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Live at Leeds


HPBC have teamed up with The State of The Arts to bring you a stage of poets, djs and bands for this year's Live at Leeds.

Galaxians//Soul Control//Life//Paddy GFE//Hulai//Leftovers Sifaka//Evans The Death//Hilary and The Hate Crimes//Kirsty Taylor//Toria Garbutt//Glug Glug//Phoebe Katis

The State of The Arts has produced some great content in it's short lifetime. Covering events of both grassroots and national importance, and with writers including the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, it has become a go to site for those interested in culture, politics and art.

Our joint bill reflects the eclectic vision of the Book Club and TSOTA, poets between djs between bands, loads of good coffee, food, nice beers and wines. The day is always great and we're open from 10am, so get down early and pitch up, this one's gonna' be fun.


"Channeling New York’s late ‘80s "freak disco" (Was Not Was, Liquid Liquid, Arthur Russell) and Detroit’s Acid House scenes, Galaxians produce a maximum output from minimal set-up" - RA

Soul Control 

Back after two great parties at the Book Club, the first ending with people on shoulders to Naive Melody.. Perfect early summer party starters.


Radio 1's Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on Radio 1 are fans, as is 6Music's Steve Lamacq. Their breakthrough single ‘GoGoGo’ earned the band a place on Radio 1’s best of BBC Introducing list 2015. Punk with a pop heart.

Paddy GFE

Paddy started out as a B-boy back in 1998 with Breakers Unify then moved on to spoken word with Leeds Young Authors, recently been gaining more and more attention working with the likes of Big Narsty, Devilman, Flirter D, Dirty Dapz, Tarra D and Row D.


Hulai first popped up at The Book Club with their sweet harmonies, and strange tales, we instantly took them our hearts, you should do the same.


HPBC Midweek techno supper club champs, Leftovers have slammed some great parties in already. Expect to hear stuff from the likes of: Perc Trax, Ilian Tape, L.I.E.S, Lobster Theremin, Mindcut, Warp.


We first saw 6 piece Sifaka at London's Surya, suitably impressed. Great beats and a flugal horn, done deal.

Evans The Death 

"Raw emotion blends with slashing,whirling guitars to inject paralysis with weird power" Rolling Stone

"Manage to make humdrum everyday existence sound quite magical." Q

Hilary and the Hate Crimes 

Members of Cowtown, Two-minute Noodles and d'Astro bringing you surf guitar, lascivious barking and barbaric drumming. 

Kirsty Taylor and Toria Garbutt of Nymphs & Thugs 

Yorkshire spoken word lable Nymphs and Thugs put forward two of their artists to join us for Live at Leeds. 

Toria's words are silk javelins. Frank explorations of self, outpourings of a joyfully pained mind. She means it. Cos she's lived it. I love that girl" Mike Garry - Poet

Kirsty hosted the fantastic 'Away With Words' night in her native Bradford before going on to teach drama in Leeds. Her lyrical but down-to-earth style presents a refreshingly honest insight into what it's like being in your 20s whilst living in "Broken Britain" N&T

Glug Glug – Glug Glug’s Conor Aldis has already smashed in two great parties at HPBC. Ghana was the party’s first destination, Italy the next, expect good vibes//great tunes. 

Phoebe Katis Music – Influenced by the likes of Carole King, Alicia Keys, Joss Stone, Melody Gardot, Nina Simone, Randy Crawford and Emily King. Raw and universally relatable.

Earlier Event: 28 April
Stories From The War Hospital
Later Event: 10 May
Emma - Life Drawing