Music

FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER SUZANNE VEGA

FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER SUZANNE VEGA

Experience Suzanne Vega’s distinctive and cutting vocals, matched with her unique ability as a storyteller, as she performs her greatest hits at Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 21 August. Since releasing her self-titled album in 1985, Suzanne Vega has performed to sell-out venues across the globe. Witness her perform two of her albums in full, […]

CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Talented musicians of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain perform music from across the pond at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 18 August as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of the orchestra and mark the centenary of composer Leonard Bernstein. The all-American affair begins in dusty Havana with Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, a reflection of […]

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF AN ICON

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF AN ICON

A celebration of the life and works of the pop legend Prince takes place on Thursday 16 August at Leeds Town Hall. New Purple Celebration is set to impress and includes all the iconic star’s hit singles. In 2016 the world lost a musical icon, now you can experience the ultimate tribute to an artist […]

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

Returning to Leeds after nearly thirty years the Leeds Pub Piano Competition is set to get The Tetley swinging to a different beat. This epic competition brings together three simple ingredients – Pints, a Piano and a Pub – promising some of the greatest pub piano entertainment to hit the city in years. The heat […]

LEEDS FESTIVAL LINE UP

LEEDS FESTIVAL LINE UP

Main Stage FRIDAY24TH AUGUST KINGS OF LEON/COURTEENERS/THE VACCINES/J HUS/KREPT X KONAN/SHAME/BILLY TALENT/THE JOY FORMIDABLE/DINOSAUR PILE-UP SATURDAY25TH AUGUST FALL OUT BOY/TRAVIS SCOTT/THE KOOKS/THE WOMBATS/POST MALONE/CREEPER/WATERPARKS/THE REGRETTES SUNDAY26TH AUGUST KENDRICK LAMAR/PANIC! AT THE DISCO/DUA LIPA/SUM 41/MIKE SHINODA/SKINDRED/TRASH BOAT/PROTOJE BBC Radio 1 Stage FRIDAY24TH AUGUST SKEPTA/DIPLO/SLAVES/DON BROCO/WILKINSON LIVE/DMA’S/NF/NINES/MARSICANS/SKINNY GIRL DIET SATURDAY25TH AUGUST WOLF ALICE/NOTHING BUT THIEVES/MIST/THE BLAZE/IAMDDB/THE FRONT […]

ROCK OUT FOR FREE

ROCK OUT FOR FREE

LOVE LIVE music? Love the 80s? Then why not volunteer at Let’s Rock retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free? By signing up to do a 4 hour shift with festival charity partner, Child Bereavement UK, selling wristbands and raffle tickets on the day, you will gain entry to the festival without […]

TUNING UP FOR THE FUTURE

TUNING UP FOR THE FUTURE

  Talented young orchestral players across the North of England and beyond are being given the opportunity to spend a week of their summer holidays immersing themselves in music and developing their playing and performance skills with some of the country’s most highly-regarded musicians as Opera North announces its first residential Orchestra Academy. Designed for […]

JUNIOR STRINGS PROGRAMME

JUNIOR STRINGS PROGRAMME

Opera North has launched a new youth ensemble for aspiring young instrumentalists across Leeds following the findings of a recent In Harmony report which highlighted the barriers to keeping children musically engaged as they move from primary to secondary school. Opera North Junior Strings is open to all budding string players with a view to […]

SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

Running for its sixth year, South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) will host its musically mesmerising Summer Solstice festival in collaboration with Opera North for the first time. To mark the longest day of the year, this year’s festival will take place in Leeds on Wednesday 21st June in the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North on […]

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