The best live concerts, gigs and live performances across Yorkshire this month | April 2023

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Mimi Webb, Midge Ure, Inspiral Carpets, Sam Smith, James Haskell, James, and so many more.

Whether you’re looking for a night of dancing, comedy, new artist or international star – we’ve got you covered this month.

Rounding up 13 of the most exciting music nights to hit our stages, theatres and venues across three cities, there’s everything from pop, punk and podasting to choose from…


Saturday 1 April 2023 |  Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield

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What: If you can’t wait until winter for another round of Strictly Come Dancing, FIREDANCE is the perfect performance to head to this month. Touring to fill that passion-fuelled night of dancing that’s been missing from our lives. Expect “sizzling dancers and mesmerising fire specialists in a captivating dance-off inspired by the timeless movie blockbusters Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Carmen and West Side Story” from Karen and Gorka.

Where: Pinstone Street, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2HH

Tickets: still available from £29 on See Tickets here.

James Haskell

Thursday 6 April 2023 | City Varieties, Leeds

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What: The rugby star turned podcaster and author of Sunday Times Bestselling book ‘What A Flanker‘, James Haskell will be telling all at City Varieties this month. The show will see Haskell talk about everything from his ‘mischievous’ school days to playing around the world as a professional rugby player, including at Wasps, Northampton, Stade Francais, The Ricoh Black Rams, and The Highlanders.

Where: City Varieties, Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW

Tickets: Tickets cost £29.50 and are available from the Leeds Grand Theatre website here.

Billie Marten

Friday 7 April 2023 | Vinyl Whistle, Headingley, Leeds

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What: Back with her fourth album Drop Cherries, Billie Marten is embarking on an intimate record store tour, including a stop at Headingley’s own Vinyl Whistle.

Where: Vinyl Whistle, Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 3

Tickets: Start at £8 and go up to £28, depending on whether or not you purchase an album. All tickets are available on the Vinyl Whistle website here.

Additional Yorkshire dates: Bille Marten is also playing at the Brudenell Social club on Saturday 20 May, tickets are still available via See Tickets here.

Inspiral Carpets

Saturday 8 April 2023 | O2 Academy, Millennium Square, Leeds

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What: 40 years on from the Madchester movement that saw the Inspiral Carpets soar to success, the band are back on the road with a series of hits to play.

Where: O2 Academy Leeds

Tickets: Still available and cost £29.15 each via See Tickets.

Additional Yorkshire dates: Inspiral Carpets will also play Sheffield’s O2 Academy on Friday 14 April. Tickets have sold out but you can join the waitlist on See Tickets here.

Sam Smith

Wednesday 12 April 2023 | Utilita Arena, Sheffield

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What: From featuring on Disclosure’s breakthrough single Latch in 2012, Sam Smith has produced four albums in the past decade, with the 2023 Gloria being the most recent. The third of the singer songwriters tour is set to bring the artists’ best hits to date, as well as plenty of tracks from their latest album.

Where: Utilita Arena, 45 Broughton Lane, Sheffield S9 2DF

Tickets: Still available, starting from £40.85 via See Tickets here.

Leith Ross

Thursday 13 April 2023 | The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square, Leeds

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What: Canadian singer songwriter Leith Ross is touring across North America, Europe and the UK. ‘We’ll Never Have Sex’, their single has seen the artists shoot to success with a whopping 37 million Spotify streams, 1 million video views.

Where: The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

Tickets: Have sold out, but you can join the waitlist on See Tickets here.

Mimi Webb

Friday 14 April – Saturday 15 April 2023 | O2 Academy Leeds and Sheffield

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What: Racking up 730 million global streams in just two years, including from hit singles House on Fire and Good Without, Mimi Webb has seen the backing of the likes of British Vogue, Rolling Stone, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Billboard to name a few.

Where: O2 Academy Leeds, Cookridge St, Leeds LS2 3AW

Tickets: sold out at present, but you can find the waitlist on See Tickets here.

Additional Yorkshire dates: You can also catch Mimi Webb at the O2 Academy Sheffield on Friday 14 April 2023, with tickets available on Ticketmaster here or via the See Tickets waitlist here.

Little Planets

Saturday 15 April 2023 | The Lending Room, Woodhouse, Leeds

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What: With what will be their biggest show yet, Alt Pop band and housemates, Little Planets, are headlining The Lending Rooms, in the heart of their home city, Leeds. Ahead of their anticipated first EP release, the pop group will be playing familiar favourites such as Silent and Everytime, alongside new, unreleased tunes.

Where: The Lending Room, 229 Woodhouse Lane, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 3AP

Tickets: Cost £6.60 each (what a bargain) and are available via See Tickets here.

Midge Ure

Monday 24 April 2023 | Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

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What: After bringing us ‘The 1980 Tour’ in 2019, Midge Ure is back on the road with the Voice and Visions tour to celebrate 40 years of the Ultravox’s Rage In Edenand Quartet albums.

Where: Pinstone Street, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2HH

Tickets: The last remaining tickets are on sale for £34.85 via See Tickets here.

Michael Buble

Monday 24 April 2023 | First Direct Arena, Leeds

What: Michael Buble is for life, not just for Christmas – and he’ll prove it when he pops into town with his new album and tour.

Where: First Direct Arena, Arena Way, LS2 8BY

Tickets: They’re starting from £87.50 at Ticketmaster.

Olly Murs

Friday 28 April 2023 | First Direct Arena, Leeds

What: Olly Murs is back (he stepped back from the music industry for four years but remained on our screens with his TV career) with a new album and a massive UK arena tour. The X Factor alumni will be heading up to Leeds in 2023 with a gig in support of his new album Marry Me.

Where: First Direct Arena, Arena Way, LS2 8BY

Tickets: Between £32.50 and £59.50 at See Tickets, with good availability.

The James Orchestral Tour

Monday 28 April 2023 | York Barbican, York

What: James are back, this time with a full orchestra, and heading over to York Barbican in celebration of their 40th anniversary and double album. They’ll also have a gospel choir and new versions of their greatest hits, fan favourites and deep cuts.

Where: York Barbican, Paragon Street, York, YO10 4AH.

Tickets: Currently sold out but waiting list open at See Tickets.

10 Years of Sempiternal Party

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Sunday 30 April 2023 | The Leadmill, Sheffield

What: Sheffield emo legends Bring Me The Horizon are celebrating a decade of The House of Wolves and Can You Feel My Heart?, Sempiternal turns ten and there’s a night-long party to celebrate in the city that started it all.

Where: The Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Rd, Sheffield S1 4SE

Tickets: Available on See Tickets for £7.70 each.

Gigs just announced and later this year

Now the above 15 artists may all be performing this month, but there’s still plenty coming to Leeds, Sheffield, York and beyond later this year. Here’s a selection of artists that have announced new tours around Yorkshire, and all the information you need to buy tickets…

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