What’s coming up at the First Direct Arena in Leeds?

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If you’re looking for an entertaining night out, witnessing a world-class act perform at an incredible venue, look no further than the First Direct Arena in Leeds. With a 13,500 capacity and being the first arena in Britain to have a fan-shaped orientation, it’s hardly surprising the stars are eager to play at this state-of-the-art arena, and why fans flock there in their thousands.

If you’re treating a loved one to night out or are heading to Leeds for an evening of entertainment, take a look at some of the great acts lined up to play at the First Direct Arena in the forthcoming months.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Wednesday 27 April, 2016 – 19:30

Enjoy watching the iconic formed Oasis lead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher perform in Leeds with his acclaimed band, High Flying Birds. Since forming in 2011, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been enjoying sell-out concerts and are hailed as a great success story.

You can buy tickets to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at the First Direct Arena here.

Disney on Ice – Silver Anniversary Celebration

4 – 8 May, 2016 – 19:00

This Silver Anniversary Celebration commemorates a quarter of a century of classical Disney tales and characters. Take the family to embark on a magical journey with the likes of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald, as the audience becomes mesmerised in the timeless appeal of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan and, of course, the Academy Award-wining Frozen.

Book tickets here for a fabulous evening of sheer Disney magic with all the family at the First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Manic Street Preachers

Friday 20 May, 2016 – 19:00

Manic Street Preachers fans will be in for treat as the legendary band head to Leeds for a one-off gig at the First Direct Arena. The much-loved band of the Brit Pop era are celebrating the 20th anniversary since the release of their hugely successful album ‘Everything Must Go’ in 1996, which sold more than a million copies worldwide and was certified triple platinum.

To buy tickets to watch the unmissable Manic Street Preachers perform many a classic hit, including ‘A Design for Life’ and ‘Australia’ at the First Direct Arena in Leeds here.

Barry Manilow

Saturday 11 June, 2016 – 19:30

Barry Manilow fans can’t afford to miss the all-time music legend perform for one night only in Leeds. Part of his LAST EVER tour, the hugely adored singer is beginning his UK tour at the First Direct Arena.

If you are a Manilow fan then you simply cannot miss the superstar perform one of his last concerts together with his band of 13 musicians.

Buy tickets to see Barry Manilow at the First Direct Arena, Leeds here.

Europe’s Strongest Man

Saturday 9 July, 2016 – 18:00

The First Direct Arena is hosting the World Deadlift Champions to find Europe’s Strongest Man. In what promises to be an enthralling evening of nail-biting entertainment, watch the real-life superheroes throw kegs, lift giant logs, run with cars, and other unimaginable activities. The championship will see the Icelandic legend Hathor Bjornsson, best known for playing ‘The Mountain’ in the hit television series Games of Thrones, attempt to defend his third title as ‘Europe’s Strongest Man’.

You can buy tickets to see the World Deadlift Champions at the First Direct Arena here.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay after your entertaining night at the First Direct Arena in this dynamic city of Leeds, Weetwood Hall in Headingley on the outskirts of Leeds offers comfortable and stylish accommodation. Check out our rooms, prices, special offers and availability to stay at Weetwood Hall. 

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