Leeds Holi Festival 2024: A Colour Explosion Like Never Before!

9th November 2023

Get ready for the most vibrant and enchanting celebration of the year as Leeds Holi Festival 2024 returns, promising to be bigger and more colourful than ever before. This beloved festival has grown exponentially since its inception, and it’s set to once again unite cultures, spread love and positivity through music, colours, and street food.

The journey began in 2016 when Leeds Holi Festival first coloured the town with 230 Holi lovers. 2022 brought 1200 Holi Lovers together and proudly earned the title of the “Biggest Colour Festival in Yorkshire. The momentum only soared in 2023 when over 2700+ people gathered to embrace the festival’s charm.

The heart and soul of Leeds Holi Festival is its mission to bridge the gap between different cultures, radiate love and positivity through music, colours, and delectable cuisine. The festival is all set to light up your life on 23rd March at Beaver Works, commencing at 12:30 PM and continuing until 8:00 PM. For those unfamiliar with Holi, it’s globally renowned for the colourful powders friends and families joyfully throw at each other, signifying the festival of love, peace, and happiness.

Leeds Holi Festival 2024 promises an even grander spectacle, having seen substantial growth from 2023 and 2022. It’s ready to stake its claim as the largest open-air colour festival in the UK. In 2023, this remarkable festival hosted a staggering 27,000+ attendees, hailing from various cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and walks of life. The anticipation is building for 2024, where we’re preparing to welcome more than 5,000 attendees by extending the celebration to a two-day extravaganza. March 23rd welcomes all, and March 24th is a day dedicated to families, especially children. Expect an array of family-friendly activities, including bouncy castles and exciting rides for kids, making it the most colourful event of the year.

We owe our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed sponsors who have made this journey possible. Our valued partners include Kirkstall Brewery, Slingsby Gin, and the culinary delights of Punjabi Heaven restaurant for a mouthwatering street food experience. The colours that will light up the festival are proudly sponsored by the renowned Ministry of Colours, ensuring they are herbal and skin-friendly.

Leeds Holi Festival is more than just a festival; it’s about finding the right partners who believe in our vision and share our passion of bringing cultures together. It’s all about celebrating Yorkshire, embracing the spirit of Leeds, and collaborating with like-minded individuals to grow this festival into a colossal event, with the goal of hosting 20,000 attendees in the next 3 years.

Join us at Leeds Holi Festival 2024 for a mesmerizing celebration of culture, colours, and community. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.


Eshaan Kapoor [Founder of Leeds Holi Festival]