Music preview: City of Industry at Chapter Hall, Leeds

Northern Monk Brew Co & Refectory, Holbeck. Picture Scott Merrylees
Northern Monk Brew Co & Refectory, Holbeck. Picture Scott Merrylees
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A Leeds-based brewery has announced details of a three-day showcase of beer, music, art and food.

Northern Monk Brew Co has joined forces with several other breweries to stage the City of Industry event at The Northern Monk Refectory & Tap Room and surrounding area in Holbeck, Leeds between August 14 and 16.

Spread across three days and nights, City Of Industry will feature a number of free and ticketed events and parties, as Northern Monk launch Chapter Hall, their new event space.

Northern Monk, Cloudwater Brew Co, Edge Brewing and New Zealand’s Yeastie Boys will all be bringing a selection of beers. Portobello Road Gin will be bringing their unrivalled expertise and their bar while rising Leeds institutions Patty Smiths, Doughboys, Bundobust, Grub & Grog will all be selling food across the weekend.

The opening party will take place on Friday, August 14 and feature sets from DJ Format, Fingathing, Get Machine, Destroy! & Special Guest DJs. The party will also see the launch of a new exhibition of artwork curated by Drew Millward and Colours May Vary, which will run for two weeks. Tickets for the launch party will cost £10.

Saturday will be an all day party, taking place outside the Northern Monk Refectory. The outdoor stage will be curated by High & Lonesome Festival and Hide & Seek Records with Saturday ending with guest DJs and a party in Chapter Hall.

Sunday is intended to be a more relaxed affair with film showings in Chapter Hall and food and drink available outside. Hide & Seek Records will be taking over a barge and hosting a special intimate show on the Leeds/Liverpool canal. Tickets are on sale now from Jumbo and Crash Records or via

Said Harry Ridgway of High & Lonesome: “City of Industry is hugely exciting to be a part of. Our conversations with Northern Monk quickly snowballed and before we knew it we were collaborating with a massive number of people in Leeds we really respect who do incredible things. A big party in the summer with such great beer, gin, art, food and music is not to be missed and showcasing these peoples work is a real privilege”

Stu McKinlay of Yeastie Boys added: “We are extremely honoured to be invited to City of Industry. The chance to show off our beer in Leeds – one of Europe’s most advanced beer cultures – and hang out with some of your best brewers is an opportunity we didn’t need to think much about before saying yes!”

Marko Husak of Bundobust said: “It’s amazing to be involved in such a forward thinking festival showcasing the best in new art, food, music & beer in a building that was a part of Leeds’ famous textile industry.”

Northern Monk’s Russell Bisset commented: “The community element of Northern Monk is a key part of our identity. City of Industry is a true celebration of this, inviting new industry in the heart of the old. The event brings together the best local independent businesses as well as a curated selection of musicians and artists from former industrial hubs across the UK all accompanied by beer from some of the best new breweries in the world. The festival is a three day showcase of the evolution of music, street food, beer, art and culture.”

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