Kaiser Chiefs and Gregory Porter to Perform at ARIAS

eeds band The Kaiser Chiefs and Grammy-award winning artist, Gregory Porter, will be performing live in the city at this year’s ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards), taking place at the First Direct Arena on October 19th.
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Leeds band The Kaiser Chiefs and Grammy-award winning artist, Gregory Porter, will be performing live in the city at this year’s ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards), taking place at the First Direct Arena on October 19th.

The star-studded awards ceremony, hosted by DJ and presenter Sara Cox, will treat guests to a spectacular evening of music and celebration, with performances from the Kaiser Chiefs, Gregory Porter and other high-profile artists still to be announced.  The awards, the biggest cross-industry celebration of UK radio and audio, are supported by Leeds Beckett University and LeedsBID (Business Improvement District).

DJ Sara Cox said: “I can’t wait to be part of such a fantastic evening of live music, celebrating the folks who help make radio the thriving, brilliantly eclectic and much-loved entertainment powerhouse it is today.”

The Kaiser Chiefs, one of the most renowned crowd-pleasing act in the UK, have spent the summer playing at sold-out venues from Sao Paolo to Delamere Forest to the London Palladium to Ibiza to Colombia to Cornwall and beyond – and this hometown show will see them performing all their hits as well as previewing songs from their sixth album.

Also performing will be Grammy-award-winning artist, Gregory Porter. This generation’s most successful jazz artist, Gregory Porter, will perform his latest single ‘Holding On,’ taken from his top 10 album ‘Take Me To The Alley’. He has been playing at sold out venues across the country for his UK tour, including London shows at the Royal Albert Hall and Hammersmith Apollo.

An exclusive after-show party for Radio Academy members will be hosted at the venue with DJ sets from Radio X DJ and Inspiral Carpet member, Clint Boon and the The Utah Saints. The Leeds based Utah Saints duo of Tim Utah and Jez Willis, have been making music, DJ-ing and playing gigs around the globe since the birth of house music, with 9 Top 40 UK hits, 4 of which hit the Top 10.

Utah Saints said: “It’s great to see the national flagship audio & radio industry awards come to our home town of Leeds. We are really looking forward to playing a Utah’s DJ set at the after show party. Expect the Unexpected!!”

For more information please visit: www.radioacademy.org