Past Festivals - Leeds International Festival
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Dr Sue Black NGO Thydêwá Mykki Blanco Dr Kate Devlin Lauren Lavern Vinnie Jones Steve Lamacq Yo La Tengo Rag 'n' Bone Man June Sarpong MBE Helen Sharman CMG OBE Bas Lansdorp Dallas Campbell Professor Alice Roberts
Belinda Parmar OBE Dr Suze Kundu Linda Liukas Matt Haig Tommy Cash Fabio Giampietro Anne-Marie Imafidon Yves Tumor Miquita Oliver Frank Bruno MBE Amy Williams OBE Gelong Thubten Simon Anholt
Slaves Dr Jack Lewis Dr Nicola Millard Future Islands Crazy P Christopher Ræburn Haley Fohr Viv Albertine Lulu Kennedy MBE Matty Bovan David Hoyle Cosey Fanni Tutti Flat-e Daniel Avery

Launched in April 2017 by Leeds BID, Leeds International Festival is an aspirational celebration. It revels in what’s great about the city of Leeds and promotes its vitality as a world-class destination.

Now the UK’s leading metropolitan festival, this ground-breaking annual event delights in a programme of compelling international speakers, original performances, local talent, and discussions, and rejoices in the creativity of science, music, interactive media, world culture and more.

Wondrously eclectic, this bold platform attracts global thinkers, innovators, and pioneers to discuss the world of today and our future, and draws an audience from around the globe.