Foals Leeds: Tickets on sale for Millennium Square July 2021 gig - where to buy

Foals will play Leeds Millennium Square in 2021 in a day of outdoor gigs called Sounds Of The City.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 11:14 am
Updated Friday, 16th October 2020, 11:21 am
Foals at Leeds First Direct Arena in 2016. Photo: Anthony Longstaff

The Oxford rockers behind mega hits such as My Number and Mountain At My Gates will be heading up the date on Friday July 9 2021 alongside DMA's and Idles.

How to buy Foals Leeds tickets

The band will headline the Square on following the biggest headline tour of their career next year which will see them play across the UK including three successive sold out nights at London Olympia in May and a sold-out Sounds Of The City show in Manchester.

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Foals at Leeds First Direct Arena in 2016. Photo: Anthony Longstaff

FOALS released their critically acclaimed album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’ in 2019, the most ambitious project of their career.

Tickes are on sale from Friday October 16 at 10am from / / /

Sounds Of The City at Leeds Millennium Square is fully accessible and conveniently located in close proximity to Leeds train station. Full venue facilities, accessibility information and companion ticket details are available at

Over the years, Sounds Of The City has hosted sold out shows from the likes of Kylie, The National, Chic, New Order, Arcade Fire, The Kooks, elbow, The Wombats, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rag N Bone Man, Last Shadow Puppets, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Paolo Nutini, James, Pixies and The Courteeners, right from the heart of Manchester City Centre. In 2019 Sounds Of The City launched at Cardiff Castle with three incredible headline shows from The Killers, Manic Street Preachers and Paul Weller.

Foals played Leeds First Direct Arena in 2016 and were well received by the Yorkshire Evening Post at the time.

With a brief introduction and a “It’s good to be back Leeds” from lead singer Yannis Philippakis, the band continued to play an eclectic mix of both new and old tracks which included crowd-favourite My Number along with Give It All and Mountain At My Gates.

Midway through the high energy set, Foals took a minute to dedicate Balloons, a song which rarely makes an appearance on their set list, to everyone who saw them at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds back in 2007.

Songs such as Red Socks Pugie, Late Night and A Knife In The Ocean made way for popular track Inhaler, which saw people standing up in their seats and bodies flying all over in the standing section.

After leaving the stage for a short break, the band returned shortly after to end their landmark arena tour. Playing London Thunder, the band showed no signs of slowing the gig down as they crash into What Went Down, finally ending their set on Two Steps, Twice.

Foals showed they are one of the best live bands in the country and certainly proved their worth as an arena band. Foals went on to play Leeds Festival, where they were also a smash success.

A spokesman for Sounds Of The City said: "Since 2013, Sounds Of The City has become an integral part of the Manchester music scene with some of the most acclaimed live artists taking to the stage. 2021 sees the event expand over the Pennines to Leeds Millennium Square - the bespoke outdoor live entertainment venue in the heart of the city which is already a firm favourite amongst Yorkshire gig goers.