If you’ve been missing live music make sure you grab tickets to Wide Eyed Festival as it arrives at O2 Academy Leicester on Saturday 18 September. Plus, we’re sending 1 lucky Cool As Leicester reader and their guest to the festival with free beers thrown in too.

Wide Eyed is a brand new festival bringing together 25 of the most exciting bands in the UK right now. Spread out across three stages at O2 Academy Leicester, you’ll be able to see some of the best bands on the UK’s live circuit including Beak> and Snapped Ankles, as well as a solid selection of local talent in The People Assembly and Spudge.

With continued support throughout the pandemic and rescheduled dates, Wide Eyed has very nearly sold out, with over 90% of tickets gone already!

With the return of live music, it’s an extremely exciting time for Leicester’s music scene and Wide Eyed is looking to prove itself as one of the most exciting new festivals in the country.

Limited remaining tickets are on sale now via Gigantic.


We’ve got 2 VIP tickets to give away giving you access to the festival plus 2 rounds of beers. All you need to do is fill in the form below to enter. The winner will be selected at random from all entries (keep an eye out for Facebook and Instagram competition posts to double your chances). Closing date is 5pm on Friday 27 August. Winners must be over 18 to redeem alcohol aspect of the prize.