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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.

Pre-registration for ICC Cricket World Cup public ballot 2019 opens

17 July 2018

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opens 10am (BST) on Wednesday, 1 August, when ticket applications will be open to all members of the public. To apply for tickets in the Public Ballot, applicants must register an account via the Official Cricket World Cup Ticketing website. Ticket accounts can be created during the pre-registration phase.

Host of famous faces pit their wits in Jane Tomlinson Appeal’s Sporting Social

16 July 2018

Sports stars past and present will go head to head in an evening of sporting fun and frolics for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

Brassed Off comes home to Yorkshire with Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Orchestra of Opera North

4 July 2018

Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Orchestra of Opera North are preparing to make history with the Band’s first ever live soundtrack performance of Brassed Off in Yorkshire, part of the Opera North in the City festival on Millennium Square, Leeds on Sunday 29 July.

Shacklady crowned Senior Masters Champion at Leeds Golf Centre

29 June 2018

Two days of impressive golf and 50 professional players later, the winner is announced at the 2018 Golf Club of the Year

Ball Mania: Unleash your inner child at Shooters Bar this summer

25 June 2018

This summer, Shooters Bar have teamed up with Ball Mania to invite you on a nostalgia-fuelled trip down memory lane, back to a time when life was more innocent

Latin vibes and club classics at the Brewery Wharf Festival 2018

17 June 2018

Get ready to shake your booty on Saturday 23rd June, because it’s fiesta time at the Brewery Wharf Festival! The annual Leeds Waterfront Festival is a party we look forward to every year here at Pink Gorilla, and we’re honoured to be organising the festivities over in Brewery Wharf this year.

inner city electronic announces programme of talks and workshops plus new artists!

29 May 2018

20 hours of music, talks & workshops across a selection of innovative city centre venues in Leeds.

A new Jazz Festival hits the streets of Leeds in July

24 May 2018

It's a six-day edition with events taking place at the Wardrobe, Leeds College of Music, the Carriageworks and in Millennium Square.