The Cockpit

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Leeds, United Kingdom

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The Cockpit opened in 1994, and was previously called the Cock of the North pub. The venue was set up by Colin Oliver(still the main band promoter at The Cockpit now) while Richard Todd (who joined him a few months later) took charge of club events and began the now legendary club, Brighton Beach.

The first band to play the Cockpit was Manchester based, metal band, ‘Kill 2 This’ who headlined on 4th September 1994. Since then a fair few others have graced at least one of our two stages, including…

Rancid, Reef, Placebo, Kula Shaker, Mansun, Embrace, Death in Vegas, Feeder, Backyard Babies, Elastica, Queens Of The Stone Age, Less than Jake, New Model Army, The Music, White Stripes, The Hives, Korn, At The Drive-In, Cornershop, Shed 7, Paradise Lost, Ash, Mercury Rev, Boy George, Cast, Coldplay…and many, many more.

In 2001 we even played host to The Offspring for a Radio 1 secret show. This is most notable for the fact that not four months previous they sold out Wembley Arena on the back of their smash hit, ‘Pretty Fly For A White Guy’. So big were the band in fact that their mixing desk had to be put in the venue’s middle room due to the shear enormity of it.

Brighton Beach launched in 1994 and was the first Friday night club that ran at The Cockpit. Due to its immense popularity and original format the club grew too big for the Cockpit and was moved to its current location at The Stylus in Leeds University in 2001. Brighton Beach now has monthly nights running in Sheffield, Leicester, Newcastle and London.

Contact Information

Leeds LS1 4AG
United Kingdom
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0113 244 1573

Past Events

Friday 5 December 2014
HacktivistConcert The Cockpit
Leeds, United Kingdom
53.794606 -1.544336

1 went

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Saturday 29 November 2014
Killus, The DefiledConcert
The Cockpit
Leeds, United Kingdom
53.794606 -1.544336
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Friday 21 November 2014
Upon a Burning BodyConcert The Cockpit
Leeds, United Kingdom
53.794606 -1.544336
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Tuesday 18 November 2014
Suicide Silence
Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For An AutopsyConcert
The Cockpit
Leeds, United Kingdom
53.794606 -1.544336

5 went

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Sunday 16 November 2014
Against Me!Concert The Cockpit
Leeds, United Kingdom
53.794606 -1.544336

21 went

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Tuesday 11 November 2014
Joyce Manor
Cheap Girls, Great CynicsConcert
The Cockpit
Leeds, United Kingdom
53.794606 -1.544336

16 went

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  • antom

    RIP 1994-2014 (announced it's closure earlier today). I have tons of great memories of gigs & nights out here since my teens - thanks for some truly brilliant times over the years!

    September 2014
  • kylepollard87

    Garage is back tomorrow and i have to work my last Sunday... Gutted... But its the last sunday for a loooooooooooooong time so garage can be home again on a saturday night!

    January 2012
  • lizzillaa

    Every night should be Tuesday at the Cockpit!

    June 2010
  • xljhbx

    only place to be

    March 2009
  • emoxcore

    I miss Tuesdays.

    July 2008
  • hollerz

    One of my favorite venues, atmosphere is always good :D

    March 2008
  • trooperbill

    Gutted cuz couldnt get SMD tickets in time :(

    January 2008
  • dyrre

    pissed off because i cant go to see the humour tomrorow night :((

    December 2007
  • freakangel85

    one of the best venue in leeds.... and sweetest one, too....

    September 2007
  • treborforever

    I wouldnt say the best...the sound is always too loud in the smaller room. Its good in the bigger one though. I'd say the met is better sound wise.

    July 2007
  • deathstars-gal

    lol i ave stood outside it :| evn tho i live in derby i came 2 see it :|:|:| well not actually 2 see that i went 2 see ma bf lol

    June 2007
  • jaz_shambles

    The best venue in the world. FACT.

    April 2007
  • Rockyoursox

    Its the atmosphere :)

    November 2006
  • mentalchi

    This place is just great..

    November 2006
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