Every festival in Leeds which is going ahead in 2021 and their dates, lineups and ticket prices

Here are the festivals in Leeds that have already announced they will be going ahead this summer.

Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 5:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 5:08 pm
Made in Leeds festival in 2019, Let's Rock Leeds and Leeds Festival (photo: SWNS)

Under the Government's road map out of lockdown, the initial date of June 21 has been set for all restrictions to be eased - permitting festivals and large gatherings.

Just two days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement, a number of festivals across Leeds have said they will be going ahead in the city over the summer. Here they are:

Leeds Festival

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Slam Dunk, Leeds

Organisers confirmed in a viral update posted across Facebook and Twitter that the festival would be going ahead this year.

The announcement said: "Reading and Leeds 2021 Following the government's recent announcement, we can't wait to get back to the fields this summer LET'S GO #RandL21"

Acts at the festival - set to be hosted on the weekend of August 27 - include headliners Stormzy and Liam Gallagher.

Other acts due to appear include Catfish and the Bottlemen and Post Malone.

The Leeds event is held in Bramham Park, near Wetherby.

While the festival has only just been given the go-ahead, tickets have been on sale since last summer.

Organisers had been hoping coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time for the events to run this year.

Festival-goers have the option of purchasing a weekend instalment plan, a weekend ticket or individual day tickets on the Leeds Festival website.

A weekend ticket is around £232.00, and day tickets are around £80.

Let's Rock Leeds

Tickets are on sale for Let's Rock Leeds festival which will take place on Saturday, June 26 2021.

The retro festival will return to Temple Newsam, and tickets bought for the 2020 event that didn't go ahead due to coronavirus restrictions will remain valid for this year's instead.

A spokesperson for the festival said it will be a "huge party to celebrate us all being back together doing what we love".

The Let's Rock Leeds line-up includes Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde and The Gibson Brothers amongst a number of other performers.

Tickets have already started selling quickly, with the fourth ticket-level on sale now, starting at £48.

A post on the official Let's Rock Leeds Facebook page said: "**LET'S ROCK LEEDS - UPDATE**

"Following Monday's news, we are thrilled to be able to say that Let's Rock Leeds will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 26th June 2021

"Tickets are on sale and there's plenty of time to sort out your party outfit, as that's what Let's Rock Leeds is going to be - a huge party to celebrate us all being back together doing what we love."

Slam Dunk Leeds

The festival posted an update on their Facebook page advising ticket holders of the new festival date - Saturday September 4 at Temple Newsam.

In the announcement, the festival said the announcement 'sealed the fate' of the original May date for the event.

he full announcement read: "We know that after the Prime Minister's announcement last night, many of you will now be looking forward to returning to normal over the summer and getting back to enjoying gigs, club nights and festivals!

"Whilst we welcome the news laid out in the roadmap, it does unfortunately seal the fate of Slam Dunk Festival not happening over May Bank Holiday weekend.

"We predicated as much and have, of course, been working hard on rescheduled dates. So, we are very pleased to say that Slam Dunk Festival will now take place on:

"North - Sat 4th Sept @ Temple Newsam."

All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new dates, the festival confirmed.

The line-up is yet to be confirmed, but the festival said it will be similar to 2020's postponed event, which included Sum 41, Don Broco, NOFX and Billy Talent.

Tickets are on sale here and range from £82.50 for a day ticket to £151.80 for a weekend ticket.

Made in Leeds

Made in Leeds is set to return on Saturday July 3, moving from Thwaite Mills to the South Leeds Stadium.

The line-up is yet to be released, but previous headliners include Tom Zanetti, Jamie Duggan and Miguel Cambell.

Tickets are now on sale on Skiddle starting at £22 for pre line-up release tickets.

VIP tickets, which include access to a secret area with its own bar and toilets, start at £38.50.

Live at Leeds

Live at Leeds will celebrate its 15th anniversary on October 16, 2021 with the return of the festival.

Early bird tickets are on sale at £33 here and it will take place at various venues across the city.

The line-up is yet to be confirmed.

The festival announced the news on social media today in a post that said: "This means we can celebrate our 15th Anniversary the way we always wanted, nipping in and out venues around Leeds, watching the best new bands, singing and dancing with all of you.

"After the most difficult of times, we deserve it.

"Let's make up for a lot of missed festivals."