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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 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 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. 

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 until May 2018

Wharfest 6 - TBC 2019

Sounds Like THIS - 11th-22nd March 2019

Live at Leeds  – 4th May 2019

World Island Festival - TBC 2019

Slam Dunk Festival – TBC May 2019

Headingley Music Festival – TBC June 2019

inner city electronic - TBC 2019

Black Dyke Brass Festival - TBC 2019

Let’s Rock Leeds! – TBC June 2019

Made in Leeds Festival - 29th June 2019

Cocoon in the Park 10th Anniversary – TBC July 2019

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

Kazoopa Festival - 24th November 2018