22 colourful photos from Leeds Holi Festival 2024 as thousands celebrate vibrant Hindu festival

Leeds Holi Festival was back for another spectacular show, with an explosion of colour and culture.

Having grown hugely since its first outing in 2016, this year's edition promised to be the grandest yet - and it certainly delivered.

Organisers anticipated an even bigger turnout than the record-breaking 2,700 participants of last year. Held in Hunslet, the festival served as a vibrant homage to the ancient Hindu tradition of love, spring, and colourful revelry.

Attendees enjoyed the music, art, and delectable cuisine, which was all aimed at fostering unity and spreading joy across the city.

Photographer Mark Bickerdike was there to capture all the action from this year's event. Here are 22 of the best photos -

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