We all know that Leicester is a great place to check the very best musicians and comedians, but just take a look at what’s coming up at the end of this month. We seem to be welcoming a legend on every day as we head into October, sometimes twice in the same day!

So if anyone ever again tries to tell you that “there’s nothing to do in Leicester”, well, you know just what to tell them!

On 21 September we welcome one of the most successful prog rock bands of all time to De Montfort Hall as Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull hit the stage.

Then it’s a comedy one-two on 22 and 23 September. You couldn’t miss him over the summer as ‘Three Lions’ rang out from every pub garden and front room, and David Baddiel is bringing his new show to DMH, followed the next night by comedy superstar John Bishop.

Going Ga Ga for comedy

On 24 September you can go Ga Ga as An Evening of Queen featuring stars of the We Will Rock Yu musical hits the Upton Steel Ground. And it’s a weekend residency at De Mont for Russell Howard, who is riding high on the success of his latest Netflix special and Sky One show.

As you head into the new week, Monday 28 September gives you the difficult choice of film and TV star Rob Brydon bringing a night of music and laughter to De Montfort Hall, or a masterclass in observational comedy from Ed Byrne at the Y Theatre.

Then on Tuesday 29th you can catch frontwoman of Fairground Attraction and one of the most renowned Scottish singers of her time Eddi Reader at DMH before Wednesday’s comedy show at the Y by Sindhu Vee, who has featured on Live At The Apollo, QI and Have I Got News For You.

Legends of music here in Leicester

The name legend trips off the tongue a little too easily these days, but on 1 October we welcome some actual legends to the city. Black Grape and Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder will be at the Y Theatre talking about his life and career, while at De Montfort Hall Nick Cave will be performing with his Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis following the release of their new album Carnage.

There’s another comedy double header on Friday 2 October as Jason Manford brings his new stand up show to De Montfort Hall, while at the Y, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Bridget Christie brings her unique and acerbic wit to bear on the female mid life crisis. Then on Saturday 3 October at De Montfort Hall you can see Grammy nominated post-punk group Fontaines DC rip things up.

It’s not over until the final whistle

On 6 October, Rhod Gilbert returns after seven years away from stand-up, he’ll be at De Montfort Hall, as will Rob Beckett on the following night! He was another one you’ll have seen lots of at Wembley over the summer and his new show is sure to be laugh-a-minute. Then on 7 October Britain’s Got Talent finalist Siobhan Phillips comes to the Y with her blend of comedy and music.

And last, but definitely not least, you may know him as Manchester United’s treble winning captain, Champions League Winner, European Champion with Denmark, or simply one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, but here in Leicester he’s best known as ‘Kasper’s Dad’. Peter Schmeichel marks the release of his autobiography with an evening of discussion and insight into the life of a sporting legend.

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