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There’s an epic night in store for a lucky winner as we give away tickets to see the sensation that is Rod Stewart at first direct arena.

Rod Stewart is a legend in his own right. This is a man who’s sold 250 million records worldwide, with a whopping 31 top ten singles across his six-decade career. There’s nary a person on the planet who hasn’t heard, and dare we say loved, at least one of his songs, be it ‘Sailing’, ‘Maggie May’ or ‘Hot Legs’. And now, you can see him perform live, as the raspy-voiced crooner heads to Leeds for a big blow-out show. Want to win tickets? Get your entries in.

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You don’t need to win our competition to get the VIP treatment at the arena, you just need a first direct current account (they’ll even give you £175 when you switch – see details below). That gets you early access to selected shows at first direct arena, as well as a dedicated queue jump entrance to save you time on the night. Once inside, a medley of freebies await. You can stay hydrated with a free bottle of water, keep your energy up with a free portion of chips and cool off with a free tub of ice cream.

See a rock ’n’ roll legend in the flesh

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Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer-songwriter Rod Stewart will take over first direct arena on Tuesday 13th December 2022 for a long-awaited and highly anticipated show that promises to absolutely blow your socks off. His back catalogue is an anthology of bangers – from ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ to ‘The First Cut Is the Deepest’ and ‘Baby Jane’ – and this is your chance to see them performed live as the 77-year-old takes his sweet, sassy self out on tour. And if you’re our lucky winner, you’ll bag 4 tickets!

Feast on the very best Spanish tapas

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From one legend to another. Iberica is one of the best tapas restaurants in Leeds. It sits firmly in the realms of fine dining, with classic dishes done well and originals designed to create the perfect blend of taste and texture. Cured meats and artisan cheeses kick off a culinary feast that will take you from croquetas and padron peppers to charred aubergine doused in honey, Sujaira cheese and caramelised sunflower seeds. As our winner, you’ll have £150 to spend, so you can try a little bit of everything.

Do Insta-worthy cocktails at The Alchemist

The Alchemist Cocktail Masterclass

There’s no better place to finish the night than The Alchemist, and with £150 to spend at the bar, you can end the evening on a high. Their cocktails are made with a hint of mad scientist flair, think smoke infusions, magic fire and colour-changing concoctions. This is as much about the making as the tasting, so expect a little theatre. Options range from their ever-so-simple Smokey Old Fashioned to wonderfully unusual Edible One, which is basically an ice cream cocktail complete with an edible Stroodles cup.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Friday 9th December 2022. There is one prize available. The prize is in three parts. 1) Four (4) tickets to Rod Stewart at first direct arena on Tuesday 13th December 2022, worth £500. 2) A gift voucher for Iberica worth £150. 3) A £150 gift card for The Alchemist Greek Street.

There is no purchase or entry fee to enter this prize draw. This free prize draw is open to UK residents with a valid UK postal address only. One winner will be randomly selected from the database of entrants who completed the prize draw online entry form. Employees and family of HSBC Group, first direct arena, Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. All prizes are subject to availability. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. If you don’t meet or stop meeting any of these criteria after entering the prize draw, you may be disqualified and any prize you may have won will be forfeited. The prize does not include any additional accommodation, food, beverage, transport costs, spending money and/or other additional costs beyond what is stated above and the winners will need to pay for these. The winners will also be responsible for any tax liabilities. If the prize offered is unavailable due to circumstances beyond the control of the promoter, the promoter can offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value at the promoter’s discretion. The winner will be picked at random at on Friday 9th December 2022. The winner will be contacted by email after the prize draw closes. The winner must confirm that they’re eligible and able to accept within 24 hours of the email being sent. If a winner does not contact us within this time period, The promoter reserves the right to pick an alternative winner at random if a prize is not claimed. The prize requires the winner to be able to attend Leeds first direct arena on the date of the relevant show as stated above. There is no cash alternative and the prize can’t be transferred or exchanged. If a winner is unable to attend, the promoter may pick an alternative winner at random. Prizes which are not claimed by Tuesday 13th December 2022 will be forfeited. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply. By entering this prize draw, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Cover image credit: Rankin Iow.

The operators of the first direct arena can refuse admission to the winner and/or any of their guests. The promoter is only responsible for providing the tickets to the winner, and in particular shall not be responsible for any expenses, losses, distress or inconvenience resulting from any revocation or refusal of admission, or for anything else that occurs at the first direct arena. The winner and their guests will need to comply with the first direct arena’s Children Under 14 Policy which is as follows: 1) As a responsible entertainment venue, the safety and comfort of patrons is paramount. This Duty of Care is particularly relevant when protecting minors under 14 years old; as such our policy is that all children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult defined as someone 18+ years of age who will be present for the full duration of the event. 2) For certain shows where the audience is both seated and standing, no one under 14 years old will be permitted AT ALL to stand on the auditorium floor. 3) Parents should always be aware of their general responsibilities regarding their children’s safety in situations where they are outside their direct control, and adhere to legislation detailing these responsibilities. 4) Unless photographic proof of age is supplied, first direct arena staff will make a judgement based on visual appearance prior to entry. 5) We strongly advise that children under the age of 3 should not be admitted to the venue except for particular productions which are age appropriate as advised by our Ticketing Office Staff.