Blending the best up and coming bands with delicious street food, the Indie Banquet at Duke Studios is not to be missed.
You’ve got to tip your hat to Pizza for the People. They’re the brains behind the Indie Banquet and they’re setting out on a mission to bring together amazing street food and quality live music in unique locations – something that’s bound to go down well in a city like Leeds, which loves all three like they’re the holy trinity.
Their first event is the Indie Banquet and it will take place at Duke Studios on Saturday 15th October 2016. Kicking off from 6pm, it will bring five amazing bands who are beginning to make their mark, together with two cracking street food vendors.
The music line-up is a banquet of incredible talent in itself. First up, we have Mush, a Leeds band who have just self-released their debut EP ‘Ex-Communique’. They love a bit of reverb and their wall-of-sound approach to alternative rock will pretty much blow your socks off – it sounds like there’s going to be plenty more to come in the future too.
Also on the bill is Night Owls, who are currently celebrating winning a prestigious slot at the Reading and Leeds Festivals this year after being one of the runners-up in the Futuresound Competition, as well as bagging a speck on the incredible Southsea Festival line-up. Their grunge-pop is infectious, expect them higher up the bill at in years to come, so you’ll naturally want to see them before they get huge.
Joining them at the Indie Banquet will be Cactus Knife. The Chorley-based band work out of their DIY based hub known as the ‘Brock ’n’ Broll HQ’ and it’s allowed them to produce some fine slabs of psychedelic rock’n’roll, all fuzzy and catchy. They’re slowly gaining a bit of a reputation for their brain-melting live shows.
La Bête Blooms are also playing and they’re coming over from Hull for the pleasure. A band that are still finding a defining sound, they blur the lines between post-punk and garage rock, and do a fine job of creating a mighty fine din while they’re at it.
Rounding off the music at the Indie Banquet is Trash who have spent their summer chasing round some of the best festivals for up and coming talent in the form of Y Not, Tramlines and Truck. Their contagious indie pop has won them an army of fans already and big things are expected for the Chesterfield boys in 2017.
That’s a feast of music right there, but what about the street food delights at Indie Banquet? What’s Your Beef are bringing their local, ethically sourced, grass-fed beef burgers from Manchester, while the Cheshire based Mio Pizza are bringing their mobile wood fired pizza oven to Leeds with the morsels made from locally sourced ingredients and traditional Italian kaput flour.
With such a rich line up of musical talent and two cracking street food vendors, the Indie Banquet is getting Pizza for the People off to a cracking start. We reckon their first attempt at changing what people expect from their gigs won’t be the last, or at the very least, it shouldn’t be.
The Indie Banquet is at Duke Studios at Saturday 15th October 2016 at 6pm. Tickets are available now.