Following on from the latest Government announcements on the roadmap out of lockdown, The Piece Hall Trust and Futuresound are pleased to announce their rescheduled programme of live music events for 2021 and 2022.

The partners have worked hard to keep as many acts as possible in 2021, with the vast majority rescheduled for August and September. The acts confirmed include The Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, The Cribs, Richard Hawley and the Specials. Due to the complex nature of artist touring schedules, we have had to move some of the gigs including Nile Rodgers feat CHIC and The Doves to 2022.

The Trust have managed to secure a second date for Nile Rodgers feat CHIC following strong sales demand seen this year. Tickets for the new show will go on general sale at 10.00am on Friday 12th March, with a 24 hour Piece Hall Trust member pre-sale starting on 11th March. Membership of The Piece Hall Trust can be purchased here.

The Piece Hall Trust hope that the return of live music to the venue will help bring some joy and a sense of normality back to music lovers.

The following dates are now confirmed:

Saturday 28th August – Shed Seven
Sunday 29th August – The Specials
Friday 3rd September – The Cribs
Saturday 4th September – Richard Hawley
Friday 10th September – Manic Street Preachers
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September – Kaiser Chiefs

Saturday 18th June – Doves
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June – Nile Rodgers feat CHIC

All tickets already purchased for deferred events remain valid, and ticket holders do not need to do anything to secure their spot for the new date. Customers who have faced issues with the scheduling, such as those ticket holders who cannot make the new dates, are advised to make contact through their booking platform to discuss making alternative arrangements. Refunds will be available from the point of purchase in the event that customers cannot make the new dates.

With visitor safety continuing to be the number one priority for The Piece Hall Trust, the team has been working closely with partners to determine the safest way to reinstate live music events. Essential maintenance and a significant deep clean have been undertaken during the most recent lockdown, and the logistics of the large-scale events are being meticulously planned. With live music playing a huge part in the welfare of individuals and the success of communities, the reintroduction of The Piece Hall’s gig calendar is as exciting for the local area as it is for music fans.

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “We’re thrilled that we have been able to reschedule our planned Summer 2021 artists to the Autumn in what has been a turbulent year for all of us. By moving the events to the later dates, we hope we’re providing peace of mind for ticket holders not just around the certainty of the gigs going ahead, but around individuals’ safety and wellbeing – which remains our main priority.

“There is light at the end of the tunnel, and for the first time in a long while we can re-imagine a thriving and vibrant live music scene returning to Halifax once again. Live music events have always been the jewel in the crown of The Piece Hall, and we sincerely look forward to welcoming these world-renowned artists to our venue.”