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19 reasons to be cheerful as Leeds kicks off 2019

Leeds is nursing a collective hangover after its New Year celebrations.

But there’s no need to feel down in the dumps, with 2019 already shaping up to be a year to remember for the city and the rest of the county. And, to prove the point, here are your Yorkshire Evening Post’s 19 reasons to be cheerful in 2019:

Strictly fans will be able to see some of its top stars performing when its live version comes to Leeds on January 24 and 25. The arena's line-up for 2019, includes Boyzone, George Ezra, Cher, Little Mix and The Chemical Brothers.

1. First Direct Arena

Strictly fans will be able to see some of its top stars performing when its live version comes to Leeds on January 24 and 25. The arena's line-up for 2019, includes Boyzone, George Ezra, Cher, Little Mix and The Chemical Brothers.
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Leeds will get its skates on when the Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square from February 1 to 24. Hopes are also high that the permanent ice rink taking shape near Elland Road will welcome its first skaters in early 2019.

2. The Ice Cube returns

Leeds will get its skates on when the Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square from February 1 to 24. Hopes are also high that the permanent ice rink taking shape near Elland Road will welcome its first skaters in early 2019.
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The Tour de Yorkshire takes place for the fifth time, with its final stage running from the Piece Hall in Halifax to Leeds city centres Headrow on May 5. Yorkshire also hosts the UCI Road World Championships in September.

3. Cycling

The Tour de Yorkshire takes place for the fifth time, with its final stage running from the Piece Hall in Halifax to Leeds city centres Headrow on May 5. Yorkshire also hosts the UCI Road World Championships in September.
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Leeds indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs will be back on their field of dreams on June 8, when they play a show at Elland Road. Support at the concert will come from The Vaccines and The Sherlocks.

4. I Predict A Riot

Leeds indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs will be back on their field of dreams on June 8, when they play a show at Elland Road. Support at the concert will come from The Vaccines and The Sherlocks.
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