This article was published in 2015.
The legendary Futuresound competition is here again and this week the organisers announced which 40 bands from Leeds and West Yorkshire will battle it out in the heats for a slot at the Reading & Leeds Festivals.
The overall winner of Futuresound 2015 will win a slot on the Festival Republic Stage, with the next 5 runners up playing on the BBC Introducing Stage.
Thursday 9th July: Arthur and The Antidotes, Krrum, Purple Thread, Where Fires Are
Friday 10th July: Furian, Happy Daggers, New Vinyl, Sifaka
Saturday 11th July: Alpha Shallows, Calls Landing, Du Dauphine, Pin Stripe Tuesday
Thursday 16th July: Black Surf, Fizzy Blood, The Seagulls, Weak Knees
Friday 17th July: Bi:Lingual, NARCS, Rupert Stroud, Treason Kings
Saturday 18th July: The Barmines, Carvella, Klammer, Masses
Sunday 19th July: Black Ocean, Kamikaze Girls, The Potenzas, Samuel S. Parkes
Thursday 23rd July: Cosmic Badger, Fenton, Porl Whos, The Strawberries
Friday 24th July: Absent Parachute, Circus Wolves, Francis, Neon Dolls
Saturday 25th July: Hunny, Irish Boxing, Luna Kings, Val Cale
All heats take place at The Wardrobe and tickets can be bought directly from each of the competing bands for £4.