Doves to Play Outdoor Summer Show at The Piece Hall, Halifax

Doves Halifax Piece Hall 2021

by Steve Crabtree / @stevecrab

The Live at The Piece Hall series has added a further legendary name to its 2021 line-up. This time, Manchester rock band Doves have been announced to play a special outdoor performance at the prized Halifax.

Doves will come to Halifax on Saturday, June 19th. Following on from the release of their 5th studio album The Universal Want on EMI in September 2020.

The band met at the renowned Hacienda club in Manchester. They formed dance act Sub Sub, getting to number 3 in the charts with ‘Ain’t no Love (Ain’t no use)’. Doves surfaced after Sub Sub’s studio burnt down; prompting the decision for Doves to be born as an alternative rock act.

Doves Halifax Piece Hall 2021


Since that twist of fate, the band have released three number 1 albums. And they’ve become one of the most influential and respected guitar acts of the last 20 years.  Combining a blend of indie rock, shoegaze and soundscapes fit for stadiums, Doves have held a place in the hearts of alternative music fans across their increasingly consistent catalogue. After a 10-year hiatus, the band shot to number 1 with The Universal Want and this special show at The Piece Hall will form part of a greatly-anticipated return to live music.

Joining the line-up with Doves are Mercury Music Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Nadine Shah. Fast-rising indie rock band Pip Blom, and alt-pop newcomer Sfven are also on the bill. A main support act will be announced shortly.

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO at The Piece Hall Trust, said: “We look forward to welcoming the iconic Northern band Doves to The Piece Hall, for our amazing 2021 ‘Live at The Piece Hall’ series next year.”

“We continue to commit ourselves to delivering vibrant and exciting events that are safe for visitors to enjoy in our renowned open-air courtyard, welcoming music-lovers to enjoy artists in our esteemed historic cultural venue.”

Other exciting acts already confirmed for ‘Live at The Piece Hall’ 2021 include the legendary Nile Rogers & CHIC and Welsh rock heroes Manic Street Preachers.

Tickets for Doves plus special guests will go on sale from 10am from 6th November. You can buy them from, and The Piece Hall will be running a members pre-sale for 24 hours from Thursday 5th November at 10am.







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