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The Stone Roses To Play First Direct Arena

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.

Posted on: 05 December 2016
Haçienda Classical

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 and visiting the first direct arena in Leeds.

Posted on: 24 November 2016
Micky Flanagan

Micky Flanagan is coming to the first direct arena in 2017!

Posted on: 18 November 2016
Bruno Mars -THE 24K MAGIC WORLD TOUR

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling entertainer, Bruno Mars, revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour visiting the first direct arena in Leeds.

Posted on: 15 November 2016
Show Cancellation: Best Ever Christmas Show

It is with much regret that we confirm the cancellation of The Best Ever Christmas Show for 2016.

Posted on: 11 November 2016
Known Issue: Payments

Our ticketing partner Eventim are temporarily having problems processing Visa and MasterCard payments. You can still pay via PayPal and we expect things to return to normal shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Posted on: 09 November 2016
Little Mix are Coming to Leeds in 2017

Little Mix - the world's biggest girl group are coming to the first direct arena in 2017 as part of their The Glory Days UK Tour. Tickets available from 9am Friday 21st October!

Posted on: 14 October 2016
Audio and Radio Industry Awards

Having proudly hosted the MOBO’s and BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the first direct arena is currently preparing for another star studded award’s evening next week - the ARIA’s on October the 19th.

Posted on: 13 October 2016
Kings of Leon to visit the first direct arena

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.

Posted on: 13 October 2016
Hip-Hop Superstar Drake Comes To Leeds First Direct Arena

Following his phenomenally successful ‘Summer Sixteen’ tour across the United States, Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling recording artist Drake announces a show at first direct arena in Leeds, Wednesday 8 February.

Posted on: 10 October 2016
John Bishop - first direct arena

Comedy superstar John Bishop is set to return to an arena near you in autumn 2017, as he announces his long awaited return to stand-up comedy, with a brand new live show, WINGING IT. Tickets will go on general sale on Thursday 6 October at 10am.

Posted on: 29 September 2016
Iron Maiden in Leeds.  All You Need To Know

Iron Maiden are coming to the first direct arena, Leeds in 2017. Make sure you know all there is to know by checking out our handy Iron Maiden guide.

Posted on: 23 September 2016
Rick Parfitt Status Quo will not be appearing in Leeds

Please note, guitarist Rick Parfitt will not be appearing on the UK tour. Rick has given his full blessing for the band to continue to honour their touring schedule in order to not let down the fans.

Posted on: 22 September 2016
Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley and Gregory Porter @ ARIAS

The Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley and Grammy-award winning artist, Gregory Porter, will be performing live at the First Direct Arena in Leeds for this year’s ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards).

Posted on: 20 September 2016
A R Rahman - Rescheduled date.

Technical Problems Force AR Rahman to Reschedule UK Tour. Leeds will not be rescheduled, however all ticket holders will be offered seats in Manchester instead. If you are unable to attend your rescheduled date, you will be able to get a full refund from your point of purchase. For any enquiries, ticket holders should contact the original point of purchase. March 26 Manchester Arena Manchester.

Posted on: 16 September 2016
Malala Yousafzai Story

Malala Yousafzai, Global Peace Icon and Youngest Winner of the Nobel Prize, will make a rare public appearance at the first direct arena in August 2016. Malala will speak on stage about her life and experiences and take part in a Q&A session with the audience.

Posted on: 20 June 2016
THE RADIO INDUSTRY AWARDS COME TO LEEDS

The Radio Academy today (June 15) launches a brand new cross-industry awards - the Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) – and announces Leeds as the host city.

Posted on: 16 June 2016
#LeedsRumble

Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Patrick Hyland at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on July 30, live on Sky Sports.

Posted on: 14 June 2016
Gladys Knight's Top 5 Best Songs

Gladys Knight ‘The Empress Of Soul’ and seven-time Grammy Award winning icon will perform first direct arena on the 5 July 2016.

Posted on: 25 May 2016
The Yorkshire Powerhouse is coming to the fd arena

It’s all happening in Yorkshire. The region is bursting with new developments and economic promise. It is the very success of Yorkshire that’s sets the theme for this years Aagrah 34th Annual Business Dinner.

Posted on: 18 May 2016