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203 Welford Road, Leicester, LE2 6BH


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Fri 9th Aug 2024

The Diabeatles - Beatles tribute.



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Sun 25th Aug 2024

Funk Nation all Day special feat The Crowd Comany live


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Fri 23rd Aug 2024

Cassini Down / Misskicks + World Without Want

07:45pm Door£6


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Sun 4th Aug 2024

The Austrian Stones


The Austrian Stones return to the Donkey!

4pm , FREE entry (Food on sale)


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Sat 3rd Aug 2024



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Sun 21st Jul 2024

Ruby & The Diamonds

Brand new , young Leicester Supergroup playing modern Pop and Soul covers

4pm, FREE entry (Food on sale)


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Sat 27th Jul 2024

Punk & Ska night.

07:30pm FREE ENTRY


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Wed 16th Oct 2024

status Trio & Friends


The Status Trio monthly Jazzish jam session takes place on the second Thursday of the month.

Beautiful sounds fro ...


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Wed 9th Oct 2024

The Donkey music quiz Presented by Kev Naan

08:00pm FREE ENTRY

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

£1 entry per person (Max 6 people ...


Fri 4th Oct 2024

Weller Vs The Who featuring Heavy Sol band.

07:45pm Adv£10 Door£12

Wake Up Promotions present


A night of mod & indie classics from two of the biggest names ...


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Thu 3rd Oct 2024

Pizza & Vinyl night


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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Sat 24th Aug 2024

Together events - Feel good music with vibes!


Together Music Events present an all day FREE unofficial Kasabian Summer Solstice party.

12pm - late, FREE entry. ...


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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