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The Ticket Stub – Music in Leeds June

The Ticket Stub – Music in Leeds June

Words by
Chapter 81 & Aire Street Studio

The Ticket Stub is back and once again brought to you by Aire Street Studio as they give us a taste of the festivals and gigs coming up in June. 

With the sun dancing around everyone and daylight hours extending, the month of June can promise exciting and thrilling gigs for all music lovers in Leeds. With the city’s stimulating music scenes starting to pick up, it has a pick-a-mix of concerts and gigs, catering to every style and taste.

From the oscillating and original beats of artists such as Kindelan, Dean Lewis, Jen Cloher, Beth Mccharty and Lowes playing in prominent locations such as Brudenell Social Club, O2 Academy Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall, Headrow House, and Hyde Park Book Club between the dates of June 2nd up until the 23rd, alongside many other upcoming and known artists performing, there is bound for you to find the perfect match that would make your ears spike up!

There are also many music-based events happening within the month of June such as Bring up Brazilian beats Leeds, taking place in legendary venues such as Brudenell Social Club and Belgrave Music Hall on the 3rd of June – a massive party filled with classic Brazilian music by iconic artists such as Leci Brandao, Seu Jorge, and Tim Maia (You just can’t resist!).

Another event is Let’s Rock Leeds, located in Temple Newsam on the 17th of June, focusing on bringing you the best of the 80s in a family friendly environment. This family-friendly 80s festival will introduce you to a dazzling line-up of artists such as Soft Cell, Roland Gift, OMD, Janet Kay, and Tony Hadley. On top of that, Let There Be House is coming to the heart of the city, located in the iconic City Varieties Music Hall on the 2nd of June. With the show presenting a full 10-piece band that takes you on a whirlwind of emotions filled with 90s vocal-house rhythms and exerting through great club classics, featuring an outstanding guest DJ – Mr Brandon Block! So, prepare to mark your calendars and nab these tickets as we dig into these captivating music gigs and events heading your way to Leeds in June.

First up is Kindelan, a Yorkshire singer and songwriter, as well as a guitarist who brings authentic and original jazz-infused alternative soul. As she takes on Brudenell Social Club on the 2nd of June, she will have no trouble winning the hearts of the audience with her guitar-based songs and her unique and raw vocals.

Next up is heartthrob Australian singer-songwriter Dean Lewis. With his pop and relatable tunes, that has a catchy twinge to them, you can’t help but to dance and sing along to his music and get lost in the positive atmosphere – taking place in O2 Academy Leeds on the 4th of June.

Moving onto an outstanding Aussie singer-songwriter Jen Cloher, performing at Belgrave Music Hall on the 8th of June. With her alternative indie melodies, audiences naturally gravitate towards her energy and her creative work, you can’t resist delving into the crowd and being part of the moment with her music igniting live art!

Following on is Beth Mccharty, a Yorkshire artist with the ability to captivate an audience with relatable storytelling, through the use of her words in the form of a catchy pop-like rhythm (with a rocky edge) making your hearts do a dozen somersaults. This artist is not one to miss, so clear up your calendar on the 21st of June and head down to Headrow House!

Lastly we have Lowes, an upbeat electronic pop trio filled with beats of euphoria, emotional and honesty, bundled up in authenticity to help radiate comfort and empowerment. Treat and immerse yourself in their music on the 22nd of June at Hyde Park Book Club (I definitely am!)

On top of these, there are also artists that you may already be (very) familiar with. 

First up is, of course, the one and only Elton John! Currently on his Farewell Yellow Brick tour, he makes his way up Leeds on the 6th of June at First Direct Arena. With the singer going to all the places that radiated a sense of nostalgia to him, it’s clear that he will pour his heart out in his performance being in the city – make sure to bring tissues and waterproof mascara.

Next up is an English synth-pop duo based in London, drum roll please… The Pet Shop Boys! This duo is taking over the First Direct Arena on the 24th of June filled with their alternative and indie boppers.

Moving onto a DJ set that is not one to miss – Martin Kemp’s Ultimate Back to The 80s! This set will take place on the 2nd of June in the O2 Academy Leeds so grab them 80s clothes and your dancing shoes, with fancy dress also being encouraged (eek!!), and get lost in a night of pure gold and nostalgia.

Lastly, if you’re a massive fan of heavy metal, you should clear your calendar on the 28th of June because guess who will be there in the First Direct Arena? Iron Maiden! With their tour ‘The Future Past Tour’ ongoing, they are performing in Leeds with the intention of making you live out your picture-perfect metal evening, leaving you with a thrilling adrenaline rush!

So if you or someone you know loves to have a boogie or two, support these fantastic artists and events within these thrilling venues, get on over there! Tag us with your photos, reels and reviews.


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