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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. 2017's festival features huge acts such as Muse, Bastille and Major Lazer.


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 28th May 2017 on Millennium Square 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 2017 will their 26th 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 17th June 2017 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...

Sounds Like THIS - TBC March 2018

Live at Leeds  – TBC April 2018

Leeds Piano – 14th-22nd May 2018

Slam Dunk Festival – TBC May 2018

Headingley Music Festival – TBC June 2017

Black Dyke Brass Festival - 3rd June 2018

Let’s Rock Leeds! – 16th June 2018

Made in Leeds Festival - TBC July 2018

Cocoon in the Park – TBC July 2018

Scene Better Days Fest - TBC August 2018

Leeds Festival – 24th-26th August 2018

Black Music Festival - TBC 27th August 2018

Bingley Music Live – TBC September 2018

Otley Folk Festival – 15th-17th September 2017

Mint Festival - 23rd September 2017

Wharfest 4 - 30th September 2017

Beacons Metro – 2nd-5th November 2017

Kazoopa Festival - 25th November 2017