What's On - Music & Dance
The acclaimed troupe Annapurna Indian Dance pays homage to the forgotten soldiers, more than 74,000 of them, who sacrificed their lives for Britain in the First World War. Their show is a combination of music, dance and storytelling performance.
In an ultra-rare appearance, Don McLean, the man behind one of the most popular songs in the world, will be playing from his extensive back catalogue at York Barbican. The highlight of the night will be American Pie, the best-known ballad that marks the day the music died.
The Manics make their return to Leeds, ably supported by The Coral, and promising big things: this is their biggest live show for more than a decade, and they’ve lined up all the classics on their setlist.
Set to Prokofiev’s classic score, Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale is set in London during the height of the Second World War. It’s just the latest production by Bourne, whose version of The Red Shoes was hugely acclaimed when it last toured.
This Russian indie rock band have spread from St Petersburg all the way to Leeds, where they’ll play Brudenell in May. Expect something out of the ordinary from their vaulting vocals and gorgeous guitars.
Last year the Shepley Spring Festival celebrated 10 years of entertaining people around Yorkshire, and it enters its second decade in the South Pennines with a bang. Artists will descend from around the world on Shepley to perform at a number of local venues.
Grammy award winner Father John Misty is making a rare foray over to the UK to perform a headline gig with support from local bands including Leeds and Halifax-based psychedelic rock band Hookworms, and Halfiax’s up-and-coming The Orielles.
One of the hardest-working bands operating on the UK roots circuit, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra have coined a new style of music that they call ‘North Eastern Swing’. Find out what it all means when you see them live.
More than two weeks of music and arts takes over the Yorkshire Dales at the height of summer, providing local residents and those who travel from miles around with a smorgasbord of culture. With previous festivals featuring Jools Holland, Toyah Wilcox and Billy Ocean, you’re assured of big name performers.
The Take That lead singer and songwriter is renowned for his singalong classics, and this special performance at Scarborough Open Air Theatre is just one of a handful of dates where Gary will be playing different venues. Throw Patience out the window and get tickets – fast.