Published on April 19th, 20120
Top 10 Music Venues in Leeds
Leeds has a vast number of music venues, but here is the top 10 we have put together for you to wet those musical ears of yours. Click on the links to go straight to the venue’s website to get the latest events and artists listings and book up your tickets.
The City Varieties Music Hall has recently undergone a major refurbishment which sees this historically significant venue lovingly restored to its former Victorian splendour and benfitting from improved facilities for both performers and customers.
A bar which caters for everyone and anyone. A lunchtime haven for the downtrodden, hard working city people. The Northern Monkey is a true chameleon bar. Great food, relaxing atmosphere and great selection of drinks during the day and then a place to really let you hair down, unwind and forget the outside world as the lights are dimmed and the music becomes the real talking point until the early hours of the morning.
The Mint Club has undergone an expensive refurbishment. A cutting edge lighting system called a ‘DISCO PANEL’ which features in the ‘Watergate’ club, Berlin has been installed, the first of it’s kind in this country.
Carpe Diem is a unique cellar bar seated next to Millennium Square and is a neighbour to a swarm of busy bars and restaurants. It was launched originally as a bar for an office based clientele soon evolved into a well respected live music venue. Inside you will find a cosy atmosphere, bargain drinks and the newest DJs and unsigned live bands from local rock/indie acts through to blues, electronica and reggae.
Sela opened in January 2004 and has established itself as one of Leeds’ favourite bars and live music venues.
Seven is an arts space with a difference. It is an independent arts venue in Chapel Allerton, Leeds 7, with events most evenings and a cafe/bar serving great food.
The Faversham is a dynamic venue and events space situated slap bang in the middle of the Leeds University District. Once a family run hotel catering for the rich and famous, the venue has been run by a family of a different kind since 2004. Cemented by stellar programming and an impressive roster of resident events, a team of dedicated promoters and impresarios have built up the almighty reputation of the venue.
The Cockpit is an independently run live music and club venue in the heart of Leeds City Centre managed by locally based promoters Futuresound Music. The venue is built underneath a series of three railway arches, giving the venue its distinctive curved ceilings giving the atmosphere and feel of it completely different to other venues..
The Empire is a live music venue and indie rock bar in Leeds. It has a 100 person capacity upstairs bar with an extensive beers selection, including selected Belgium Beers we picked up ourselves. Downstairs in the basement is the 250 person capacity live music venuecomplete with stage.
The O2 Academy Leeds is located on Cookridge Street and is the site of the former Town and Country Club. A secondary 400 club space, Underground, has a state of the art PA, lighting grid, DJ booth and A/V equipment and is perfectly positioned to host the very best specialist club events and function as an additional area, pre and post gigs in the main auditorium.City Varieties Music Hall