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
19
Sun
Andrea Kenny Solo at The Rosebud @ Rosebud
May 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Come join me for Brandy Thieves faves, heartfelt originals and sing-a-long covers and dont forget the scathing banter! End your weekend the right way!

https://www.facebook.com/events/644585635969011/

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets @ O2 Academy Leicester
May 19 @ 19:00 – 22:00

The Cookie presents

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
+ The Mysterines
+ Bubblegum Hypnosis

Sunday 19th May
O2 Academy 2, Leicester
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https://www.facebook.com/events/313216632722238/

Alex Lahey | Cookie, Leicester @ The Cookie
May 19 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Extending far beyond an album or tour name, Lahey welcomes you to ‘experience’ The Best Of Luck Club, where there’s no dress code and you can check in any time you like.

Off the back of the success of her debut album ‘I Love You Like A Brother’ (2017), Lahey toured extensively both locally and internationally. After impressing viewers around the world during her American TV debut on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ in late-2017, 2018 saw Lahey booked for a string of Australian festivals including Falls, Groovin The Moo and Splendour In The Grass. Lahey also played iconic North American festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Osheaga, Hangout and Bottlerock.

Irresistibly catchy hooks abound throughout this Australian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s assured second full-length with Lahey’s distinctively candid lyricism giving a voice to millennial ennui. The ten songs on this record document 12 months during which Lahey navigated “the highest highs and the lowest lows” in her life to date.

Don’t miss your opportunity to join Lahey alongside some special guests, during her UK and Ireland tour this May.

‘The Best Of Luck Club’ out 17 May via Dead Oceans

http://bestofluckclub.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/239783213642017/

May
21
Tue
Kuunatic x KittenFang x Produkty @ Duffy's Bar
May 21 @ 20:00 – 23:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/387906348712551/

Todd Jazz & the Status Trio at Regent Jazz @ The Regent Sports and Social Club
May 21 @ 20:00 – 23:00

At Regent Jazz this Tuesday (21st) its TODD JAZZ and the STATUS TRIO. However you like your jazz, we have it.
8.00pm at Regent Sports & Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7DA. £4/£5.
RegentJazz.webs.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/415970625903142/

May
22
Wed
Acoustic Sessions: 22nd & 23rd May @ The Shed
May 22 @ 19:00 – 22:00

On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May we’ll be hosting our Acoustic Sessions in the main room from 7pm – 10pm, and getting cosy and intimate with a range of fantastic acoustic performances.

It’s pay what you feel, with all the money going straight to the acts. Plus it’s Happy Hour from 5pm – 8pm!

Wednesday 22nd Acts:
Matt Smith
Venn Goodwin
Andrew Moran
Ethan Kenna

Thursday 23rd Acts:
Aimée Cliff Music.
Joel Gardner
Emily J Crane Music
Jess Orestano

Want to perform? Drop us a line at info@getintheshed.co.uk with ‘Acoustic Sessions’ in the subject line.

This event is 14+, with under 16s accompanied by an adult.

https://www.facebook.com/events/279712619649832/

Daily Commute DIY presents: Dusker/Small Man Society/ Quesadilla @ The Cookie
May 22 @ 19:30 – 23:00

we’re back for show #2, with a line-up of local sweethearts:

Dusker
Small Man Society
Quesadilla

Doors @ 7:30
£4 advance// £6 OTD

https://www.facebook.com/events/1294290834056746/

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/