Festivals 2013

The band at Wheatfest

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This post gathers together all the reports we did on music festivals in 2013

Festival reports 2013

Cosby Big Love 2013

See our report on the Cosby Festival

Download 2013

The main page for Download Festival

Download on Friday

Download on Saturday

Download on Sunday

Foxton Locks 2013

The Foxton Locks festival

Glastonblaby 2013

See our report on the Glastonblaby festival

Glastonbudget 2013

Glastonbudget Festival-  Friday

Glastonbudget Festival – Saturday

Glastonbudget Festival – Sunday

Handmade Festival in Leicester

Handmade Festival 2013

Hinckley Music Festival

Festival report home page

On Friday

On Saturday

On Sunday

Eyres Monsel Festival

Monsfest 2013

Oxjam Leicester Takeover

Our main page of reports on the Oxjam Festival in October

Riverside Festival

Riverside Festival 2013

Riverside Festival on Saturday

Riverside festival on Sunday

Strawberry Fields Festival





Western Park

Report on the Western Park festival

Y Not Festival

Read George Mander’s report on the Y Not Festival, 2013.

Festival news from 2013

29th November 2013

News update

Kasabian to appear at Victoria Park

Today’s Leicester Mercury web site reports that Kasabian is to perform at a Festival planned to take place on Victoria Park in the summer of 2014.  The festival is being planned by Live Nation. The band’s performance is said to be on 21st June 2014.

Leicester City Council’s planning committee agreed with Live Nation to cut the event down to one day, following complaints from residents about noise and traffic.

The event is now being marketed as a ‘Kasabian gig’ rather than as a festival and is being described on ticketing web site as Kasabian Summer Solstice.

A hearing for the licence took place overseen by the city’s council yesterday (November 25) morning. Live Nation faced objections from a handful of local residents.

But now the company has been granted a licence for the gig, with Kasabian set to be preceeded by a run of support acts reports Music Week.

According to Ticketmaster ‘The Event is not suitable for young children. Children under 5 (Aged 4 or below) are NOT permitted at Kasabian: Summer Solstice. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18 or over) at all times.’ Special tickets are being made available for spectators requiring access for people with disabilities.

City residents tickets with postcode’s commencing LE1, LE7 and LE2 1 are available on a first come first served basis until Friday, December 6.

Leicester’s own Kasabian, one of the UK’s biggest and best bands, are set to play a massive headline show at Victoria Park in Leicester on Saturday 21st June 2014. Without doubt, this will be one of the highlights of next year.

Read more about this on the Leicester Mercury web site

See the Kasabian web site

13th November 2013

Prof. Green to headline festival

The Leicester Mercury reports that Professor Green will headline the Leicester Music festival.

More from the Leicester Mercury web site

8th November 2013

Leicester Music Festival Leicester Music Festival 25th – 26th July 2014

Leicester Music Festival confirms its first two acts – Jazzie B and Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler Billy Ocean. Leicester Music Festival will be held at Welford Road Stadium on the 25th & 26th of July 2014.

The first two acts have now been released to the public. The first act to be released was Soul II Soul with Jazzie B featuring Caron Wheeler. Jazzie B was nominated for 19 awards between 1990-1993, five of which he won. He was also honoured with an OBE from the Queen for his services to music.

The second act to be announced by Leicester Music Festival was Billy Ocean. Over his career he has sold over 30 million records worldwide and had number one hits in the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland and the UK. Billy Ocean also wrote the original “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”, which has been an iconic song throughout the years.

A-List stars from each genre of music are expected to be announced over the next few months.  Leicester Music Festival will take place over two days July 25th and 26th at the home of the Leicester Tigers, The Welford Road Stadium. There will be expected crowds of up to 22,000 for each day.

See also:

Our pick of the gigs for 2013

Band of the month

The Future of live music in Leicester

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The Editor of Music in Leicester magazine is Kevin Gaughan assisted by Trevor Locke