Leicester’s live music scene is just getting better and better and this month sees the return of Independent Venue Week, which celebrates the fantastic smaller venues up and down the country. This year Leicester has got a fantastic line-up of events across venues including The Cookie, The Soundhouse and The Shed, so please do get out there and support them!
With so much in the news lately around Music Venue Trust’s campaign to protect grassroots live music venues around the UK, this comes at a perfect time as Independent Venue Week lands from 29th January – 5 February for their 5th birthday!
So what special shows can you catch on the week? Here are some highlights:
GAZ COOMBES AT THE COOKIE
Supergrass frontman, Gaz Coombes, will be at The Cookie for a special solo show on Wednesday 31 January. Tickets are priced at £14 and are on sale from 9am on Friday 12 January from Gigantic. They’ll sell out though so don’t want too long.
See full listings on The Cookie’s website.
SLAVES DJ SET AT THE SHED
The punk rock duo are coming to Leicester for a DJ set at The Shed on Tuesday 30 January. They’ll headline the regular Tuesday evening, Ambush, at The Shed, which hears the best alt, rock and pop punk tunes fill the dance floor. There is free entry before 11pm if you sign up on their Facebook page and VIP tickets also available.
See full listings on The Shed’s website.
STEVE LAMACQ AT THE COOKIE
BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq will be broadcasting his show live from The Cookie on Wednesday 31 January. He’ll be joined on air by Gaz Coombes before his show at the venue that evening. Stay tuned to The Cookie’s Twitter to hear more.
JOHN BRAMWELL AT THE SOUNDHOUSE
I Am Kloot’s frontman, John Bramwell, returns to The Soundhouse on Sunday 4 February and tickets priced at £15 are on sale now.
See full listings on The Soundhouse website.
BILLY LOCKETT AT THE COOKIE
Having supported the likes of KT Tunstall and Lana Del Ray on tour, Billy Lockett brings his solo show to The Cookie on Friday 2 February. Tickets priced at £6 are on sale now.
For the latest news on Independent Venue Week keep your eye on the Independent Venue Week website and follow our own local venues on social media.