If live music is your thing, Leeds is the city for you.
Opening in 2013 with a legendary concert by Bruce Springsteen, and followed by an abundance of international superstars including the late, great Prince, First Direct Arena is the best place to catch big name acts, while smaller venues such as O2 Academy, Brudenell Social Club and Belgrave Music Hall offer more intimate gigs and the chance to discover up-and-coming talent before they hit the big time.
During the summer, Leeds is home to the UK’s number one music festival, Leeds Festival, but also holds smaller festivals such as punk and emo offering SlamDunk and Cocoon in The Park, an annual gathering of the biggest names in house and techno.
Hoping to catch a show in Leeds? Leeds Grand Theatre is home to the critically acclaimed Opera North and Northern Ballet Theatre, performing throughout the year alongside an array of national touring drama companies, West End musical theatre groups, musicians and comedians. Everything from music to magic, comedy and cabaret can all be found at City Varieties Music Hall, while West Yorkshire Playhouse welcomes a wide range of productions from all over the globe.LESS INFORMATION