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Music, Sun 22 Jul 2018, free entry

¡VAMOS! Leeds

¡VAMOS! Leeds

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Millennium Square is set to host a sizzling Sunday of Samba next month when the spectacular ¡VAMOS! festival returns to Leeds.

Now in its fourth year, ¡VAMOS!, which is free to enter, will once again be celebrating Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures with music, dance and street food from across the Latin world.

Taking place on Sunday, July 22, the event is part of Leeds City Council's Millennium Square Summer Series and is one of the UK’s longest running community arts festivals of its kind.

This summer’s festival will feature a huge programme of entertainment including the Samba School of Leeds, featuring top UK based Cuban musicians from across the country led by leading percussionist Gez Heb.

Also performing will be Tarantismo, a six piece Cuban Son music meets Salsa band from Leeds fronted by Chilean singer Ana Luisa Munoz, who have been a mainstay of the local Latin scene foir the last decade.

They will be joined by Manchester based Cuba-Vida, led by pianist Jesus Moreau Batallan and featuring top UK based Cuban musicians from across the country.

The festival will be hosted by well-known Leeds DJ Lubi Jovanovic, who has been promoting events since 1985 and has compiled more than 50 Salsa, Cuban and Latin music compilation albums.

As well as music the event will include food stalls and a licensed bar, with an after party hosted at Revolucion De Cuba from 7pm. Entry is £3 and DJs on the night are Lubi plus fellow Calle Ocho Leeds DJ Fabio Bahia.

Additional information

Running time - 1pm-6.30pm

Free event

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 22 Jul 2018 13:00 to 18:30

Prices

Free entry

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    Contact

    LCC Events Team

    Address

    Millennium Square,
    Leeds,
    LS2 3AD

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Millennium Square on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 298339  Lat: 53.80096 Long: -1.54806

    By Road: From all routes head towards Leeds city centre. Arriving in Leeds, follow the signs for the loop road. This road will take you around the city centre on a one way system. Millennium Square is located at junction four of the loop. Parking is located signposted around the city centre, with coach parking found next to it.

    By public transport: From Leeds city station exit the train station by the Queens hotel and cross over the road by the Park Plaza hotel. Walk straight up Park Row and cross The Headrow. Continue straight on and cross over Great George Street. Millenium Square is found straight ahead. From Leeds bus station head towards the market on New York Street, turn right onto Vicar Lane and at the crossroads, turn left onto the Headrow. Walk down The Headrow until you get to a crossroads with Nero on your left and Radisson SAS on your right. Turn right towards Radisson SAS and then walk straight on to Great George Street. Millenium Square is found straight ahead.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station