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Music Events In Leicester

Upcoming Music Events, Festivals And Concerts In Leicester

Nightlife is not all parties, it is the live music shows, gigs at cafes or a kickass concert. You get to witness the best of the music events in Leicester; from live music to the tours of artists, there is a lot that the city has in store for you. For a different choice of music, there are distinct events in Leicester. For classical music lovers, they have classical music shows and concerts, while for the groovers they have concerts in Leicester to dance your heart out.

The city is never out of stock when it’s music events so get grooving already.




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06 Oct 2023 GREASE Tribute Night with 80s DJ Set Ronnie Roos, Leicester
21 Oct 2023 KINGS OF LEON tribute Ronnie Roos, Leicester
28 Oct 2023 The Absolute STONE ROSES Ronnie Roos, Leicester
01 Dec 2023 DIRTY DANCING tribute by FUFU Sailors Ronnie Roos, Leicester
29 Sep 2023 Mod Story in Anstey Coach And Horses Anstey, Leicester
29 Sep 2023 Stamina Records presents - CHARGED UP CUBE @ BOXED Bar And Venue, Leicester
07 Oct 2023 The Cinelli Brothers The Musician, Leicester
14 Oct 2023 Ministry of Soul- The Sound Of Motown Soul & Disco 2Funky Music Cafe, Leicester
07 Oct 2023 The Marley experience Ronnie Roos, Leicester
20 Oct 2023 Boy George experience Ronnie Roos, Leicester

Music in Leicester

Leicester is a city of music lovers who don’t just listen to music and enjoy music festivals but they pretty much run the music lounges and cafes. Check out these places for yourself! The Shed, The Donkey, and The Soundhouse are among key Leicester music venues. The Shed is Leicester’s oldest music venue, run by a group of music lovers, open 6 days a week as a coffee shop & co-working space transforms into everyone’s favorite nighttime spot. The Donkey in its 200 capacity Victorian room has played host to great acts like Fun Lovin Criminals, Alabama 3, The South, The Dub Pistols, Duke Special, Seth Lakeman, David Ford, Raghu Dixit, Mark Morris, Martin Stephenson, Pete Williams, David Wyatt, The Kirkland Turn, Uncle Frank and By The Rivers. The Soundhouse is an established independent live music venue featuring a mix of local and touring artists in a range of genres to cater to all music tastes, as well as hosts one of the best-loved open mic nights in the city. If you are up for some music lessons check out the Soar Valley Music Centre, they offer lessons and performance opportunities in groups such as Orchestras, Big Band, Chamber Ensembles and Musical Theatre.


Live Music in Leicester

If you love live music, Leicester cafes are your paradise. 2Funky Music Cafe is a 350 capacity live music venue with a balcony/seating area overlooking the stage and run by a passionate team of local Leicester music lovers. They feature local upcoming talent as well as established artists. The Musician is the Midlands premier independent music venue playing live music 6 nights a week, seating capacity of 220 with comfortable seating, and a selection of real ales. The Musician's reputation has been built on attracting the very best homegrown and international performers and regularly featuring everything from contemporary singer-songwriters to rock, blues, folk, ska, punk and from bluegrass, reggae, metal to soul, indie, avant-garde, and Americana. The Cookie is an ideal venue for less crowded club nights and concerts. Boxed Bar and Music Venue, The Swan Pub and Restaurant and Firebug are some more music venues you can check out. 


Music Festivals in Leicester

The Leicester International Music Festival (LIMF), running annually for over 30 years boasts of distinguished Patrons including the composers Sir James McMillan KBE and Thea Musgrave CBE, and BBC Ceramicist, Lars Tharp. LIMF continues to gain international recognition for the high quality of its musical performances, attracting world-class artists to its concerts and assembling a superb team of artists for the September Festival. They host some of the best Leicester concerts. The Music Barn Festival launched in 2013 with the purpose of raising money for a local palliative care hospice, the Cransley Hospice, features a wide variety of music with a mix of established and unsigned upcoming bands, across musical genres.  Fake Festival is a unique kind of Leicester Music Festival, a fun packed music day featuring 6 top UK tribute bands bringing a true summer music festival experience with songs that everybody loves. Music in Leicester (MIL) online magazine, in association with Firebug Leicester & Duffy's Bar, proudly hosts 'LET'S FACE the MUSIC', a celebration of the Leicester live music scene with 13 Acts across 3 Stages.

Where Can I Listen To Live Music In Leicester?

From some of the top music venues hosting concerts and music events in Leicester, we have all that you need.
Enjoy musical nights, karaoke events and concerts at live music venues in Leicester:

  • De Montfort Hall
  • The Pumping Station
  • The Pumping Station - Cropston
  • Stirrup Cup
  • The Shed
  • The Soundhouse Leicester
  • Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Mountsorrel Memorial Centre
  • The Registry
  • 2Funky Music Cafe
  • Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel
  • Elephant & Castle Thurlaston
  • LCB Depot
  • The Hansom Cab Leicester
  • The Musician Pub
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