Summer gig at Leeds Millennium Square offers 90s nostalgia

FUN IN THE SUN: Pop music fans will fill the square for the Summer Sounds gig. PIC: Mark Bickerdike
FUN IN THE SUN: Pop music fans will fill the square for the Summer Sounds gig. PIC: Mark Bickerdike
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ASK anyone and they’ll probably tell you that music was better when they were growing up.

But as far as City Buzz is concerned, nothing will ever beat a bit of 90s pop music.

That’s why we’re pretty excited to be bringing you news of the latest addition to this summer’s concert programme at Millennium Square.

Featuring the double denim-clad delights of B*Witched, body-shakin’ boyband 911 and Jo and Bradley from S Club 7, the Summer Sounds concert will be held on Saturday, August 6.

The day will be split into two separate concerts, with the previously-mentioned names on the bill for the evening, along with R&B boyband Damage and Flowers singers Sweet Female Attitude.

Earlier in the afternoon, The Hoosiers and Toploader will take to the stage.

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s lead member for culture, said: “This concert will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy some summer nostalgia.

“I’m sure the likes of S Club and B*Witched will bring back a lot of good memories for people in Leeds who grew up listening to them.

“The Summer Series programme on Millennium Square is incredibly varied and there’s something for everyone to enjoy, with concerts featuring classical music, Motown, Indie bands and Leeds Pride.

“But most importantly it’s making the most of what is a fantastic events space at the heart of the city centre where we can bring people together outdoors and create an amazing atmosphere.”

The concert is the latest in a string of events being held at the square this summer.

The Cribs will take to the stage tonight, followed by a sold-out gig by Ocean Colour Scene tomorrow.

The band will then return for another performance at the square on Sunday, July 24.

City Buzz also previously revealed that the square will be hosting a series of movie screenings.

First up is Grease, which will give visitors the chance to travel back to Rydell High and sing along with Danny and Sandy on July 27.

Movie-goers can tuck into American-style diner food such as burgers and milkshakes, have their picture taken in a photo booth and ride fairground attractions.

Film fans can catch Avengers Assemble on the big screen on July 28 and in the evening, James Bond enthusiasts can join the gentleman spy for a showing of Skyfall, which will include cocktails, a mobile casino and an appearance by an iconic Aston Martin.

On Friday, July 29, sci-fi fans can travel to a galaxy far, far away with The Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

A specially-created auditorium and seating area will be set up for the movie screenings.

Leeds City Council has teamed up with Leeds Film and Sneaky Experience for the new outdoor cinema experience, which will be called The Film House on the Square.

There is so much going on at Millennium Square this summer and we can’t wait to see what else is in store.

l Tickets for the Summer Sounds events cost £20 for each concert.

For more information, or to book tickets for the events, visit the website at whatson.leeds.gov.uk.