Leicester 'City of Culture' bid

Leicester has lost out in its bid to become UK City of Culture 2017. The announcement that Hull has made the successful bid was made this morning.

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Kasabian join support for Leicester's 'City of Culture' bid

Kasabian join the bid celebrations in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

Rock band Kasabian have joined in the celebrations in Leicester today to support the city's bid to become UK 'City of Culture' 2017.

They have joined Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby in an event to mark the formal submission of the bid.

Leicester faces competition from Hull, Swansea, and Dundee to become the second ever UK 'City of Culture'. The current holder of the title is Londonderry.

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