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WIN a Night of Live Music in Millennium Square For 4 People (We’ll Even Throw in a £50 Bar Tab)

· Joseph Sheerin · Competitions

Pray for sunshine because we’re giving away one hell of a prize.

Plan B

This summer, Millennium Square will be transformed into an incredible outdoor arena, as the Summer Series brings us everything from 80s rock legends to jazz festivals, club nights and classical concerts. Book your tickets now...

The Summer Series returns this July with a string of unmissable open-air concerts in Millennium Square – and you could be there!

Nothing says summer quite like an outdoor concert – which is why we’re so excited about the Summer Series. It returns to Millennium Square from Friday 20 July 2018 to Sunday 12th August 2018 with a slew of top-notch events. You can hear club classics played by a live orchestra, jump aboard a 70s style Love Train or see a rapper-turned-soul superstar – and you could do it all for free, because we’re giving one lucky winner 4 tickets to an event of their choice.

Round up your mates and pick your favourite event

The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics

Credit: Tom Arber

If your name comes out of the hat, you’ll bag 4 tickets and a £50 bar tab to spend on anything from beer to prosecco. The question is – what will you go see?

Plan B is back with his long-awaited third album ‘Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose’ on Friday 20th July 2018, but he’ll also be playing hits like ‘Stay Too Long’, ‘She Said’ and ‘Prayin’. The following night you can roll back the years with Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, who’ll be joined by 90s soul favourite Gabrielle and local funk group Ten Millennia.

On Friday 27th July 2018, you can head to the club night of the summer. The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics will see Dave Beer and the Orchestra of Opera North join forces to play 90s dance anthems with special guests Robin S, Saffron and Alison Limerick. Prefer something more traditional? Opera North is back the following night for A Classic Summer’s Evening – expect classical tunes like Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Puccini’s Nessun Dorma with vocals from acclaimed soloist Rafael Rojas. To finish their weekend takeover of Millennium Square on Sunday night, Opera North is teaming up with Grimethorpe Colliery Band to perform the score to the iconic British film Brassed Off live in-sync with the movie.

Simple Minds

Credit: Dean Chalkley

Alternatively, you could kick off August with a huge show. On Friday 3rd August 2018, rock legends The Pretenders are headlining a one-off outdoor concert for the Summer Series as they run through hits like ‘Brass in Pocket’, ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ and ‘I’ll Stand by You’ with support from Liverpool Britpop icons Lightning Seeds. The next night, 80s pop superstars Bananarama will roll back the years with classic tunes like ‘Venus’ after a special 80s DJ set from Sara Cox. Fancy a boogie? Brutus Gold’s Love Train is making its long-awaited return to Leeds and it promises a night full of 70s funk, soul and disco anthems.

The last weekend of the Summer Series in Millennium Square sees two very different acts come to Leeds. Scottish rock icons Simple Minds will be running through tunes like ‘Alive & Kicking’, ’Sanctify Yourself’ and ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ on Saturday 11th August 2018, after singer-songwriter KT Tunstall plays through favourites like ‘Suddenly I See’, ‘Other Side of the World’ and ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’. Last, but by no means least, it’s one for the kids as pop heroes The Vamps showcase their first number one record ‘Day & Night’, as well as cuts from their catchy first two albums.

So what’s it going to be? Get your entries in, get your mates to enter too, and pick your favourite.

Enter now for a chance to WIN

You’ve got to be in it to win it, so fill out the form below and hit ‘Enter Now’ by 5pm on Friday 6th July 2018. Keep an eye on your inbox, because we’ll be emailing the winner. We use the info you share with us in accordance with our terms and privacy policy, so we can send you emails with news, offers and even more competitions you might want to enter.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on 6th July 2018. There is one prize available. The prize is 4 tickets to one Summer Series event – choose from Plan B, Tony Hadley, The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics, A Classic Summer's Evening, Brassed Off, The Pretenders, Bananarama, Brutus Gold's Love Train, Simple Minds and The Vamps. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Some concerts are suitable for ages 14+. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable. The winner's details will be shared with Millennium Square. The winner will be asked to provide their name and email address. 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 Leeds City Council, Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply.