5 Iconic Music Events To Take Place at Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park is an asset to the City of Leeds. As one of the biggest city parks in Europe, it’s no surprise that the 700 acres of parkland has been home to some huge events over the years. With the recent Ed Sheeran concern drawing in over 160,000 revellers, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the biggest events to take place in Roundhay Park.

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Ed Sheeran - Divide Tour 2019

Starting with the most recent, if you are a Leeds local and you haven’t lived under a rock all summer you’ll have been or known someone who went to the much anticipated Ed Sheeran Gig in Roundhay park on the 16th and 17th August. The global superstar drew in a crowd of over 160,000 across the two days, an impressive turn out considering the typical British summer time weather…

The Rolling Stones - European Tour 1982

In 1982 on July 25th, The Rolling Stones brought their European tour to a dramatic close at Leed’s very own Roundhay Park. Roundhay Park was show number 32 and what a memorable one it was, so much so that it was recorded and later released as the Live at Leeds album in 2012. The concert was memorable for many reasons including it being the last live performance with band co-finder Ian Stewart.

Bruce Springsteen - Born in The USA tour 1985

On the 7th July 1985 no other than Bruce Springsteen took to the stage in Roundhay Park in front of 80,000 excitable fans. Described as the perfect summer’s day, Springsteens Born in the USA tour kept the crowd entertained for an impressive 4 hours! It takes a certain kind of artist to keep a crowd that big dancing for that long and Bruce Springsteen certainly did just that.

Madonna Who's That Girl Tour 1987

Doing it for the girls, Madonna took Roundhay Park by storm in 1987 when she performed her ‘Who’s That Girl’ world tour in front of 73,000 fans. The tour was filled with numerous outfit changes and an impressive multimedia display. As Madonna’s first major UK Tour it was the first time many fans got to see their idol up-close making it a memorable night for many Madge fans.

Robbie Williams Close Encounters Tour 2006

Whether you’re a ‘Take That’ fan or not, you can’t deny that Robbie Williams is an entertainer and entertaining he certainly did in September of 2006 when he took to the stage in front of 90,000 screaming fans at Roundhay Park. The show was a hit with the crowd, it’s not often you get 90,000 people doing a rendition of ‘Angels’ all at once, whether the local residents enjoyed it or not is TBC.Roundhay Park is the perfect location for a summer’s day picnic, winter stroll or an evening with your idols. With the recent success of Ed Sheeran concert, let’s hope we don’t have to wait another 13 year for the next Roundhay gig!