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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. 2020's line up will be announced soon so watch this space!  


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. 

Otley Folk Festival takes place mid September and 2020 will be their 29th 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 9 - 1st February 2020

International Sitar Festival - TBC 2020

Sounds Like THIS - 9th-20th March 2020

Headingley Music Festival – TBC 2020

StrangeForms Festival - 18th & 19th April 2020

Live at Leeds  – 2nd May 2020

Gold Sounds Festival - TBC 2020

StreetFest Leeds - TBC 2020

World Island Festival - TBC 2020

RadhaRaman Folk Festival - TBC 2020

Slam Dunk Festival – 23rd May 2020

inner city electronic - 6th - 7th June 2020

Black Dyke Brass Festival - 7th June 2020

Let’s Rock Leeds! – 20th June 2020

Made in Leeds Festival - 27th June 2020

Jazz Leeds Festival - TBC 2020

Classic Ibiza at Harewood House - TBC 2020

Millennium Square Summer Series - Various dates July - August 2020

Leeds Festival – 28th - 30th August 2020

Black Music Festival - 30th August 2020

Bingley Music Live – TBC 2020

Otley Folk Festival – TBC 2020

Mint Festival - TBC 2020

Wharfest 10 - 3rd October 2020

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival - TBC October 2020

Kazoopa Festival - TBC 2020

Leeds Piano – Every three years, next event is 2021