LIVE AT THE PIECE HALL BREAKS 100,000 TICKET SALES
BARRIER FOR THE FIRST TIME
Live at The Piece Hall is set for its biggest ever year after ticket sales for this summer’s sensational series of live shows at the historic Halifax venue smashed the 100,000 mark.
It promises to be 21 unforgettable nights of live music throughout June, July and August with headline shows from the likes of Sting, Queens Of The Stone Age, Madness, Rag’n’Bone Man, Hozier, boygenius, Orbital and James, plus many more.
And Live at The Piece Hall co-promoters The Piece Hall Trust and Cuffe and Taylor are delighted to reveal this year’s ticket sales have broken box office records and hit six figures for the very first time.
Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Charitable Trust, said: “What a phenomenal milestone to have reached.
“Our strong partnership with Cuffe and Taylor means we are able to bring world class artists to our iconic venue, and these sales prove just how big the appetite is for quality live music at The Piece Hall.
“This is a huge deal for Halifax and Calderdale in terms of the visitor economy, investment into the area and creating a powerful feeling of pride in place.
“I want to say a big thank you to the team at Cuffe and Taylor for sharing our vision and thanks to every single person who has bought a ticket so far, we can’t wait for you to join us for our biggest and most diverse season of live music yet!”
Many of the shows at the iconic 5,500-capacity outdoor venue sold out in record time – the latest being George Ezra’s July 6 gig which saw fans snap up all tickets within minutes of them going on sale last week.
Not only has Live at The Piece Hall 2023 broken box office records, but this summer’s shows will deliver a multi-million-pound boost for the local economy with many thousands of concert goers coming to the shows from outside Yorkshire.
Peter Taylor, co-founder of Cuffe and Taylor which is part of Live Nation – the world’s largest live entertainment company, said: “Get ready for an incredible summer at this wonderful venue!
“Last year we broke box office records when we sold 60,000 tickets. To now top 100,000 sales – even before our first show with Madness on June 16 – just shows what a truly special venue this is.
“The music industry has certainly sat up and took notice and huge stars – from across many diverse genres from pop to rock to legendary dance acts – want to come and play here. Together with The Piece Hall Trust, we will continue to strive to bring the biggest names in music to Yorkshire and this incredible venue.”
The Piece Hall is a unique architectural and cultural wonder. Grade I listed, it originally opened in 1779 for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth produced by Yorkshire’s famous woollen mills and is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world.
Now an award-winning contemporary cultural, heritage and live entertainment destination, The Piece Hall has welcomed more than 10.5 million visitors through its historic gates since it re-opened in 2017 and its iconic courtyard makes for a truly unique concert experience.
Cuffe and Taylor, which entered into a co-promoter partnership with The Piece Hall Trust last year, has extensive experience in staging major concerts in Yorkshire and across the UK. Since 2016, they have exclusively programmed all live music events at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – including massive headline shows by the likes of Britney Spears, Lionel Richie, Kylie, Christian Aguilera, Biffy Clyro, Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi.
The Olivier Award-winning promoters are also responsible for staging UK tours with Britney, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Little Mix, while also curating major festivals and events such as Lancashire’s multi-award winning Lytham Festival.
LIVE AT THE PIECE HALL 2023
JUNE 16 MADNESS + STONE FOUNDATION
JUNE 17 MADNESS + STONE FOUNDATION
JUNE 18 UB40 ft ALI CAMPBELL
JUNE 20 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
JUNE 21 THE WAR ON DRUGS
JUNE 23 RAG’N’BONE MAN
JUNE 24 THE JACKSONS + SISTER SLEDGE + THE REAL THING
JUNE 30 MINISTRY OF SOUND CLASSICAL
JULY 1 EMBRACE + STARSAILOR + ELLUR
JULY 2 HOZIER
JULY 4 STING
JULY 5 THE CULT
JULY 6 GEORGE EZRA
JULY 7 JAMES + JAMIE WEBSTER + TOM A SMITH
JULY 8 JAMES + JAMIE WEBSTER + TOM A SMITH
JULY 9 THE LUMINEERS
AUG 12 LIMP BIZKIT + KENNYHOOPLA + JOEY VALENCE & BRAE
AUG 22 BOYGENIUS + ETHEL CAIN
AUG 23 BOYGENIUS + ETHEL CAIN
AUG 25 ORBITAL + GROOVE ARMADA (DJ set) + 808 STATE (DJ set)
AUG 26 THE CHARLATANS & JOHNNY MARR + WAX-TREE-CAST
WHAT THE STARS SAY ABOUT THE PIECE HALL
‘An epic venue and crowd… thank you Halifax!’
‘I feel so incredibly lucky to be playing in gorgeous places such as The Piece Hall’
‘Thank you for the love Halifax. Another unforgettable night of great vibes’
‘Halifax is fabulous… The Piece Hall is just like Venice!’
ABOUT THE PIECE HALL
A Grade I listed building, The Piece Hall in Halifax is a unique architectural and cultural wonder. It originally opened in 1779 for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth produced on handlooms as part of Yorkshire’s famous cottage industry and is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world.
Now an award-winning contemporary leisure, retail, cultural and heritage destination, The Piece Hall has welcomed more than 10.5 million visitors through its historic gates since it re-opened on August 1st 2017.
The 66,000sq ft open air courtyard, which is on a par with the great piazzas of Europe, is now home to a treasure trove of high-quality independent shops, unique restaurants, bars and welcomes world class arts and culture.
It hosts a year-round programme of events including large-scale music and sporting activities and food and drink festivals.
For more information about The Piece Hall please visit thepiecehall.co.uk
ABOUT CUFFE AND TAYLOR
Cuffe and Taylor is one of the UK’s top live music, theatre and event promoters. Established for more than 10 years and part of the Live Nation family, they present breath-taking tours, festivals and shows across the UK filling football stadiums, arenas, theatres and major historical sites.
Cuffe and Taylor’s roster of artists is extensive and varied including Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Lewis Capaldi, Sir Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, Kylie, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, George Ezra, The Strokes, Sam Fender and Def Leppard. They also operate a hugely successful theatre touring department across the UK and internationally programming thousands of nights of entertainment ranging from live podcasts, screen-to-stage TV adaptations and musical theatre. In 2023 they were recipients of an Olivier Award, for Best Family Show, for their original production of ‘Hey Duggee – The Live Theatre Show’.
For more information about Cuffe and Taylor please visit cuffeandtaylor.com