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Leeds has had a growing impact and increasing influence on a number of music scenes and now homes many excellent venues and events for each genre.

The city has attracted clubbers since becoming an underground dance capital in the 90’s and continues to put on hedonistic all-nighters every weekend. For rock and indie fans, Leeds Festival invites the biggest acts to Bramham Park every August, and Live at Leeds shows off the best and latest bands in dozens of the city’s venues every May.

All year, shows can be found throughout the city every night, when amongst much more, you can discover niche gigs at the Brudenell Social Club, check out known favourites at O2 Academy and see giant stars at Leeds’ new and award-winning First Direct Arena.

Of the city’s many musicians, there has been no shortage of successes over the years, with new-romantics Soft Cell, soul crooner Corrine Bailey-Rae and indie favourites Kaiser Chiefs among those that have sent the Leeds sound global.

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The East Village

An exciting new arrival to vibrant Hyde Park, The East Village brings an artistic edge and a casual cool to…

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Musiquarium

The Musiquarium is a music venue in Leeds, and has been built specially to allow the audience to connect to…

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Live at Leeds

Live At Leeds is a metropolitan music festival held annually across a variety of venues in Leeds on the first…

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KMAH Radio

KMAH Radio is an independent radio station broadcasting from the back streets of Leeds. We have regular shows from well-known…

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The HiFi Club

The HiFi Club is an independent venue based in central Leeds. Three times winner of both the “Best Nightclub” and…

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stage@leeds

stage@leeds is a public contemporary performance space dedicated to artist development and supporting new work. Our theatres and rehearsal studios…

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Sid’s Little Egg

Sid’s Little Egg brings you quality drinks, scrummy food and great chat all set to a soundtrack of great music….

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Leeds Kirkgate Market

Leeds Kirkgate Market is the largest indoor market in Europe. Housed in a beautiful, Grade 1 listed victorian market hall,…

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Left Bank Leeds

Left Bank Leeds is a stunning backdrop for music, art, performance and celebration. We have an eclectic programme throughout the…

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Bar Fibre

Bar Fibre is one of Leeds hottest bars. Most popular for its Blackout night every Friday, which has some of…

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The Faversham

The Faversham is a multi-purpose venue and event space that is infamous for hosting some of Leeds’ most memorable parties…

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Wire Club

Wire is one of Leeds finest clubs pushing quality underground music in a friendly and intimate environment. Powered by a…

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Call Lane Social

An effortlessly cool hangout that is dedicated to giving you the warmest welcome on Call Lane. If you’re looking for…

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The Maven

With no sign above the downstairs entrance, The Maven remains a niche, individual and secret venue for those ‘in the…

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Leeds Light Night

Light Night Leeds is a multi-art form festival which takes place across multiple venues in Leeds city centre over one…

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Canal Mills

Canal Mills is a constantly evolving space for all mediums of creative output, from exhibitions, pop-up restaurants, live and electronic…

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Milo Bar

Situated on the top of Call Lane, and although still somewhat of a ‘hidden gem’ Milo is one of Leeds’…

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Carriageworks Theatre

Carriageworks Theatre is located on the first floor level of the Electric Press overlooking Millennium Square and features an historic glass-roofed and…

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Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music is the largest music conservatoire in the UK and the only one to offer Further and…

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Sela Bar & Pizzeria

Sela opened in 2004 with an idea to provide quality imported beers from around the world, fun cocktails to compliment…

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem is a unique cellar bar seated next to Millennium Square and is a neighbour to a swarm of…

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The Office Bar

With it’s contemporary interior yet rustic feel, The Office Bar is a great little hideaway at the end of the…

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Crash Records

Crash Records has been a part of the Leeds music scene for 30 years. Our first shop opened on Woodhouse…

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Whites Deli

Whites serve homecooked, wholesome, locally sourced produce with award winning coffee, mouthwatering meats, organic veg, artisan patters, gourmet sandwiches &…

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Jumbo Records

Jumbo Records is a long-established independent record shop in Leeds city centre. They stock vinyl and CD for musical genres…

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Headrow House

Headrow House is a multi use arts and event space comprised of four floors featuring a large beer hall with giant…

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The Tiki Hideaway

Aloha! Welcome to our enticing Tiki Hideaway, the original and best tiki bar in Leeds City Centre! Drinks & good…

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Brudenell Social Club

The Brudenell is a lively and fun-loving venue that embraces music and art under a wide and diverse umbrella that…

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Pryzm Nightclub

Be part of something new. Pryzm is a futuristic, exclusive & innovative nightclub concept within the vibrant city of Leeds….

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O2 Academy

A premier spot to see live music and all the latest bands, the O2 Academy Leeds on Cookridge Street is…

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The Turks Head

Opened in early 2016, The Turk’s Head is already regarded as one the most beautiful bars in Yorkshire, hidden just…

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Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall presents a dazzling array of live music, concerts and events throughout the year in a stunning setting….

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Arts@Trinity

For the last ten years Arts@Trinity has operated successfully as a community arts centre within Holy Trinity Church. It regularly…

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First Direct Arena

First Direct Arena is a major entertainment venue located in the vibrant city centre of Leeds, hosting live music, comedy,…

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Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Located in Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen first opened its doors in 1934 as Leeds Children’s…

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Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet is a powerhouse of inventive dance. Bold and confident in their approach, the performances engage, involve and move…

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Eiger Music Studios

Eiger studios is a multi purpose music complex, comprising of rehearsal spaces, recording studios, a venue, and offering various services…

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Mission Nightclub

Club Mission is recognised as one of the best house clubs in the north of England if not the UK….

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Wharf Chambers

Wharf Chambers Cooperative Club is a bar and multi-use venue in the centre of Leeds run by a workers’ co-op…

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Outlaws Yacht Club

Outlaws Yacht Club is a friendly and quirky bar – Leeds new social hangout. Step in and find a warm…

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The Fenton

Once upon a time in a great land, not far from where you are right now, there was a pub…

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Verve

Friendly, independent bar, serving an extensive choice of bottled and draught beers and incredible cocktails. Verve is renowned for its…

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Inkwell Arts

Creativity is the key to enriching lives and building stronger communities. Inkwell Arts Centre provides a community hub that feeds…

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The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes

The Brotherhood is a celebration of fabulous British food and classic cocktails married up in perfect harmony through the joy…

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Live Art Bistro

Live Art Bistro (LAB) is a new artist run venue built on the premise that the best ideas are forever…

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City Varieties Music Hall

Visitors to Leeds are spoilt for choice for theatre and performance – theatre goers can visit City Varieties Music Hall…

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Wax Bar & Jukejoint

Situated in the thriving Northern Quarter; Wax Bar & Jukejoint is a throwback to the finest styles and sounds of…

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Northern Monk Brewing Co.

Since the 7th century AD monks have produced and sold beer across Europe. In 1086, the Domesday book records the…

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Mean-Eyed Cat Bar

MEAN-EYED CAT BAR PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING A TOTALLY UNPRETENTIOUS AND EFFORTLESSLY COOL DRINKING DEN. THE DECOR INSIDE IS VISUALLY AMAZING, IT…

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Angel of Youths

Angel of Youths launched in October 2011, offering entrepreneurial opportunities for young adults aged 16-30, from deprived or marginalised communities…

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The Chemic Tavern

A friendly real ale pub on the outskirts of the city centre towards the LS6 student land. Free live music…

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Slam Dunk Festival

On 23 May 2015 the Slam Dunk Festival will take over a chunk of Leeds city centre including Millennium Square, O2…

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The Wardrobe

THE WARDROBE OPENED ITS DOORS IN 1999, AND HAS BEEN SERVING UP GREAT DRINKS, GREAT FOOD AND GREAT MUSIC EVER…

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Slate NQ

A vibrant new bar boasting three large outdoor terrace spaces opened in the up and coming area known as the…

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Enjoy Art Space

ENJOY ART SPACE is an artist lead studio and event space split into a project space and studio spaces and a dark room….

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Millennium Square

A multi-functional live event venue and has a standing capacity of 8,000 persons in its concert configuration. The square is currently…

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Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is a vibrant and active Georgian church in the centre of Leeds. The church is a community…

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Leeds Pride

Leeds Pride is an annual Gay Pride celebration held every year in Leeds – Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans*…

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North Bar

The first craft beer bar in Britain? Probably… A great bar serving a ridiculously varied selection of top quality drinks…

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Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade

The annual BIG Leeds Carnival Parade attracts thousands of visitors and revellers very year who flock to the city to take…

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Howard Assembly Room

A beautifully restored, captivating and inspiring performance venue loved equally by performers and guests in the centre of Leeds. The 300…

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Norman Bar

Norman Bar is one of Leeds’ day and night hotspots. Situated right in the heart of the famous Call Lane,…

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Leeds Irish Centre

Today the Leeds Irish Centre boasts a membership of 1150 people, offers 4 function suites, a private members bar, a…

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Brewdog Leeds

The initial foray into one of the North’s most fervent bastions for beer led BrewDog to an iconic old bulding,…

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Crowd of Favours

Just off Kirkgate, the oldest street in Leeds, Crowd of Favours is a great place to kick back and relax…

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Dock 29

An innovative and unique space created for Leeds, Dock 29 is a restaurant/bar with a big personality. A suspended aeroplane,…

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