What's On In: Leeds

Immerse yourself in Leeds' lively music and events scene with our curated range of incredible gigs coming up this year. Whether you're local or visiting soon, secure tickets for an unforgettable experience. Explore diverse acts tailored to various tastes - and if the highlighted options don't pique your interest, check out other exciting happenings in Leeds on See Tickets!



Yard Act

Venue: Millennium Square

When: 3 August 2024

Following a meteoric rise since 2020, Leeds quartet Yard Act will play a huge homecoming event in celebration of the new record 'Where's My Utopia', released in March 2024, the Millennium Square show, 'Here's My Utopia' is the homecoming parade for Yard Act. Don't miss out - they are one of the best live acts in the business!

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Venue: Kirkstall Abbey

When: 26 July 2024

Legendary live act Madness will play a huge outdoor show at Kirkstall Abbey this summer as part of their 'C'est La Vie' tour. Set in the grounds of the Historic site, the show promises to be a memorable one - bringing a bit of madness to Kirkstall Abbey's beautiful surroundings! Tickets are available now.

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Venue: First Direct Arena

When: 9 November 2024

Legendary American rock band Journey will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Freedom Tour to Leeds First Direct Arena later this year, as one of 11 arena shows across the country, culminating in a performance at London’s O2 Arena. Main support comes from the acclaimed Illinois power-pop quartet CHEAP TRICK!

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Venue: Leeds Beckett Students Union

When: 12 September 2024

In 2024, having picked up a new wave of Gen-Z fans via TikTok, shoegaze is one of music’s fastest growing genres. A quarter of a century since originally forming and with a new generation discovering their music, the band are going stronger than ever. As part of their UK tour this year, they will play Leeds Beckett Students Union.

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The Wailers

Venue: O2 Academy Leeds

When: 19 November 2024

The Wailers will play O2 Academy Leeds this November as part of their 2024 UK Tour, commemorating the anniversary of Bob Marley's iconic album 'Legend.' This year, the iconic reggae band celebrates not just the timeless appeal of 'Legend' but also continues to honour the rich legacy of Bob Marley through their music and performances.

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Venue: Leeds Irish Centre

When: 6 June 2024

Following the kaleidoscopic adventure of Villagers’ fifth album 'Fever Dreams', award-winning Dublin singer-songwriter-instrumentalist-dramatist Conor O’Brien returns with the intimate inventory, 'That Golden Time', set for release on May 10th - closely followed by two shows, one of which will take place at Leeds Irish Centre this July.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Venue: Project House

When: 4 July 2024

This July, Unknown Mortal Orchestra play Project House, Leeds. Get ready for a night filled with mesmerizing melodies as the New Zealand psych rock outfit bring their unique blend styles to the stage. Renowned for their impeccable live performances, any UMO show is one you'll never forget! Tickets are available now.

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Real Estate

Venue: Leeds University Stylus, Leeds

When: 4 October 2024

American indie rockers Real Estate will return to the UK for a small tour later this year, including a show at Leeds University Stylus. Let the band's breezy melodies, jangly guitars, relaxed vocals, and hazy, warm vibes take you away for the evening at what is sure to be an incredible show. Grab your tickets now!

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Live at Leeds In The Park

Venue: Temple Newsam

When: 25 May 2024

Live At Leeds: In The Park is back for 2024. Set to transform Temple Newsam Park once again on Saturday 25th May into the ultimate summer all-day festival experience, the festival maintains its sterling reputation as a tastemaker in new music discovery. Among the line-up this year are The Kooks, Declan, McKenna, The Cribs and loads more!

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The Brudenell is a lively and fun loving venue that embraces music and art under a wide and diverse umbrella that has no boundaries. Famous for hosting secret gigs for bands like Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs, the venue has been a centrepiece of the Leeds music scene for a number of years, and hosts events most nights of the week, which are put on by a variety of local promoters, covering a wide spectrum of genres.




When: 9 May 2024

Formed in Portsmouth, UK  by the brother and sister duo of Jim Shaw (drummer, guitarist, programmer) and Alison Shaw  (vocalist, bassist, guitarist), Cranes first appeared in 1986 with ‘Fuse’, a self-released and now highly sought-after cassette of demos. Their sound has been described as a unique mix of art rock and ethereal dream pop. They will be performing at The Brudenell Social Club this May.

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In Colour Festival

When: 11 -12 May 2024

In Colour Festival will take place over two days at The Brudenell, from Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 May. Featuring a huge range of incredible acts such as Bon Enfant, Girl Ray, Do Nothing, Butch Cassidy, Bored At My Grandma's House and loads more, it's set to be a lively weekend. Tickets for the whole weekend are just £28.90, and day tickets are also available for £20.10. Grab them now whilst you still can!

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Mdou Moctar

When: 3 July - 4 September 2024

Originally from Agadez, Niger, Mdou Moctar blend modern rock with the soulful sounds of Tuareg guitar, and in recent years have entranced the world with their unique style of music - notably through their incredible KEXP session in 2022. This September they play a string of shows across the UK. Catch them live at the Brudenell for an electrifying night! Tickets are available now.

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Infinity Song

When: 29 May - 1 June 2024

New York city formed, sibling four-piece Infinity Song have announced their debut UK tour this May and June, stopping off in Leeds at the Brudenell alongside various other venues around the country. Weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of soul, R&B, and folk influences, they're not ones to miss. Grab your tickets now!

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Les Savy Fav

When: 25 May 2024

New York City based indie rock band Les Savy Fav will visit the UK for a show at The Brudenell Social Club in May this year. Influenced by art rock and post-hardcore, the group is especially known for the captivating stage presence of lead singer Tim Harrington. It's not a show to miss. Get your tickets now!

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When: 28 May - 24 October 2024

Also based in New York City, BODEGA pay a visit to the Brudenell Social Club in October this year as part of their upcoming UK Tour. The fiery punks are known for their exhilarating live performances, and these shows promise to be no different. Tickets are available now.

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Hi, I'm Will. I'm a musician, lover of tunes & peep show enthusiast, amongst other less important character traits. Found most content in the pub or on my guitar.

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