This article was published in 2003.
The selection stage for Futuresound is now over, with thirty bands being chosen to showcase for the six available Leeds Festival slots. The bands scheduled to play the heats are:
Bifta Smoking Eskimos - The Black Helicopters - Coburn - The Ebb - Jeepster - Martha - Glasshouse - The Lucida Console - Whole Sky Monitor - Black Wire - The Echo Chamber - Soberskin - The Alamo - les Flames! - Milf - Downfall - The Fuss - Stone Grove - Charly Six - Eventually - The Silence - The Money - Motion - The Tennessee Traincrash - Catylyst - Dubius - The Longshots - The Bazaars - Buen Chico - Buzzkill.