Bradford Festival returns to City Park

By May 11, 2014

Food. Leeds.

We are excited to hear that City Park, Bradford’s multi-award winning public space, will again host the Bradford Festival this summer.

Organised by Bradford Council, the three day event promises a colourful and multicultural programme of some of the best international, British and local music, theatre, art and dance. There will be food and drink stalls, a continental market, a fun fair and a range of workshops.

The festival is set to open on June 13th with the Big Sing for Peace involving 500 children from 12 local primary schools.

Continuing the musical theme, Friday evening will see the likes of popular acoustic-rock band, Man Can’t Fly, followed by Wilful Missing, Bradford’s brilliantly inventive five-piece – set to delight audiences with their rich Americana textures and dancing Irish melodies.

Saturday will play host to a mixture of theatre from internationally celebrated theatre company, Mind the Gap staging the world premier of Gift, a new music-performance piece, and a chance to see original, innovative and exciting new British theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles performing ‘Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie’, a ‘magical and magnificent’ outdoor theatre piece packed with Vaudeville acts, live musicians and puppeteers!

Other acts set to appear include critically acclaimed Afro Latin big band, Omar Puente’s Raices Cubanas, five-piece bluegrass band, Dr Bluegrass and the Illbilly 8 playing foot stompin’, thigh slappin’ bluegrass from ‘the deep south of England’ and the UK’s most celebrated Punjabi Dhol drummer, Johnny Kalsi playing thumping contemporary bhangra beats with his Dhol Foundation Big Band.

To keep up with all latest announcements, visit or follow the festival on Twitter @BfdFestival


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