The alternative music live experience marks its first year in the city this November as part of the global network of 385 cities. Sofar (Sounds From A Room) was founded originally in London and launched in Leicester in November 2016. It aims to bring the magic back to live music.
A ‘Sofar’ is an intimate, invite-only secret performance – the best new music performed in a unique space to passionate audiences of influential music fans. The Sofar vision is to be everywhere, in every city, every night, in your house, on your street.
Sofar Sounds Leicester’s first ever gig took place on Monday 28 November in an art gallery space in St Martins Square. The 8 November gig will be their 6th event, entertaining hundreds of music lovers, with acts from across the UK and beyond. Previous events have been hosted in secret and diverse venues including Future Cycles, The Gate, Watch This Space Art Gallery, The Upstars Venue at The Queen of Bradgate and Bishop Street Methodist Church.
Always in a secret Leicester location, the gig venue is revealed to the guests 36 hours before with a secret line-up of three superb acts reflecting emerging new music from the city and beyond.
“We’ve been delighted to bring the Sofar experience to Leicester” explains Leicester organiser James Hickford. “Sofar has brought something new for gig lovers in the city and those just looking to have a different experience. Whether young or old, student, resident or visitor it’s been great to see such a mixed audience too, willing to come, hear and experience new music. We’re all volunteers and music lovers looking to bring something different to the cities developing cultural scene. The response from audience and performers has been great, and excited to mark our first birthday with our next event promises to be our best yet!”
The next Sofar Sounds event takes place on Wednesday 8 November in a secret Leicester city centre location. To find out more and apply for tickets to the November event head over to their website.