Ah, Leeds. The London of the North. We love you for so many reasons; your accents, your strict rules on the brewing of tea, your friendliness and your eclectic mix of city skylines and countryside landscapes. But one of the major reasons why Leeds attracts so much attention, especially from students, is the amazing nights out, gigs, live performances and entertainment scenes in general. Have a glance below, where we’ve compiled our favourite upcoming events in Leeds up until April.
Jungle Jam 14th Birthday @ Mint Warehouse, LS11 9UD
If you’re looking for an all night and all morning rave with a bit of everything thrown in, then look no further. Friday 15th of February sees Jungle Jam’s 14th birthday celebrated at one of Leeds’ most iconic night spots, Mint Warehouse. The main headliner is DJ Hype, infamous for his jungle remixes of old school garage and dance classics. Other acts include Randall, Breakage (jungle set), Kenny Ken, Ragga Twins and Unglued. This is set to be a night of amazing tracks, entertainment and euphoria. Look out for additional features such as a Caribbean BBQ with all the trimmings, free giveaways and insane visuals. Entry is open from 10pm until the following 5am. Tickets are currently on last release, so be quick! Find them here.
World renowned, Grammy award nominated electro-house DJ Steve Aoki is gracing Leeds with a performance at Stylus on Monday 18th of February. Aoki has collaborated with the likes of pop-sensations such as Louis Tomlinson and BTS, so his gig at Leeds is much-anticipated. The performance comes ahead of his album release, which features collaborations with Blink-182, Mike Posner and Lady Antebellum to name but a few. Tickets for this event are expected to fly off the website due to his sudden rise in popularity, so make sure you check them out quickly. Find tickets here.
Professor Green @ The Wardrobe, LS9 8AH
As one of the UK’s most prolific rap artists to date, Professor Green is coming to Leeds on Tuesday 19th of February. After a well earned break from the music scene, the Hackney-born artist is back and ready to blow minds with his thought-provoking lyrics and evocative stage presence during his UK tour. A remainder of tickets are still available for the gig but, again, these are expected to go fast due to Pro Green’s popularity. Cool facts: he’s already released two top-3 albums, racked up 3.5 million combined sales in the UK alone and has presented six critically acclaimed documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. Tickets are on sale here.
Thursday 7th of March sees Leeds’ 02 Academy play host to one of the UK’s most relevant grime MCs on the scene, AJ Tracey. After being involved with his first pirate radio scene in 2014, AJ has been on the rise ever since, with some of his most popular songs finishing in high positions in the UK’s top 40 charts. Tracey’s performance in Leeds follows his hotly anticipated self-titled debut album release which dropped this month, and is sure to pull in the fans to his live performances everywhere. Interested? Grab your tickets here.
Anne Marie @ Leeds O2 Academy, LS2 3AW
Electro/pop/hip hop princess Anne Marie is due to perform in Leeds on Wednesday 27th of March as part of her 2019 ‘Speak Your Mind’ tour. The British songstress has proven her popularity by topping the charts with multiple singles, which lyrically focus on girl power and the ability to overcome heart break. With nearly 300,000 Spotify followers, she’s definitely one to watch throughout 2019/2020. Get your tickets before they sell out here.
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