Jake Bugg to perform at Leeds First Direct Arena

Indie-sensation Jake Bugg is heading to Leeds for a one-off show at the city’s arena.
Jake Bugg is heading to Leeds.Jake Bugg is heading to Leeds.
Jake Bugg is heading to Leeds.

The super-talented singer, who played Leeds Festival for a third time this year, will take to the stage at Leeds First Direct Arena on Sunday October 19.

The festival favourite, whose rise from bedroom strummer to Glastonbury headliner took just a few years, will be bringing his unique blend of indie, rock and folk to the building recently crowned Best New Venue in the World.

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Bugg, who is renowned for his live performances, will be joined by special guests Hudson Taylor and Leeds based Skinny Living for the gig, which celebrates First Direct’s 25 years in business.

Bugg fans can expect to hear hits like Two Fingers, Seen It All, and Taste It, as well as What Doesn’t Kill You and new single There’s A Beast and We All Feed It.

First Direct chief executive Tracy Garrad said: “We’re extremely excited to be bringing Jake Bugg to the First Direct Arena and with a great ticket price it’s a unique chance to see an artist at the top of their game in the world’s best new venue.

“As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, we hope ‘First Direct presents’ will provide as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy an evening of fantastic music from this international artist and also celebrate local talent who are starting to make their names in the music world.”

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The £60m venue has already welcomed big names including Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Prince and Dolly Parton. Performers including Ed Sheeran, John Bishop and Slash will take to the stage before the end of the year.

Tickets are £15. Go to www.firstdirectarena.com, phone 0844 248 1585, or book your tickets from the First Direct Arena box office, now located at the venue, from 9am on Friday September 5.