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Soundhouse Summer Sessions – Every Saturday through the summer
The Summer Sessions are BACK. Enjoy live music outdoors on the city centre’s best outdoor stage. From 1-6pm every Saturday through the summer. Enjoy a mixed bill of local acts with some drinks in the sunshine. Free entry and all ages welcome..
Gazelle – Saturday 6 August
Enjoy a Saturday night of proper rock ‘n’ roll with this energetic foursome from Leicester.
Scuttlebugs – Friday 12 August
Scuttlebuggs is an indie rock band originally based out of Chicago and now living on the open road. Their original songs are focused on lyrical content, unique melodies and harmony, and have been likened to Neil Young, Yo La Tengo and Big Thief. They’ve toured extensively around the US and Japan and are now heading for a UK tour this month.
Ultimate Coldplay – Saturday 13 August
Ultimate Coldplay are a live tribute to Coldplay, performing all the hits and more in a brilliant sound and look-a-like show.
Rakim – Saturday 13 August
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Universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs of all time within the hiphop community. When it comes to flow & depth on the mic, Rakim is virtually unparalleled. His flow is smooth and liquid, inflected with jazz rhythms and carried off with an effortless cool that makes it sound as though he’s not even breaking a sweat. He raised the bar for MC technique higher than it had ever been, helping to pioneer the use of internal rhymes.
Holy Coves – Saturday 20 August
North Welsh psychedelic rock band Holy Coves are poised to release their brand new album this month via “Yr Wyddfa Records”. Lead by Welsh singer-songwriter Scott Marsden Holy Coves find themselves crossing an unseen threshold on a fantastical new journey where new psych-hazed material spells an exciting new era for the collective.
The Mercians – Saturday 20 August
The Mercians are a Midlands based, Indie band with influences like Catfish & The Bottleman and Sam Fender shaping their sound.
PREVIEW: 110 Above FestIval
Nestled away over near Twycross is the site of the brilliant 110 Above Festival, an event that is staking its claim as one of Leicestershire’s summer highlights and one of the festival scene’s best kept secrets.
The festival in fact started as a small party around a campfire to celebrate the organiser’s birthday, and now that’s grown into a festival who this year will be hosting the likes of The Amazons, Sea Girls, Everything Everything, Palace, Hinds and more.
In recent years 110 Above has hosted the likes of Easy Life, Circa Waves, Fickle Friends, Sundara Karma, Pale Waves and many more. With a capacity that’s limited to around just 1000 people it’s a truly unique and special event for all attendees.
“Unpretentious and undeniably fun” is the atmosphere that they strive for and achieve year on year.
With a focus on new music the organisers have built a reputation for providing a place to discover your new favourite band as they showcase breakthrough talent alongside more established artists.
The festival site is at Gopsall Farm, a small farm near to Twycross Zoo. As well as 3 stages (The Commune Stage, Old Town Hall Stage and Gopsall Stage), festival goers can also look forward to pop-up performances in unique spaces, comedy, arts & crafts and more.
110 Above takes place from 11 – 14 August 2022. Day and weekend tickets are on sale now from the 110 Above website.
This week we’re giving you a taster of the acts that you can catch at 110 Above. Check out the line-up and plan your day.
Have a listen and get in touch to tell us which tracks you’re loving.