L19 Village - Leeds International Festival


The Tetley is to be the new home of The Village for 2019. In a unique partnership, festival organisers LeedsBID, The Tetley and developer and landowner Vastint are collaborating to create a cultural hub in this iconic city centre location.

Introducing the L19 Cube

Situated outside the front of The Tetley, the iconic art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery, The Village will house an impressive 20m temporary event structure – the L19 Cube, which will host gigs, conferences, talks, a Family Day and performances by local, national and international speakers, artists and performers.

Partnership: The Tetley, Vastint and LeedsBID

The L19 Cube @ The Village is a unique partnership between Leeds International Festival organisers, LeedsBID, The Tetley and developer and land owner Vasint. The three partners have been working together since 2018 to create this new cultural hub in the heart of the city’s South Bank transformation.

The Tetley

The Tetley is a pioneering centre for contemporary art located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery. From the heart of Leeds’ South Bank, The Tetley creates a platform for amazing emerging artists, presents breathtaking free exhibitions and helps communities and young people in Leeds find their creative voice. The Tetley is supported by Arts Council England, Carlsberg UK, Leeds City Council, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.


Vastint is an international real estate developer which creates long-term value through property investment. Vastint has over 25 years’ experience and schemes across Europe.

Vastint works towards positive long term social, economic and environmental solutions and developments. ​The cornerstones of our operations are the management of portfolio properties and the development of commercial real estate, including residential development.

Vastint UK gained planning permission for the first phase of Brewery Site Leeds in October 2018, kick starting an important element of the wider South Bank regeneration vision. Demolition of some existing buildings is underway, with further design and planning stages taking place through 2019, followed by construction commencing in 2020.

The design proposes a vibrant, mixed-use, park-side neighbourhood at the heart of the South Bank in Leeds City Centre with a generously-sized urban park at its heart. The aim of the scheme is to support the expansion of the city core, providing a vital link connecting the city centre with the Tetley and its creative neighbours, through to the education district and to the communities to the south.


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