The best gigs, festivals and live music performances in Leeds this month | August 2022

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It’s the final month of festival season- here’s how to make the most of it.

As the school holidays are upon us and Leeds weaves its way between glorious sunshine and true northern downpours, there’s plenty of live music and performances inside and out to take advantage of.

Keep reading to find out where the best gigs, festivals, comedy and music performances are taking place and you can still grab tickets for ALL of these events.

Popworld Festival

Saturday 6 August 2022 | Millenium Square

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The best of 90s and 00s music will be hitting Millenium Square on Saturday 6 August 2022, when seven acts performing ten number one hit singles.Expect to see the remaining members of S Club 7 performing their best hits alongside the likes of Peter Andre, 5ive, Fatman Scoop, Whigfield and the Cheeky Girls.

Between the seven acts, there will be plenty of trending hits to transport you back to the early 00s across a whopping seven and a half hour set (5.30pm-11pm).

Priced at £35.21, remaining tickets can be purchased for Popworld Festival on Saturday 6 August 2022 here.

The Libertines at Bingley Weekender

Friday 5 August – Sunday 7 August 2022 | Bingley

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Over in Bingley, some of the UK’s biggest names in indie music are taking to the stage across a staggering three-day festival. We’re talking The Libertines, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Pixies, Alfie Templeman, Peter Hook, Shed Seven, Embrace and so many more.

Find out more here.

Swim Deep

Thursday 11 August 2022 | The Crescent, York

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The Brummy indie-rock band is back in Yorkshire to perform everything from She Changes The Weather to To Feel Good (at least we’re hoping so). As part of the National Lottery’s Revive Live initiative, Tickets are £14 in advance and you can take a friend for free by ordering a plus one ticket and bringing a National Lottery ticket with you.

Find out more here.

Brighter Days Festival

Friday 12 August 2022 | Temple Newsam, Leeds

DJ set with words Faithless in background.
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Brighter Days Festival is a new Leeds-based day festival that aims to bring the best of Ibiza to Temple Newsam this summer. The event is a duel-location festival, with one day fest at Temple Newsam in Leeds on Friday 12 August 2022, whilst another will take place in Herrington in the North East on Friday 8 July 2022. The escapist location of Temple Newsam, is well acquainted with festivals and its rolling green park surrounded by woodland that hosts some of the North’s most essential festivals makes it the perfect location for Brighter Days to debut.

Headliners: Faithless (DJ), Kings of Tomorrow feat Julie McKnight, Roger Sanchez, Fat Tony, Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago, Angel Lee, Dave Robinson, Kirsten and plenty more.

Tickets: Brighter Days is charging £27.50 per ticket. For more information, including how to get tickets, on the Brighter Days website.

Find out more here.

Wannasee Festival Leeds

Saturday 13 August 2022 | Temple Newsam, Leeds

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This tribute festival allows those serious about music to see their dream headliners’ songs live all in one place. The one-day festival will see music from Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, Queen, Take That, Abba, Pink, Stereophonics, Blondie and Michael Jackson.

Find out more here.

Comedy Club at Chow Down

Wednesday 17 August 2022 | Chow Down, Temple Arches

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Down at Temple Arches, a night of hysterics awaits those that need a mid-week break from reality and a good old fashioned belly laugh. The August line-up features Matt Richardson from Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Celebrity Juice, IT’s Dave Ward as well as up-and-coming talent from Simon Lomas, who recently supported Jason Manford on tour and Karen Bayley, as seen warming up crowds for Joe Lycett.

Tickets start at £22.40 for a table of two, and are available on Skiddle for purchase.

Book tickets here.

Everything Everything

Friday 19 August 2022 | The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

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As part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour, Everything Everything will be performing some of their best hits, including the likes of Distant Past and No Reptiles, as well as 2022 hits from their latest album, Raw Data Feel. Tickets cost just £12.38 each, making it the perfect night out for the whole family. to experience live music without breaking the bank.

Find out more here.

Sean Paul

Wednesday 24 August 2022 | First Direct Arena

The Pop-reggae Grammy-award-winner is performing in Leeds this month as part of his Scorcha Tour. Originally, the artist qas due to perform in April but postponed the tour ahead of the release of his eight studio album, Scorcha. Expect a blend of classic hits, chart-topping anthems and new tunes for a night of all-singing, all-dancing party like no other.

Tickets start at £44.25 and can be purchased on the Skiddle website.

Leeds Festival

Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2022 | Bramham Park

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Leeds Festival has returned for yet another year, and the team behind Leeds’ biggest festival is bringing global musical talent to the city like you’ve never seen before. Arctic Monkeys, Dave and Bring Me The Horizon are set to headline each day, with a further 70+ performers from around the world taking to the stage across the three-day festival.

Some of the most notable names include Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Willow (Smith), Beabadoobee, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, All Time Low, The Lathums and The DMA’s.

Find out more here.

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