LCoM student DJs head to Leeds Festival

By Kath Hartley


For the second year running, Leeds College of Music students will DJ at Leeds Festival, playing at the campsites during the bank holiday weekend.

The festival, which takes place over the August bank-holiday weekend at Bramham Park, is one of the largest in the UK.

Renowned for eclectic programmes bridging the festival’s rock roots with fresh new music, the 2018 line-up includes Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon and Dua Lipa.

Students from our FdA Music Production and BA Production courses will DJ over the weekend. 

Here’s a run down of just a few of the DJs you’ll catch at the festival…

One of the freshest faces in Dubstep, Gnasha brings heavyweight bass and atmospheric beats to UK sound systems. Gnasha has been making waves in the UK grime and dubstep scene, supporting the likes of Mr.K, Nausika and Nomine. With high-energy DJ sets and hard-hitting production, she has landed prime spots on Rinse FM France and Subtle FM, and has a forthcoming release on NSX records.

M.U.2 is a house DJ and member of collective Fifth Element. After playing at Leeds festival in 2018, M.U.2 has gone on to play at renowned venues in Leeds andat Welly in Hull supporting Michael Bibi and Richy Ahmed. His quick, tight mixing style compliments his high energy sets filled with huge dancefloor stompers. M.U.2 has varied sets from Disco, House to Tech House and Techno, with an underlying groovy, funky element to the tracks he plays.

Tree is an alternative rock artist and, since signing to label MAS in 2016, she has performed at Centre Stage competition, the Edinburgh Fringe festival and is currently working on her first album Create Your Own Weather, set for release in 2020. One of the first LCoM students to enter the ERASMUS programme, Tree started DJing whilst living in the Netherlands, as an after-set to live shows. Her sets promise a fun, rock throwback!

Ryan Kitson, or ‘kitsøn’ (formerly KTYKT), developed his sound working on house remixes. After building a relationship with Croatia’s Deepnd Records, he collaborated with eedion on ‘Stronger’ under Lacuna Records, gaining 500,000 streams across various platforms. kitsøn’s sound has since evolved further, branching out into a variety of different sounds including bassline, garage, house and EDM.

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