Leeds has a thriving live music scene with a host of exciting venues, from the intimate Brudenell Social Club to the vast First Direct Arena.
You’ll find live music in Leeds every night of the week at a wide range of pubs, clubs and theatres. The charming Brudenell Social Club is the epicentre of the city’s music culture. There have been secret gigs here from Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs, giving gig-goers a unique opportunity to witness intimate performances in the quirky space of a traditional working men’s club.
The O2 Academy is a magnificent theatre-style venue while the First Direct Arena is a vast space used to hosting the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Pharrell Williams. Every August the three-day Leeds Festival sees thousands of fans descend on Bramham Park to see the world’s biggest names in rock and indie.
Leeds is in west Yorkshire and can easily be reached by direct train from London in less than 3 hours.
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