Everything you need to know about Sounds of the City in Leeds 2023 at Millennium Square’s Summer Series

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Sounds of the City is back in Leeds – and we’ve got the lowdown.

McFly, Bastille, The Wombats, Shed Seven, Morrissey, Blossoms and Kasabian will all be taking to the stage over the next fortnight.

From what time to get to the gates to whether or not its worth catching the bus to Millennium Square, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this season’s open air gigs…

People crowded round a stage at Millennium Square.
Image: Leeds City Council

Who’s headlining Sounds of the City on which date?

Kicking off Sounds of the City on Thursday 6 July, McFly will be taking to Millennium Square, followed by a sold out performance from Kasabian on Friday 7 July and Blossoms on Saturday 8 July.

The following week begins with a performance from Morrissey on Wednesday 12 July, followed by Bastille and The Wombats on the Thursday and Friday respectively before Shed Seven close the series on Saturday 15 July with a sold out show.

Later in the month, the Summer Series continues with 80s classical, Leeds Ska & Mod Festival 2023; Thank You for the Music – The Ultimate Tribute to Abba and Nile Rogers feat Chic and more…

Who is supporting the headliners?

  • Thursday 6 July: McFly will be supported by New Hope Club and Skinny Living
  • Friday 7 July: Kasabian will be ‘joined by special guests TBA’
  • Saturday 8 July: Blossoms will be supported by Miles Kane and Stone
  • Wednesday 12 July: Morrissey will be supported by The Slow Readers Club and Lottery Winners
  • Thursday 13 July: Bastille will be supported by Orla Gartland and Etta Marcus
  • Friday 14 July: The Wombats will be supported by Circa Waves and The Royston Club
  • Saturday 15 July: Shed Seven will be supported by Cast and Skylights
McFly grouped together for a portrait.
McFly kick off the series tonight. / Image: Supplied

How do I buy tickets?

There are still tickets left for McFly, Blossoms, Morrissey, Bastille and The Wombats but Kasabian and Shed Seven have now both sold out.

  • Thursday 6 July: McFly tickets are £44.45 each and available via See Tickets here
  • Friday 7 July: Kasabian tickets are sold out but you can join the waitlist via See Tickets here
  • Saturday 8 July: Blossoms tickets are £41.15 each and available via See Tickets here
  • Wednesday 12 July: Morrissey tickets are £66.45 each and available via See Tickets here
  • Thursday 13 July: Bastille tickets are £44.45 each and available via See Tickets here
  • Friday 14 July: The Wombats tickets are £41.15 each and available via See Tickets here
  • Saturday 15 July: Shed Seven tickets are sold out but you can join the waitlist via See Tickets here

What are the stage and venue times?

Doors to the venue are expected to open at 6pm for most of the concerts.

Millennium Square has confirmed that each event should finish by approximately 10.30pm.

Each artist is likely to announce their individual stage times on social media in the coming days, but you can probably expect headliners to take to the stage between 8.30pm and 9pm most nights.

People looking onto the stage at Millennium Square with blue and pink lights reflecting off it.

Anything I can’t bring?

Millennium Square says in its Summer Series FAQ that ‘Backpacks of any size or large bags will not be allowed into the arena. You are permitted to bring small bags or handbags no larger than 21cm x 29cm (approx. A4 size piece of paper)’, but mention that as all bags are subject to a search, it’s much easier not to bring a bag at all to speed up entry into the venue.

As for banned items, the list is pretty self explanatory: alcohol, glass, cans, chairs, portable furniture, large umbrellas, parasols, tents, gazebos, laser pens, air horns, fireworks, flares, smoke canisters, BBQs, paper lanterns or any lighting with a naked flame.

How do I get to Millennium Square?

Millennium Square is located in Leeds city centre, and is around a ten minute walk from Leeds train station.

Buses: The nearest bus stops from Millennium Square are located where East Parade meets The Headrow; Civic Hall; Woodhouse Lane and the Merrion Centre.

Buses 5, 19 and 19A go from near the train station (stop Station B) to The Headrow, where you’ll have to walk from there. This particular route is an 8 minute journey and it’s 11 to walk – so not much of a time saver but handy as an option.

The full address for you to pop into maps is: Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

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