Moves and Tunes of Yorkshire: A Brief Guide

Taryn Davies
Published: October 12, 2018

Do you live in Yorkshire or perhaps you are planning a visit and looking for some good music or dance entertainment? The county is filled with events to sate any such appetite. As the birthplace of many artistic minds, it maintains its creative status with numerous gigs and venues that put a spring to people’s step. Take a look at the types of things you can do and make your way to Yorkshire for a chance to let your hair down.

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Live Music

From Jason Derulo to Rod Stewart, concerts abound here in every genre desirable, including local bands like Here Be Thieves, Mugen and Stray Scene. Visit Yorkshire Gigs, or any such website, for a comprehensive list of music events. Whatever your preference is – classical, soul, punk – there is something for you, either by doing a wide search of Yorkshire events or focusing on cities of particular interest. Put your everyday concerns aside for a glorious getaway to one or a bunch of gigs. Make a road trip out of it with a different event every day.


If you would rather do your own singing, that can be accommodated too. Bradford’s Sun Hotel and Scarborough’ L’amour Cabaret Bar are two of many popular places for karaoke thrills. With X Factor 2018 betting action well underway, why not show your wholehearted support for your star by belting out their songs? Or simply boogie to the tunes of your friends or the resident performers. Alternatively, the more ambitious talents could brave a contest, like the SoundWaves Music Competition. Grab your band or fan-base and run to Leeds to bask in its spotlight.


Based on the dozens of schools and workshops established in Yorkshire, it is hardly surprising that the dance sector also has big events to watch or take part in. As the home of Yorkshire Dance, a charity dedicated to supporting dance ventures, not a month goes by without some kind of performance, talk, party or workshop popping up. November alone has 19 events lined up, including a Screendance workshop, a Silent Disco and the One Dance UK Conference. Unless your interest is mainly in clubbing or live acts to bop too, explore the hundreds of unique experiences your body can relish.


These shows are a UK trademark to be enjoyed almost anywhere you go and Yorkshire is certainly not excluded. WhatsOnStage has an array of choices for Leeds visitors to pick from. The Grand Theatre and Opera House is the first point of interest, presenting Dirty Dancing, Motown and Shrek among other fantastic performances. Leeds Arena has an even better offer in the form of Jeff Wayne’s adaptation of The War of the Worlds. The major cities of Yorkshire are also popular stops for touring musicals, such as The Full Monty and Fame recently firing up York.

The War Of The Worlds: The New Generation. from Fluid on Vimeo.

There is dancing and singing and joy to be found throughout Yorkshire, as well as plenty of sources to help you find all you need. Search for your passion and you will not be disappointed. And certainly not bored.