History of Music in Leicester


Arts in Leicester has started a major project to document the history of music in Leicester

A page has been started on Arts in Leicester’s online magazine, to trace the history of music.  The article has begun with a time line which annotates the growth and development of the city’s music,  from the earliest times to the present day.

Read chapter 1 of the #History of Music in #Leicester

We are keen to get contributions for this ambitious long-term project. Scroll down this page and write something in the box marked “Leave a comment”.

For the most recent sections of the timeline we looking for details of bands, particularly in the period between 1940 and 2003.

If you want to give us the heads-up about a band that was from Leicester or one that played in Leicester,  please try to give a date (at least a year) and if you know of any on-line sources, please copy in a link to the web page.

People have begun telling us about Facebook pages that have material about old bands that once formed part of Leicester’s music scene.

We are also interested in recollections about live music venues, clubs, DJs and dance halls.