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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. 2019's line-up includes Foo Fighters, Post Malone, The 1975 and Twenty One Pilots. 


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 in May in the heart of the city, boasts over 50 national and international artists across seven stages. 2019's festival will be bigger and better than ever as they celebrate their 12th anniversary!

Otley Folk Festival takes place mid September and 2019 will be their 28th 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. 

Let’s Rock Leeds! Is THE music festival if you’re a lover of all things 80s. Held on a Saturday in June 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...

Leeds International Concert Season - Ongoing throughout the year

Wharfest 7 - 2nd February 2019

International Sitar Festival - 3rd-10th March 2019

Sounds Like THIS - 11th-22nd March 2019

Headingley Music Festival – Events March - June 2019

StrangeForms Festival - 27th & 28th April 2019

Live at Leeds  – 4th May 2019

Gold Sounds Festival - 11th May 2019

StreetFest Leeds - 11th May 2019

World Island Festival - TBC 2019

Scene Better Days Fest - 12th May 2019

Slam Dunk Festival – 25th May 2019

inner city electronic - 1st June 2019

Black Dyke Brass Festival - 2nd June 2019

Let’s Rock Leeds! – 22nd June 2019

Made in Leeds Festival - 29th June 2019

Cocoon in the Park – 13th July 2019

Jazz Leeds Festival - 18th - 21st July 2019

Classic Ibiza at Harewood House - 20th July 2019

Millennium Square Summer Series - 26th July - 18th August 2019

Leeds Festival – 23rd-25th August 2019

Black Music Festival - TBC August 2019

Bingley Music Live – 30th August - 1st September 2019

Otley Folk Festival – TBC 2019

Mint Festival - TBC 2019

Wharfest 8 - 28th September 2019

Kazoopa Festival - TBC 2019

Leeds Piano – Every three years, next event is 2021