About Us

The 2020 Kirkstall Festival will take place on Saturday 11th July in the picturesque grounds of the 12th Century Kirkstall Abbey, this will be the 40th annual festival. 

The Festival is probably the largest community festival in Leeds run entirely by volunteers. It attracts around 25,000 people. It is not a Rock Festival, or a County Show, but an event that will entertain people of all ages with events including:

  • Fairground
  • Over 160 stalls
  • Tea Dance
  • 7 performance areas
  • Comedy; Rock, Classical, Jazz, Folk and Light music
  • Food and Drink
  • Procession
  • Displays
  • Local Information

The Festival receives a small proportion of its funding from Council grants, but is mainly self-financing raising money from the stalls, food franchises, fairground and programme sales.

Free drinking water will be available at the Festival – please bring a re-usable bottle if you wish to take advantage of this.

If you are asked to buy a programme on your way in, please do not walk past, £2 is a small amount to pay for a days entertainment!