Enjoy these photo memories from Breeze 97. PIC: James Hardisty
Enjoy these photo memories from Breeze 97. PIC: James Hardisty

Breeze 97 - Memories of Leeds's first ever festival of youth

These photos turn back the clock to 1997 to celebrate a city-wide festival with young people at its heart.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 8:34 am

Breeze 97 was the city's first week-long youth festival of gigs, sport, drama, dance and debate. Organised by Leeds City Council it featured a series of events held across the city during the first week of July of 1997. It culminated with crowds of up to 40,000 gathering at Temple Newsam Park for a “mini Glastonbury” featuring top pop acts such as 3 Colours Red, Alisha's Attic and Northern Uproar. These photos, plucked from the YEP archive, showcase highlights from a week to remember of arts and culture. READ MORE: 23 photo memories of Leeds city centre in 1997 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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