The Cockpit once was a bar, live music venue as well as night club. Even one of the most popular venues around and one of the best places for touring bands. The White Stripes, Amy Winehouse, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Libertines all played here their during their rise to international stardom. It was home to several legendary Indie nights and the best place to be during 90s Britpop era.
The Cockpit was also where the Kaiser Chiefs met first: Nick Hodgson introduced Ricky Wilson to the other members in the mid-nineties. The group formed Runston Parva, later shortened to Parva, before finally changing their name to the Kaiser Chiefs in 2004.
Local band The Cribs recorded a live album in here.
Live music venue (Photo by Birgit Bachmeier & Stefan Ramsthaler)
Rehearsal and recording studio for renowned local artists
Visit the renowned college with a campus tour
Iconic venue with live music every night from the likes of Nirvana
Tainted love and more: Leeds’ pioneers of Synthpop
One of the most popular English Indie bands
Formed in 1980 with roots in Gothic Rock and Post Punk
Indie and Alternative Rock from Leeds since early 2008
British Indie Rock from the Jarman brothers