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A Music-filled Weekend in Bradford

Collabro at St George's Hall (c) Nigel Hillier

If you happen to be in the mood for some live music, then you're in for a treat as the Bradford district has an incredible lineup of gigs waiting for you.  Whether it's the smooth sounds of jazz, the soulful melodies of folk, the rousing energy of rock, you can be sure there will be an event that interests you and is worth attending during your stay.


There are a variety of accommodation options to choose from when planning your visit to Bradford. If you prefer a more traditional experience, you can opt for hotels, guesthouses or B&Bs. However, if you prefer more independence, holiday lodges and serviced apartments are a good choice.


Upon arrival in the heart of the city, take time to immerse yourself in the rich heritage and cultural attractions such as Bradford Cathedral and Impressions Gallery.  As you explore the city space, try some local food and drink at North Parade.
In the evening, you can check out the newest show or performance at St George's Hall a historic concert hall that regularly hosts live music events from popular artists and tribute acts.  It is also known for hosting touring orchestras and classical musicians, maintaining its rich musical heritage.

End the night with a visit to a bar where you can relax and enjoy locally brewed craft beers.  Alternatively, you can also try a variety of cocktails in the tunnels of the Sunbridge Wells complex.

Spend a pleasant Saturday in the charming town of Ilkley, starting the day by tantalising your taste buds with a delicious brunch in one of the many exceptional and stylish cafés dotting the picturesque grove area.  Take in the tranquil allure of the town as you leisurely wander along the scenic riverside.
Head to Kings Hall & Winter Garden is a Classic theatre with an imaginative programme of music events and family-oriented productions.  Enjoy the full experience in style with entertainment, and food a nearby bistro, wine bar or real ale bar with a charcuterie board.  

Check out Kings Hall & Winter Garden, a classic theatre that puts on awesome music events and shows that are seriously fun for everyone.  After the show, grab some delicious bites like a fancy charcuterie board from a nearby craft beer or wine bar.

The culinary scene in this town is truly exceptional, making it a haven for food enthusiasts seeking a memorable dining experience.

On a laid-back Sunday, go to Saltaire and grab a coffee and croissant at one of the cafes on Gordon Terrace.  Then, take a quick stroll to the Caroline Street Saltaire Farmers Market for some fresh produce, tasty snacks, and maybe even discover something cool.  It happens every second Sunday of the month at the Caroline St Social Club car park.  And if you're up for some artsy vibes, check out Salts Mill and see David Hockney's famous artwork 'Arrival of Spring'.

As for the music, head to The Live Room at the Caroline Street Social Club.  Here you can watch incredible blues and folk artists from around the world performing in a cosy and intimate setting.

On the hunt for some more live music. 

JAPT Jazz is a super cool event happening at the Bradford Latvian Club, which hosts awesome live jazz performances.  If you're into rock, make sure to visit The Nightrain, The Underground or Exchange Arts in Keighley.  They've got amazing live shows with a mix of local talent and touring bands.  The Topic Folk Club at the Groove Pad Shipley is a chill spot where everyone can come and enjoy some fantastic live music on guest nights.  And if you're up for it, you can even put your talents as a singer and performer to the test during singers and musicians’ evenings.

If you want to immerse yourself in an unforgettable live performance, look no further than the unique setting of Tapestry Arts in Tong and the historic Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue in Queensbury.
The city's music fans are looking forward to the opening of a new venue, Bradford Live, a huge arena that can hold up to 4,000 people.  This place has a serious history, icons like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison rocked here in the 60s.  And there will be over 200 events a year! Bradford will undoubtedly be the place for live music.

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Product Information

  1. St George's Hall


    The Victorian built St George's Hall is home to a wide range of entertainment bringing the cream of touring music, comedy and variety to the region.

  2. King's Hall and Winter Gardens


    The King's Hall and Winter Gardens is a central venue in the town of Ilkley which comprises of a traditional Victorian theatre and adjacent glass roofed spa hall.

  3. The Live Room, Saltaire


    The Live Room is located in Caroline Social Club, Caroline Street in the World Heritage village of Saltaire in West Yorkshire.

  4. Nightrain


    Rock bar and live music venue showcasing the best of local talent, covers, tributes and mainstream bands. 400 capacity venue with jukebox and dedicated games room, featuring pool and darts

  5. The Underground


  6. Groove Pad Shipley


    A new bar and coffee shop in Saltaire close to Salt’s Mill with a great range of drinks and cakes as well as regular live music evenings.

  7. Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue

    Queensbury, Bradford

    The Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue is a live music and community space in the heart of Queensbury. We are situated in Shed Mill - part of the Black Dyke Mills complex.

  8. Tapestry Arts


    Tapestry - it’s a real chameleon in Bradford - a live music venue, a comedy club, a little theatre, a nightclub, a café, a restaurant, a meeting room, a cinema, a wedding venue, a function room!

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
St George's Hall (53.79249,-1.75103)King's Hall and Winter Gardens (53.92431,-1.82156)13.85
King's Hall and Winter Gardens (53.92431,-1.82156)The Live Room, Saltaire (53.83759,-1.7883)8.91
The Live Room, Saltaire (53.83759,-1.7883)Nightrain (53.79442,-1.75372)4.79
Nightrain (53.79442,-1.75372)The Underground (53.79601,-1.754)0.16
The Underground (53.79601,-1.754)Groove Pad Shipley (53.83504,-1.78079)4.22
Groove Pad Shipley (53.83504,-1.78079)Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue (53.76763,-1.843)7.69
Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue (53.76763,-1.843)Tapestry Arts (53.7737,-1.72839)6.81
Total Distance *46.42 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.49 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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