This event has been and gone.
Leeds Millennium Square Summer Series
'As part of the annual 'Summer Series' live music programme, Leeds Millennium Square will host a night of unrivalled British excellence on Friday August 2nd with indie and Britpop legends Black Grape, Cast and Dodgy all performing.
This is a special outdoor event the celebrates all things indie and alt-rock with some of the best names in the scene. It will be the first time Black Grape have played in Leeds since they reformed, will mark a welcome return for Cast who performed a much talked about show at O2 Academy back in December in 2018 and find Dodgy celebrating 25 years of their seminal album Homegrown.
Following the demise of Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder formed Black Grape and had even greater success. Their infectious blend of rap-meets-pop won over the Britpop audience and dance lovers alike. Teaming up with Kermit (ex-Ruthless Rap Assassins), Black Grape's 1995 debut platinum album 'It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah' charted at number one and spawned three hit singles. Then, a decade after second album 'Stupid Stupid Stupid', Shaun and the boys returned with 2017's top 20 album 'Pop Voodoo' and continue to be a thrilling live experience.
See Black Grape tour dates
Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded Liverpool guitar bands of the time, The La's and Shack, Cast have released six albums including the top 10 platinum releases 'All Change' and 'Morher Nature Calls', and have enjoyed a string of top 20 singles, from the debut 'Finetime' to 'Beat Mama'. After the band's split, Power released a series of solo albums, but reformed Cast in 2010 under the line-up of Power joined by Liam 'Skin' Tyson - lead guitar, Keith O'Neill - drums and Jay Lewis - bass. The reinvigorated Cast continue to produce new material full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been known for, along with a formidable live reputation. Noel Gallagher described watching the band as "a religious experience."
See Cast tour dates
The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including 3 Top 10s and the Top 5 hit 'Good Enough', still a staple of the Radio 2 playlist. Now back together, the definitive line up of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest bring us those catchy summer hits including 'Staying Out For The Summer' and 'In A Room'. 'Dodgy's new album is a revelation’ (The Guardian).
See Dodgy tour dates