Imagine a day full of amazing BEER, BANDS and BRILLIANT FOOD, now multiply that by four and you have the LEEDS INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL an event so great that they had to spread it over 4 days and 6 sessions….And guess what? JUMBO have hooked up with YaDIg? Records to come up with some great musicians that’ll go sooooooo well with all that BEER and FOOD!

It’s fast becoming a beer and foodie bloggers dream with loads of award winning eateries and breweries in attendance and it’s breaking the mold when it comes to doing things a little differently than the usual beer festivals…Tickets have just gone on sale but are selling fast already…and with a great line-up of bands to enjoy on the special DOUBLE DROP HOP SESSIONS this is going to make one hell of a start to SEPTEMBER! You can find out all about the breweries and eateries involved and help spread the word on their TWITTER and FACEBOOK but so far we got one heck of a line-up of BEERS from Breweries such as HARDKNOTT, SKA BREWING CO, OSSETT, HAWKSHEAD,, STONE BREWING CO, KIRKSTALL, MAUI BREWING CO, THORNBRIDGE, SEIRRA NEVADA, ILKLEY, ODELL BREWING CO, BALLAST POINT and the guys behind our 40th Birthday ale and many a music related brew REVOLUTIONS BREWING COMPANY

And that’s just the start! On top of that we have two of our favourite Leeds bars involved NORTH BAR and FRIENDS OF HAM so you can tell this is going to be such a good Beer Fest!!!







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Please remember that LIMITED tickets are available so don’t leave it too late and miss out…

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WELL, We’ve certainly got one hell of a line-up planned for INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY 2012….I mean SERIOUSLY how good is all this lot….For those that want to know more about what RECORD STORE DAY is all about then here’s the link to the UK site… and also to our invite page
But really, all you need to really know is that on 21st of APRIL we’ll be letting loose with all these great bands and much much more….Come one and come all!!!
11am JUST HANDSHAKES – Leeds indie pop stars make their first instore appearance in the shop after a succession of mighty fine singles (rumour has it they might have a special RSD release too…And we’re so happy to see a band we’ve loved from the very beginning play the shop at last!
12pm VARIOUS CRUELTIES – Shop faves that have been picked up by Jools Holland and many others. Debut album out very soon…Very excited about it too….
1pm TO KILL A KING – ‘My Crooked Saint’ EP out now, and making a return to Leeds following their recent Brudenell appearance which got rave reviews and here’s why…Can’t wait!!!
2pm DODGY – Huge Britpop faves return with a critically acclaimed new album.  The band will have special signed and silk-screened editions of the new LP and CD to sell on the day..Here’s a new track to show they’ve still got it for sure…
3pm THE STAVES – Previewing their Brudenell appearance and forthcoming ‘Motherlode’ EP Harmony laden magic!!!
4pm STILL CORNERS – Special acoustic performance from the Subpop band whose ‘Creatures Of An Hour’ album was voted by Jumbo staff as their favourite record of 2011
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Festival Fever! – PART TWO

After our first festival blog we thought we would concentrate on a specific genre so Part Two of our FESTIVAL FEVER! blog covers all things rock. We are selling tickets for all these great events so just click on the link below to reach our online ticket department. Whether you fancy a one day female fronted day of punk/rock/metal or a weekend of alternative dark electronica then these festivals are perfect. Offering a voice to the underground these festivals are breath of fresh air!

OUT OF SPITE FESTIVAL -15th 17th July,  The Well, Leeds.

Out Of Spite festival is a long running punk/rock DIY festival at one of the cities best rock and alternative venues, The Well (formerly Joseph’s Well). This years line up does not dissapoint. Kicking things off on Friday evening is That Fu*king Tank, The Horror and The Plight. The festival will be running all day saturday and Sunday with both an acoustic stage and the main stage to choose from. Make sure you get down to catch the likes of Imbalance, Milloy, Bangers, The Computers + Helen Chambers and El Morgan on the acoustic stage. Tickets are £20.00 down here at Jumbo.

DAMNATION FESTIVAL, 5th November 2011, Leeds University Union.

Damnation Festival is the perfect one-day metal event; giving a voice to the underground, a stage to the shunned and and a much-needed shot in the arm to a starved British scene. Reformed industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH head up the latest bookings for Damnation Festival 2011. Joining them at Leeds University Union on Bonfire Night, are post-rockers GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT with the atmospheric black metal their fellow Irishmen ALTAR OF PLAGUES. Tickers are priced at £32.00 at Jumbo.

INFEST 2011 – 26TH – 28TH August, Bradford University Student Union, West Yorkshire.

Infest festival is looking great this year.. if the Jägermeister sponsorship wasn’t enough to lure you in then the line up surely is. VNV NATION, HOCICO, SONAR, TACTICAL SEKT, XOTOX, MIND.IN.A.BOX, ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL, JULIEN-K, CODE 64, SHIV-R and many more will be providing an alternative style of electronic music. As well as live music there is a large rosta of DJs set to play on the Saturday night from all over including DJ Krischan from Germany. Tickets are priced at £55.00 for the festival..get them at Jumbo now!

CHEBFEST – 2nd July, Rio’s, Bradford, West Yorkshire.

This must be the bargain of the summer?! Chebfest is at Rio’s in Braford and for just £4.50 here at Jumbo you can buy a ticket for a day full of female fronted rock/metal. The line up includes Patchwork Grace, Skarlett Riot, Suicide Cop, Triaxis + many more! So get down to Rio’s for what should be a very cool one dayer.


If you want some rocking reading to keep you entertained while your waiting for these festivals then you are in luck. We have copies of CLASSIC ROCK, ROCK SOUND, BLACK VELVET AND TERRORIZER in stock!

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Festival Fever! PART ONE

So it’s nearly festival season.. time to dust off those wellies and/or get that sun tan cream out! There are tons of festivals this year to take you all the way through the summer and we are selling tickets for them HERE

So here is PART ONE of a run through of some of the highlights this summer that hopefully the sun will shine down on…

Bingley Live Festival -2nd – 4th September.

Bingley Music Live has risen from humble beginnings to a festival that in only its 4th year is nationally heralded as one of the UK’s major festivals.With no key sponsor in place Bingley Music Live is funded and organised in the main by Bradford Council yet over the past two years has successfully sold out to crowds flocking in to see the likes of James, The Enemy, Public Image Ltd, Seasick Steve, Editors, Calvin Harris, Doves, Example, Professor Green and many more. This years line up does not dissappoint… gracing the stages this year are Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Chase and Status, John Fratelli, Eliza Doolittle, Fun Lovin Criminals, Athlete, Feeder and Russo with many more still to be announced. A feature of the festival is the fact that it has remained loyal to its grass roots by showcasing local talent giving bands from the region the opportunity to perform on the same bill as nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. We have tickets in stock so come and get one for the modest price of £38.50!

Leeds Festival – 26th – 28th August –  Branham Park, Leeds.

Leeds festival has got bigger and better each year and 2011 is no different. Headliners include the much anticipated Pulp, The Strokes and Death From Above 1979, with Muse, Elbow, My Chemical Romance and Friendly Fires  who will  be laying it down at Bramham Park in August. There are also lots of other great bands and artists playing such as Mount Kimbie, Warpaint, The Kills, Seasick Steve, Yuck, The Horrors as well as comedy stages…I could go on! Down here at Jumbo we luckily still have early entry passes (£16.50 each) which gives you a whole extra day at the festival. We also still have Friday, Saturday and Sunday day passes that are all £90.00 each and if you want to really get stuck in and do it properly we have weekend tickets for £200.00. You can buy the tickets from us here in the shop and pick up your passes a few weeks before the festival or buy them online or over the phone and we will send them out to you, so avoid the multiple booking fees elsewhere and get in touch and book your Leeds festival tickets now!

Cocoon In The Park -Saturday – 9th July – Temple Newsam, Leeds

If the whole weekend isn’t your thing, and you like your music rather ‘banging’ then this festival is ideal. Cocoon In The Park is a day festival in July at Temple Newsam in Leeds. This year the line up is shaping up perfectly. Cocoon In The Park welcome arguably the biggest name in techno today “Papa Sven” is responsible for bringing the underground to the masses through almost 30 years of unfaltering dedication and intuitive musical that wasn’t enough then he will be joined by one of the original instigators of the microhouse and Latin-infused minimal techno genres, Ricardo Villalobos. As well as these two heavy-weights they will be joined by Reboot and Michigan born Seth Troxler. This is a must for any house and techno head. The festival runs from 11am through till 11pm so you can dance into the night. Tickets are a steal at £44.00 from us here at Jumbo.

Global Gathering – 29th – 30th July – Stratford Upon Avon

Speaking of dance festivals..why don’t you get yourself down to Global Gathering?! A scorching line up of the world’s biggest DJs and immense live talent ensures guests from around the world get to enjoy a once in a lifetime festival experience each and every event and this year does not dissapoint. The festival has an astonishing 14 stages and arenas so you will always catch someone that you like. This year everyone seems to be playing from Subfocus, Nero, Caspa and Tempa T on the Metropolis Stage, Skream & Benga and Zinc on the Rinse Stage and Annie Mac, Boyz Noise and Rusko on the Wax:On Stage. The line-up is truly phenomenal and if you are into your dance music and want a great vibe then get yourself to Global. Tickets here at Jumbo are £109.50 each.

Beacons Festival – 12th – 14th August – Heslaker Farm, Skipton.

A brand new arts and music festival presented by Moor Music Festival, Iron Wagon and the 580 Collective. Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and showcasing a dynamic and exciting wealth of music, film, art with great food and drink over a fantastic weekend. The festival is taking place at Heslaker farm in the middle of August. It is playing host to the likes of Jamie XX, Mr Scruff, Wolf People, Dutch Uncles, Willy Mason, The Twilight Sad, Toddla T and many more. The festival offers something for everyone in a relaxed environment, as well as the cracking line up there is also a selection of Leeds finest DJs including a Jumbo Records Soundclash and Raised By Wolves DJs. Beacons festival will be offering local food and beers, loads of fun stalls, a vintage fair, famers market and a film festival over the weekend! What more could you ask for?! We still have tickets but i’m sure we won’t for long!

  • Fri/Sat/Sun Day Tickets – £33.00 each
  • Weekend Tickets – £76.50
  • Adult + Teen Weekend Offer – 109.50 each.

Whitby Soul Weekender – 1st – 3rd July – Whitby Pavillion, The Spa, North Yorkshire

Attention all Northern/Modern Soul fanatics!! Gold Soul are providing you with a great way to spend a weekend in the beautiful town of Whitby. This festival is annually packed and featuring Northern Soul, Motown and Modern Soul with the North’s best loved DJ’s. This year it is set to be even more special as they are celebrating there 10th anniversary! Gold Soul are offering you three daytime sessions plus soul nights spread over three days so you can incorprate a relaxing break into your soul experience. DJs Soul Sam, Ginger Taylor, Kev Roberts plus many more will be spinning 45s all day and night so its not one to miss! We have tickets left still and they are priced at £33.00 each.

The MAGIC LOUNGEABOUT Festival – 19 – 21st July Broughton Hall (North Yorkshire)

This looks to be a rather nice Boutique affair with Headliners such as The Human League and Badly Drawn Boy and acts like New Young Pony Club, Ed Sheeran and Clint Boon there’s a rather large crossover feel for those that want to party or ‘Loungeabout’. With a Cinema Tent, Games Arena, Spoken Word Tent and even a Kids Garden and on site restaurant it’s looking to be a great family friendly fest too…

The GREEN MAN Festival 19/08/2011 – Brecon Beacons (Wales)

A great long standing festival with an A1 Line-up and this year we have FLEET FOXES, BELLOWHEAD, BURNS UNIT, VILLAGERS, POLAR BEAR, WILD NOTHING and Leeds very own (and shop faves) ELLEN AND THE ESCAPADES playing with LOADS of other bands…And of course a whole plethora of things to do and fun to be had besides watching bands…

See you next time for more festival top picks!!!!

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Timetable for instores at Jumbo on Record Store Day…

Here’s the confirmed timings…

11.00am – Serious Sam Barrett

12.00pm – Hannah Trigwell

1.30pm –  Ellen & the Escapades

2.30pm – Singing Adams

3.30pm – Erland & the Carnival

Watch this space for information about opening times, queueing and so on…

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Instores at Jumbo on Record Store Day…

Now confirmed to appear in the shop on Record Store Day (Saturday April 16th): Erland & The Carnival, Singing Adams, Ellen & The Escapades, Serious Sam Barrett and Hannah Trigwell… Full list of timings will be listed nearer the day… keep checking the Record Store Day website for news on exclusive releases – more being added all the time:

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Some more Record Store Day news…

Leaf Records are to release a 12″ from Stockholm-based ROLL THE DICE (featuring  Fever Ray collaborator Peder Mannerfelt) on Record Store Day.  It’s called ‘Live In Gothenburg – August 7 2010’, and it’s a sublime piece of cosmic electronica to follow up their debut album released on the Digitalis label…
Read more here…
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A little update on an important day in April…

Keep checking the exclusive releases page on the Record Store Day website. This list is getting added to more or less daily, and a load of things from Ace Records have just been added from the likes of John Hammond, the Seeds, John Fahey, Country Joe & The Fish etc.

And here’s one that I’ll be queuin’ for… a re-issue of the debut single from the mighty SCIENTISTS, one of the great garage / rock’n’roll bands of their time. Saw this lot as a boy supporting Sisters Of Mercy, no less – had to beg the money off me Mum, so I could go with all my schoolfriends:

Good, huh?!

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Phasing In And Out

Once in a while something totally original and exciting lands in our laps and inspires us to wax on to our regular customers about it….Be it the illusive ‘Must See Gig‘ or maybe just a great new slice of music we like…Well this is neither yet strangely it’s both….

Interested eh? I thought you might be……………
We had a lovely phone call from British pianist and composer
Neil Balfour
A graduate from Leeds College of Music, he got in touch to tell us about his new composition BEECHWOOD PHASING and we were hooked….Inspired by the music he heard coming from houses on Beechwood Mount at various points throughout the day and night, he’s written a piece that tries to unify all these sounds to create a unique work of art.

And to do that he’s got the WHOLE STREET to participate…

On the 22nd March everyone will receive a CD with individually composed pieces of music unique to their house number. They’ll be asked to set up all their CD players / ipod docks / cars / TV’s near to their doorways and on a signal, at exactly 7:00p.m. . . . they will press PLAY.


Due to the different human response times and variety of sound systems, all the entries will be staggered. This creates an effect called phasing which causes a huge superimposition where a cloud of sound is formed. Some people may hear rain, thunder, waterfalls, aeroplanes, club beats etc. Everyone’s experience will be unique.

BEECHWOOD MOUNT has always been a bit of a bohemian street for musicians and artists in Leeds so it really makes sense that the street would be up for it, and therefore he won’t be irritating any of his neighbours in the process I guess…In fact it’s probably going to end up being some kind of neighbourhood party/love in…There will be various papers and film crews on the night and the piece is also in the pipeline to be published.

So when is it I hear you ask? 22nd March between 6:30 and 7:30pm…

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The Spiritual Heir To J R Hartley….

When the updated Yellow Pages advert came on the TV recently the first thing that struck me was, as a person that’s worked in independent record shops most his life, it was actually really well done (especially if you grew up with the original advert)….It could have been a brash ‘Move over Grandad…There’s a new kid in town’ type affair but no, it still retains the original’s quaint, charming appeal and also manages to make people realise that there are actually still record shops out there…Although I bet J R Hartley would be turning in his grave if he knew about the sad decline of the independent bookshops…Apart from the debate about whether Day V Lately’s track ‘Pulse And Thunder’ ever existed (a long lost pumpin’ trance classic apparently) and the occasional ‘prank’ phone call asking for it I thought that was that…But lo and behold,Yell (The new name for Yellow Pages…Which you can get as an app for your phone although apparently my ancient tin can and bit of string won’t do apps) got in touch and asked if we’d like to get involved in a little competition they were running on Facebook…. Normally we don’t like to get involved in those kind of things (Who can remember the ‘Get Your Photo Taken With A Twix Bar Competition??? Anyone….?? Certainly not the person who shall remain unnamed who ate so many Twix’s he was sick on the counter) But since the advert won us over…and the prize is actually REALLY good we thought we’d be game…..All I’ll say is that the next time you come in…Bring a camera!!!

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