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Fri 19th Jul 2024

The Bewildered Blues Band.

08:00pm Door£5

An evening of Blues featuring The Bewildered Blues Band.


Fri 12th Jul 2024

Apocalypse Baby's

07:45pm Adv£6 Door£8

APOCALYPSE BABY’S - Playing Punk Rock to Punk Rockers since 1990!

MYSTERY ACTION - Emerge from a forgotten time ...


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Thu 11th Jul 2024

Status Trio & Friends

07:30pm FREE ENTRY

Beautiful sounds from our family of very talented and creative people.
Come have a jam, or simply sit back, and enjoy ...


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Wed 10th Jul 2024

The Donkey Music Quiz - Hosted by Kev Naan

08:30pm FREE ENTRY

The Donkey music quiz Presented by Kev Naan on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

£1 entry per person (Max 6 people ...


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Fri 5th Jul 2024

The Solutions

07:45pm FREE ENTRY

The Solutions are a 60’s and 70’s cover band, playing all the hits from the era and we are delighted to be hosting t ...


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Thu 4th Jul 2024

Pizza And Vinyl night

07:00pm FREE ENTRY

Vinyl & Pizza night at the Donkey taking place on the 1st Thursday of the month.

Play your vinyl - 15 min slots a ...


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Sun 30th Jun 2024

The Bo'weevil Brothers

04:00pm FREE ENTRY

The brothers provide a good time, toe tappin', foot stompin', hand clappin' array of North Mississippi style music, with ...


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Sat 29th Jun 2024

Robber Byker (Gaye Bykers On Acid) vinyl DJ set

07:00pm FREE ENTRY

Robber Byker (Gaye Bykers On Acid) vinyl DJ set at the Donkey - Expect to hear Funk ,Northern Mod Soul ,Ska, Reggae, Pun ...


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Fri 21st Jun 2024

Britpop Lives Forever

07:30pm FREE ENTRY

Featuring DJ's playing the best of Britpop from 1994 - 1997 including Oasis, Cast, Blur, Shed Seven, Ocean Colour Scene, ...


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Thu 20th Jun 2024

Kenny Wilson & guests.

08:00pm FREE ENTRY

Chameleon Dreams Cabaret takes place on the 3rd Thursday of the month featuring Kenny Wilson and guests.

8pm, fre ...


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Sun 16th Jun 2024


04:00pm FREE ENTRY

Back by popular demand, original Leicester band, Bellatones, have built a reputation for soaring melodies and dramatic s ...


Sat 15th Jun 2024

Big Joe Bone

08:00am Adv£8 Door£10

"Big Joe Bone" plays a mix of fast, furious Delta Blues, Bluegrass, Oldtime, Gospel and Hillbilly music with raspy vocal ...


The Small Venue With A Big Reputation!

A great place to meet old friends and make new ones

A traditional English Pub
Loved for its FREE daytime gigs and support of local artists

Since 2005, The Donkey has not only built a reputation as an intimate venue, with a live-wire atmosphere, but for presenting low-key gigs by major name acts. Drawn by appreciative audiences and great sound the 200 capacity Victorian room has played host to such great acts as: Fun Lovin Criminals, Alabama 3, The South, Jah Wobble, Ruts DC, Danny & the Champions of the World, Ian McNabb, Smoove & Turrell, The Dub Pistols, The Urban Voodoo Machine, Duke Special, Seth Lakeman, Michelle Shocked, James Hunter Six, Gaye Bykers On Acid, Pugwash, Vibronics, Raging Fyah, The Drop, Resonators, Mountain of Love, David Ford, The Cactus Blossoms, The Slackers, Raghu Dixit, Pete Molinari, John Power, Miles Hunt, Mark Morris, Martin Stephenson, Pete Williams, Fish, Toploader, Wreckless Eric, The High Llamas, Hank Wangford, Ferocious Dog, The Travelling Band, Benjamin Schoos, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, New Cool Collective, Los Pistoleros, Dawn Kinnard, Vijay Kishore, Hymn For Her, Dr. Robert, Rhoda Dakar, Roddy Radiation, Charlie Chuck, Tommy Womack, El Pussycat Ska, Kingsize, David Wyatt, The Kirkland Turn, Out Of Karma, Drugstore Cowboys, Goldwater, The Paradimes, Uncle Frank, By The Rivers, Yellowbelly

Located just outside of the Leicester city centre and close to both of the Universities, the Donkey also boasts a large beer garden and car park, free WiFi and offers a wide range of lagers, bottled beer, wine.

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