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242. OnRoundhay: Roundhay Park, Leeds [17.9.16]

242a_OnRoundhay [170916]Artists: James / Primal Scream / Wolf Alice

Venue: Roundhay Park, Leeds

Date: 17.9.16

With sponsorship from John Lewis and Puffin Books, and an emphasis on being family friendly, the inaugural OnRounday event had a somewhat middle-class feel, but proved to be a rather pleasant one-day festival.

It was nice to see so many kids enjoying their first experience of live music, from an excellent selection of bands. The family-friendly vibe (or possibly the expensive drinks) seemed to ensure that the event was devoid of the usual herds of drunken knobheads – always a plus-point!

OnRoundhay would be a welcome annual event, so long as they can match the high standards of its first year.

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105. U2: Roundhay Park, Leeds [28.8.97]

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Artist: U2

Support: Cast / Howie B [DJ Set]

Venue: Roundhay Park, Leeds

Date: 28.8.97

Although I’m not a massive fan of U2, credit has to be given for the ‘Pop Mart’ tour and its spectacular stage design. Of course, with it being the heart of British summertime, it poured with rain.

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081. Heineken Music Festival ’95: Roundhay Park, Leeds [22.7.95]

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Artists: Pulp / Menswear / Marion / Salad / Whiteout / Puressence

Venue: Roundhay Park, Leeds

Date: 22.7.95

Free admission, free beer, free Britpop.


024. The Bridewell Taxis: Peace Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds [1.9.90]

Artist: The Bridewell Taxis

Venue: Peace Festival, Roundhay Park, Leeds

Date: 1.9.90


001. Madonna: Roundhay Park, Leeds [15.8.87]

001_Madonna [150887]Artist: Madonna

Support: Hue & Cry

Venue: Roundhay Park, Leeds

Date: 15.8.87

My first ever concert. In years to come my gigography would expand to include an eclectic collection of artists, in venues of all shapes and sizes – but a world tour by the ‘Queen of Pop’ seems an appropriate start.