5 artists you have to see at the Leeds Festival

Don't miss your chance to see all of the incredible performances at the Leeds Festival.

5 artists you have to see at the Leeds Festival

09 Aug 2016 / Destination Guides /
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Summer is almost over, which means festival season is also coming to an end. But don't worry – there's a music fair to close out the season of sunshine, and it's one you simply can't miss. Attending the Leeds Festival in England is one of the very best ways to see a plethora of music acts all in one weekend, with genres ranging from pop-punk and indie rock to hip hop and dubstep. Essentially, this festival caters to so many tastes in music that it's highly unlikely that you won't find at least a handful of artists to enjoy.

But if you need a little guidance, here are five music acts we recommend checking out:

1. The Red Hot Chili Peppers
According to Gigwise, The Chili Peppers were announced as the first headliner for the Leeds Festival. This funk rock group has been around since the 80s and it doesn't seem like they'll be stopping any time soon – could this appearance mean there's new music on the way? Who knows, but we're sure they'll still play classics like "Give It Away" and "Scar Tissue."

Don't miss RHCP at the Leeds Festival.Don't miss RHCP at the Leeds Festival.

2. Rat Boy
British musician Jordan Cardy, more commonly known as Rat Boy, will play the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage on the first day of the festival. According to The Guardian, this one-man band has a "scummy and shabby" sound, but they mean it in the best way possible. If you're interested in a young musician who mixes indie rock with witty rhymes, make sure to stop by Rat Boy's set.

3. Twenty One Pilots
This dynamic duo is a must-see during the festival. With a mixed genre that consists of alternative hip hop, electropop and rock, Twenty One Pilots puts on a show that just about anyone can enjoy. Rolling Stone magazine even reported that their uniqueness makes them one of the "hardest-to-categorize" acts ever, so don't miss out.

4. Jack Ü
Gigwise made it clear – Leeds is no longer just a rock festival. There are a number of acts who aren't playing guitars and screaming into microphones, they're simply scratching the mix table. Jack Ü, a collaborative project made up of DJ's Skrillex and Diplo, blends pop, hip-hop and dance music to create an energetic, unforgettable set. You can check the boys out on the second day of the festival at the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage.

Get to the Jack set early to get a great view.Get to the Jack Ü set early to get a great view.

5. A$AP Rocky
As we stated before, Leeds isn't only a festival for the rockers. It's also a place for DJs and rappers alike to spit rhythm and rhyme for fun, energetic crowds. Grammy Award Winning artist A$AP Rocky will be there, a hip-hop artist who has been impressing the industry with his words and flow since 2007. Don't miss this set, as he's sure to play hits from both his debut album "LONG.LIVE.A$AP" and his sophomore record "At.Long.Last.A$AP."

Need a ride to the Leeds from your hotel? You could rely on public transportation to get you to the music, but nobody wants to worry about making those arrangements. Thankfully, Embarque is offering transportation services throughout the festival, so you can get where you need to be in a safe, timely and stylish manner. After booking your ride, you can stop worrying about travel and start figuring out how you're going to fit these acts into your priority list.

To make a reservation with Embarque, call (866) 444-2144, book online, or download the Embarque mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.