11th May 2024
13:45 - 14:15
Festival Hub

From a small town in southern Italy to the UK’s biggest cities, Leeds based up-and-coming indie artist Runa is to keep an eye on. With influences from artists such as Florence and The machine and P.J Harvey, the European artist is already Leeds’ most talked-about witch. 

“RUNA’s music goes beyond easy labelling; and it’s all the more wonderful for that. It’s that simple” – Local Sound Focus “She goes from haunting to powerful, from heavy to nostalgic, she is absolute class” – BBC Introducing 

With her debut single “Let You In” being welcomed by radios such as BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio USA & UK, she takes her journey through life from moving out the country at a young age, love and the pressure of growing up and delivers it to the audience with raw and intimate lyrics and distinctive sensuality. Her next musical journey will commence with “Are You Lost?” her latest single, released through Launchpad+.

Why did you want to be part of WOW Rotherham?

I have had the pleasure of working with many talented performers around the city that allowed me to meet and collaborate with what is now my session band, which is what gave birth to RUNA as a project. RUNA is all about beng powerful, and being a woman. My music is the embrace of my femininity and the way I express it, and I think WOW would be an incredible opportunity for my band an I to put on a show – Runa

If you would like to get involved in the festival- we’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to get involved in the festival- we’d love to hear from you!

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