Simon Says... be part of the fun!

Join us for a weekend of Leicester’s finest musical talent and more. Held in De Montfort Hall’s historic auditorium and beautiful gardens and showcasing some of the best music our city has to offer, this is a weekend not to be missed. Buy tickets in advance and save.

This year the event will be headlined by indie rockers British Sea Power and electronic/rock crossover legends Alabama 3 (Unplugged).

The hall and its picturesque grounds will be transformed into a perfect place to relax with friends, listen to the sounds of good music, and enjoy great food and drink.

This year’s Simon Says… line-up will also include the summery 70s sounds of Hyde & Beast, bourbon-soaked growl of The Urban Voodoo Machine, and mod / ska anthems from The Moderators.

Local Jamaican ska and reggae merchants El Pussycat will also take to the stage, as well as new Leicester band Ex Comets, roots/reggae from Tann-I Browne and the Ankh Band, and a crowd-pleasing blend of gypsy rhythms and folk storytelling from The Brandy Thieves.

Former Happy Mondays guitarist Kav Sandhu will also perform is his solo incarnation as Kav, while GoldWater will bring their unique brand of wild, energetic blues rock to the festival, and Clubs will fill the stage with their huge sound combining flavours of U2, Foals and Kings of Leon.

Once again, BBC Introducing will be presenting some of the newer, rising artists from Leicester.

As well as promising music for every taste, Simon Says… features a selection of thirst-quenching bars selling everything from cocktails to real ales and ciders, varied craft and food stalls, and a children’s activity area for younger visitors.

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Get involved
We are now looking to recruit volunteer stewards for this year’s festival. Volunteers will work alongside De Montfort Hall staff to undertake a range of duties to make Simon Says… a safe, convivial and visitor-friendly event.

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