Daytime view of Millennium Square in Leeds with Leeds Civic Hall in the background. Image from Wikimedia Commons.
This image showcases a calm daytime view of Millennium Square in Leeds, with a perspective from near Revolution, directed towards the iconic Leeds Civic Hall. The photo, taken on May 27, 2010, captures the serene atmosphere of the square during the day. As the venue for the upcoming Sounds of The City concert series, Millennium Square will become much more lively with the gigs planned for this summer. The image is sourced from Wikimedia Commons.

This summer, Leeds’ Millennium Square will host a series of electrifying outdoor concerts featuring major music superstars, with James Arthur headlining on July 12. The Sounds of The City concert series is a summer highlight that promises unforgettable performances.

James Arthur is excited about returning to Leeds, promising an energetic and engaging show. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!

Summer Line-Up at Millennium Square

In addition to James Arthur, the line-up includes:

  • Nothing But Thieves (July 3) with support from Bad Nerves
  • Anne-Marie (July 4)
  • Tom Grennan (July 6)
  • Paloma Faith (July 7) with support from Gabrielle
  • Busted (July 11) with special guests Scouting For Girls, Soap, and Muddy Elephant
  • James Arthur (July 12)
  • Suede and Manic Street Preachers (July 13)
  • Yard Act (August 3)

Exclusive Interview with James Arthur

James Arthur shared insights about his upcoming shows and what fans can expect:

On preparations for the summer gigs:

“We’ve been perfecting the show since the start of the year, tweaking the setlist. After a successful arena tour and performing in the US, we’re ready for the outdoor events.”

On differences in playing outdoor events:

“Outdoor events have a unique vibe. People tend to be livelier, which makes for a more engaging atmosphere. The sound quality is also notably better outside.”

On the special homecoming show in Middlesbrough:

“Playing at my home stadium is a massive achievement. It’s something I’ll fully appreciate once I’m there.”

On performing in Leeds:

“Leeds always has an amazing crowd. They know how to create an energetic atmosphere, and I’m confident the show will be fantastic.”

On the response to his album ‘Bitter Sweet Love’:

“The reaction has been heartwarming. Seeing the songs resonate with live audiences has been particularly rewarding.”

On balancing material in setlists:

“With five albums and multiple platinum singles, it’s challenging to fit everything in. But we’ve managed to create a setlist that blends new material with fan favourites.”

On starting the tour with a homecoming show:

“It’s the ultimate test and a good measure of how the summer will go.”

Message to fans:

“Bring your best singing voices! I want everyone to join in and enjoy the unified feeling at the shows.”

Upcoming Millennium Square Events

Here’s a quick look at the exciting summer line-up:

  • July 3: Nothing But Thieves with support from Bad Nerves
  • July 4: Anne-Marie
  • July 6: Tom Grennan
  • July 7: Paloma Faith with support from Gabrielle
  • July 11: Busted with special guests Scouting For Girls, Soap, and Muddy Elephant
  • July 12: James Arthur
  • July 13: Suede and Manic Street Preachers
  • August 3: Yard Act

Get your tickets now to enjoy these incredible live performances in the heart of Leeds.

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