given the opportunity to perform at Barnsley Live Music Festival this summer.

The show will be headlined by local band ‘The World keeps’ and feature a non-alcoholic bar, health information and freebies.

Councillor Judith Blake, executive member responsible for children’s services said:

“This is a great opportunity for some up a coming young talent to perform in front of a live audience and get the chance to use the fantastic music studio at the youth hub.

“The hub is a fantastic facility for young people across all of south Leeds so if you’ve not been there, come along to see the show and find out what you’re missing!”

Tickets are available for just £1. To book tickets, people can email southleedshub@leeds.gov.uk, ring (0113) 336 7773 or text 07891 274522, or pop in to the hub on Middleton Road, LS10 3JA.


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Emma Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713

Email: emma.whittell@leeds.gov.uk