Dance music legends Robin S, Utah Saints and Alison Limerick have been confirmed as the headline special guests for the return of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics featuring the Orchestra of Opera North on Millennium Square, Leeds on Friday 27 July.

This year’s collaboration between Dave Beer’s trailblazing Leeds club and Yorkshire’s resident symphony orchestra is set to turn the clocks back to the heady days of the early 90s, when electrifying new waves of US dance music hit the UK and home-grown musicians and producers responded with incredible, hard-hitting sounds of their own.

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Robin Sis best known for her worldwide chart-topping smash and dance music classic Show Me Love.

One of the biggest house-pop crossovers of the early-90s and a matchless ‘diva house’ record, Show Me Love will reach new heights on Millennium Square with a full symphonic makeover – the first time it will have been performed live in the UK as part of a modern club/classical event with its original singer centre stage.

Says Robin: “I am really looking forward to returning to the UK for this unique performance in Leeds. It is amazing that Show Me Love is still going strong after 25 years and I am so excited to be able to perform this live for the audience alongside Opera North’s 50-piece symphony orchestra –  it is going to be a very special moment!”

Tickets from the City Centre Box Office (0113 3760318), Opera North and at

The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics event is organised in partnership between Leeds City Council and Opera North and is the first in a trio of summer collaborations over the course of the same weekend as part of the Opera North in the City Festival and the annual Summer Series event programme on Millennium Square.



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