Leeds Live Event List 2018/2019

Leeds, the third largest city in England with a population of 800,000 is a city brimming with talent in both music and art. The home of the Kaiser Chiefs and singer Corinne Mae Bailey, Leeds has an impressive and diverse cultural scene that is a big draw for some of the best names in the live entertainment industry.

Live Comedy

30 June 2018: The Comedy Sessions invites you to join Andy Askins, Glenn Wool and Andre Vincent as they bring their latest acts that will have you laughing until it hurts! At Seven Arts.

David O'Doherty performs his 'You have to Laugh' show.

23 October 2018: David O'Doherty also brings his show 'You have to Laugh' to the great venue that is Aspire. O'Doherty is a quirky, multi-award winning Irish musician, actor and comedian. Enjoy the daft little songs performed on a cumbersome 1986 keyboard, combined with traditional stand-up. Witness a truly unique view of the world from one of the best in the business. At Seven Arts.

13 December 2018: Pete Firman, comedian and magician, star of BBC 1's Magicians, brings together weird tricks and a brash performance at Seven Arts.

Music concerts

12 October 2018: Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers, probably Leeds most entertaining, educating, daring, deft, daft, and seriously surreal band you will ever have the pleasure of watching. With special guest, Rory James Scammell. At Belgrave Music Hall.

John Wilson's unique orchestra

9 December 2018: John Wilson & the John Wilson Orchestra celebrate the history of Hollywood from the dawn of the talkies right through to the 60s. At Belgrave Music Hall.

20 December: Haiku Salut: Christmas Lamp Show. This instrumental trio perform on a stage full of vintage lamps of various sizes which are programmed to flash, fade and flicker in time to the music, which is spell-binding. At Belgrave Music Hall


30 June 2018: Spice Girls Tribute Party Night at the Belgrave Music Hall- Includes Back To the 90's party disco. The Spice Girls tribute party night will bring everything you love about this ground-breaking girl band and perform it with incredible energy. This talented tribute band will have you convinced you have been taken a step back to the 90’s as they play the familiar songs that you know and love.

8 September 2018: Bon Jovi Tribute Night - Bon Giovi, a full-time Bon Jovi tribute, who’ve played the world include Dubai and Russia, provide a great night of live music. At Seven Arts.

17 November 2018: Jazz At Heart is the Matt Anderson Quartet featuring four young musicians who are all bandleaders and composers in their own right. Taking inspiration from sources as wide-ranging as Wayne Shorter, folk music of the British Isles, the European jazz scene and groove/rock music to create their own original pieces. At Belgrave Music Hall.


 Leeds Centenary Music Festival

22 July 2018: Delights of the Duke, with Alan Barnes and his Ellingtonians. Duke Ellington and the Queen met in 1958 in Leeds, both guests of honour at the finale of the Leeds Centenary Music Festival. The Duke wrote The Queens Suite a year later and whilst it’s little known, Alan Barnes and his Ellingtonians play it as part of their set.

Hear Alan Barnes and his all-star ensemble play the best of British jazz. The Ellingtonians include Bruce Adams trumpet, Mark Nightingale trombone, Karen Sharp saxephone and clarinet, Robert Fowler saxephone and clarinet, David Newton piano, Simon Thorpe bass and Clark Tracey drums. At Belgrave Music Hall.

18 August 2018: Cabaret Extravaganza offers two hours of intense thrilling burlesque and cabaret, featuring international and award-winning burlesque from Ebony Silk, Trash Valentine, Bella A Gogo, Dolly Trolley, Oedipussi Rex, Mrs No Overall, Angelique Dominique, Lolita Laytex, Felicity Felicis, Ruby L'Amour. Be ready for a real adventure. At Belgrave Music Hall.

8 December 2018: Hosted by Sally Bankes (East is East/Coronation Street). Get into the Christmas spirit with variety acts in an evening of entertainment to be remembered forever featuring Marti Webb (Tell Me on a Sunday), Barbara Nice (Comedian), Chris Howard (Jesus Christ Superstar), Steve Day (Comedian), Bollywood Dreams Dance and a live band. At Belgrave Music Hall.

23 February 2019: Jimmy Frinton and friends are back with their brand new comedy, cabaret and all-round entertainment show. At Aspire.