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Diary Dates

Soundhouse Summer Sessions – Saturday 18 June
The Soundhouse

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.

The Meffs – Saturday 18 June

The Meffs are a noisy, punk rock duo from Essex. “Glorious punk in the great tradition of British political/punk acts. If there was ever a time when society needed the kids to make some noise, it is now”.

Fightmilk – Tuesday 21 June

Fightmilk return to Leicester after what feels like a million years to kick off their summer tour! They’ll be taking over The Firebug for an extra-special gig with queer emo five-piece Slash Fiction. Fightmilk’s 2021 album Contender received critical acclaim from Kerrang, Noizze and Louder Than War. Blending acerbic lyrics and riffs galore their songs are chock full of high energy heartbreak power pop. They’ve shared the stage with Johnny Foreigner, Mclusky, Art Brut & can’t wait to be back at The Firebug.

Ibiza Proms in the Park – Friday 24 June
Abbey Park

ibiza proms leicester

A perfect way to start the summer. Join Secret Symphony as they perform the biggest Ibiza hits with classic house tunes and sounds of the White Isle, recreated by a 50 piece orchestra. Set against the backdrop of Abbey Park with bar and street food on site. TICKETS.

Beyond Festival – Saturday 25 June
Abbey Park

The debut of Beyond Festival looks set to be a special addition to Leicester’s music calendar. The mega music festival will take over Abbey Park for a one day packed line-up of house and dance names. The likes of Wilkinson, Bru-C and more will bring Abbey Park to life all day and right through the evening. Set to be Leicester’s outdoor party of the summer, don’t miss it. TICKETS.


INTERVIEW: Hannah Brine

Singer-songwriter, Hannah Brine, has seen highs of singing with Gary Barlow on prime BBC1 television, singing at the Royal Variety Show and more. She’s back in Leicester this weekend for a show at The Musician on Sunday 19 June. We caught up with her to find out more about her influences and music career so far.

hannah brine

How would you describe your music to anyone who hasn’t heard you before?

My music is singer songwriter. I love melodies and I love stories. I’m hugely inspired by the classic writers such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Carol King, Cyndi Lauper and Billy Joel. 

What can people expect from your show at The Musician?

I have an amazing band (my drummer James was just playing this week with George Ezra at Wembley!) , and have strings and lots of vocal harmonies. So if you’d like to step into a warm bath of gorgeous folk-pop do come along!. It’s going to be intimate and fun.

hannah brine

Tell us about some of your career highlights so far?

I’ve been lucky enough to sing with Gary Barlow on Strictly Come Dancing, the Royal Variety Show and the Olivier awards , and earlier this year I was number 1 in the global trance charts with my song You & I.

Which 3 artists would be listed in your “for fans of” section?

Joni Mitchell, Rumer and the Staves.

If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?

I love Greg Kurstin, one half of electronica duo The Bird and the Bee. He has a quirky retro production style, but has also produced for people like Sia, Kylie, Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters and Adele. He has a bit of a jazz background and that really intrigues me, how he brings these influences together.Also, Hall & Oates.

What does the rest of 2022 hold?

I have a gig in New Mills, the town I’ve just moved to in the Peak District , as well as the Pheasantry in London later this year. I also work with an awesome youth choir called Spark, and they perform at the Barbican, London in a few weeks time. Some of them are singing a song I helped them to write, which is really lovely! Plus I’ll be doing lots more writing for myself.

hannah brine

What is your favourite thing about Leicester’s music scene?

I love how supportive it is, and how everyone knows everyone. There is a lot of creativity and talented people here.

Where can people hear more from you?

Follow my socials hannahbrineofficial , or join my mailing list via


In this week’s playlist you can get up to speed with the acts performing at next week’s Beyond Festival in Abbey Park.

Have a listen and get in touch to tell us which tracks you’re loving.