Guide: When to see Harrogate act at Live at Leeds indie fest

The atmosphere-laden Harrogate duo The Paper Waits - Ellie Hunzinger (vocals) and Rufus Beckett (guitar and vocals) pictured at Charm's 20th anniversary event last December in Harrogate.
The atmosphere-laden Harrogate duo The Paper Waits - Ellie Hunzinger (vocals) and Rufus Beckett (guitar and vocals) pictured at Charm's 20th anniversary event last December in Harrogate.

We're just hours away until a Harrogate band appears in one of the most exciting and biggest days of the year for indie music in the entire UK.

Running at 21 venues across Leeds from noon to midnight, tomorrow, Saturday, May 4, Live at Leeds festival will welcome the cream of Britains’ alternative scene with appearances by more than 200 fantastic acts.

But as well as the big names such as Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Tom Grennan and Sundara Karam, the ultra-cool all-day extravaganza will also star talented local duo The Paper Waits.

Made up of Ellie Hunzinger (vocals) and Rufus Beckett (guitar and vocals), the atmosphere-laden duo with the stunning harmonies duo have gone far since they released their debut EP Perfect Storm in Harrogate’s North Bar last March.

Rufus said: “We’re really excited to be playing on the same bill as some amazing acts such as Kate Tempest and Sam Fender.
“Leeds has loads of brilliant venues and Live at Leeds links them together to create a massive buzz around the city.”

Such has the been their swift popularity, The Paper Waits have become regulars over the past year on Jericho Keys’ BBC Music Introducing in North Yorkshire show.

But Live at Leeds, which also includes The Sherlocks, Goat Girl, Swim Deep, Matt Bowman of The Pigeon Detectives and Drenge, will provide The Paper Waits with their most important live platform to date.

Live at Leeds will see the duo, who blend the Americana of Mazzy Star or Johnny Cash with a slight electronic hint of The XX, will be appearing on the Yorkshire Music Forum Stage at the HiFi Club near Call Lane at noon, Saturday, May 4.

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