Beacons Metro prepares to take over Leeds with Dinosaur Jr, Hookworms and more

Beacons Metro is all set to start this week with festival promoter Super Friendz curating a fucked line-up with bands like Dinosaur Jr, Local Natives, Lady Leshurr, Hookworms kicking off this Wednesday.

Leading the festival will American Grunge pioneers Dinosaur JR, who will be performing at the opening party at Leeds University Stylus on October 26th, joining the Massachusetts titans are Canada’s Fucked Up who will be performing their debut ‘Hidden World’ in full at the Belgrave on October 27th.

Elsewhere Cats Eyes, consisting of the Horror’s Faris Badwan, Italian-Canadian soprano, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira and a huge supporting cast of musicians will perform at the Howard Assembly Rooms on November 2nd.

Leeds’ own Hookworms will be playing alongside Kogumaza, Virginia Wing, Great Ytene in another fucking church which certainly shouldn’t be missed.

Head Booker, Ben Lewis says: ‘‘We are really proud of the line-up this year. Building on our eclectic first announce we’re bringing together huge names from the indie rock world; Dinosaur Jr and Fucked Up, alongside Grime Queen Lady Leshurr and freak folk, head turning teenagers Let’s Eat Grandma.

“It’s going to be a very exciting, very busy week, and with a few more top names still to come at the end of the month, it’s only getting stronger.”

FAR OUT RECOMMENDS: 

Dinosaur Jr. 
Wednesday 26th October
Leeds Uni Stylus
14+
7pm
£20

Fucked Up
Plus Skinny Girl Diet + Baby In Vain
Thursday 27th October
Belgrave Music Hall
14+
8pm
£15

Hookworms
Plus Kogumaza + Virginia Wing + Great Ytene
Plus Special Guests
Friday 28th October
Holy Trinity Church
14+
7pm
£12

The Invisible
Plus Babeheaven + Jamie Isaac + Hudson Scott + Junk Son
Friday 28th October
Headrow House
18+
7pm
£10

CAT’S EYES
Plus Special Guests
Wednesday 2nd November
Howard Assembly Rooms
14+
7.30pm
£12.50

Novelist
Plus Special Guests
Thursday 3rd November
Belgrave Music Hall
14+
8pm
£12.50

Local Natives
Plus Special Guests
Monday 7th November
Leeds University Stylus
14+
7pm
£17unnamed

See the full listings of everything Beacons Metro has to offer in the coming weeks. 

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