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Festival 19

Alt Leeds


Alt Leeds The queer pioneers

The Leeds scene was formative in so many ways. Outsiders - musical, sexual, or aesthetic - were all welcomed here. More than welcome; many of them set up scenes in their own right, curating spaces for others who don't walk in the shoes of the ordinary or run-of-the-mill.

The Fashion Space is back!


The Fashion Space is back! Full run down of Leeds' premier fashion show

Fashion is back on the streets of Leeds. As part Leeds International Festival 2018, running from Saturday 28th April- Sunday 6th May, The Fashion Space will be taking over the main shopping street, Briggate, armed with makeshift runways created from shipping containers

Rugby Film gets Primed


Rugby Film gets Primed with the premiere just around the corner

A brand new sports documentary called ‘As Good As It Gets?’ is set for its international release. The documentary will be released through Prime Video Direct on Amazon Prime Video in countries around the world including the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The Village at Leeds International Festival


The Village at Leeds International Festival

Millennium Square in Leeds will be transformed into a giant cultural hub as the Tour de Yorkshire and Leeds International Festival come together to launch ‘The Village’ in the heart of the city centre.

Britain’s First Bargain Store goes Big


Britain’s First Bargain Store goes Big The History of M&S

We all know M&S - the high street giant that sits pride of place in most towns and cities across the UK. Many don’t know, though, that it started off in Leeds.

The Unconference


The Unconference brought to you by L18

The Unconference is back once again for what is now its 8th year, as it continues to help both those working in music and those aspiring to with a series of panels, workshops, presentations and more delivered by industry experts.

New artists


New artists added to the Live At Leeds bill

The Vaccines are pumped to be headlining in their honorary hometown! Once more retaining its crown for being the best city festival for showcasing artists old and new, established and breaking, Live at Leeds has just announced mega-headliners Vaccines, alongside some of 2018's most exciting up-and-coming artists.

‘As Good As It Gets?’ just got better


‘As Good As It Gets?’ just got better Additional dates for feature-length documentary

We're happy to announce four additional dates, giving another four opportunities to catch this brand new feature-length documentary.

Leeds International Festival 18


Leeds International Festival 18 first phase of events announced.

Leeds International Festival launches it's full list of events in anticipation for it's second year of running, from 28th April until the 12th May.

Live At Leeds


Live At Leeds announce new acts

On May 5th, Live At Leeds will be flooding Leeds city centre (and as far as Brudenell Social Club) with music fans from near and far, coming to watch over a hundred live gigs. There's something for everybody - across genres from pop to rock to alt indie through just about everything else your ears could desire en route.

Live at Leeds


Live at Leeds line up announced

On the back of 2017’s hugely successful festival, the premier music event for Leeds International Festival have announced their initial line up for 2018, as the festival moves into it’s 11th year.

Image credit: Live at Leeds / L17

Marching On Together


Marching On Together Leeds United Stories Volume. 1

The media and film company The City Talking, behind 2017’s acclaimed feature-length film Do You Want to Win?, directed by Lee Hicken and Daniel Chapman, is back.