Some huge names are coming to West Yorkshire in 2024 - from world-famous musicians to the stars of West End musicals. 

From Lana Del Rey and Keane to Peter Kay and Ne-Yo, it is a big year for live events in the region.

Theatre lovers can experience Hamilton and The Wizard of Oz at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre.

Meanwhile names like Fred Again, RAYE, Liam Gallagher, and Blink-182 are among the headliners at Leeds Festival this summer.

Here's a guide to just some of the big events you might want to bag some tickets for this year. 

We've included a mix of live music gigs, comedy, and star-studded shows as well as musicals and theatre that won over critics and audiences in the capital.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Leeds Festival

Bradford's Alhambra Theatre

  • The Wizard of Oz, direct from the London Palladium
  • Wicked
  • Matthew Bourne's dance production of Edward Scissorhands
  • 2:22 A Ghost Story
  • Hamilton
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie
  • Disney's Aladdin
  • Only Fools and Horses the Musical
  • Hairspray

Bradford's St George's Hall

Bingley's Challenge Festival

  • Peter Andre
  • Gareth Gates
  • Ellie Sax 

Leeds First Direct Arena 

  • Enter Shikari 
  • Noah Kahan 
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Bill Bailey
  • Rick Astley
  • Ja Rule, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Mya and many more
  • Ne-Yo
  • Jason Derulo
  • Judas Priest
  • Simple Minds
  • Peter Kay
  • Pendulum
  • James Blunt
  • UB40
  • Take That with special guest Olly Murs
  • Keane
  • Tenacious D
  • elbow
  • Andre Rieu
  • Romesh Ranganathan
  • James
  • Girls Aloud
  • Niall Horan
  • Texas
  • Becky Hill
  • Jane McDonald
  • Jason Manford
  • The Human League
  • Slipknot
  • Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Leeds Festival

  • Lana Del Rey
  • RAYE
  • Fred Again
  • Blink-182
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Catfish & The Bottlemen
  • Gerry Cinnamon
  • 21 Savage
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Pendulum
  • Renee Rapp
  • Spiritbox
  • Fontaines D.C.
  • Skrillex
  • Sonny Fodera
  • Digga D
  • Dom Dolla
  • Danny Howard
  • Jorja Smith
  • The Wombats

Piece Hall, Halifax

  • Air
  • Blondie
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Nile Rodger & Chic
  • Crowded House
  • Grace Jones
  • Bryan Adams
  • Underworld
  • Tom Odell
  • Rick Astley
  • Loyle Carner
  • Tom Jones
  • IDLES
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Bird
  • Richard Ashcroft
  • The Strangler's
  • Jess Glynne
  • Korn 
  • McFly
  • Status Quo
  • PJ Harvey
  • Pixies
  • Fatboy Slim

The Wardrobe, Leeds

  • berlioz
  • Declan McKenna
  • The Libertines
  • Porij 

Leeds O2 Academy

  • Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Simple Plan
  • Example
  • The Vaccines
  • Alison Goldfrapp 
  • Echo & The Bunnymen
  • Madison Beer
  • Happy Mondays
  • The Last Dinner Party

There's also plenty of independent venues that will be showcasing up-and-coming musicians and top-class tribute acts in West Yorkshire - such as Bradford's Nightrain and Tapestry Arts.