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Old November 11th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #21
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We really need a good 2,000 seater concert hall in a location where it can benefit the city centre economy to the fullest. De Montfort Hall is okay, for what it is, but how many people bother to walk the mile or so into town after a show? I'd stick it next to the PAC (where the car park is currently situated) so they could form a sort of Leicester version of the Royal Centre. I'd build a new MSCP on the site occupied by Office World and Maplins.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #22
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Would the car park be a large enough site for a 2,000 seater auditorium?
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Old November 11th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #23
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If the rows were as steep as the old Carling Stand it would be
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:51 PM   #24
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what does leicester need entertainment wise eh? i dont no, how about anything at the minute cos its bloody boring
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Old November 24th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #25
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leicster should push for an imax cinema
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Old October 24th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #26
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Rumours of big name for a summer festival
Leicester Mercury | Posted: October 23, 2013
By Yasmin Duffin and David Owen

A two-day music event could be coming to Leicester's Victoria Park.

Entertainment company Live Nation UK has applied to the city council to use Victoria Park for two days next summer.

The company would not discuss any further details of its plans, but rumours are already circulating that a "big name" band could appear.

Music fans welcomed the news, which comes just over a month since it was announced that popular music festival Summer Sundae, which took place at nearby De Montfort Hall, would not return.

Jordan Birtles, 20, drummer for Leicester's six-piece alternative pop-reggae band By The Rivers, who played the final Summer Sundae weekender in 2012, said: "It would be great if this went ahead.

"There always needs to be something like this is Leicester – everybody loves a festival.

"They give local and up-and-coming acts a chance to showcase their music, it is a massive platform for them.

"We need a festival here, it's such a vibrant city. There are so many great acts in Leicester, it keeps us on the map – it would be a big waste of local talent not to hold festivals here."

The application by Live Nation has been pinned to lampposts near to Victoria Park, for the public to view.

It suggests that the weekend festival could be held sometime between June 1 and August 1.

The application includes the use of films, live music, recorded music and dance performances between 10am until 11pm from Sunday to Monday.

In addition to this, late-night refreshments have been applied for between 11pm and 11.59pm, as well as the supply of alcohol between 8am and 11pm, from Sunday to Monday.

Opening hours over the two days will be from 10am until 11.59pm.

A spokeswoman for Leicester City Council said: "This will be a one-off event, held by an outside promoter.

"They will make an announcement with further details about the festival when they are able to do so.

"However, it is not being held as a replacement for Summer Sundae."

Councillor Neil Clayton, who represents the Victoria Park and Clarendon Park area as member for the city's Castle Ward, said the city council's festivals and events unit is aware of a "big name" band being lined up for the festival, but could not offer any more details.

"It is an extremely big event and will involve a very well-known band," he said.

"At the moment, the details are confidential but it will come out very soon.

"From an economic point of view, it will also be a very good event for the city.

"We have to do all that we can to minimise disruption to residents in the area, but I really support having the festival. It will be a great thing for Leicester and the local economy."
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Well who could the big name be? Kasabian have a new album out soon. They are bookies favourites for a headline at Glastonbury in 2014. They have stated before they want to play Vicky Park. Are they still taking bets?

http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/13/131023e.shtml
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Old October 25th, 2013, 01:22 PM   #27
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Pretty obvious that it is Kasabian. They have been saying that they want to do a huge gig in Leicester for years.

Live nation have previously organised the following events at Hyde Park:

Kings of Leon (2010–2011)
Arcade Fire (2011)

Hard Rock Calling
Wireless Festival
Download Festival

All these names further suggest Kasabian as the main act.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #28
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Globe-trotting singer Oliver Sean is preparing to open a live music club in Leicester. The musician, who has been nominated in the MTV European Music Awards, has played at Cafe Wha? in Manhattan, a famous music venue graced by the likes of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, and Whiskey A Go Go, a nightclub in West Hollywood. Now the 34-year-old has set his sights on opening a club in Leicester, based on his musical experiences.

Oliver, who is originally from Portugal, said he was in the process of securing a city centre venue and expects the club, to be known as The Oliver Sean Music Lounge, to open by the end of February.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 10:41 AM   #29
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What a refreshing bolt of out the blue!
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Old October 31st, 2013, 01:40 PM   #30
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I thought that as well. An acclaimed musician deciding to open a live music venue in Leicester. I wonder where the near Highcross location is?
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I thought that as well. An acclaimed musician deciding to open a live music venue in Leicester. I wonder where the near Highcross location is?
I think we can use the term "acclaimed" lightly but still positive!
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Old October 31st, 2013, 06:12 PM   #32
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Two Day Music Event Planned for Leicester (£1m plus invested)

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Old November 13th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #33
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More details on the acts coming:
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Urban pop sensation Professor Green is the latest act to be announced on the star-studded line-up for next year’s Leicester Music Festival.

The chart-topper will take to the stage at the two-day event, to be held at Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road stadium from July 25.

The festival is the product of a partnership between two county businessmen who have promised to bring a big music festival to the city. One half of the partnership, Manoj Keshavji, who owns More restaurant, in London Road, Leicester, said: “We won’t just have big headline acts, they will be huge – enormous.

“We are more than over-the-moon that Professor Green will be performing and he is just a taste of what is to come.

“People will be amazed with who we have.

“Leicester has never seen anything like this – this is totally unique.”

So far, the other acts that have been announced on the line-up are music legends Billy Ocean and Soul II Soul.

A crowd of 22,000 is expected to take to the stands and the pitch to enjoy the show, which will include eight acts each day.

“The key thing is that we have different genres for everyone’s taste,” said Manoj. “And, the beauty is that people have the option of seats or standing.

“I’m really excited about this.”

Another big headline act is to be announced soon, Manoj promised.

“Imagine seeing these artists and for a whole day,” he said. “They won’t be playing just a few songs, they will each be performing for about an hour.”
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #34
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So, this is in addition to the Live Nation festival planned for Victoria Park?
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #35
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I think so.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #36
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Blimey. Two big concerts for the people of Leicester to barely be arsed to go to
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Blimey. Two big concerts for the people of Leicester to barely be arsed to go to

You are also forgetting the secret free gig that is planned next year too. I believe it is Kasabian going to be at Victoria Park.

If Leicester wins City of culture it will also bring Radio 1's big weekend.

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Old November 16th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #38
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Correct. It is Kasabian playing. They un officially confirmed this to me last weekend.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #39
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I was hoping for Showaddywaddy.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #40
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Objections to Vicky park concert already:

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Ob...ail/story.html
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