Having previously cancelled an event in Leicester back in 2017, Drake confirmed the news that he would be performing at Club Republic on Gravel Street earlier in the day by posting the flyer on his Instagram Story.
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Going from performing to 16,000 people at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena to 2,000 at Club Republic, Drake took to the stage at around 1:20am and ran through a selection of hits, including ‘Sicko Mode’, ‘Nonstop’ and ‘God’s Plan’. Capital Xtra’s DJ Semtex was also on the bill.
“It was just packed in there, it was great – the atmosphere was amazing. It’s something that’s going to be heard about here for a long time,” the event’s organiser Sukh Singh told LeicestershireLive.
“Leicester is my home town so I had to represent. It’s always been a dream of mine bringing the biggest artists on the planet to Leicester.”
While tickets were listed online at £35, one club-goer tweeted: “Only £20 to see Drake up this close in Leicester, mcddddd.” Another wrote: “Drake in Leicester reminds me of when Ronaldinho was in Peckham, both make no sense.”
Only £20 to see Drake up this close in Leicester, maddddd pic.twitter.com/cMDAhN8Ujv
— Sean (@seanakpan96) March 29, 2019
My boy really just saw a whole Drake for £20 in Leicester. Vexed.
— Λdeel (@theadeelq) March 29, 2019
— Naz izi (@Naz_izi) March 29, 2019
Drake in Leicester reminds me of when Ronaldinho was in Peckham, both make no sense ?
— Ian?? (@Ian_djg) March 29, 2019
Drake performing “God’s Plan” tonight at Club Republic in Leicester. pic.twitter.com/Xr7GyOu8GL
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) March 29, 2019
Drake in Leicester?? This guy is officially mandem
— Ghost St. Patrick (@RiqoSwervo) March 29, 2019
Drake actually came to Leicester my heart ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/GDdTQyJguN
— E. (@emmaduruibe) March 29, 2019
In other Drake news, the rapper made a surprise appearance at south London rapper’s Loski’s show at the O2 Forum in the capital last earlier this week.
Previously admitting that the south London rapper helped inspire his own recent album ‘Scorpion’, Drizzy was spotted rapping along to ‘Money & Beef’ with the crowd on the balcony of the venue.