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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. Look out for 2018's festival line up which will be announced soon!


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 on 26th May 2018 in the heart of the city, boasts over 50 national and international artists across seven stages. This year the festival will be bigger and better than ever as they celebrate their 11th anniversary!

Otley Folk Festival takes place mid September and 2018 will their 27th 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. Artists appearing at this year’s festival include Vin Garbutt, The Churchfitters, De Temps Antan, Les Barker, Grannies Attic plus a host of our regular favourites. Find out more at

Let’s Rock Leeds! Is THE music festival if you’re a lover of all things 80s. Held on Saturday 16th June 2018 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 until May 2018

Wharfest 5 - 27th January 2018

Sounds Like THIS - 12th - 23rd March 2018

Live at Leeds  – 5th May 2018

Leeds Piano Festival - 14th-22nd May 2018

World Island Festival - 25th - 27th May 2018

Slam Dunk Festival – 26th May 2018

Headingley Music Festival – 2018

inner city electronic - 2nd June 2018

Black Dyke Brass Festival - 3rd June 2018

Let’s Rock Leeds! – 16th June 2018

Made in Leeds Festival - 30th June 2018

Cocoon in the Park 10th Anniversary – 14th July 2018

Jazz Leeds Festival - 20th - 25th July 2018

Classic Ibiza at Harewood House - 28th July 2018

Scene Better Days Fest - TBC August 2018

Leeds Festival – 24th-26th August 2018

Black Music Festival - 26th August 2018

Bingley Music Live – 31st August - 2nd September 2018

Leeds Piano – 6th-15th September 2018

Otley Folk Festival – 21st-23rd September 2018

Mint Festival - 22nd September 2018

Beacons Metro – TBC November 2018

Kazoopa Festival - 24th November 2018