Artist: The Scandal
Support: The Puppeteers
Venue: First Direct Arena, Leeds
A public open day, to test the facilities at the brand new Leeds Arena; a long overdue addition to the city’s music venues.
Upcoming bands; The Puppeteers and The Scandal had the privilege of being the first ever acts to play live at the prestigious new venue.
As the audience, it was our job to test the venue’s acoustics, toilets and fire exits.
Although I prefer smaller intimate venues for gigs, I would visit First Direct Arena more frequently, were prices for tickets, refreshments and merchandise no so ludicrously expensive! However, on the plus side, the venue does attract larger bands, who would otherwise not play the city.