It's all happening at Granary Wharf!
There’s so much going on at Granary Wharf that it’s hard to fit it into one blog post, but we’re going to give it a go! The weekend at the site will be packed with live music, splash mobs, performances, food, drink and dancing!
All of the bars will be having their own little festivities. Moored just outside the Pour House beer garden will be our fabulous gig barge, featuring performances from open mic acts and bands all weekend. Head there for some chilled acoustic music and grab and beer from the outside bar. The Hop will be hosting an Outdoor Cider Festival and Archie’s will be hosting DJs all night on the Saturday! If you love Candle Bar, you'll love the live acoustic music there too....and the steel band from 1pm on Sunday.
There’ll be loads of water activities available for you to participate in too! Stand up paddle-boarding from SUP Bristol to book click here, FREE canoe demonstrations and taster sessions from White Rose Canoe Club and pop-up kayaking from Gather Outdoors! Unleash the adventurer within and get the adrenaline pumping! If you fancy having some fun and getting out on the water, this is the place to be.
We have also teamed up with photographer Mark Wheelwright, founder of ISO Photographic, who will be heading up a Pop-Up Photo Studio on Granary Wharf. Go and get a professional photograph taken with your loved ones on the waterfront and take it home as a beautiful token from the festival. This event is on a pay-as-you-feel basis which means its free but any donations will be gratefully received!
There’ll be a number of performances dotted around the Granary Wharf site, including moving performance After The Flood, which tells the story of the aftermath of the Boxing Day floods, Giving Voice Choir, a splash mob from Yorkshire Life Aquatic and an afternoon packed full of dance workshops and flash mobsfrom Kizomba Leeds!
A gathering of boats will be a highlight at Granary Wharf too, heritage boats, boats reconstructed with art installation and FREE water taxi and boat rides taking you through the city by water and to Leeds Dock for more to explore.
The weekend also brings the big reveal of the knitted barge, a project completed by Knitting Communities Together, who have been getting their needles out at Dock 29 for the last few months to make sure it’s a sight for sore eyes! Parked close by will be the legendary knitted ice-cream van hosted by our friends at Little Fingy providing finger puppet fun for kids all weekend long!
If you fancy keeping active, The Veggie Runners are hosting their popular Art Run, starting from Granary Wharf on Sunday and exploring the art and heritage of the Leeds and Liverpool canal for a healthy 4 miles! Booking is essential for this, so make sure you click the link here if you want to get involved!
There’s so much going on, for more detail and timings check out our programme here. We hope to see you there!