Kirkstall Festival returns on Saturday 8th July and this year’s theme is ‘All Singing and Dancing’.
From 11am the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey will vibrate with a variety of sounds, dancing, singing, and victorious Vikings. A great day of activities and entertainment aimed at the whole family is planned, with local community groups and organisations joining performers and stallholders.
Returning this year will be the world-famous dog show, fairground attractions, and Leeds Museums’ Battle of the Bands. There will also be the Festival Parade, with a pipe band formed by children from local schools and community groups.
Entry to the Festival is free, but please do buy a programme (£2) as this helps Kirkstall Festival to put on a fabulous event every year. The Festival is entirely organised by volunteers, and has attracted over 27,000 visitors in a day.
Festival organisers ask that people walk or take public transport to the Abbey if possible. Buses 33, 33A, 38, 49, 91, 508, 670, and 727 all pass within a five minute walk of the grounds, and both Kirkstall Forge and Headingley Stations are a short walk from the grounds.
If you are driving, there will be a free car park on the sports fields on Vesper Lane, and parking available at Kirkstall Forge. Please note that there is a time limit for parking at Kirkstall Bridge Retail Park and please don’t park on residential streets.