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Line-up announced for Together Festival

The full line-up has been announced for the inaugural Together Festival, taking place at O2 Academy on Saturday 25 January. Bringing together the Leicester arts scene through music, crafts and food, the music line-up includes Kamakaze, CJ Pandit, Arcades, Earls, Tin Pigeons and plenty more. TICKETS.

FOLLAKZOID – O2 Academy Leicester
Monday 13 April 2020

Chile based cosmic band, FOLLAKZOID bring their unique blend of psych & Krautrock to Leicester in April. TICKETS.



Karaoke – The Barley Mow
Tuesday 23 December

Christmas Eve disco and karaoke! DJ from midday.

Footwerk – Apres Lounge
Thursday 26 December

A night all things Disco, House and Techno with some of the best up and coming DJs Leicester has to offer along with amazing drinks deals. From 9pm.

Real Magic Queen Tribute – The Musician
Friday 27 December

Real Magic are the UK’s premier tribute to the amazing Queen, fronted by Josh henderson, bringing the sights and sounds of Queen with a full band, Magic! TICKETS

Deadwires & Factory Girls – Firebug
Friday 27 December

Wake Up Promotions returns to Firebug on Friday for their annual Christmas show with a great local band line up! Performances from Deadwires, Factory Girls, Kick The Dog and Karate School of Peace & Harmony. 7.30pm, £5 on the door.

The Verzions with Izzy & Dan – 33Cank Street
Friday 27 December

Cank Street continue with their Friday night live sessions. This week music comes from Izzy & Dan, who will be appearing alongside headliners, The Verzions. Table bookings recommended.

RockSka – Queen of Bradgate
Friday 27 December

Bringing you the best of rock and ska to keep your Christmas party spirit going. Madness, The Who, The Jam, The Beat and plenty more! Music from 9.30pm, free entry.

Indie Night – 2Funky Music Cafe
Saturday 28 December

Join Ryan Dunn for an acoustic set followed by a night full of indie bangers. Expect Arctic Monkeys, DMAs, The Courteeners, Joy Division and so much more. TICKETS

Christmas Vinyl Night – Real Ale Classroom
Saturday 28 December

Groovy tunes by a groovy DJ all washed down with some quality beer and gins. From 8pm.

Mama Don’t Allow – The Cricketers
Saturday 28 December

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Good time 50s & 60s rhythm n’ blues and rock n’ roll. Enjoy some jump jive by artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. From 8pm. 

Dan Budd as Robbie Williams – The Barley Mow
Saturday 28 December

One of the best Robbie Williams tribute artists arounds. As seen on BBC’s Let it Shine. FREE ENTRY

The Paradimes – The Musician
Saturday 28 December

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Leicester’s reggae and ska legends, Paradimes, use the traditional styles of the 60s and 70s reggae and ska in todays era of music. The Paradimes are an original reggae and ska band, writing their own material which has spanned over more than 10 years of playing together, with the song writing abilities going from strength to strength. TICKETS

Soulclique – The Tree
Saturday 28 December

Get your Festive Funk on at The Tree on Saturday night. Music with soul from 7pm – 1am. Free entry.

Ze Austrian Stones – The Donkey
Sunday 29 December

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The Rolling Stones homage features John Butler, Rick Wilson, Geoff Bevan and Vom. Not one to miss you’re a Stones fan!

Live Jazz – Queen of Bradgate
Sunday 29 December

Come and chill out after all the Christmas activities and enjoy a drink with some live jazz. What could be better on a winter Sunday evening?



InMe – O2 Academy 2 Leicester
Friday 24 January 2020

With 6 studio albums to their name, they have an army of fans and have toured with the likes of Alien Ant Farm, The Rasmus, Nickelback, Limp Bizkit, Pendulum, Deftones, Serj Tankian, Staind, Feeder and Biffy Clyro as well as having played massive festivals such as Reading, Sonisphere and Download. TICKETS.

Mystery Jets – O2 Academy 2
Thursday 20 April 2020

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Mystery Jets managed to notch up a few UK top 40 hits in the 00s including ‘Two Doors Down’ and ‘The Boy Who Ran Away’, plus a string of successful albums including 2008’s ‘Twenty One’ which went Silver. Now, 2020 sees the release of their sixth album; ‘A Billion Heartbeats’. “Perfectly formed pop” – Bugbear. TICKETS.

Twin Atlantic – O2 Academy
Sunday 15 March 2020

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The Glaswegian quartet are back with the charming style of vocalist Sam McTrustry and their much loved heavy rock anthems. They’ve also announced a new upcoming album as they release their first new material since 2016. TICKETS


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