First act announcement for Leeds Arena welcomed

The first official announcement of an act to play at Leeds Arena has been revealed as JLS, who will be performing on 20 December 2013.

The band will not be the first to perform, since an opening programme is being put together for September 2013, but is is the first official confirmation of an artist to appear at the new venue currently being constructed on Clay Pit Lane in Leeds.

Leeds City Council’s Leader Councillor Keith Wakefield welcomed the announcement and said:

“It’s excellent news that such a popular act have chosen to include our world-standard Leeds Arena as part of their tour. Plans are well under way to put together a packed programme for our opening fortnight in September and it’s marvellous that we can look forward to performances from quality acts such as JLS already in the arena’s schedules in the months after that.”

Tickets will go on sale from 10am this Friday November 16 by calling the Leeds Arena booking line on 0844 248 1585 (from 10am-7pm Friday), visiting www.eventim.co.uk/leeds-arena or you can buy your tickets in person at the Leeds Arena pop-up box office, located in Leeds Town Hall, from 10am Friday.  Further details about the event itself can be found at www.gigsandtours.com

For media enquiries please contact:

Donna Cox, Leeds City Council press office, 0113- 224 3335