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, creating a powerful feeling of pride in place and alongside public funding, helps keep The Piece Hall free to enter.
“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.