De Montfort Hall Announce Stellar Line-Up for Summer Shows
De Montfort Hall has announced the remaining acts for their Gigs in the Gardens summer concert series.
Busted and Scouting for Girls will be performing in the hall grounds on Saturday 17 August.
Bugzy Malone, Yxng Bane and Wretch 32 will feature on the outdoor stage on Friday 16 August.
Groove Armada and DJs Pete Tong and Danny Howard will be taking over the outdoor stage on Friday 23 August.
Meanwhile, BBC Introducing East Midlands will be curating a day of local music with up-and-coming bands on Saturday 24 August.
The Gigs in the Gardens series will conclude on Monday 26 August with the Bardi Symphony Orchestra, performing popular film and stage classics including Williams’ best-loved pieces from Star Wars, ET and Raiders of the Lost Ark, before a firework encore.
The latest announcements add to an already confirmed summer line up.
Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and The Twang will be at the venue on Sunday 18 August. Years & Years, Jax Jones and The Stickmen will perform on Sunday 25 August.
The outdoor shows are a highlight of Leicester City Council’s Summer In The City programme.
De Montfort Hall General Manager Antony Flint said: “I think it’s widely accepted that De Montfort Hall is a great concert hall, but it’s also true that our gardens are a great location for live music too.
“After considerable investment in our infrastructure, we’re delighted to again share the bigger outdoor programme in the gardens with a wider musical audience.”
Major improvement works were undertaken last summer. The grounds can now host large-scale concerts much more easily than before, with a capacity of 6,000 people.