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Music in Leicester


The best magazine for popular music in Leicester –
gigs, bands, singers, metal, hip-hop artists – we cover it all.

Year by year

Our annual review of the year – 2016

Month by month

Music in January

Music in February

Music in March


Handmade festival starts this weekend

Handmade runs from Friday 28th April to Sunday 30th April. On Friday shows take place at venues in the city centre; on Saturday and Sunday they take place at the O2 Academy.

Find out what bands are playing at the Handmade Festival.

Read about last year’s Handmade festival.

Signage in the smoking area at the Shed, 8th April 2017.

News about bands, events and venues in our area.

Who runs live music in Leicester?

Gigs don’t just happen;  someone has to to put them on.

We have a list.

The Shed is re-born

A new sign over the ticket desk. 1st April 2017. Photo by Kevin Gaughan.

Leicester’s iconic live music venue comes to life again.

Jesus! What a  night!

Shimmer Band at Leicester O2, 28th March 2017. Photo by Kevin Gaughan.

We warped back in time to see The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Time to get your band on

A new year means a new list.

Get your Leicester band listed on MIL by completing our on-line form.

See which bands are on the list already.


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This page is edited by Trevor Locke. See his blog for more about music and bands

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