Music:Leeds will host the first of a series of City Music Forums on Tuesday 5th March at Leeds Town Hall, in coordination with Leeds City Council Arts, Venues and Events.

The City Music Forum will support the direction of Music:Leeds activity, and provide the opportunity for all stakeholders in the Leeds music scene to have their say, offering feedback on important issues impacting the role and profile of music in the city. Attendees will be invited to propose items for discussion on the day.

This event follows a successful Town Hall event in November 2017 which attracted speakers from across Europe.

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Simon Rix (Kaiser Chiefs) says: “The music scene in Leeds has always been something special; it’s a big city with lots of scenes and collectives. It’s great to see Music:Leeds launch, to help see the city fulfil its massive potential by supporting new talent coming through and making existing links more tangible and concrete. That’s together with other recent developments, such as the relocation of the Channel 4 headquarters to Leeds. This is another platform to help boost the city’s creative resources and provide a platform for galvanising the city’s creative industries musically and beyond.”

Music:Leeds Director Whiskas/Sam Nicholls: “It’s immensely exciting to unveil our plans and put them into action, with such a wide range of partners in the city, which is what Leeds should be leading on. The opportunities in the city to bring together professionals, the education sector and performers from different genres is truly incredible; I believe it’s something that Leeds can be proud of. We hope Music:Leeds provides the foundation for many incredible projects, and brilliant music to come.”

Confirmed speakers for 2019s City Music Forum include:– Amy Lamé (Night Czar, London)- Dr Matthias Rauch (Head of Cultural Urban Development, Mannheim Germany)- Tom Riordan (Chief Executive Leeds City Council)- Ruth Pitt (Chair Leeds 2023)- Kath Davies (Creative Economy Manager, Kirklees Council)- Alan Miller (Chair, Night Time Industries Association)- Oli Morris (Director of Education & Skills, UK Music)- Claire Heap (Visitor Economy Manager, Visit Leeds).

You can find further details on speakers and register to attend the City Music Forum at: