Freshers Feature – Your Leeds Event Guide
Cheap & Cheerful
Drinks are £1. Getting knocked out by a group of locals outside Mcdonalds, priceless. Make it rain with your quids every Monday from 10pm.
Four pound for two pints? It comes in a stein!? Bierkeller is brilliant until halfway through first year when someone from your halls tries to down it and throws up all over your flat carpet. Steins in the air 8pm ’til late every Wednesday.
On campus, cheap as chips and you get free donuts. Freshers 15 is a real thing. Thursdays from 10pm at The Faversham.
Cheesy, cheap and only a five minute stumble from halls. First year you will hate it, third year you will have a season pass.
Weird & Wacky
Dropping sounds from all around the globe in the cosy confines of Hyde Park Book Club. Where else can you hear Japanese house and Italian disco?
All female collective smashing the patriarchy via dropping dirty beats all over the city.
A different genre every night of the week, free on Sundays, good vibes all round. Check out Clarks on the last Thursday of each month, dancehall energy, air horns at the ready.
Ignore the name, they spin everything from afrobeat to house. Don’t ignore the logo, its an octopus climbing on the Parkinson building spinning a vinyl. Seriously.
Big & Bassy
The father of Outlook Festival, if you want authenticity and more dubs than you can shake a stick at, get acquainted.
Exactly what it says on the tin. Heavy rollers and big names till 6am. Cargo nets, killer beats, carnage.
Leeds biggest party packs out Beaverworks for bass driven mayhem. You will see that quiet girl from your seminar, her eyes will look like dinner plates.
Huge lineups, huge dubplates, huge venue. The only small thing will be your will to live when waiting for a 6am taxi from Canal Mills.
Four on the Floor
Former nominee for DJ Mag’s UK’s Best Club Night and deservedly so. A truly underground line-up of the finest in house, techno and disco.
Play with inflatables and ball pits to a soundtrack of feel-good house and disco – visual production to a new level.
Berlin comes to West Yorkshire. Fresh Leeds debuts of techno’s elite in electrifyingly intimate settings.
Party for a purpose as the proceeds go to charity. Bespoke sound system, big bookings, unique community feel.
Check out our Venue Guide to get to know Leeds’ best clubs.
Reece Parker and Julia Connor