Past Festivals - Leeds International Festival
Previous artists & speakers
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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 Sarah Beeny
Belinda Parmar OBE Dr Suze Kundu Linda Liukas George Evelyn Max Cooper Fabio Giampietro Anne-Marie Imafidon Emmy Lovell Miquita Oliver Jamie Jones-Buchanan Ces Podd Gordon Strachan Gary McAllister
Slaves Dr Jack Lewis Dr Nicola Millard Future Islands Ashley Baxter Christopher Ræburn Haley Fohr Viv Albertine Lulu Kennedy MBE Matty Bovan David Hoyle Cosey Fanni Tutti Sadie Williams Una Kravets

Launched in April 2017 by Leeds BID, the festival combines an international programme of speakers and performers with the unshakable creative spirit of one of the North’s most vibrant cities. Our mission is to grow LIF into the UK’s largest platform for global thinkers, innovators and pioneers to discuss the world of today and our future. Below are some of our event highlights from previous years.