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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.

Month by month

Music in August

Music in September

Music in October

For a full listing of monthly music reviews, go to the contents page.


Leicester Oxjam Takeover returns on Saturday 28th October.

The Fazed. Simon Says 2016.
Photo: Pascal Pereira Photography.

Full details of the event and the acts taking part are on our Festivals page.

18th October

Sing me a song

Gemma Laken, 20th February 2011.

Our series Going to Gigs continues by looking back at a few of the singers who have delighted Leicester audiences over the years.

13th October

Kynch at The Shed

For us it was Kynch night at The Shed. But then there were also The International Acoustic Playboys, The Quarry and The Hoo Haas.

Quarry at The Shed on 13th October 2017.

It is now on our October page.

11th October

The Rise of the Festivals

Leicester band playing at the Gate Hangs Well in Syston circa 2011.

Going to Gigs is back; a new installment looks at the rise of festivals in Leicester and how they changed the music scene.

Read it now.

10th October

Bands get to play at festival

The King Crawlers at The Shed, 6th October 2017.

October begins with a visit to the Shed.

16th September

Minging they are certainly not

Clancey Jones of Ming City Rockers, 16th September 2017.

‘…they shredded the place.

8th September

We’re back

After a bit of a break, we are back online and have cleared the backlog.  A new broadband connection is giving us a really fast service. It took a while to get it all sorted but now it’s flying. See what we have added to our pages Music in August and Music in September.

Union J at Pride, 2nd September 2017. Photo by Trevor Sewell.

We were at Pride to see what was on the main stage musically.

Gay and proud and still singing – Leicester goes to Victoria Park.

Our cosmopolitan city is brimming with music and the arts

Mahalia at Cosmopolitan Carnival 2017. Photo by Kevin Gaughan.

Saturday 12th August saw the return of one of Leicester’s annual celebrations of Leicester’s colourful diversity of music, the arts, dance and theatre.

Read about Cosmopolitan Carnival 2017.

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Year by year

Our annual review of the year – 2016

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More about Music in Leicester

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

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