Leeds Waterfront Festival Is Coming Soon!

By June 20, 2015

Art & Photography.

[All images ® Lizzie Coombes 2014]


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.


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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.


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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 live graffiti art. 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!


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For those feeling energetic you can sign up for the Art Run with Veggie Runners combining heritage and exercise!

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.


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The Queen’s Bar will be open and hosting acoustic music over the weekend.

At Brewery Wharf highlights include on Saturday, the Summer of Disco! and Karaoke competition plus 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. They’re updating their programme all the time so keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Granary Wharf

Beer Festival & Live Music all weekend from 12pm – 11pm FREE ENTRY

A fantastic selection of live acts from Blues to Folk to Rock

A Steel band outside Candlebar on Sunday afternoon and Zorbs on the Water.

The Pour house has an outside bar from 1130 until 930pm with a waterside barge moored by the beer Garden for music and workshops. Including Comics Power UK! There is also Junk boat making Saturday and Sunday.





For more information contact [email protected], visit the website and blog or follow Leeds Waterfront Festival on Facebook or Twitter @LeedsWFFestival #LeedsWF2015