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ELFM Stage - 7th July 2012 (Playground Party)

East Leeds FM

We love live music at ELFM and we have been supporting local musicians since we started broadcasting in 2003. Last year more than 800 artists performed lived in one of our weekly the Parlour. Added to that we promote both young and established artists in gigs, galas and festivals broadcasting from our very special Caravan of Love with live sets on the Awning Stage. We are excited to be back at Garforth Arts Festival with a day of live, local music - Everybody Loves Fabulous Music!

East Leeds FM is a community radio station based in Seacroft, Leeds. Since first going live in 2003, over 7000 local people, aged between 3 and 87, have broadcast their thoughts, stories, ideas, poetry and music. ELFM is a project of community arts company, Heads Together Productions.

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Francesca Pidgeon

17 year - old Francesca Pidgeon only started writing songs last April when she joined ELFM's Next Generation training programme but since then she hasn't looked back. She spent much of last year performing at gigs and festival, culminating in playing to an audience of 15,000 people at the Leeds Lights switch on. Francesca is part of the ELFM Associate Band program that supports and mentors young, emerging Leeds-based artists.



Seas-Of-Green are a young DIY musical collective from Leeds. Positively genre schizophrenic, an ever changing, mutating, disbanding, reforming band who pride themselves on their pop hooks and being a little odd. Seas-of-Green are part of the ELFM Associate Band program that supports and mentors young, emerging Leeds-based artists.


Ben Pike

ELFM have had the pleasure of knowing Ben for a long time, playing his first session for is back in 2007. In that time Ben has become an established part of the Leeds music scene with his incredible and intricate guitar skills and deep blues vocals.



Hayley Gaftarnick

From acoustic, soul, jazz to blues, folk and middle eastern, Hayley's unique and soulful voice makes them her own. By continuing to support young, local artists with the various nights she promotes Hayley has become one of Leeds' best-loved and respected performers.


The Jamie Fletcher Band

More of a collection of friends than a typical band, Jamie has gathered together a group of talented musicians that show off his engaging and immediate songs to their full strength. Be prepared for some sing-a-long ukulele action!



Handmadehands are a melody driven, guitar based band who have been growing a reputation for unique and no holds barred approach to pop. Mixing top draw tunes with brilliant live performances, including playing a saw, their energy is unstoppable!