Millennium Square Leeds Summer Concert Season

Carole Decker, Nile Rodgers, Chesney Hawkes and Utah Saints Head to LS2 For Big Nights Out

Millennium Square's Summer Series is back to Leeds with an unmissable musical extravaganza
July 10, 2023

Big names from the music world have got Millennium Square rocking this summer as the venue’s annual concert series kicked off last week with a blockbuster programme.

The Summer Series runs until August 5, promising an unforgettable experience with sixteen open-air gigs from world-renowned and emerging acts.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Leeds Civic Hall, the annual ticketed series is showcasing an eclectic programme of events, catering to every musical taste.

The festival kicked off last Thursday, with the Sounds Of The City concert series, bringing some of rock, indie and pop's most prominent names to the heart of Leeds City Centre across seven nights.

Artists lined up to perform include McFly, Kasabian, Blossoms, Bastille, and The Wombats plus special guests.

'Than You For The Music' Abba Tribute Band
'Thank You For The Music' Abba Tribute

Fans of the 70s are in for a treat as legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC bring their jam-packed catalogue of hits on July 19, the international smash-hit tribute show to ABBA Thank You For The Music takes to the stage on July 21 and the world-renowned Brutus Gold’s Love Train returns for another outdoor retro spectacular on August 4.

Chart-topping folk-rock band Levellers host a Beautiful Day Out on July 22 and on the following day (July 23), the Leeds Ska & Mod Festival returns with this year’s line-up including the likes of Bad Manners and From The Jam.

The acclaimed 50-piece Orchestra of Opera North will be back with two more all-star open-air concerts featuring original chart-topping artists from the last four decades. The fourth instalment of 80s Classical takes place on July 28 featuring pop legends Nik Kershaw, Go West and Carol Decker. On July 29, Club Classical Anthems returns with a ground-breaking club/classical crossover featuring Utah Saints, Janice Robinson and Kelli-Leigh.

Levellers (Image: Rob Marrison)

The last week of the Summer Series sees incredible local and national gospel artists and choirs take to the stage at the soul-stirring Gospel Explosion on August 3. Rounding up the concert series on August 5, the Popworld Festival returns with a huge line-up for its second edition including Ronan Keating, B*Witched and Chesney Hawkes.

The season culminates with hosting the official start of the annual Leeds Pride celebrations with a free event on Millennium Square on August 6 2023.

A number of street food catering concessions together with a fully licenced bar will be available within the specially created outdoor arena. The venue is also fully accessible with a raised viewing platform, disabled toilets and Mobile Changing Places. Full accessibility information and companion ticket details are available from the venue website or by calling the City Centre Box office.

Tickets for all events along with information on the full line-up are available to purchase online from, by phone on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Sat 10am-4pm) or from the Carriageworks Theatre (open two hours before any performances). 

Line Up:

Leeds Millennium Square Summer Series Dates

Thursday 13 July 2023: BASTILLE (Orla Gartland and Etta James) – £43.45 
Friday 14 July 2023: WOMBATS with Circa Waves and The Royston Club  –£40.15 
Saturday 15 July 2023: SHED SEVEN (Cast and Skylights) –  
Wednesday 19 July 2023: NILE RODGERS & CHIC – £63.25 
Friday 21 July 2023: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC – £29.70 
Saturday 22 July 2023: A BEAUTIFUL DAY OUT WITH LEVELLERS & MORE – £46.75 
Sunday 23 July 2023: LEEDS SKA & MOD FESTIVAL – from £35.75 
Friday 28 July 2023: 80S CLASSICAL – from £35 
Saturday 29 July 2023: CLUB CLASSICAL ANTHEMS – from £29.50 
Thursday 3 August 2023: GOSPEL EXPLOSION – £16.50 
Friday 4 August 2023: BRUTUS GOLD’S LOVE TRAIN – from £20 
Saturday 5 August 2023: THE POPWORLD FESTIVAL – from £37