We take a look at some of the must-see festivals for 2020 in the Leeds. Read on and don’t leave it to the last minute to book tickets or you may end up sat on your sofa watching the highlights.
Slam Dunk is Yorkshire's biggest punk and metal festival. The popular music event takes place in Temple Newsam - a Tudor-Jacobean house in Leeds. This year's line up promises to be a belter with headliners such as Sum 41 and Don Broco with NOFX, Billy Talent and Refused. This annual anarchic music festival takes place in May each year with over 50 national and international artists across seven stages. Slam Dunk takes place at Temple Newsam on Saturday 23rd May 2020.
Leeds Ska & Mod Festival
One for the rudeboys and rudegirls, MODs and MODDettes. This retro music festival takes place at Millennium Square. The 2020 headline act has been confirmed as The Selecter, featuring the talented Pauline Black covering tracks like ‘Three Minute Hero’, ‘On My Radio’ and ‘Missing Words’. The Neville Staples Band, The Chords UK, Secret Affair, The Pyramids and The Death of Guitar Pop will also be on stage.
The Leeds West Indian Carnival
Leeds is a huge cultural melting pot with a wide demographic of inhabitants with roots across the globe, there's a huge African Caribbean community. The Leeds West Indian Carnival also takes place on August bank holiday weekend. There will be colourful parades with dancing and infectious rhythms through Chapeltown. Leeds springs to life with the tropical flavours, music and styles of Caribbean culture. This will be the 53rd Leeds West Indian Carnival. Party goers can enjoy a fab celebration party in Potternewton Park after the parade featuring live music and delicious street food. Leeds West Indian Carnival takes place in Potternewton Park on Sunday 30th August 2020.
Live at Leeds
Live at Leeds is a regular stage for the city’s vibrant music scene. Gig goers can enjoy over one hundred bands as they perform in around twenty venues on the first Saturday in May. Headliners include the DMA’s and Pale Waves, with names such as Easy Life, Ezra Furman and Tim Burgess from the Charlatans. There's a plethora of new musicians too such as Working Men’s Club, Stereo Honey and W.H. Lung. The festival is an annual city centre music festival and was Winner of Best Metropolitan Music Festival at the UK Festival Awards. Live at Leeds takes place across Leeds on Saturday 2nd May 2020.
Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park and is one of the largest festivals of 2020. The festival is one of the largest and best known music festivals in the UK. Each August bank holiday the city sees a big name line up of current music moguls, and a few oldies but goodies such as Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher who will be performing songs off his new album as well as a few Oasis golden oldies. A brilliant weekend for all and one not to be missed if you live in the North. Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2020.