University of Leicester Students Union has tabled plans to replace the iconic and well loved Queens Hall venue, also known as O2 Academy 2, in 2017/18.
Having played host to Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley and countless other legendary artists over the years, Queens Hall is a spectacular wood-panelled venue, which still routinely hosts emerging and established musical talent.
Plans for the space include a food court to extend the Percy Gee Building’s commercial offering for students, with a second floor of amenities under discussion, potentially including a new venue, at Queens Hall’s current balcony height.
We have approached the SU for comment, and will publish their response when we receive it.
Update: A Petition has been started in support of the venue. Read more here: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-leicester-universitys-queens-hall.html