About Us

The 2022 Kirkstall Festival will take place on 9th July in the picturesque grounds of the 12th Century Kirkstall Abbey, this will be the 43rd annual festival.  Our event this year will be a full un-ticketed event which usually attracts around 25,000 people. We aim to provide something for all ages.

Kirkstall Festival is organised by unpaid volunteers. All proceeds go to support the Festival. Costs for insurance, marquees, generators, tables, chairs, communications, artists, toilets, toilet rolls, bin bags, skips and signs are going up every year. In 2000 the Festival cost £6,000 to stage. With additional health and safety costs, more events, additional paperwork, licenses, permits, the cost has grown over the years to around £33,000. We receive around £8,000 in grants, sponsorship, and donations – the rest has to be raised on the day.

We would welcome any new members who feel they can bring a fresh approach and new ideas to the Festival. Maybe you would like to organise the entertainment, co-ordinate stalls, design the programme [go on, you know you want to], help organise publicity & advertising or just help out on the day? Tired of boring meetings – these are not, the only thing I can compare them to is the Dibley Parish Council!

If you are a company and wish to sponsor the event with a banner or appear in the programme please contact Roger Moran. (see contacts page)