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First line ups announced for De Montfort Hall’s outdoor concerts this summer

Published on Monday, March 11, 2019

Kaiser Chiefs band picture

The first acts have been announced for De Montfort Hall’s outdoor concerts this summer.

The gigs will take place during the last two weeks of August, and the first two to go on sale will be the Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and The Twang on Sunday, 18 August, with Years & Years and Jax Jones performing on Sunday, 25 August.

De Montfort Hall general manager Antony Flint said: “These are exactly the sort of larger scale events that we’ve been aiming to bring to Leicester for some years now, so I’m really pleased that all of our planning and work has started to pay off.”

After major works to improve the outdoor infrastructure last summer, De Montfort Hall’s gardens can now host large-scale concerts much more easily than before, with a capacity of up to 6,000 people.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby added: “I am delighted that De Montfort Hall’s gardens will be back in full use this summer, following the significant investment we made last year to carry out improvements.

“I very much look forward to these larger-scale concerts, which are an exciting addition to the city’s wider summer programme of events and activities.”

Advance tickets for Sunday 18 August - Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and The Twang - are priced at £48.50 and are on sale now.

Advance tickets for Sunday 25 August - Years and Years and Jax Jones - are priced at £48.50 and are also on sale now.

Details of other acts performing in the outdoor summer programme at De Montfort Hall’s will be announced in due course.

Leicester Deputy City Mayor responsible for culture and leisure, Cllr Piara Singh Clair, said: “De Montfort Hall is among the city’s best-loved music venues, and it is fantastic to see it hosting such high-quality acts as part of its outdoor events.”