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Craig Jones

31 massive gigs and music festivals happening in Leeds in 2023

One of the joys of a new year is making big plans for the 12 months ahead and we are here to provide a little bit of help.

In 2023, there’s so much happening to look forward to. To assist you, we’ve put together a list of some of the very biggest and best music gigs, comedy shows and concerts set to take place in Leeds next year.

Our list includes events happening in towns and cities right across the city. There’s major shows scheduled for our big venues including Leeds First Direct Arena, Leeds O2 Academy and Leeds Grand Theatre.

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Highlights include Sir Elton John’s stop in the city as part of his farewell tour, Peter Kay’s comeback comedy shows and Michael Buble’s return to Leeds as part of his UK tour. Elsewhere, we have huge outdoor summer events like Leeds Festival, Live at Leeds: In The Park, Let’s Rock Leeds: The Retro Festival and Slam Dunk as well as big outdoor shows in Millennium Square.

Take a scroll below and see what takes your fancy. We’d love you to tell us what big gigs and events in Yorkshire you are off to in 2023. You can do so by commenting on this article.

  • January 23 - The 1975, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • January 26 and 27 - Strictly Come Dancing, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • February 4 - Florence + The Machines, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • February 21 - Luke Haines and Peter Buck - Brudenell Social Club
  • February 28 - Young Fathers, Leeds O2 Academy
  • March 2-5 - Disney On Ice, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • March 21-April 1 - Sister Act, Leeds Grand Theatre
  • March 26 - Sam Ryder, Leeds O2 Academy
  • April 24 - Michael Buble, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • May 4 - Duran Duran, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • May 19 - Peter Kay, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • May 27 - Live at Leeds: In The Park 2023, Temple Newsam, Leeds - Two Door Cinema Club headlining
  • May 28 - Slam Dunk Festival, Temple Newsam, Leeds - The Offspring and Enter: Shakiri headlining
  • June 6 - Sir Elton John, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • June 6-10 - Dirty Dancing, Leeds Grand Theatre
  • June 12-17 - The Bodyguard, Leeds Grand Theatre
  • June 17 - Let’s Rock Leeds: The Retro Festival - Soft Cell and OMD to headline
  • June 24 - Pet Shop Boys, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • June 27 - Gwen Stefani - Harewood House, Leeds
  • July 6 - McFly, Millennium Square, Leeds
  • July 7 - Kasabian - Millennium Square, Leeds
  • July 8 - Blossoms, Millennium Square, Leeds
  • July 13 - Bastille, Millennium Square, Leeds
  • July 14 - The Wombats, Millennium Square, Leeds
  • July 15 - Shed Seven, Millennium Square, Leeds
  • July 19 - Nile Rodgers and Chic, Millennium Square, Leeds
  • July 23 - Leeds Ska and Mod Festival, Millennium Square, Leeds
  • August 25-27 - Leeds Festival 2023 - Bramham Park - Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, Foals, The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Lewis Capaldi
  • September 28 - Shania Twain, Leeds First Direct Arena
  • November 14-19 - Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Leeds Grand Theatre
  • December 15 - Peter Kay, Leeds First Direct Arena
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    If you'd like to get tickets for any the shows and events above you can find them by visiting Ticketmaster, Gigs and Tours or the respective websites of each venue listed. We know the list above is a mere handful of the big shows coming to Leeds in 2023.

    So, to find out the latest gig and big event news you can visit our Best in Leeds homepage. There you will also find a guide to great things to do in Leeds.

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