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Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and The Twang

We are opening up our gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August. Join us for a summer of fun…

Indie icons, Kaiser Chiefs continue their reign of being one of Britain’s most treasured bands. They will be performing tracks from across their extensive catalogue of work, hot on the heels of the release of their new album.

The Vaccines come to De Montfort Hall’s gardens followingtheir sold-out 2019 tour. The return to their roots with new album Combat Sports; ranging from pure rock nroll through to powerpop. They are without a doubt one of the biggest and mostadored British Bands of 21st century.

Birmingham rockers The Twang formed in 2004 and are best known for songs including Twit Twoo, Elusive Soul and Put It On The Dancefloor.

Tickets £48.50 in advance 

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
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18/08/2019 17:00
Groove Armada (DJ Set), Pete Tong and Danny Howard

De Montfort Hall are opening up their gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August #gigsinthegardens...

Friday 23 August: Groove Armada (DJ Set), Pete Tong, Danny Howard

Groove Armada
Groove Armada have been one of the best loved and biggest selling dance acts for more than two decades.

Andy Cato and Tom Findlay began putting 12 inches together for London clubbers in the mid-90s before striking gold with downbeat anthem At The River.

Seven albums later, the duo continue to push their mellifluous beats and blazing live shows for the enchantment of dance fans the world over.  

Pete Tong
Few dance DJs can claim the influence that Pete Tong has commanded for the past 20 years.

As the scene’s global ambassador, Pete Tong’s Essential Mix continues to act as taste setter while the DJ, now resident in the US, continues to push boundaries – in the clubs and on the radio - for all denominations of electronic dance music.

Danny Howard
Dance music broadcaster, DJ and producer Danny Howard gets a million listeners tuning in to his Saturday afternoon Dance Anthems slot on Radio 1.

His work as a music producer has seen him garner a global audience and was helped in no small way when dance music legend Erick Prydz asked Danny to remix Break Down The Doors.

These days Danny is capitalising on the re-emergent electronic dance scene with summer dates across the UK and Europe.

Tickets £38.50 in advance

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23/08/2019 17:00
BBC Introducing

De Montfort Hall are opening up their gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August #gigsinthegardens...

Saturday 24 August - a day of up and coming artists, curated by BBC Music Introducing... East Midlands

Demons Of Ruby Mae

The Leicester-born musicians Jonny Gavin and Adam Rowley are eletronic-indie band Demons Of Ruby Mae. The band have been in the studio working with producer Phil Bulleyment (Gaz Coombes, The Slow Readers Club, Blossoms) and are expected to release their 2nd album in 2020 after a string of singles throughout 2019. Getting exposure through US hit series ‘Suits’, their hit ‘Beneath The Surface’ gained them critical acclaim globally.

Harri Georgio

With the energy of a live dance act, matched with lyrical verses and Reggae infused melodies, UK artist & producer Harri Georgio sits in a lane all of his own. Taking influence from Rap, Reggae, Rock and Electronic Music, Harri’s self-produced and distinctive sound has received support from the likes of David Rodigan, BBC Introducing, Radio 1Xtra and international blogs including Reggaeville.

Judith Ude

Judith's voice is her main instrument and so she layers vocal loops, Celtic harp and samples to create her sound. Her African heritage, gospel singing roots, faith, and love of classical music, all comes out in her music. Lyrically, her songs are rooted in love, hope and positivity.

Mason Bailey

Is a pop singer songwriter from Leicester who has been in the process of creating his debut EP. Last year he entered a competition called Teen Star and made it to the grand final. After that competition he toured with Peter Andre performing all over the country.

Oceans Apart

Oceans apart focus on bringing a strong rock sound to their music with melody still and catchy choruses and a mix of new modern samples. The band put on a high energy performance where they try to whip up any crowd they are placed in front of.

Ro Jordan

Ro Jordan is a 20 year old singer-songwriter originally from Leicester. With the looks of a young artist, and the experience of an old pro, Ro seems to have created a formidable buzz in and around Leicester with her soulful, 90s Hip-Hop/Pop influenced music.

Tickets £20 in advance
Under 18s £5
Under 5s free but still require a ticket

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24/08/2019 12:00
Years & Years, Jax Jones and Nina Nesbitt

Synth-pop outfit Years & Years’ sound has been described as electropop mixing R&B and 90s house sounds. Their biggest single King from their debut record reached number one in the UK singles and made top 10 charts around the world.

With their second album PaloSanto, lead singer Olly Alexander’s creativeambition has found its pure physical pulse. Years and Years have crafted theirown special landmarks that feel intuitively connected to great British popclassicism while standing bolt upright on a world stage next to Drake, TheWeeknd and Rihanna.

The confidence that propels the full-blooded fantasia of Palo Santo connects to where we are as a country, as a world, at a stark moral cross roads, between left and right, old and young, hypocrisy and truth, rightand wrong. It is about pop music taking the reigns, steering us out of theterrestrial universe and rethinking everything from the outside. It’s about outlier pop as futurism, once more, about offering solutions when the world is failing you.

Ultimately, it is driven by a deeply personal and only occasionally otherworldly life force. “Now I’m not afraid of what people think of me,” says Olly Alexander. “That’s a new feeling for me.”

Jax Jones
brings a compellingly idiosyncratic approach to pop music, underpinned by a belief that pop — and house, and every other sort of music — is at its best when the rules are bent slightly out of shape. Peppered with London slang and pop culture references that didn’t always make sense to other writers who just wanted their songs to hit as many demographics as possible, Jax’ unique songs resonate with his thousands of fans.

“I try to make everything super real,” Jax says. “When youmake it colloquial and conversational it doesn’t sound like traditional writing.” And that, he says, is where the magic comes from. “I used to rein myself in,” he acknowledges. “When I was starting out in the music industry I’d be ashamed of how I spoke —  this Chinese Turkish boy from south east London who could solve the mysteries of quantum mechanics, but nobody would listen because of how he spoke. It felt like a real boys’ club for privately-educated people talking about Chelsea.” And now? “Now it feels like the music industry’s gone rogue,” he grins. “One of my favouritethings about success is that I can finally act like the person I truly am.”

Nina Nesbitt
Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt has been taking the world by storm. It's been non-stop for Nina since signing her new deal with Cooking Vinyl, a tour of the US with Jake Bugg, sold-out UK and US headline tours, winning the Evolution Award at the SSE Scottish Music Awards, covers of tmrw magazine and Rollacoaster, BBC Breakfast, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. To top it off, she was asked to collaborate with emerging female artists, Sasha Sloan and Charlotte Lawrence on a new track ‘Psychopath’ for the launch of Spotify ‘Louder Together’ – Nina’s reach globally has also been illustrated by the reports of both Spotify and Apple promoting Nina’s single in New York’s Times Square on huge billboards. 

Tickets £48.50 in advance

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25/08/2019 17:00
Bardi Symphony Orchestra

We are opening up our gardens for a series of large-scale outdoor events this August. Join us this summer for #gigsinthegardens...

Monday 26 August: Bardi Symphony Orchestra: music from stage and screen

The Bardi Symphony Orchestra are promising a spectacular finale to our Gigs in the Gardens summer series.

The local musicians will be performing a raft of popular film and stage classics before a firework encore.

The performance’s first half will feature The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back, Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission, The Lion King Suite, Moon River, the Les Miserables suite, plus music from Out Of Africa and Pirates Of The Caribbean.

The second half will include scores from The Big Country, West Side Story, The Pink Panther and Phantom of the Opera, a James Bond medley and a singalong finale from The Sound of Music.

For the firework encore, the audience will be treated to some of film composer John Williams’ most popular works, including Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and ET.

Tickets £10
Children under 18 go free but still require a ticket

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26/08/2019 17:00
The Next Step
Following the success of The Next Step Live UK tour in 2017 and continued ratings success on CBBC, the A-Troupe dancers have today announced that The Next Step will return with a brand new live show for 2019 - Absolute Dance Live On Stage.

Featuring nine of the cast this is a brand-new show that offers fans a chance to get up close and personal with cast members from the global hit TV series. The 90-minute stage show features solos, duets, trios, and group numbers choreographed to popular hit songs along with original music from the show.

Cast members starring in the expanded live stage show in October 2019 include: Isaiah Peck (Henry), Shelby Bain (Amy), Alexandra Chaves (Piper), Berkley Ratzlaff (Davis), Sage Linder (Summer), Dylan Ratzlaff (Jacquie), Liam Mackie (Finn) and Noah Zulfikar (Kingston).

The show will also star Briar Nolet (Richelle) who recently wowed judges and executive producer Jennifer Lopez with her latest performance during the Redemption round on America’s favourite dance show, World of Dance.

Tickets £44 £31.50
VIP upgrade - extra £72.50 - available via VIP Nation only





21/10/2019 18:30
Fascinating Aïda
They're back at last!

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour.

With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical - the glamour is unstoppable.

With three Olivier Award nominations and over 25 million YouTube and Facebook hits for Cheap Flights and their incredibly rude Christmas song how can you possibly miss them?

"Cabaret Heaven." ***** Metro

"Outrageous... seductive." **** Guardian

"I can’t recommend this show highly enough." ***** Mail on Sunday

"Hilarious." **** Telegraph

"Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone." ***** Times

£26.50


06/02/2020 19:30
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Who is to blame for the worldwide phenomena of ukulele orchestras and ukulelemania?

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain!

Tap your toes with the royalty of the ukulele scene, the independent rock-stars of the bonsai guitar, who have plucked and sung, joked and whistled with Clean Bandit, Robbie Williams, Madness, Cat Stevens, The Ministry of Sound and Blue Peter.

The world’s very first Ukulele Orchestra is not just about ukuleles; it is about entertainment, joy, fun, strum and artistry.

Tickets £27 £25
Group Offer - Groups of 10+ receive 10% off tickets

07/02/2020 19:30
Comedy Club 4 Kids

Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club 4 Kids!

Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!

"A highlight for children... giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club." The Guardian

"The perfect way to entertain the whole family." Three Weeks

"The ethos is just right." The Daily Telegraph

"This show was great!" 

The Scotsman

Tickets

£8

Family of four £20



15/02/2020 13:30
Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John
It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a seven-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod Gilbert. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke...called John.

This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense. Tour extended due to phenomenal demand. 

As seen on 'Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience', ‘'Would I Lie to You?’, 'Taskmaster’, ‘Qi’, 'The Apprentice: You’re Fired’, 'Live at The Apollo', 'Have I Got News for You?’, and much more…

"Darkly hilarious. Gilbert's most satisfying show for a decade. It's good to have him back." Times

"Volcanic, high octane humour. Uproariously funny."
Guardian

"Britain's crossest comic roars back in style. Hilarious tour-de-force."
 Telegraph

Tickets £29

Please note this is the same show as March 2019

22/02/2020 20:00
Susan Boyle The Ten Tour
Singing sensation Susan Boyle returns to the stages of the UK and with her dazzling new show, part of The TEN Tour celebrating an incredible decade in the music industry.

Featuring her greatest hits and some phenomenal new genres of music, Susan Boyle will be sure to leave you in awe, just as she did ten years ago, stepping on to the Britain’s Got Talent stage.

Tickets £56.50 £46.50 £34 

 

19/03/2020 19:30
Riverdance

A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance.

Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the groundbreaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. Twenty-five years on, both new and devoted fans of all ages will once again fall in love with the magic of Riverdance – the original, the best.

£54.50 tiered stalls, front circle

£49 side circles, rear circle and upper circle

£39.50 upper circle


19/05/2020 to 21/05/2020