Upcoming events

Upcoming gigs in Leicestershire and Leicester bands playing elsewhere. Due to the semi-automatic nature of this page, occasionally, non-musical events outside Leicestershire may also appear. For a list of open-mic nights go to our page about open-mics in Leicester.

May
23
Thu
Henry Lowther’s Still Water @ The Musician Pub
May 23 @ 20:00 – 22:30

£ 5.00 – £12.00 / Age 16 And Up

Tickets:
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/henry-lowthers-still-water-the-musician-tickets/9130455?REFERRAL_ID=twfb

https://www.facebook.com/events/320712091985673/

The Devils x Mystery Action x Guests @ Duffy's Bar
May 23 @ 20:00 – 23:00

LOUD SAVAGE TRASH FROM NAPLES IN ITALY!
The Devils formed in the deep south of Italy in 2015, recorded 1st and 2nd full lenght with Jim Diamond (the Dirtbombs, White Stripes etc), hooked up with Voodoo Rhythm Records and toured all over Europe and Canada (about 300 shows!).
Gianni Puzzadidio rapes the guitar and Erica Volgare hits the drums and screams in the microphone, this is a huge wall of guitar fuzz and noise and vocals as minimalistic and primitive, thats pure evil and lots of fun.
They are dressed up as preacher and nun and destroy every stage that they can play on, they are hot and wild very loud and very very sexy!
They have been on tour with: THE SONICS, BOSS HOG, THE MONSTERS.
Played many Festivals: AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL, HELLDORADO, SLEAZEFEST, COSMIC TRIP FESTIVAL, MUNSTER RAVING LOONEY PARTY, BEACHES BREW, FESTIVAL BEAT, etc.
The Devils named themself after Ken Russel’s super movie smasher ‘THE DEVILS’ from 1971.

MYSTERY ACTION.
Voodoo rock n roll , spaghetti western and garage surf from
De Mayhemm vocals….Mr Wray Action twang guitar…..Blink Wray swamp guitar…..Miss Terri Action trumpet and tambourine…..Kid Bongo percussion….Liz Cruella bass.RatBoy sound and vision alchemy.

£8 adv. www.gigantic.com/the-devils-x-mystery-action-tickets/duffys-bar/2019-05-23-20-00

https://www.facebook.com/events/584682155381497/

May
24
Fri
Glastonbudget 2019 @ Glastonbudget Music Festival
May 24 @ 12:00 – May 27 @ 10:00

The World’s Biggest and Best Tribute Festival Ever…And a whole lot more!

Tribute acts, Original Acts, Covers Acts, Silent Disco, Fairground, – there is something for EVERYONE!

24, 25 and 26 May 2019!

Come and join the party and we’ll see you there.

speak to us on:
Facebook : Glastonbudget Music Festival
Twitter: @Glastonbudget
Web : www.glastonbudget.org

The Glastonbudget Tribute Festival is in no way connected to or affiliated with The Glastonbury Festival or Glastonbury Festivals Limited

https://www.facebook.com/events/405889026822530/

Festival2Funky 2019 @ 2Funky Music Cafe
May 24 @ 19:00 – May 25 @ 04:00

https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Leicester/2Funky-Music-Cafe/Festival2Funky-2019/13520150/

Now in its sixth year, Festival2Funky will be an awesome celebration of Black music and arts, running from 24-26 May 2019 across 3 venues.
Three days of live music, clubnights, DJ’s, industry panel, workshops and dancers will include a variety of high profile artists.

This year there will be paid commissions for spoken word artists and we are looking to book and pay for collaborations.

https://www.facebook.com/events/151993292351312/

Leicester M2TM Final Weekend @ Dryden Street Social
May 24 @ 19:00 – May 26 @ 11:30

A full weekend of rock and metal at two great venues:

Friday at Firebug
Def Goldblum
Obey
Master Charger
New Age Grace

Saturday at Dryden Street Social
The Leicester m2tm final where we find out who will be representing our area at Bloodstock Festival from the five finalists, there will be giveaways and raffle including Bloodstock tickets
Guest bands
Torqued Seven Hells @ERADIKATOR DIVINE CHAOS The Crawling

Sunday at Firebug
Bands upstairs and downstairs
Krysthla
@Ramage inc
Witch Tripper
Democratus Foul Body Autopsy Twisted Illusion @Sky pilot The band
@Fractions
@Dead river Kings
Sour Tusk
Gods Of Hellfire

One ticket three days
Uprising news coming soon

https://www.facebook.com/events/348094769384742/

Chris D. Bramley Headline Show at The Soundhouse! @ The Soundhouse Leicester
May 24 @ 19:30 – 23:00

Chris D. Bramley hits The Soundhouse with the full band to play their FIRST EVER HEADLINE SHOW!!!

CHRIS D. BRAMLEY

Chris is a hard-working indie singer/songwriter from Leicester UK. Over the summer Chris went on a mini EU tour playing a mixture of venues and intimate house shows in the Netherlands and Germany alongside German singer-songwriter Alina Lynn. Shortly after in September Chris embarked on a successful UK tour playing to new people in new places. Recently Chris has been collaborating with fellow Leicester singer Mason Bailey who has recently gone on to have BBC introducing radio play, achieving “track of the week” with the song ‘Isabel’. 2019 is set to be a big year after achieving further BBC radio play with original songs ‘One of the Boys’ and ‘Take Me Home’ as well as having supported TRAPS at Leicester’s O2 Academy!

www.facebook.com/chrisdbramleymusic

https://youtu.be/pqWvWfthJeo

Support Acts:

TEQUILA SUNRISE:

https://www.facebook.com/Teqsunrise/

MASON BAILEY:

https://www.facebook.com/MasonBaileyOfficial/

EMBER:

https://www.facebook.com/embermusician/

https://soundcloud.com/emmarobertshaw/slave-rough-demo

Plus special guest!

LEE HEIR (PRIME)

https://www.facebook.com/ukprime/

Info:

Friday 24th May 2019 from 19:30

Tickets only £3.50 in advance or £5 on the door!!

Message for physical ticket or simply click the link below to get your advance ticket!!

https://www.seetickets.com/event/chris-d-bramley-full-band-/the-soundhouse-leicester/1367475

https://www.facebook.com/events/412181462898913/

Arcades – Grande Rouge Single release party @ Ninebar
May 24 @ 20:00 – 23:00

To celebrate the release of our upcoming single ‘Grande Rouge’ we’re playing a stripped back set at Nine Bar (Leicester) on the 24th May. It’s FREE entry and everyone is invited.

We might even bring the GONG! X

https://www.facebook.com/events/1505824209552002/

Fund raiser w/ Heart Sauce x Dum Language x guests. @ Duffy's Bar
May 24 @ 20:00 – 23:00

www.facebook.com/heartsauceheartsauce/

www.facebook.com/dumlanguage/

www.facebook.com/SoftTouchArtsLeicester/

Pay as you feel on entry. All procedes to Soft Touch Arts.

https://www.facebook.com/events/643254826116794/

May
25
Sat
Bring The Paint 2019 – Street Art Festival – Leicester @ The Exchange
May 25 @ 10:00 – May 26 @ 22:00

BRING THE PAINT

Family Friendly Street Art Festival

www.bringthepaint.co.uk

20th – 26th May 2019

25th May – Leicester Cultural Quarter
26th May – The Mill (Frog Island)

Award winning international festival, Bring The Paint, returns to the streets of Leicester to host the UK’s street art event of the year.
World renowned artists from America, Australia, Tahiti, Mexico, Germany, France, Greece and the UK are transforming Leicester city centre with world-class mural paintings. The festival will bring together 50 street artists with headline internationally acclaimed painters including; SMUG, INKIE, INSANE 51, HOW & NOSM, TASSO, DOES, NOMAD CLAN, FLYING FORTRESS and WON ABC. Supported by Arts Council England, BID Leicester and De Montfort University, Bring The Paint is set to bring international acclaim to a city on the rise.

Bring The Paint is taking place in Leicester city centre from 20th to 26th May 2019, with the main events happening on Saturday 25th May in the Cultural Quarter and Sunday 26th May at Frog Island / The Mill.

The festival will attract 10,000 visitors to the city and paint giant buildings, bring to life vacant retail units, as well as create spectacular 3D floor art. There will be opportunities for children and families to get involved with workshops, music and food & drinks. To top it all off, the organisers will host an art fair, giving people the chance to purchase unique artwork.

CONFIRMED 2019 LINE UP…

1UP
2KOLD (DDS)
ABUZ
ACHES
AGIE
ALERT (HA)
ALEX RUBES
BOOGIE (TAD SML)
BRUS (SDT)
CORE246 (RM GW NHS)
DEYS (YWS)
DINER (FYS)
DOES
DOWTA (DNF)
DRAX (WD PFB)
FLYING FORTRESS (JBCB)
GENT (48)
GREN
HOMBRE (SUK TRS TA)
HOW & NOSM (TATS CRU)
INKIE (KTF ASK)
KOST (YWS)
LEWSE (ADNS)
N4T4 (NEVER READY)
MONO (FYS)
NOMAD CLAN
OUST (TSP DFN WGS GW)
PHILTH (NEVER READY)
RUELO (NFA)
SKANK (NFA)
SOKER (ASK)
STOE (SMT)
SMUG
STRAID (FYS YWS)
TASSO (MACLAIM)
VOYDER
WON (ABC)
ZINER (NFA)
ZOMBY (DDS)

* Locals Jams at legal city centre locations
• Window illustrations workshop for families
• Pop-Up street art exhibition at DMU
• Street food & drinks
• Skate and BMX arena
• Climbing Wall

Supported by…

Arts Council England
BID Leicester
Leicester City Council
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)
Montana Cans (official)
Leicester City Football Club
Highcross Leicester

BTP PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITY…

Saturday 6th May Onwards.
BID Leicester: Vacant Spaces: https://www.facebook.com/events/416388495589360/

Saturday 18th – 31st May.
DMU: Retrospective 2.0: https://www.facebook.com/events/269490240623015/

Wednesday 22nd May.
DMU: Q&A / Symposium: https://www.facebook.com/events/1201018973391629/

Saturday 25th May.
ARTWERK: Art Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058241284363352/

Saturday 25th May.
Cultural Quarter Street Food:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2347737015266172/

Sunday 26th May.
The Mill / Frog Island: Sunday Social: https://www.facebook.com/events/377365216323351/

WEB: www.bringthepaint.co.uk
INSTAGRAM: @bring_the_paint
FACEBOOK: /bringthepaintfest
TWITTER: @bring_the_paint

https://www.facebook.com/events/904243156367224/

Higher Meditation x Bring The Paint – Roots & Reggae Takeover @ The Soundhouse Leicester
May 25 @ 12:00 – 00:00

Saturday 25th May – 12.00 to 00.00

Higher Meditation Sound System
… Dub, Roots, Reggae All Day Bring The Paint Takeover.

at The Soundhouse
28 Southampton St,
Leicester,
LE1-1SJ

Open from 12pm – 12am Higher Meditation Sound System are taking over this classic Leicester live music venue and playing an upfront selection of Dub, Roots & Reggae.

There will also be a BBQ in the large garden area…

FREE Entry (Ltd Capacity) – Family Friendly

BTP PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITY…

Saturday 6th May Onwards.
BID Leicester: Vacant Spaces: https://www.facebook.com/events/416388495589360/

Saturday 18th – 31st May.
DMU: Retrospective 2.0: https://www.facebook.com/events/269490240623015/

Wednesday 22nd May.
DMU: Q&A / Symposium: https://www.facebook.com/events/1201018973391629/

Saturday 25th May.
ARTWERK: Art Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058241284363352/

Saturday 25th May.
Cultural Quarter Street Food:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2347737015266172/

Sunday 26th May.
The Mill / Frog Island: Sunday Social: https://www.facebook.com/events/377365216323351/

HIGHER MEDITATION:

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/highermeditation
FACEBOOK: https://fr-fr.facebook.com/Higher-Meditation-153242708414739/
BANDCAMP: https://highermeditation.bandcamp.com/

BRING THE PAINT:

WEB: www.bringthepaint.co.uk
INSTAGRAM: @bring_the_paint
FACEBOOK: /bringthepaintfest
TWITTER: @bring_the_paint

https://www.facebook.com/events/649434835480950/

Paul J Roberts at Glastonbudget 2019 @ Glastonbudget Music Festival
May 25 @ 13:00 – 13:30

I will be taking to the LoCo Stage, 1pm on Saturday 25th May. Be great to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2546108975405125/

Red Rum Club + October Drift @ The Cookie
May 25 @ 19:30 – 22:30

The Cookie presents
Red Rum Club
plus special guests OCTOBER DRIFT

Saturday 25th May
The Cookie, Leicester
14+ / 7:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1992630980859355/

Try Subversion & Dreams of Carnage @ The Donkey
May 25 @ 20:00 – 23:30

Two of Leicester’s finest Punk bands together for an evening of polite conversation and mayhem!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2622722584467157/

May
26
Sun
Join The Reggulites for and afternoon of Reggae and SKA classi @ The Donkey
May 26 @ 16:00 – 19:00

Join The Reggulites for an afternoon of Reggae and SKA classics at the Donkey Leicester. Last time we were there we went down a storm, great atmosphere. Come and join us for a bank holiday Sunday of chilled Reggae and SKA.

https://www.facebook.com/events/940500612970853/

REGGAE SUNDAY/TRIBUTE to BOB MARLEY @ Stirrup Cup
May 26 @ 16:00 – 19:00

The Sunday afternoon lick comes to The Stirrup Cup with sweet Reggae Music with a Tribute to The King Bob Marley all welcome ……. ONE LOVE

https://www.facebook.com/events/2395991927301746/

Glastonbudget Festival @ Glastonbudget
May 26 @ 16:45 – 19:45

Playing on the IcOn stage Sunday! Grab your tickets now – see us play some new tunes and catch a whole other bunch of great bands for the same price!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1226084184223481/

Glastonbudget Music Festival @ Wymeswold, Leicester, United Kingdom
May 26 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Finding Georgia are once again gracing the ICoN stage at the fabulous Glastonbudget Music Festival. We’re playing Sunday 26th at 18:30

https://www.facebook.com/events/563909900756013/

Twisted Illusion – Firebug, Leicester @ Firebug
May 26 @ 19:30 – 23:00

Twisted Illusion embark on their 2nd UK headline tour to promote their impending trilogy ‘Excite the Light’.

Influenced by the prog giants of the 70’s but with a notably unique sound of their own Twisted Illusion are making a name for themselves as the must see/hear prog band in the UK right now.

The band released their debut “Temple of Artifice” in 2016 and have since gigged all over the UK to promote it’s release.

The band played a sold out hometown show in 2016 to celebrate the success of TOA.

With a full length album and a double album released just 12 months apart the 4 piece prog outfit has gained a notable fan base and has even performed for the first time at Bloodstock festival in 2017.

Their recent double album “Insight to the Mind of a Million Faces has gained national attention, with reviews appearing in both Classic Rock and Prog Magazine.

Love Queen? Rush? Dio? How about if you crammed them all together into one big, fleshy prog-rock meatloaf, seasoned with a lack of restraint that makes Devin Townsend look like John Denver? If that sounds palatable, then Twisted Illusion could be right up your street. (Classic Rock)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1498802890222334/

Willie Nile @ The Musician Pub
May 26 @ 20:00 – 23:30

£15 adv / Age 14 And Up

Additional Info:
**DUO SHOW WITH JOHNNY PISANO**Described by the New York Times as one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years”, luminaries such as Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those to have sung the praises of Willie Nile.Winner of the Independent Music Awards’ Best Rock Album of the Year with ‘American Ride’ in 2013 and subsequent albums receiving accolades galore, he is enjoying something of a late-career renaissance.Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: His live performances are legendary. His latest (and 12th) studio album ‘Children of Paradise’ was released in 2018 to universal acclaim. The song “Seeds Of A Revolution” was named “Coolest Song In The World” by Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
Tickets:
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/willie-nile-the-musician-tickets/8956315?REFERRAL_ID=twfb

https://www.facebook.com/events/254815885196462/

On The Menu * Serving Up PAWSA, ANOTR & PAX… BANK HOLIDAY @ Dryden Street Social
May 26 @ 21:00 – May 27 @ 06:00

After completely selling the place out last time were back at dryden street with another huge line up!
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Super Early Bird – SOLD OUT
Early Bird – SOLD OUT
First Release – SOLD OUT
Second Release – SOLD OUT
Final Release – ON SALE

https://www.ticketarena.co.uk/events/On-The-Menu-Se-6

PAWSA is a name that has consistently emerged from the burgeoning house and techno scene in recent times. The London based producer kick started his remarkable rise with a bonafide EP on the renowned Lost Records in 2014. To say we are excited to welcome him to Leicester is an understatement.

Next up we have Dutch duo ANOTR!!! Even by the standards of the Netherlands’ rich and plentiful dance music production line, the rapid rise of ANOTR is a story that could run and run. Still in their early twenties, Amsterdam duo Jesse van der Heijden and Oguzhan Guney are all about “energetic, hard hitting, straight to the point techykind-of house” – just the sort of advertisement that the Amsterdam Dance Event and Ibiza’s Amnesia have lapped up, and sure to trigger a busy global schedule.

Last but not least we have OTM favourites PAX! If you have came to our shows you have probably seen PAX and their succesful journey to the top! “If you don’t know PAX, you better get to know” – Solardo. Exploding onto the scene in 2015, House and Techno duo Aaron Taylor and Charles Robinson have taken the dance music scene by storm.
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Venue : Dryden Street Social
Date : May 26th BANK HOLIDAY
Time : 9-6
Adress : 26 Dryden St, Leicester LE1

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Wanna make some 💰 get free entry, free drinks + more ? Message william@onthemenu.events for details on how to become one of the team 😎

https://www.facebook.com/events/620185655090553/