Leeds has always been one of our favourite cities to host a Hospitality, we’ve made over 6 years of memories in the North’s vibrant city and we’re proud to keep coming back every year with even bigger takeovers than before! Throughout the past decade we’ve been lucky enough to play in some of England’s best venues and Leeds definitely looks after some of our favourites!
Nottingham’s party bringers are the perfect partner in crime to take Hospitality to Leeds with. They’re also responsible for getting the best in bass to Sheffield and Nottingham and have appeared at some of the biggest dance music festivals in the UK such as Mint festival.
The almighty Leeds O2 Academy has been the home to some incredible nights over the years! We had one of our fastest ever selling shows in 2011, the family force has always been strong within its walls.
Since 2015 we’ve added Canal Mills to our Leeds stop-offs, an 18th century creative and artistic space for art, fashion, food and electronic music events – the perfect place for a Hospitality showdown.
D+B in Leeds continues to stay strong with numerous other nights like ‘Jungle Jam’, ‘Overflow’ and ‘Central Beatz’ representing the 174BPM contingent. These three separate nights all come together for ‘License To Jungle’ at The Old Red Bus Station. Alongside holding some pretty memorable drum & bass parties Leeds is also home to some seriously talented artists including high flying duo Sigma and Dispatch Recordings label owner Ant TC1.
To Hospital Records, Leeds is so much more than a city – its a community rich in music culture and bubbling hub of creative minds that have contributed to the diverse and open armed exploration of drum & bass. For these reasons Leeds has become one of our favourite cities to visit, and we cannot wait to see you again in October!
Catch Hospital favourites Fred V & Grafix, Metrik, Maduk, Krakota and Ownglow alongside special guests Wilkinson and Calyx & Teebee on Friday 14th October at Canal Mills.
By Philippa Ghosh