Festival to celebrate the best of Leeds

Temple Newsam House, Leeds.
Temple Newsam House, Leeds.
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A new, weekend-long festival is coming to Leeds this summer.

The Leeds Show will take place at Temple Newsam House on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30.

The event will bring together the entire community for two days of entertainment, live music and food stalls.

It is the brainchild of David Bailey, who started the event last year in Northampton and wanted to bring a similar festival to his hometown.

Mr Bailey, of Showtime Events Group who are organising the festival, said: “The Leeds Show brings our community together for what will be a fun-filled weekend for the whole family.

“We are proud and excited to be creating this event for the people of Leeds.”

The two-day spectacular will feature local traders, a giant funfair and the Knights of Nottingham will be performing a medieval jousting enactment.

There will also be a selection of food and drink stalls, a beer tent and live music throughout the weekend.

A spokesperson for Showtime said: “The Leeds Show is an event for the local community and beyond, with the intention of bringing people together and celebrating all that makes our city great.

“Whether you are one of our local residents and families, a hard-working trader, a member of a local community group, part of our thriving entertainment scene or live outside of Leeds and are looking to attend an awesome event that exhibits real community spirit, this event is for you.”

The event is being run in conjuction with a number of partner agencies, including Leeds City Council.

Each day’s offerings will run from 11.30am until 9pm.

Entry to the event is priced at £3, with youngsters getting in for free.

To enquire about sponsoring, performing or exhibiting at the event, email info@theleedsshow.com.

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