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Music Festivals in Leeds

You can't mention 'Leeds' and 'Festivals' in the same sentence without thinking music!



Leeds Festival is one of the UK’s largest music festivals, held over the August bank holiday weekend each year, with a number of stages across Bramham Park hosting some of the world’s most-loved music names. 2017's festival features huge acts such as Muse, Bastille and Major Lazer.


Live at Leeds is an annual city centre music festival held across a variety of unique venues in Leeds during the first bank holiday weekend in May. Winner of Best Metropolitan Music Festival at the UK Festival Awards, the festival will celebrate the best in upcoming local bands, alongside some more established names, featuring lots of gigs and other music inspired events.

Leeds Festival - Victor Frankowski
Let's Rock Leeds! at Temple Newsam


Slam Dunk Music’s annual festival, taking place on 28th May 2017 on Millennium Square in the heart of the city, boasts over 50 national and international artists across seven stages. This year the festival will be bigger and better than ever as they celebrate their 11th anniversary!

Otley Folk Festival takes place mid September and 2017 will their 26th festival! It is a festival with something for everyone, street entertainment, concerts, music sessions abound. Camping is available at the campsite on the Pool Road just outside Otley. Artists appearing at this year’s festival include Vin Garbutt, The Churchfitters, De Temps Antan, Les Barker, Grannies Attic plus a host of our regular favourites. Find out more at

Let’s Rock Leeds! Is THE music festival if you’re a lover of all things 80s. Held on Saturday 17th June 2017 in the gorgeous grounds of Temple Newsam, this one day festival is packed with fun for the whole family and plenty of 80s madness.

That's just the start, check out these musical numbers...

Wharfest 3 – 28th January 2017

Sounds Like THIS - 14th -24th March 2017

Live at Leeds  – 29th April 2017 

Leeds Piano – 14th-22nd May 2018

Slam Dunk Festival – 28th May 2017

Headingley Music Festival – TBC June 2017

Black Dyke Brass Festival 2016 - 4th June 2017 

Let’s Rock Leeds! – 17th June 2017

Made in Leeds Festival - 1st July 2017

Cocoon in the Park – 8th July 2017

Scene Better Days Fest - TBC August 2017

Leeds Festival – 25th-27th August 2017

Black Music Festival - TBC 27th August 2017

Bingley Music Live – 1st-3rd September 2017

Otley Folk Festival – TBC September 2017

Mint Festival - TBC September 2017

Beacons Metro – TBC October - November 2017

Kazoopa Festival - 25th November 2017