Big names in music and comedy announced for Leicester’s City Festival

The first artists have been announced for a major programme of music, comedy and entertainment at Leicester’s City Festival.

The 2019 City Festival takes place over seven fun-packed days from August 19 to 25, including a street art programme.

The centrepiece of the festival will be a huge purpose-built transparent venue known as The Dome in Jubilee Square. This will provide family-friendly activities during the day, before transforming into a stunning performance space for live concerts and shows in the evenings.

British Sea Power and American singer songwriter BC Camplight will be among the festival’s musical highlights, while Sky Sports Soccer AM presenter and stand-up comic Lloyd Griffith will be among the names topping the festival’s comedy programme at the venue.

BC Camplight will play at The Dome on Monday 19 August, with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets cost £13.75.

The following evening on Tuesday 20 August, British Sea Power play at The Dome with doors opening at 6pm. A support act is yet to be confirmed. Tickets cost £16.50.

Live stand-up comedy will take centre stage at The Dome on Thursday 22 August and Saturday 24 August, with a packed programme of local and national names.

Further headline acts and a fun-packed programme of activities for families of all ages are due to be announced in the coming weeks.

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