What's On In: Leeds (March - June 2022)



One of the most exciting, cultural and vibrant northern cities, Leeds has a constant and eclectic mix of events in its calendar. Whether you're looking for an electrifying rock show, the very best in drag, comedians to make you howl, or an orchestral phenomenon, we've got a show that you'll enjoy.

If none of this takes your fancy, be sure to have a browse on seetickets.com for any other shows taking place in Leeds between March and June and grab a ticket for an event today - we're certain it's well overdue!

Events In Leeds

 

MUSIC & FESTIVALS

 

Tim BurgessTim Burgess

When: Thu 16 Jun
Where: Brudenell Social Club

The Charlatans frontman and solo musician in his own right, Tim Burgess, will be heading out on a UK tour in June and November this year, stopping off at Leeds' Brudenell Social Club. He'll no doubt be performing the very best of his five solo albums and, with a bit of luck, a number of classic Charlatans tunes too. Don't miss it!

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Emeli SandeEmeli Sandé

When: Wed 18 May
Where: Leeds Uni Stylus

British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's 'Brighter Days' tour will hit the road in the UK this May, kicking off at Leeds' Uni Stylus. This comes after news of her forthcoming album 'Lets Say For Instance', which will be released just ahead of the tour commencing. She'll also be revisiting Leeds later on in the tour, stopping off at City Varieties Music Hall.

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SilkySilky

When: Tue 24 May
Where: The Wardrobe

Rising UK rapper Silky has just announced a number of headline shows across the UK in 2022, including a stop off at The Wardrobe! The artist has built a reputation around an impressive catalogue of releases and a long list of club and festival appearances over recent years, so don't miss your chance to see him in an intimate space this May.

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Red Rum ClubRed Rum Club

When: Wed 27 Apr
Where: Leeds Uni Stylus

Through extensive touring and regular releases, Red Rum Club have built a huge following, and continually sell out numerous venues nationwide. During their headlining tour of the UK this April and May, Red Rum Club will make an appearance at Leeds Uni Stylus, so don't miss the band, who recently supported Circa Waves, live this spring!

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Kae TempestKae Tempest

When: Wed 11 May
Where: Leeds Uni Stylus

To coincide with the release of their latest album 'The Line Is A Curve', musician, poet, author and heralded UK artist Kae Tempest will hit the road this spring for an extensive UK and Ireland tour, making a welcome stop at Leeds Uni Stylus. You won't want to miss this show!

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Sean PaulSean Paul

When: Sun 17 Apr
Where: First Direct Arena

Award-winning, global icon Sean Paul heads out on his much anticipated UK arena tour this spring in support of his 8th studio album. You'll be able to see his show-stopping live show at Leeds' First Direct Arena, for what is bound to be a truly unforgettable night with none other than Sean Kingston in support.

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Bloc PartyBloc Party

When: Sat 04 Jun
Where: O2 Academy Leeds

Bloc Party have announced tour dates for May and June 2022, including a show at the O2 Academy Leeds. It will be their first tour since their huge 2019 shows, where they performed their seminal debut album 'Silent Alarm' in full. See the indie icons for yourself on their 2022 tour.

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Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae

When: Mon 25 Apr
Where: O2 Academy Leeds

Grammy and MOBO Award-winning global superstar and singer-songwriter Corrine Bailey Rae will be bringing her critically heralded music to Leeds' O2 Academy this April. Having collaborated with some of the most applauded musicians of all time, including Stevie Wonder, Paul Weller, and Mary J Blige, a Corrine Bailey Rae show is not to be missed!

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Alt JAlt-J

When: Mon 09 May
Where: O2 Academy Leeds

Since the release of debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’ back in 2012, Leeds formed alt-j have gone onto the be the forerunners of British indie-rock. The Mercury Prize winners have since released ‘This Is All Yours’, ‘Relaxer’ and most recently ‘The Dream’. Their live performances are simply sensational: a must-see spectacular.

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Mayday ParadeMayday Parade

When: Thu 02 Jun
Where: Leeds Beckett Students Union

US pop-punk legends head to the UK in 2022, for a series of electric live shows, stopping off at Leeds Beckett Students Union in June. The tour comes in support of the album 'What It Means To Fall Apart', released back in November, which Alt Press praised as "full of feel-good tunes that testify to the band’s quintessential sound."

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You Me At SixYou Me At Six

When: Wed 01 Jun
Where: Temple Newsam

In celebration of a decade since the release of ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, the brilliant You Me At Six will be performing the record in full - alongside some hand-picked favourites - at Temple Newsam this June! The album is home to huge hits such as ‘No One Does It Better’, ‘Reckless’, ‘Loverboy’ and ‘Bite My Tongue’ and we cannot wait to hear them live.

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Kate NashKate Nash

When: Tue 31 May
Where: The Wardrobe

Singer-songwriter, actor and activist Kate Nash has announced her first UK live dates in years! The announcement follows the release of her cinematic and lushly melancholic second single ‘Horsie’ taken from her forthcoming new album, due out later this year. Kate is known for her high energy live shows, so don't sleep on this one and grab a ticket today!

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The ScriptThe Script

When: Fri 20 May
Where: First Direct Arena

As part of their Greatest Hits UK tour, The Script will be stopping off in Leeds on Friday 20th May. Expect to hear all the classic cuts from the trio’s catalogue, including ‘Hall Of Fame’, ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’, ‘Breakeven’ and so many more! Don't miss out, this is bound to be one of the stand out shows of the year.

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Against The CurrentAgainst The Current

When: Fri 08 Apr
Where: Leeds Uni Stylus

Led by singer Chrissy Costanza, alongside Dan Gow and Will Feri, Against The Current have quickly established themselves as an original force known for their thrilling live shows. They will be stopping of in Leeds on Friday 8th April this year to celebrate their latest EP ‘Fever’, grab your tickets now!

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The War On DrugsThe War on Drugs

When: Sat 16 Apr
Where: First Direct Arena

Following the release of 2021 album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, The War On Drugs are set to play their largest UK shows, including a headline performance at Leeds' First Direct Arena. The band's vast soundscapes, rich instrumentation and mesmerising, storytelling lyricism - alongside subtle nods to rock bands of yesteryear - truly sets them apart.

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Slam Dunk FestivalSlam Dunk Festival Leeds

When: Fri 03 Jun
Where: Temple Newsam

Packed with the best in pop punk, alt-rock and metal, Slam Dunk returns to Temple Newsam and brings with it an array of long-time favourites such as Sum-41, Alexisonfire, Neck Deep and The Wonder Years – as well as emerging talent like Kenny Hoopla, Hot Milk and more! Slam Dunk is once again a must-see event for pop punk fans.

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Live at Leeds In The ParkLive at Leeds In The Park

When: Sat 04 Jun
Where: Temple Newsam

For its maiden edition, Live At Leeds In the Park have confirmed some of the most loved acts. Bombay Bicycle Club, Arlo Parks and Nothing But Thieves will be heading to Temple Newsam for what promises to be a summer highlight. They'll be joined by the likes of Sea Girls, Easy Life and Confidence Man. Don't miss it!

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Gold Sounds Festival LeedsGold Sounds Festival

When: Sat 20 Apr
Where: Various Venues

Gold Sounds returns to Leeds this April, now bigger than ever, taking place at both Leeds Uni Stylus as well as the familiar surroundings of Leeds' famous Brudenell Social Club. Hosting some of the most exciting current acts from the world of post-punk, noise, garage rock and outsider indie, for an all day event to kick start festival season.

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EVENTS & COMEDY

 

Europe's Strongest ManEurope's Strongest Man

When: Sat 02 Apr
Where: First Direct Arena

Coming back from a hugely successful 2021, the Giants Live World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour is bigger, better, and stronger than ever in 2022! The First Direct Arena in Leeds has been home to many memorable moments in Strongman history, and this year it's back to host the Europe's Strongest Man competition in April.

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Planet Earth IIPlanet Earth II

When: Thu 24 Mar
Where: First Direct Arena

Planet Earth II Live in Concert is set to thrill audiences across the UK in 2022! Heading to Leeds' First Direct Arena, the spectacular live concert will be hosted by science and natural history TV presenter Liz Bonnin, with behind the scenes insights from Mike Gunton, the executive producer of the BAFTA and EMMY® award-winning BBC television series.

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Boulet BrothersThe Boulet Brothers' Dragula

When: Mon 28 Mar
Where: The Warehouse

Horror drag icons The Boulet Brothers bring their twisted troupe to the UK for the official season 4 tour of Dragula, heading to The Warehouse in Leeds! Expect the top three supermonsters from the season alongside The Boulet Brothers for a night of Drag, Filth, Horror and Glamour for this extravagant performance!

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Pick'n'MixPick'n'Mix - Ella, Choriza, River & Vanity

When: Mon 14 Mar
Where: Leeds Uni Stylus

'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' supergroup from season three PICK 'N' MIX are hitting the road on their official headline tour! Throughout March 2022 you can see Ella Vaday, Choriza May, River Medway & Vanity Milan bringing an action packed show for you including the debut live performance of their chart topping single 'B.D.E (Big Drag Energy)'.

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Lou SandersLou Sanders: One Word: Wow

When: Thu 03 Mar
Where: City Varieties

Lou Sanders returns to UK stages with her brand new show 'One Word: Wow'. As seen on 'Taskmaster' (Channel 4), 'QI' (BBC Two), 'Travel Man' (Channel 4) and co-host of Mel Giedroyc’s 'Unforgivable' (Dave), Lou thinks it's time for a little get together; so pull up a chair, get all cosy and let her tell you about the time she gave a horse a boner.

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Guz KhanGuz Khan: Work In Progress

When: Sun 20 Mar
Where: The Wardrobe

Guz Khan brings his big screen persona and BAFTA-nominated hilarity to The Wardrobe in Leeds this March. Catch fresh material from the comedian before anyone else as he prepares for his comedy special. The 'Work in Progress' tour is a chance to see Guz at his most raucous and rawest.

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Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin: No Devices Connected

When: Wed 22 Jun
Where: City Varieties

Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'The Goldbergs', Jeff Garlin, has announced his first UK stand up tour since 2017. The ‘No Device Connected’ tour will see this globally recognised star head to Leeds' City Varieties this June. You might recognise Jeff Garlin from the likes of ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘Entourage’.

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Alfie BrownAlfie Brown: Sensitive Man

When: Sun 05 Mar
Where: The Wardrobe

After his last sold-out tour garnered incredible reviews, Alfie is taking his brand new show on tour around the UK and Europe. Does emotion help us make moral judgments? In this brand-new show, Alfie will address this question. He will address this question using jokes. Don't miss it, coming soon to The Wardrobe.

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Ed GambleEd Gamble: Electric

When: Fri 22 Apr
Where: City Varieties

After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol' Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another round of attention seeking. See Ed Gamble - co-host of the award-winning mega-hit podcast 'Off Menu' with James Acaster and 'Taskmaster' champion - at Leeds' City Varieties this April!

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Paul ChowdhryPaul Chowdhry: Family-Friendly Comedian

When: Sun 17 Apr
Where: City Varieties

Following his global smash hit ‘Live Innit’, Star of 'Taskmaster' & the first British-Asian stand-up to sell-out London’s The SSE Arena, Wembley is back and will perform at City Varieties in Leeds. With two years of pent up killer material, Paul tackles the UK’s handling of the pandemic, why the rules of six only worked for white people, fame, England football fans and more.

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Mark WatsonMark Watson: This Can't Be It

When: Sun 05 Jun
Where: City Varieties

Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy, as 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and "No More Jockeys" cult leader - Mark Watson - attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. See him at Leeds City Varieties and get ready for some serious laughs!

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Jeff DunhamJeff Dunham: Seriously!?

When: Sun 15 May
Where: First Direct Arena

Record-breaking, comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters to the UK in 2022. America's favourite ventriloquist will finish up his 'Seriously!?' tour at Leeds First Direct Arena. In addition to his usual cast of accomplices, the tour will see the introduction of the newest member of the troupe, "Larry."

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