Year: 2023

Categories Festival 2023

2023 Line up

ELO Beatles and Beyond IKE ELO? LIKE The BEATLES? WHY CHOOSE? HAVE BOTH IN OUR MAIN STAGE HEADLINE ACT FOR 2023. ELO Beatles Beyond – The Lynne and McCartney Story perform the greatest hits of ELO, Beatles touching on Wings and Traveling Wilburys.  An amazing band of incredibly talented and versatile musicians, these four guys will take you back in time to those halcyon days of dancing away as a teenager, listening to music in your parents car or (if you’re a current teenager) listening to those timeless classics which still fill the airwaves on a daily basis.  Paul McCartney…

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2023 Activities

Bingo in Butlers Tea Tent Drop in to Butler’s Tea Tent for a session of bingo. Two little ducks – 22. Bingo sessions are due to start at 2 pm and 3 pm. ( Photo by Alejandro Garay on Unsplash ) Pete White Pete White Pete Whites Suitcase Circus is back again along with Festival favourite. This promises to be another roller coaster of laughs and thrills – it will have you grinning from ear to ear for the rest of the day. Canoes on the Aire Leeds Canoe Club will be running taster sessions on the River Aire, from…

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Parade 2023

The Festival parade will be leaving Hesketh Road at 12 noon (NOTEthis is an hour later than last year) to arrive at the Abbey aroundby 12:45 noon via the following 1.2 mile route (1.4 miles for thosestarting from the back). Please take time to watch the parade supported by local schoolsand groups. To take part please be at Hesketh Road by 11:45 amPROMPT !! Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Categories Festival 2023Volunteer


Volunteer to help Kirkstall Festival Kirkstall Festival is organised by unpaid volunteers We would welcome any new members. Maybe you have new ideas, would like to get involved in organising the entertainment, coordinating the stalls, designing the programme, coordinating social media or just helping out on the day. If you are interesting in getting involved or finding out more, please complete the form below.

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2023 Travel Information

By Bus Please also note that this year Vesper Lane will be closed to through traffic. Where possible PLEASE try to use public transport, it’ll help to make your day run smoothly. From Bramley: 38, 49 and 91, alight at Kirkstall Leisure Centre and walk along to the Abbey (5 mins). From Hawksworth: 50 & 50A travel along Morris Lane. Alight opposite Abbey Walk and walk down the hill past the Abbey House Museum (2 mins). From Headingley: 91, alights on Kirkstall Lane opposite Kirkstall Leisure Centre and walk along to the Abbey (5 mins). From city: buses 33, 34 and A1…

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2023 Facilities

Cash Points Most stalls will be cash only. There is no cash point on-site, the nearest ATM is at Morrisons Supermarket on Savins Mill Way. First Aid The First Aid tent is close to the pelican crossing entrance, any official with a radio can call a first-aider. Information Point The Information Point is located behind the Visitor Centre. Refreshments A wide range of refreshments and food will be available for purchase on site, including a bar, tea tent, a selection of street food vendors. Toilets Toilets are located around the site, specifically near the Fairground, behind the Beer Tent and near the entrance to the Bowling Green….

Categories Festival 2023Stalls

2023 Stall Applications

The stall bookings for the 2023 Kirkstall Festival to be held on 8th July 2023, are now CLOSED – sorry we are full. We have had to increase stall costs slightly this year to help cover the increasing costs of hosting the festival and future festivals, this is the first rise since 2015. The aim is for the festival to not make a profit, but to cover the cost of running the event, should there be any surplus it is ploughed in to the next festival. No member of the organising committee receive any payment for the work they do,…