Waterfront Festival Date confirmed: Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th June 2015
Leeds Waterfront Festival brings the waterways alive every year by hosting a fantastic eclectic mix of music, performance, arts and fun for all the family. The festival will be jam-packed with activities and creativity both on the water and on dryland, stretching across 4 miles of Leeds waterfront.
You will find the best in Arts, Entertainment, Music, Food, Drink and family fun right across Leeds Waterfront from the heritage of Thwaite Mills to the impressive Leeds Dock and Royal Armouries, the lively & uber-cool Brewery Wharf and Calls Landing on Call Lane, a little taste of France hosted by Brasserie Blanc at Victoria Wharf…finishing up at the fabulous Granary Wharf. It’s going to be SPECTACULAR!
You can sit back and watch performances and bands from the best bars and restaurants on offer in Leeds, with a fabulous view of the waterfront, or choose from a wealth of specialist street foods stalls whilst browsing the vintage, handmade and steampunk markets at each site. You can stroll along the canal meeting artists and buskers along the way, take a musical barge trip and see the Mermaids. This year, we have enlisted knitters from Leeds and as far as France to work with OWL Industries to create an extraordinary ‘yarn bomb’ on an ice cream van! For those that don’t know…this entails covering the van entirely with knitting and crochet!
On Saturday, come and join in the fun and cheer on your team at the amazing dragon boat races at Leeds Dock. Leeds Dock’s theme this year is ‘Folk and Ale’ with loads of great local ales and folk music all weekend, fantastic local street food, a great market and plenty of family entertainment. The festival is fun and friendly at Leeds Dock and welcomes all.
At Brewery Wharf highlights include on Saturday, the Summer of Disco! and Karaoke competition hosted by Capital Radio Breakfast host ‘Jo Jo’ and a personal appearance by all-time Disco Legend ‘Brutus Gold’!
On Sunday at Brewery Wharf you can enjoy an afternoon of Salsa dancing and music with ‘Salsa Rocks’ Leeds. Join the FREE Salsa classes, enjoy the demonstrations by the instructors and dance to the hot beats with some of Leeds best Latin DJ’s. There’s an outdoor festival bar and a selection of international Street Food vendors all weekend too!
Thwaite Mills will be hosting a weekend of family fun and heritage learning, Arts & crafts, Food & Drink, Boat rides and a Steam Punk Market. We’re updating our programme all the time so keep an eye on our website, facebook and twitter for updates… Come and Join in the FUN & share our greatest Waterfront Adventure yet with us on 27th and 28th June 2015!
Featuring: FANTASTIC LINE UP – STREET FOODS – VINTAGE, HANDMADE AND STEAM PUNK MARKETS – ARTISTS – CREATIVE WORKSHOPS – LOCAL BREWERIES & ARTISAN FOODS – FOLK & ALE- HERITAGE BOAT TRIPS – FUN FOR KIDS AND ALL THE FAMILY – DJ’S – SALSA DANCING.
Twitter: @LeedsWFFestival Hashtag: #LeedsWF2015