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The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics

The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics

Featuring some of the most infectious and energetic dance anthems from over the past three decades, this open-air concert is packed with club classics reworked and performed live by a 50-piece symphony orchestra.​

The heart of Leeds will once again beat to a different rhythm as the Orchestra of Opera North, legendary Back to Basics DJ Dave Beer and an array of amazing special guest artists and vocalists come together on stage to deliver an epic musical celebration. Join us to show how spectacular and vibrant the city of Leeds is in showcasing two of its much loved and contrasting musical institutions.

Returning to rework the tracks for orchestra, renowned songwriter and producer Steve Anderson has been musical director for Kylie Minogue for over 20 years, and Cliff Masterson has worked as conductor and arranger for artists including Emeli Sandé.

With Special Guests: Robin S, Utah Saints, Alison Limerick, Shades Of Rythm, Saffron, Robert Owens, Rachel Mc Farlane, Sara Garvey, Ralph Lawson, Tristan Da Cunha and James Holroyd.

For all the latest event information and special guest announcements, follow us on Twitter @millsqleeds@Opera_North @backtobasics91 or find us on Facebook.

Doors ¦ 6pm

DJ sets ¦ 6.30pm

Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics ¦ 8pm

Events ends ¦ 10.30pm

Additional information

Suitable for ages 14+. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.

Standing tickets only.



General Admission -
£32.50 (from 1 February 2018)
Concessions: £29.25 (10%)
Leeds City Council Leeds Card Breezecard 

Tickets & Times

  • Fri 27 Jul , 6:30 PM

  • “Immense combined skill, fantastic voices and bloody brilliant sound.”’
    Culture Vulture