On the Music Trail at this Year's Festival
For all you music lovers out there, we have you covered. With live music, DJs, buskers and performances at nearly every one of our sites this year, there'll be something for everyone! Here's a breakdown of what you can find, where...
Let's start at Granary Wharf, where we have a scheduled program of performers that will entertain you as you make your way through the festival site. Here's the schedule - be sure to click the links to have a listen! They'll be performing on the paved area in the middle of EVERYTHING so grab a beer and sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and music all weekend long!
On Sunday there will be a DJ blasting out the tunes throughout the day from 1pm until 5pm as the Kizomba mob take over the Wharf again. We also have musical performances lined up too, check out the schedule below!
12PM - Aureya Rose
2:30PM - SamH
6PM - Chelsea Alice Scott
Bars and restaurants joining in the fun!
On both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th, The Hop, Candlebar and Archie's will be putting on their own style of music to complement the uniqueness of each of their bars at Granary Wharf. There's so much on the menu we can't wait, all to be washed down with an amazing cider festival, cocktails and beer...what's not to love?!
At The Hop, they have their Cider Festival, with music from Loaded on Saturday 24th June from 9PM into the night, so make sure you join in the party! On 25th June they have some laid back acoustic music from Supersonnets from 2PM, to ease you into your Sunday!
There's so much on offer at Granary Wharf, don't miss out.
It's All About the Busking!
We love the raw, and experimental music that busking creates, and that's why we've populated some of the popular festival sites with musicians to soundtrack your day. Find buskers at our site at Oddy Locks, Calls Landing and at CITU's Pop-Up Knitted Caravan found next to Knights Bridge (Leeds Dock). Stroll by, have a listen and relax as they play their best tunes just for you.
Musical Barge Gigs!
We have an absolute treat in store this year! Working with our partners What better way to get at one with the water and enjoy some music than to hop on one of the Barge Gigs, packed with talented musicians on both Saturday and Sunday. Here's the line-up!
These amazing boat trip gigs allow you to move along the river from Leeds Dock along to Thwaite Mills Museum while you're entertained by some of the up and coming musicians in Leeds. Tickets are free but make sure you get them booked as they're already selling out! Click on this link to be taken to our events page where you can purchase your tickets for your chosen events! We have worked with our partners CITU to make this happen, see you at the weekend!
Down the canal towards Kirkstall, the historic, heritage-rich Armley Mills is waiting to entertain you! With a whole programme of musical artists, you'll have a job peeling yourself away once you get there. Check out the links to find yout favourites, and make sure you don't miss their sets!
As well as amazing food and drink, Leeds Dock has some cracking music on offer over the festival weekend. To celebrate the new album from Unkle, 'THE ROAD:PART 1', renowned electronic musician James Lavelle is bringing an amazing installation to Leeds Dock. An interactive exhibition, it will explore the cultural impact that UNKLE has had over its 25-year career. The Dock will also feature a DJ set from the man himself - so get excited! A chance to see the legend spinning the discs isn't one to miss, so make sure you register here for a FREE ticket!
That's not the only musical venture going on at Leeds Dock...Tony Green returns with his 7-inch disco, so get your dancing shoes on as he plays a number of eclectic numbers at Leeds Dock!
It's always been a party at Brewery Wharf, and this year is no exception. All the way from 12pm until late there'll be different musical acts keeping you entertained. At 12pm, we have Oracle's DJs spinning the disks to get you in the festival mood. Next up is the infamous karaoke competition at 1:30pm. Think you can hold a tune and become the singing champion? Make sure you get involved. And if you're a little bit tone-deaf, just pop along and watch, it's always a great laugh! After this, Rebel Sounds will take to the stage with some upbeat live music, click here to have a listen! We guarantee you'll be boogie-ing! At 5pm, there'll be some DJs from The 212 Café and Bar to get you grooving, followed by the headline act the Utah Saints. Phew! There's so much for the music lovers at Brewery Wharf, and whether it's live music or DJs you're after, make sure you don't miss out!
At Brasserie Blanc, they always manage to create an amazing Parisian atmosphere, even in the heart of Yorkshire. Sit back, relax and enjoy the waterside as you are whisked away to Paris, with their traditional accordian music to complement their cuisine!
Phew! So much to enjoy! Remember to spread your wings... explore... and get the most of the festival this year. We cover 4 miles of wonderful waterfront so with all these amazing acts on offer, what are you waiting for? Come and check us out!