Gin and vodka festival raises the bar at historic Leeds landmark

The Corn Exchange in Leeds. Pic: Gary Longbottom.The Corn Exchange in Leeds. Pic: Gary Longbottom.
The Corn Exchange in Leeds. Pic: Gary Longbottom.
THE popular Cocktails in the City festival has now been and gone, but there's still a chance for punters to get involved with another alcohol-focussed festival.

Hundreds of gin and vodka fans will descend on a city centre landmark this weekend as they raise a glass at the Leeds Gin and Vodka Festival.

The Corn Exchange will host the event starting from tonight until Sunday, May 1.

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The festival will showcase more than 30 types of vodka and 80 varieties of gin.

Ticket-holders will have the chance to learn about the history and craftsmanship of both spirits and can soak up some live music whilst tucking into street food and tasting sessions.

Set withing the historic Grade I-listed building and underneath its impressive glass-domed roof, the event is sure to be a hit. It’s no wonder that tickets have already sold out.

However, the festival will return to the Corn Exchange on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 – with tickets still available for some of the afternoon and evening sessions.

For tickets, which cost £8, or for more information, visit the website at

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