Festival Preview: Leeds Festival 2022 – Sunday

The final day of a festival is always a little bit sad. The realisation that there is only one day left and time to reflect on how wild the weekend has already been. However, there is no time to be sad as Sunday at Leeds is jam packed of great bands that you shouldn’t miss, here are our ten to watch!


AJ Tracey: A late addition to the lineup thanks to Maneskin and Jack Harlow pulling out, but AJ Tracey is no stranger to a festival. His CV is impressive with various BRIT award nominations, top 5 singles and an Ivor Novello nomination, so you know his performances at R&L this weekend will be unmissable. Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: Ladbroke Grove

Fontaines D.C: After a successful few years, Fontaines D.C. are deservedly hitting the big time. Their unique brand of Irish indie is refreshing within the scene and if the vibes of the tracks are anything to go by, their live set will be full of energy and passion. We’re so looking forward to catching them in the late afternoon slot. Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: Boys In The Better Land

Wolf Alice: Now over a decade into their career, British heavyweights Wolf Alice have gone from strength to strength over the last few years. They won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2018 and a BRIT award this year, they also went away with the “Best Festival Headliner” award at the NME awards this year so clearly they will be putting on a performance to remember. Frontwoman Ellie Rowsell’s stage presence is captivating and with three albums under their belt, we can expect a setlist of bangers from the London alternative rockers. Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: Beautifully Unconventional

Arctic Monkeys: Having headlined almost every major festival ever, Arctic Monkeys are no strangers to closing proceedings. They’ve just announced a new album The Car due out in October so here’s hoping for some new tracks in their set as well as their back catalogue of absolute bangers. Frontman Alex Turner has all the swag and charisma of a New York gentleman twinned with the sense of humour of a Yorkshireman so expect strange ramblings from him. Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: 505


Enter Shikari: Legends of the scene and R&L veterans are back this year to perform to the crowds on the Sunday of the festival; let’s hope the Leeds mob have saved some energy for their set! An Enter Shikari set is always wild and frontman Rou Reynolds isn’t shy of letting loose and climbing rigging/getting down into the crowds faces so watch out for that. The band have an impressive back catalogue so their set will be full of hits. Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: Sorry You’re Not A Winner

Bring Me The Horizon: Finally in 2022 we get to see a BMTH festival headline set. It has been a long time coming for the Sheffield rockers who have evolved their sound over their career so far. Having sub-headlined countless times, it is finally their time to shine. Expect a huge sounding show but also watch out for the visuals, the band will be proving why they finally deserve to headline festivals from now on. Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: Kingslayer

Festival Republic Stage

Static Dress: Bringing some of the heavier music to the festival are British newcomers Static Dress. Having played the festival circuits this year they’re no strangers to a field full of music. If the heavier side of life is for you then do not miss this band, their visuals combined with the breakdowns will start the day off just right. Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: clean.

Cassyette: Having broken through to the mainstream in the last year or so, it’s been a busy old time for Cassyette. After opening for My Chemical Romance on their comeback shows earlier in the year and doing the festival circuit she is no stranger to a big stage, she is going to shock and inspire you, do not miss her set. Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: Mayhem

BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

Sigma: If Bring Me The Horizon aren’t your thing, then you can get your fill of drum and bass at the dance stage to close out your festival. Their set will be full of bangers and hopefully a few surprise vocalists joining them on stage. We’re sure the tent will be jam packed for their set, we can’t wait! Track we’re most looking forward to seeing live: Nobody to Love.

We can’t wait to cover the festival this year, look out for content on our social media channels as well as the website.

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