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25th July

Festival report

The Brandy Thieves at Simon Says 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira Photography.

The Brandy Thieves at Simon Says 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira Photography.

After two days of Simon Says we begin our coverage of the festival in Leicester today.

16th July

We follow the music out of town

The Harmonics lead singer George Ramplin at Enderby festival, July 2016

The Harmonics lead singer George Ramplin at Enderby festival, July 2016

to the village of Enderby for a day of live music.

Local band hits the headline

Conor and Tom on stage at The Cookie, 16th July 2016

Conor and Tom on stage at The Cookie, 16th July 2016

One out-of-town band, one band from the ‘States and one from Leicester. It’s the kind of thing that makes our city an interesting place for music.

Aztec Temples at The Cookie.

8th July

Irene Rae in Leicester

Irene Rae at the Musician, 8th July 2016. Photo: © Pascal Pereira Photography

Irene Rae at the Musician, 8th July 2016.
Photo: © Pascal Pereira Photography

We talk to the singer Irene Rae

Western Park

Idle Empire playing at the Western Park festival 2016. Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Idle Empire playing at the Western Park festival 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira photography.

Our report on the music that formed part of the festival held on Western Park nears completion.

July might be cold and wet but…

Kevin Hewick at The Criterion - 9th July 2016. Photo: Keith Jobey

Kevin Hewick at The Criterion – 9th July 2016.
Photo: Keith Jobey

Leicester’s live music scene is full of warmth and vitality.

It’s June

Jack Gittins of Fallacy, The Shed, 16th June

Jack Gittins of Fallacy, The Shed, 16th June

and the music scene is blooming.

Leicester’s got bands

The Dogz of Rock, Pi Bar, 4th June

The Dogz of Rock, Pi Bar, 4th June

See our list of local rock bands.

Wanna see a band?

Lacura at The Cookie - 6th May 2016. Photo: Keith Jobey

Lacura at The Cookie – 6th May 2016.
Photo: Keith Jobey

Go to a gig.

Leicester is urban

Deadeye

Leicester singer Deadeye in 2013

Hip-hop, rap, reggae, ska – Leicester’s got it all.

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