12 photos you’ll only understand if you were a regular at The Cockpit in Leeds

Its loss was mourned by thousands of music fans and clubbers around Leeds and beyond.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 4:02 pm
PIC: Simon Hulme
PIC: Simon Hulme

This month marks the anniversary of the closure of The Cockpit in 2014 after 20 years in business. With a capacity of 500 the venue on Swinegate played host to some of the biggest names in the industry during its two-decade run. And it also hosted legendary club night Brighton Beach back in the day. READ MORE: 13 albums Leeds gave the world | 30 unseen photos from inside Leeds nightclubs in the 1990s | 11 long-gone Leeds nightclubs we haven't forgotten

Were you a regular at the club night?
Dnacing the night away in August 1998.

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Have you spotted which band are on stage? Clue - All Rise.
Did you guess correctly? It was boy band Blue!
Blue fans turned out in force for the gig.
Matt Bowman, lead singer of The Pigeon Detectives, tries crowd surfing.
And here he is again mid flight during the gig!
Matt Bowman belts out a classic.
Were you among the crowd that night?
Headingley band Striker on stage as part of an 11 hour benefit concert for the Kosova Action Society.
Kaiser Chiefs queue for tickets after they went on sale at The Cockpit. Were you in the line that day?
September 2014 proved to be the month the music died. What are your memories from over the years? Email: [email protected] or Tweet him @AndyHutchYPN