BBC Introducing at Leeds Festival

Alan Raw at Leeds Festival
Image caption Alan Raw will be hosting the BBC Introducing stage at Leeds Festival

Alongside the headline acts at Leeds Festival this weekend, Pulp and Muse among them, the UK's best unsigned bands will also be taking centre stage.

The BBC Introducing stage, hosted by BBC Radio Humberside's Alan Raw, kicks off on Friday.

Thirty six bands will be playing on the stage over the Bank Holiday weekend.

BBC Radio Humberside will be broadcasting live from the event.

Opportunity of a lifetime

BBC Introducing hosts stages at all the UK's major music festivals during the summer.

At Leeds Festival, 80,000 gig goers pack into Bramham Park during the course of the weekend and the BBC Introducing stage pulls in big crowds.

"This really is the opportunity of a lifetime," said BBC Radio Humberside presenter Alan Raw.

"The stage is in a really prominent position and usually gets a good audience. It's brilliant for the bands and artists to have this chance to play at one of the major UK festivals."

BBC Radio Humberside will be recording the stage over the weekend and broadcasting live from the festival.

Producer Katy Noone said: "We arrive on site on Thursday and immediately begin setting up our broadcast operation.

"Our small team works out of on-site cabins over the weekend and we sleep in the campsite like everyone else. It's the best way of really getting immersed in the festival atmosphere!"

BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside will be live from Leeds Festival on Sunday 28th August from 8pm on 95.9fm and online at

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