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80s Classical

80s Classical

Tickets & Times

  • Fri 23 Jul , 8:15 PM

 The 80s is back! 

Experience some of the most iconic songs of the 80s reworked into breath-taking orchestral versions and performed live by the original artists, as 80s Classical returns for a second year to its spiritual home at Leeds Millennium Square.

Featuring Jimmy Somerville, Belinda Carlisle, Go WestCarol Decker (T'Pau) and John Parr together with Opera North's 60 piece orchestra, this is hit after hit of pure 80s gold!*

Plus, Liverpool event DJ's Sonic Yootha will also be returning for a second year to help get the party started in the lead up to the main performances and keep the crowd entertained during the interval.

Arranged and Conducted by Cliff Masterson

Why you need to be there: 

  • Iconic songs, original artists, live orchestra!
  • Hits including: Don't Leave Me This Way, Never Can Say Goodbye, Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Leave A Light On, We Close Our Eyes, King Of Wishful Thinking, Shattered Dreams China In Your Hand and St. Elmo's Fire
  • Dance the night away to 80s classical including Don't Stop Believing, Africa, Can You Feel It and many, many more... 
  • Party like it's the 80's in the city's biggest outdoor arena!

Information about the venue:

  • City centre location, great bus and train links plus plenty of parking spots for those not drinking!
  • Choice of standing ticket or reserved seating area
  • VIP / Express bar upgrade (limited number only!)
  • Variety of food & drink vendors

* The show producers / organisers reserve the right to change the line-up or set-list

Running times

Doors 6.30pm
DJ sets 6.45pm
Main performances 8.15pm
Ends 10.30pm

Additional information

U16s need to be accompanied by an adult

VIP Bar Add-on includes:

  • fast track entry (please go to gate A)
  • access to an express bar
  • 10% off selected drinks

Please note, the VIP bar is not wheelchair friendly, therefore please contact the Events Team at events@leeds.gov.uk to make arrangements if needed. 

A number of street food catering concessions together with a fully licensed multi-pour festival style bar in partnership with Heineken will be available within the specially created outdoor arena. The venue is also fully accessible with a raised viewing platform, disabled toilets and a Changing Places high dependency unit. Find out more about accessibity.

Watch the 80s Classical Virtual Concert

 Find out more about the show producers and the artists



Carol Decker | China In Your Hand Live at 80s Classical 2019

Jimmy Somerville |Never Can Say Goodbye Live at 80s Classical 2019


Nik Kershaw | Wouldn't It Be Good Live at 80s Classical 2019


John Parr & the 80s Classical Orchestra performing 'St Elmo’s Fire’ in lockdown


GA Standing | £33

Reserved Seating | £39.50

GA Group | £30

VIP / Express Bar Add-on | £10

Prices include booking fee.


Book both 80s Classical and Club Classical Anthems and save £10

Tickets & Times

  • Fri 23 Jul , 8:15 PM

With Special Guests

  • Jimmy Somerville
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Go West
  • Carol Decker
  • John Parr