With everything from jazz to house to rock, Wakefield’s live music scene is alive with creativity and entertainment practically every night of the week.

Unity Hall

The stunning Unity Hall underwent a major transformation to bring it back to life in 2014 and is now the city centre’s number one multi-use venue. Expect everything form pop-up events, live music and entertainment to conferences and weddings.

The Hop

Live bands, acoustics showcases, DJ sets, yep that’s The Hop. Located down the cobbles alongside Unity Hall just off Westgate, this amazing space always has something to entertain you as well as gallons of craft ale.

Long Division Festival

Long Division Festival is Wakefield's largest music and culture festival. It takes place every June across the entire city centre and attracts nationally touring artists while supporting up and coming and local musicians. It’s been described as one of the most respected metropolitan festivals in the UK.

The Counting House

For live music every Friday and Saturday head for The Counting House. The former bank building now provides a fusion of live music, love sport and lots of food and drink! It’s now a firm favourite on the live circuit since opening its doors in late 2018.

Bodys Wakefield

Bodys is a live original music night, usually held on the first Thursday of every month in the Music Hall at The Establishment on Westgate. To find out about the next show head to  The gigs feature two incredible acts from home or away, with a 10pm finish, so you can still have an early night if you need it or stay out and enjoy the delights of Wakefield. 

Warehouse 23

One of Wakefield’s biggest live music and entertainment venues is Warehouse 23, located just 5 minutes form Wakefield Westgate rail station. The large venue plays host to live music from local bands through to international names alongside other special events.