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Live at The Piece Hall 11 September 2020 to 2 July 2021
Live at The Piece Hall 11 September 2020 to 2 July 2021
Dates and times 11 September 2020 -
2 July 2021
Ticket pricing
The Piece Hall

Please note Live at The Piece Hall has been rescheduled. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. More information, including new dates can be found here.






Following a successful series in 2019, Live at The Piece Hall doubles in size and brings globally renowned artists to Halifax.

Beginning in 2018 with Grammy Nominated artist Father John Misty, Live at The Piece Hall was conceived to bring the world’s best artists to the region in the magnificent outdoor surroundings of The Piece Hall. 2019 saw four shows including national treasures Elbow (which sold out in a weekend), a triumphant sold-out homecoming for local superstars Embrace, an exclusive Northern dates for Beautiful Day Out (The Leveller’s imprint of Beautiful Day’s Festival) and one of only 3 UK shows for US indie star Mac Demarco.

The summer 2020 series promises to be even more spectacular with a series of events and line-ups that include regional and international stars, and bona-fide major festival headliners.

The opening show of Live at The Piece Hall in 2020 features an all-Yorkshire line-up of bands that have dominated the UK Top 40 over the years including Shed Seven, The Pigeon Detectives and The Wedding Present on Friday 26 June.  A line-up to make the region proud, in one of the region’s most loved locations, expect the customary chants of ‘Yorkshire Yorkshire’ to be ringing out at this one!   

York’s finest will be swiftly followed on Saturday 27 June by one of the most influential bands of the last 40 years in Ska/Two-Tone pioneers The Specials, joined by mod rockers The Rifles and ska-reggae upstarts The Skints and Bradford lads FLING on a show that sold out soon after announcement There’s sure to be plenty of skanking as it becomes the native dance of Halifax for one night in summer.

Completing the first weekend on Sunday 28 June are one of the UK’s biggest and most seminal rock acts Manic Street Preachers, in what is one of the most exciting shows of the series Halifax will for the first time welcome an act with over 10m album sales and numerous hit singles, with support from indie stalwarts British Sea Power and a full line-up to be announced.

The hit artists don’t stop there! The second weekend of events stretches over four days with British-Italian artist Jack Savoretti playing a special outdoor show off the back of a sold-out UK tour and number 1 album ‘Singing with Strangers’ on Thursday 2 July.

We are not short of classy crooners in Halifax this summer, as following Savoretti will be Sheffield’s Richard Hawley on Friday 3 July, probably the soundtrack to 90% of all weddings since 2007 when ‘Tonight The Streets are Ours’ was released, an artist with an incredible catalogue and presence.  He is joined by 6music darling John Grant and Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys on Friday 3 July.

Closing the for the Live at The Piece Hall series 2020 are Yorkshire’s very own superstars Kaiser Chiefs who sold out their Saturday 4 July show in 2 hours, and followed that with a second date on Sunday 5 July. The Leeds indie-rockers bring a special line-up of The Sherlocks, Mystery Jets and The Big Moon plus local lads Apollo Junction. This will be the first Yorkshire outdoor shows since their huge Elland Road Stadium headline in 2019.  Although it would be alarming discourse to start predicting a riot in Halifax…we predict a riotous couple of shows with these lads as they bring the series to an end.

Tickets for Live at The Piece Hall are available from www.seetickets.com, www.gigantic.com and www.lunatickets.co.uk now.

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
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