Event Calendar

Andre Rieu
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Tickets From £45.00

His concerts are unique, his secret: The joy of music! André Rieu, together with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many international soloists, returns to first direct arena, Leeds on the Friday 16 December 2016. 

Doors Open at 18:30.  Andre Rieu on stage from 20:00.  We expect the show to conclude around 22:45.  Times Subject to Change.  Allow Good Time to Clear Entry Security.  

 

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16 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Status Quo
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Tickets From £48.00

Status Quo have announced that this year will see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; “The Last Night Of The Electrics” tour and they will be returning to first direct arena, Leeds for a spectacular send-off on 17 December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off.  Please note, unfortunately guitarist Rick Parfitt will not be appearing on the UK tour, you can find more on this here
 

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17 Dec 2016    the luxury experience
Best Ever Christmas Show
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Tickets From £18.00

It is with much regret that we confirm the cancellation of The Best Ever Christmas Show for 2016. Due to unforeseen challenges in launching a show of this scale at this time of year the producers have come to a decision to cancel this year’s performances.  All ticket holders will automatically receive a refund direct from their point of purchase. Should customers have any queries regarding their purchase they should first contact their point of purchase 

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28 Dec 2016   
Leeds Gymfest 2017
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Tickets From £8.00

An opportunity not to be missed, to watch some of the most amazing gymnasts; including our very own Olympian Nile Wilson. Come along and enjoy a day of gymnastics displays which is hosted by Leeds Gymnastics Club. We will be welcoming groups of gymnasts from all disciplines, of all ages and abilities from around the UK, who enjoy being part of the fun and excitement Gym Fest is all about. 

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22 Jan 2017   
Black Sabbath - The End
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Tickets From £60.00

It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth.  The heaviest rock sound ever heard. Now it ENDS, the final eight shows EVER by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATH.  Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler return home to close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story. 

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26 Jan 2017    the luxury experience
A Day To Remember
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Tickets From £25.00

A Day To Remember will be touring in support of their much-anticipated new album Bad Vibrations. A Day To Remember’s releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts, they’ve sold more than a million units, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them “An Artist You Need To Know.”  With supports from Neck Deep & Moose Blood. 

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28 Jan 2017    the luxury experience
Strictly Come Dancing Live 2017
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Tickets From £35.00

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in 2017 for a spectacular super-sized show at first direct arena!

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Thurs 2nd Feb 2017 - Friday 3rd Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Green Day
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Tickets From £39.50

The legendary Green Day have now announced their date in Leeds at first direct arena, on the 5th February 2017, as part of their UK tour . The tour represents their first shows here since they headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the summer of 2013. Green Day will be joined by special guests The Interrupters.   

This show is sold out. 

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05 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Drake
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Tickets From £56.00

Exciting News!  Global megastar, Drake, is heading to the first direct arena on February 8th & 9th 2017.

Tickets are Now On Sale

 

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8th Feb - 9th Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Jack Whitehall
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Tickets From £25.50

Multi award-winning stand-up comic Jack Whitehall is back on tour and bringing his brand new live show to first direct arena. The follow up to his ground-breaking debut arena show, JACK WHITEHALL: AT LARGE will be the biggest tour ever from one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Please note this show is not suitable for under 16s
 

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10 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Betway Premier League Darts 2017
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Tickets From £23.00

The world's best darts players return to first direct arena this February as part of the Betway Premier League Darts 2017 Tour.

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16 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Pet Shop Boys
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Tickets From £35.00

The Super Tour will see Pet Shop Boys perform songs from their acclaimed new album ‘Super’, as well as classic PSB hits and album tracks from over the past 30 years. The production is based on the Royal Opera House shows staged by designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page. 

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18 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Kings of Leon
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Tickets From £45.00

Kings of Leon have today announced UK arena tour dates for 2017 – their first UK shows in over two years.

The run of shows will open in Leeds at the first direct arena on February 19th.  

This show is sold out

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19 Feb 2017   
Cirque Du Soleil Varekai: Tales of the Forest

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. 

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Wed 22 Feb - Sun 26 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Jack Whitehall
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Tickets From £25.50

NEW DATE ADDED - 27th February 2017 - Multi award-winning stand-up comic Jack Whitehall is back on tour and bringing his brand new live show to first direct arena. The follow up to his ground-breaking debut arena show, JACK WHITEHALL: AT LARGE will be the biggest tour ever from one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Please note this show is not suitable for under 16s

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27 Feb 2017    the luxury experience
Kaiser Chiefs
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Tickets From £19.50

KAISER CHIEFS have announced they are returning home to play at first direct arena, 4 March 2017 as part of their ‘Stay Together’ Arena Tour. As well as performing all their hits the band have been previewing songs from their sixth album STAY TOGETHER including their latest single PARACHUTE and the brand new single HOLE IN MY SOUL. 

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04 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
Leeds Sports Awards Dinner and Ceremony

The 2017 Leeds Sports Awards will be staged for the first time at the city’s first direct arena on Tuesday 7 March. Join local sports people, including Olympians and Paralympians from Rio, for this stylish awards dinner and ceremony.The Leeds Sports Awards is an annual celebration of local sporting talent and achievements across all levels of sport throughout the City of Leeds, recognising the efforts of players, coaches, volunteers and administrators. The move to the arena reflects therapid growth of the Awards over the last 14 years.

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07 Mar 2017   
Olly Murs
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Tickets From £29.50

After the critical and commercial success of Kiss Me - the smash hit single Olly released last Christmas - and new single You Don’t Know Love, 24 HRS promises to be the best record of his career. Olly’s last tour in 2015 was a triumph selling out all 27 dates. This summer Olly played a spellbinding set to a 65,000 Hyde Park crowd as special guest to Take That, further confirming his reputation as one of Britain’s very best live performers.  Please note the age limit for Pod standing will be 16 and over.  

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09 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
The X Factor Tour 2017
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Tickets From £20.00

You will watch them compete week after week for your vote, and you can now see the X Factor finalists perform their biggest hits at the first direct arena , The X Factor Live Tour 2017 is announced with the following confirmed to appear: Sam Lavery, Saara Aalto, Matt Terry, Ryan Lawrie, Emily Middlemas, Honey G, 5 After Midnight, Four of Diamonds

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11 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
The Weeknd
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Tickets From £30.00

The Weeknd brings his Starboy: Legend of the Fall world tour to the first direct Arena next March, priced from £30.00 (booking fees apply).

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14 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
Adnan Sami
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Tickets From £25.00

Coming to the first direct Arena, it's Adnan Sami - a Music Composer, Singer, Concert Pianist, Song Writer, Actor... and that's just for now! 

Tickets are now on sale!  

 

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18 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
Disney On Ice: 100 years of magic
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Tickets From £16.00

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, and Disney’s Frozen as they bring 14 stories and 30 songs to life.Tickets available from 9am Friday 11 November.

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Weds 22nd - Sun 26th March 2017   
Craig David
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Tickets From £27.00

It has been the most talked about and relevant return to music by an artist in decades! Having sold over 15 million albums, achieving 16 Top Ten hits and multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries, taking over festival stages around the world, selling out headline tours in seconds, to securing a residency at the iconic Ibiza Rocks Hotel …It’s official, Craig David is back and in a big way!  Craig David performs at the first direct Arena as part of his biggest UK arena tour in 15 years. ON SALE NOW

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31 Mar 2017    the luxury experience
Europe's Strongest Man 2017
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Tickets From £25.00

Europe’s strongest man is making an incredible return to the first direct arena in 2017, following on from an outstanding 2016 event where numerous records were broken; including Eddie Hall deadlifting a world record half a ton.

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01 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Harlem Globetrotters
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Tickets From £17.50

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to the first direct arena for the first time for their 2017 World Tour. TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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08 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Russell Howard
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Tickets From £30.00

Russell Howard is an English comedian and television and radio presenter best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week. He won "Best Compère" at the 2006 Chortle Awards and was nominated for an if.comedy award for his 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show.
 

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09 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Hacienda Classical
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Tickets From £35.00

Following great critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017 with a brand new soundtrack for the concerts at a run of shows.Hacienda Classical will come to the first direct Arena on Friday 14th April 2017 for its first ever performance in a city which has a long standing affinity and association with The Hacienda. Tickets On Sale now!

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14 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Diversity
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Tickets From £25.00

Diversity will once again return to first direct arena.  The new tour Genesis is the concluding part of their super hero fantasy epic and follows ‘Limitless: The Reboot’. The creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo. 

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15 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Richard Ashcroft
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Tickets From £35.00

Following sold out shows and festival performances all over the world in 2016, Richard Ashcroft announces a date at First Direct Arena, Saturday 22 April 2017.

£35 / £37.50 / £45 - Maximum 4 tickets per person - Tickets on sale now!

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22 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
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Tickets From £45.00

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have sold over 100 million records worldwide and defined the sound of an era with classic hits like: Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more.

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26 Apr 2017    the luxury experience
Bruno Mars - 24k Magic World Tour
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Tickets From £37.50

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling entertainer, Bruno Mars will be playing the first direct arena in Leeds on Friday 5th May 2017

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05 May 2017    the luxury experience
Peter Kay’s Dance For Life
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Tickets From £28.50

After the enormous success of Dance For Life 2016 Peter Kay is pleased to announce that he’ll be visiting Leeds on 6th May 2017, bringing his remarkable dance-a-thon parties to Yorkshire, with all of the profits going to Cancer Research UK.  Over 18's Only 

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06 May 2017   
Iron Maiden
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Tickets From £46.00

Rock legends Iron Maiden continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a show at First Direct Arena - Everything you need to know about the show right here TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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11 May 2017    the luxury experience
Brian Cox
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Tickets From £30.00

This show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show. Tickets are on sale now. 

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14 May 2017    the luxury experience
Micky Flanagan
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Tickets From £27.50

Micky Flanagan is back at the first direct arena, 16 & 17 May 2017, bringing with him his brand new tour, 'An Another Fing'! Tickets are on sale now.

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16 & 17 May 2017    the luxury experience
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™

Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™ In Concert with Full Live Orchestra
Relive the magic of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™ in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing a full live orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

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19 May 2017    the luxury experience
Shawn Klush - Elvis World Tour
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Tickets From £26.00

Direct from the USA, the world's most successful Elvis tribute artist of all time returns to the UK by popular demand.  Featuring original Elvis band members ‘The Sweet Inspirations’ who performed with the King as his backing vocalists on over one thousand shows from 1969 to 1977. Don't miss Shawn Klush on the UK leg of his 2017 World Tour... It simply doesn't get any closer than this!  Featuring original Elvis band members, orchestra and world leading Elvis tribute support.

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21 May 2017    the luxury experience
Adam Ant
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Tickets From £32.50

Following the hugely successful Kings of the Wild Frontier tour earlier this year, which saw Adam play his classic and now iconic album to over 30,000 fans in sold out venues across the UK, Adam Ant has announced ANTHEMS The Singles Tour. The tour will showcase Adam's impressive back catalogue of material including hit singles, B-Sides and personal favourites.The album, Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) became a worldwide hit, spending 12 weeks at number 1 and won the Brit Award for Best British Album. ON SALE NOW

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27 May 2017    the luxury experience
Slam Dunk Festival - North
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Tickets From £44.00

Having firmly established itself as the best alternative festival for pop-punk and rock revellers alike, Slam Dunk Festival is set to get even bigger and better in 2017 with the addition of the first direct Arena in Leeds as the second stage. Enter Shikari have been annouinced as headliners with Don Broco making an exclusive UK festival appearence! Slam Dunk Festival is a rite of passage for lovers of pop-punk and rock music and is a key date in the festival calendar. Tickets available now

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28 May 2017   
Elton John
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Tickets From £50.00

Elton John will be making a welcomed return to the UK as part of his highly anticipated Wonderful Crazy Tour. Fans in Yorkshire can look forward to what will be one of the music events of the year, as Elton John announces a show at Leeds First Direct Arena on 8th June, as part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. Taking to the stage, Elton will perform songs from his latest studio album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’, as well as his most-loved hits from his stellar career.

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08 Jun 2017    the luxury experience
The Great Yorkshire Vegan Show
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Tickets From £5.00

The Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival (fully volunteer run in aid of Miracle's Mission) on the 17th June 2017 from 11am till 5pm. There will be 200 stalls, Cookery Demos, Talks, Workshops, Children's Zone, All Day Bar and Live Entertainment. You can visit their Website: www.yorkshireveganfestival.com. On Sale Now!

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17 Jun 2017   
The Stone Roses
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Tickets From £35.00

BREAKING NEWS - The Stone Roses will play two shows at Leeds First Direct Arena on the 20th and 21st June 2017.

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am this Friday, December 9.  £35 / £55 / £65 Standing / £75. Standing - Maximum 2 tickets per person.  Seated - Maximum 4 tickets per person Customers must take ID to gain entry.

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20th June - 21st June   
Mrs Brown's Boys: Good Mourning Mrs Brown

Recently voted as the Best British Sitcom of the 21st century by the Radio Times, Mrs. Brown’s Boys will make a triumphant return to the first direct arena in 2017. EXTRA MATINEE SHOW NOW ADDED - 2ND JULY ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY

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Thurs 29 Jun 2017 - Sun 2nd Jul 2017    the luxury experience
Blink 182
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Tickets From £29.50

Fresh from the success of their #1 UK and US album “California”, Blink-182, the punk pop favourites of a generation, have confirmed a huge UK tour in July 2017.   The tour will visit the first direct arena on Wednesday 5th July 2017. 

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05 Jul 2017    the luxury experience
Leeds International Tattoo Exposition

Now in its fourth year, Leeds International Tattoo Expo is an annual convention that brings together some of the best tattooists from the UK, Europe and beyond.

2017 sees LITE move to Leeds' fantastic first direct arena to showcase around 160 top class tattoo artists alongside a carefully selected market of boutique traders, live music and exciting entertainment.

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08 Jul 2017   
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
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Tickets From £29.50

The Australian Pink Floyd returns to Leeds First Direct Arena, 12 October, with The Best Side of the Moon 2017 UK tour!

Tickets available now!

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12 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
Little Mix
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Tickets From £25.00

The biggest girl band in the world have announced a second date at the first direct arena - Saturday 14th October 2017!

Tickets are priced £25, £35 or £45 - On sale now!

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14 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
Little Mix - Matinee Show
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Tickets From £25.00

The world’s biggest girl group Little Mix will be embarking on a brand new arena tour for October and November 2017. Due to phenomenal demand a further matinee date in Leeds has been added for Saturday 14th October.   Tickets available from 9am on Thursday!

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14 Oct 2017   
Emeli Sandé
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Tickets From £37.50

Emeli Sandé will perform at the first direct Arena next year to celebrate the release of her critically acclaimed new album Long Live The Angels.
Tickets for the Tuesday 24 October concert will be available from 9am Friday 9 December.

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24 Oct 2017    the luxury experience
John Bishop: Winging It Tour
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Tickets From £25.00

Comedy superstar John Bishop returns to the first direct arena next year for his long awaited return to stand-up comedy with his brand new live show Winging It. Tickets on sale now!

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Friday 27th October 2017 - Saturday 28th October 2017    the luxury experience
Little Mix
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Tickets From £25.00

The biggest girl band in the world have announced that they're returning to the first direct arena in November 2017.  

Tickets are priced £25, £35 or £45 and are now on sale!  Don't Miss Out

For Official Little Mix VIP Packages - click here

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13 Nov 2017    the luxury experience