first direct arena Leeds - Reviews

Selected fan reports for events at this venue first direct arena Leeds

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
30/08/14
absolutely fantastic from sam, 01/09/14
What an amazing evening! Best three hours of my life and definitely worth the money! RFAK has an amazing voice and the music was a perfect mix of old classics and new music. The habibi video was a good touch! Will be going again next year!
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
30/08/14
Fantastic concert from Sajid, 01/09/14
Saw Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at the Leeds First Direct Arena, a great venue, very well organised. The concert was fanatatic, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan had the whole place rocking!!!! Will def see agian.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
30/08/14
Unbelievable concert from Ahsan, 01/09/14
Its quite cliche when you read comments about it being the best concert ever, but for me it was! I saw Beyonce last year at the MEN which I thought was unbeatable but Rahat was so majestic in his performances and his magicians were equally on par. This has to go down as my best concert ever and I cant wait to see him when he tours again. Whoever goes will be in for a treat and will love the new and old songs and the electric atmosphere.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
30/08/14
Great night from Anz, 01/09/14
Was the best concert ever besides some old drunk guys trying to be cool and ruin others fun.... Some ppl really need help but ignoring that rahat was absolutely awsome loved it will go again when he returns and hopefully no drunk heads will ruin our fun.
Eric Clapton
22/06/14
Clapton at Leeds - disappointed ! from RWL, 21/08/14
A massive disappointment. Clapton looked like he could not be bothered and did not want to be there! His attitude toward his paying audience, the fans like me who have followed him and bought his music for decades and made him the wealthy man that he is, was atrocious, we deserved more. People stood up and left within 20 mins of the start of the concert, the row in front of me all 8 stood up and walked out in disgust. The lighting was poorly thought out (at least I hope it was not intentional), a bank of white spot lights at the back of the stage were shone straight out horizontally in to the audience. Resulting in everyone having to close their eyes or try to peer through fingers! What a completely stupid idea. Poor set list, stupid lighting, abysmal attitude from Clapton. A total waste of money. If it we possible to get a refund I would. Needless to say I shall not bother with Clapton or his music again. Shame really as I have followed him since the sixties. Mr Clapton - if you cant be bothered, stop touring and taking our money under false pretences! Thank goodness that the support act was brilliant. Hunter and the Bear. They really were good.
Ant and Dec
12/08/14
Dont Just Watch the Ads... from Amy Donnelly, 20/08/14
Wow! A lifelong Ant and Dec fan, this show was my dream come true. The lads gave their all. We were treated to audience surprises, Ant Vs Dec, Win the Ads, End of the Show Show, Singalong Live, Little Ant and Dec and loads more. The Guest announcer at Leeds was Keith Lemon but this varies from city to city. The warm up Andy Collins was hilarious too. Ashley Roberts was a real surprise for me. Girl can sing! Blue were OK. Riverdance also put on a great show. We also had the chance to win the ads(a car, a holiday and other prizes worth £18k) I went both nights and they were won each night! The whole thing is an amazing show and Id really recommend it to anyone. ��
Ant and Dec
12/08/14
Brilliant show from Concert lover, 19/08/14
Had a great night at the Leeds arena, fantastic seats, great entertainment and good fun, Blue were fab and so were river dance. Loved the lovely Keith Lemon and added bonus to see the gorgeous Matthew Wolfenden and Natalie Anderson, she was sat in front of me too. Ant and Dec put on a very good show and We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Ant and Dec
12/08/14
Brilliant from Lynn Birch, 18/08/14
I have always watched Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway but there is no comparison to the live show. it was great fun from start to finish and they have a fantastic chemistry between themselves and the audience. I could have watched them the next night and still laughed from start to finish. Well worth every penny.
Ant and Dec
13/08/14
Brilliant Show from Ramsay, 18/08/14
You was fantastic and it was very nice to see you as I can not get down London to shows, the atmosphere was good, I went with my sister son and neice, I did fall between the seats below thoug and hurt my leg
Ant and Dec
06/08/14
Funny! from Kim Miller, 18/08/14
Really liked the sketches the impromptu crisp sketch was very funny. Nice mix of music and comedy. Love the fact they get everyone involved (not just the front row seats) a gentlemen right at the back managed to win the ads which I thought was great.
Ant and Dec
13/08/14
A great night from Gareth, 18/08/14
The whole night was great from start to finish. Action packed and always something going on for the audience to get involved in.
Ant and Dec
12/08/14
great event from yvonne, 18/08/14
Had a brilliant time. My daughter Louise won the ads competition in Leeds. A night to remember. Artists were fab.
Ant and Dec
12/08/14
WOW!!!! from Crazy Cat Lady, 18/08/14
Great night had by all. Although we were in the Gods, we had agreat view. just like TV show, with lots of audience participation.
Ant and Dec
12/08/14
Fantasic show from Mac, 18/08/14
Absolutely amazing. One of the best shows ever seen. Laughed throughout. Ant & Dec certainly know how to put on a show. Keith Lemon was great.
Pearl Jam
08/07/14
Fantastic concert from Foxy76, 15/07/14
Pearl Jam were out of this world and utterly amazing . The venue performed okay , a few things could have been better. Entrance to venue was slow Merchandise stands had little stock Drinks and food over priced Great view even from top tier
Pearl Jam
08/07/14
Band came on late from Nicky Sorby, 14/07/14
We received an email to say that the concert woukd finish for 11 oclock. So we decided to use public transport. It was frustrating however because the band came on late which meant we could not stay until the end of the show because we would have missed the last train back to Manchester. All the hits I really wanted to listen to I missed. Very disappointed.
Pearl Jam
08/07/14
3 hours 40 minutes of pure brillian... from Dave Paisley, 14/07/14
Down to earth set and as ever Pearl Jam produced a memorable night, it was evident that The Who connection had not been lost on Edd who appeared to revel in the atmosphere and the closeness of the crowd to the stage. Pearl Jam are the real deal and probably the purest rock band touring at present. Superb.
Pearl Jam
08/07/14
Quality and Quantity from Hirdyo, 14/07/14
At almost 3.5hrs Pearl Jam really know how to put on a show. Playing a mixture of obscure album tracks, popular anthems and a selection of The Who classics there was something for everyone to enjoy (and listening to the capacity crowds reaction they did). Eddie Vedder did everything he could to get everyone involved, be it his mission to collect every flag in the crowd to trying to get Jeff Ament to sing ABBA he certainly knows how to. Top night from a top band. Lets hope they live up to their promise and return to the UK soon.
Pearl Jam
08/07/14
Pearl Jam absolutely ROCKED! from Jess, 14/07/14
You had to be there to know what Im talking about but pretty much that was the best rock concert EVER! Thank you Eddie, you are a legend!
Team Presentation Opening Ceremony
03/07/14
A good evening from Mrscrawley, 11/07/14
I didnt know what to expect but this was a great event. They kept it moving and it didnt feel like 2.5 hours.