Over the last few years, the student population of Leeds has gradually expanded taking it into the suburbs.
What was originally Leeds City Centre and Hyde Park advanced through Headingley, and through the expansion and recognition of Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth has now become enveloped within the student population.
Therefore it hardly came as a surprise when they announced a ‘Fresher’s Week’ set of events at the University itself.
Why post about this? Far-fetched and probably not a possibility (Or already explored) once I heard about Scouting For Girls playing Leeds Trinity University I started to wonder.
Why can’t Leeds Trinity SU become an outdoor gig venue?
Not a crazy schedule – since the University of Leeds SU and Leeds Met Beckett SU have reduced their gig schedule over the years with other venues in the city centre. Millenium Square has hosted outdoor events too.
However I do genuinely think it could work, and generate additional income for the local area.
With good transport links back into Leeds City Centre (Horsforth Train Station and regular buses servicing the ‘top end’ of Horsforth), plenty of pubs and restaurants in the local area (And takeaways for the post-gig snacks) it would be a challenge to take that gig experience to the suburbs.
Perhaps from Easter onwards when the student lifestyles are calming down, I don’t know.
It may be a suggestion which has immediate issues. Sound restrictions, all the Health and Safety ‘T&C’s’, but I feel it is a consideration which would start to spread the love of live music to a greater level.
Plus the day I can walk to and from a gig from my house is a happy day.
Just my thoughts and food for thought – I’ll blame the change of weather and the recent demise of yet another music venue.