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HEDONIST 4th BIRTHDAY Ft Friendly Fires (DJ Set)

21 October 2019

Hedonist Bar in Leeds is celebrating its 4th birthday in conjunction with Patron Tequila by throwing a Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Party on Thursday 31st October with special guests -. Entry is free and is a thank you to all the guests that have helped support the venue in its first couple of years.

THOR'S Tipi Bar Returns to Leeds for City's Festive Celebrations

8 October 2019

THOR’S tipi bar makes a welcome return to Leeds city centre this November, running from Saturday 16th November right through until 1st January 2020.

Dreams come true as Light Night Leeds returns to transform city

9 September 2019

A breath-taking parade of music and light will take an awestruck crowd of thousands on a journey into dreamland when Light Night Leeds returns next month.
The annual cultural spectacular is set to transform the city centre for the 15th year in a row on October 10 and 11, with a stunning programme of more than 60 impressive installations and performances by artists from across the world.

The Wardrobe's 20th Anniversary

27 August 2019

One of Leeds’ favourite nightspots The Wardrobe celebrates its 20th Birthday in style with special week of events to celebrate the venue’s musical heritage

Christmas at Harewood– Unlock the Magic

16 August 2019

It’s after-hours, the doors are closed and it’s the moment when Harewood House really comes alive. The statues are singing, the paintings are gossiping and there’s hustle and bustle both above and below stairs, with the anticipation of an important guest in the run up to Christmas.

Dino-mighty new Leeds event set to be a UK first

15 July 2019

The UK’s first ever city centre animatronic dinosaur trail will roar into life this summer when Leeds takes a trip millions of years into the past.

Leeds International Festival 2020 dates announced

2 July 2019

Just over two months since Leeds International Festival wrapped up for 2019, we’re back with some key headline announcements for 2020.
Organisers are going public with dates for the diary for next year’s festival, a new theme and the launch of its Open Call.

Everybody's In The Place, Let's Go! Full Track-List For Classic Ibiza Revealed

19 June 2019

Don’t miss these stone-cold dance classics being performed live by a 32 piece orchestra, DJ and vocalists at Harewood House on Saturday 20 July.

Leeds International Festival is Underway

7 May 2019

After an incredible first weekend of events, we look ahead the remaining days of this year’s festival

The Summer Cocktail Experience: Festival-inspired event heading to the Faversham

30 April 2019

After the phenomenal sell-out success of The Cocktail Experience over the past few years, the city’s premier party-centric cocktail event is back for 2019 with a twist. Taking place on Saturday 8th June, The Summer Cocktail Experience will be held at the iconic Faversham between 2-8pm, where a festival feel is guaranteed come rain or shine.

The UK’s Weirdest, Funniest, Most Boundary-Breaking and Most Pioneering Festival is about to Begin

30 April 2019

Leeds’ annual festival of innovation, diversity and discovery begins this week.

Sven Vath presents the last ever Cocoon in the Park - 13th July 2019

28 April 2019

The team behind Cocoon in the Park are happy and sad all at the same time.

Happy to announce the line-up for number 11 but sad to tell you this will be the last ever Cocoon in the Park. Really.

First street food stalls announced for Beer and Bread at Fountains Abbey

24 April 2019

Vegan tacos, local beer and award-winning doughnuts on the menu at this collaboration event between Leeds Indie Food and Fountains Abbey

Original Artists from M People, Groove Armada and more to join Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics

28 March 2019

The Voice of M People Heather Small, Groove Armada’s MC M.A.D. and Andy Cato, Livin’ Joy legend Janice Robinson and Happy Mondays vocalist Rowetta are among the special guest artists announced for the third year of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics in Millennium Square, Leeds on Saturday 27 July.

Leeds Indie Food Festival: the first fifteen

18 March 2019

Returning from 9th-27th May 2019, Leeds Indie Food promises another year of exclusive supper clubs, workshops, unique one-off events and collaborations aplenty. There’s a host of brand new events as well as some returning favourites, alongside the customary innovation, forward-thinking and foodie unity across the city.

Leeds International Festival 2019 announces full programme

18 March 2019

Leeds International Festival 2019 is proud to now reveal its full programme, with an incredibly broad, diverse, innovative and fascinating line-up. Across many industries and sectors, L19 has insight from a massive spectrum of talent, from communities across Leeds, the UK, and internationally.

Transform 19

20 February 2019

Transform 19 to ignite the city with trailblazing performance, bringing an international festi-val exploring everything from power and pop culture to culture clashes and identity politics

80s Legends, Club Classics And A Movie Blockbuster For Opera North’s Summer Orchestral Festival

25 January 2019

The Orchestra of Opera North will return to Millennium Square, Leeds for another long weekend this summer, joined by Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones and more for 80s Classical on Friday 26 July, and special guest vocalists for the third instalment of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics on Saturday 27 July, with a live soundtrack screening of Jurassic Park to close the festival on Sunday 28 July.

The Cities of Northern England and House of Britain launch the ‘North of England City Experience’

2 January 2019

The cities of Northern England, comprising Leeds, Hull, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle Gateshead today announce the launch a new multi-city tourism experience in partnership with House of Britain, tailor made for the Dutch market.

Canal Mills, Leeds announce LAST EVER events this New Year

7 December 2018

After a hugely influential few years of setting new party benchmarks in the north of England, cavernous warehouse space Canal Mills is hosting two fantastic final parties on New Year’s Eve 2018 and New Year’s Day 2019, with a host of local promotions and DJs playing next to international guests including Disciples, Danny Howard, Waze & Odyseey, Maceo Plex, Hot Chip, Daniel Avery, Fort Romeau and more.

Make it Leeds this Christmas #LeedsChristmas

1 November 2018

A spectacular programme of festive events in Leeds is set to get thousands of visitors from across the UK and beyond in the Christmas spirit this year.

The Merrion Centre gets set for a ‘Magical Christmas’

29 October 2018

On Saturday 10th November, The Merrion Centre in the heart of Leeds will launch its largest-ever Christmas celebration with their first ever ‘Merrion’s Magical Christmas’ fun day.

Leeds City Council marks Bonfire Night with six captivating community events

24 October 2018

The cities skies will once again be lit up as Leeds celebrates Bonfire Night.
In what is always a stand out occasion in the city’s event calendar, six public bonfires organised by Leeds City Council will be held at East End Park, Roundhay Park, Woodhouse Moor, Springhead Park in Rothwell, Middleton Park and Bramley Park on Monday, November 5

The Cocktail Experience Part Four

8 October 2018

With the memories of the long hot summer fading faster than your tan, the time has almost come to dust yourself off, update your wardrobe and prepare to get on up to get down for the 2018 party season. And what better way to kick off the most hedonistic time of year than with the return of the city’s most legendary cocktail party?

TV Presenter Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo Joins Line-Up for Made Up Leeds

17 September 2018

Television favourite Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo has joined the line-up for Made Up Leeds – the city’s first ever cosmetics festival that aims to go beyond beauty.

Pianos at the ready as orchestra of events starts in the city

17 August 2018

Leeds is all set to celebrate the piano in grand style. Instruments are at the ready for the start of four weeks of events in conjunction with the Leeds International Piano Competition to illustrate the appeal and playfulness of the piano.

Public Ballot for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Opens

1 August 2018

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opened today (Wednesday, 1 August) at 10am (BST) on Wednesday 1 August, when ticket applications were opened to all members of the public, backed by a major marketing and PR campaign, welcomingly called Are you in?.

Summer of fun as pop-up spaces and activities transform the city centre

30 July 2018

Whether you want to relax on a deck chair at City Beach, soak up the sunshine at one of our pop-up spaces or get involved with one of the many activities, there is something for everyone!

Trentemøller announces only UK tour date of 2018 at The Church Leeds.

30 July 2018

After the huge success of Leeds’ new multi-venue festival inner city electronic, the team now proudly announce an exclusive stand-alone show featuring a DJ performance from electronic pioneer Trentemøller. The performance will be Trentemøller’s only U.K show this year and takes place at the stunning grade 2 listed Church (Church Leeds) on October 27th.

Mint Festival to use RAF Church Fenton as venue for 2018!

20 July 2018

The last two years of Mint Festival sold out well in advance, but the team are not resting on their laurels: the seventh edition of the north’s most essential dance gathering promises to be the biggest yet, with a brand new and larger venue, more impressive stages and immersive production than ever, and some previously unseen surprises.