2013: our review of the year

We look back at 2013

and make our selection of its live music highlights

Last updated:  27th September 2014

Thank you to many people who suggested which gigs stood out for them.   We have not included all of them but we have certainly put in those that attracted more than one nomination.

January to May, see the selection of gigs made by Arts In Leicester:
January to May 2013


Our first month’s round-up of live music gigs, including:

The Riverside Festival on Saturday

The Riverside Festival on Sunday


Our round-up of live music in July included

The Glastonblaby Festival

The Western Park Festival

The launch of the Singers of Distinction shows


Our round-up for August included:

The Cosby Big Love festival

The Stawberryfields Festival


21st – the Furies hold their Death Valley Album Launch at the Firebug

28th September – Twisted Wheel from Manchester play at the Soundhouse.


2nd – US band Madina Lake with support from London’s Fearless Vampire Killers play atthe O2 Academy

2nd – Pop/rock band Lawson play at the De Monfort Hall

5th to 6th – The Soundhouse holds it third anniversary weekender

18th – Jonezy and Norwegian Singer Alexandru perform at the Shed

19th – Oxjam Leicester Takeover musical festival

26th – Sham69 perform live at The Soundhouse

29th – Boomtown Rats play live at Rock City


2nd – Leicester artists Jonezy and Curtis Clacy perform at live show in Abbey Park on Bonfire Night, headlined by The Vamps.


7th – an unforgettable night at The Shed headlined by Chrome Molly with Captain Horizon and some very impressive young bands. Read our review.

11th – X Factor finals singer Sam Bailey comes to Leicester for a live show. Here is our report.

13th – Midnight Wire’s single launch and secret gig with an excellent line-up of supports. Report by Olly Stabler.

21st – Many people gave a thumbs up for Resin’s gig at The Firebig as being a memorable night of really good Music.

See also:

2014:  forthcoming review of the year