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Kasabian Back Leicester’s City of Culture Bid


Rock band Kasabian made a surprise appearance at the city centre Clock Tower today, to celebrate the completion of Leicester’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid.


This morning saw Leicester citizens join together to see off the document as we enter the final stages of the competition.


The bid arrived in style, in a box on the back of a 1911 tower wagon, after the children of Stoneygate College sang their Anthem for Leicester. The song was specially written by headmaster Paul Hitchcock, to celebrate the bid.


In addition to the festivities, DMU Gospel Choir provided inspiring musical entertainment and the Nupur Arts Bollywood Dancers treated on-lookers to an energetic cultural delight.


Kasabian declared their support for the bid, having grown up in the city and formed the multi-award winning band here in 1997.


Other supporters in attendance included City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsbury, CEO of Curve theatre Fiona Allan and Chief Executive of Leicester Comedy Festival, Geoff Rowe.


The bid will now be sent off to Manchester before the winning city, from Leicester, Hull, Swansea Bay and Dundee, is finally revealed in November.

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