Category: Festival 2022

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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,…

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2022 Line up

Andrew Metheven Andrew Metheven is based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and writes lo-fi folk songs on acoustic and electric guitar, and voice. His music explores the hills and the concrete, the highs and the lows, the births and the losses… Andrew released his first EP “A Quiet Life” in early 2022. Bassa Bassa Leeds’ legendary brass chaos merchants Bassa Bassa have been entertaining with their mix of jazz, funk and, sometimes, plain weirdness for 35 years. Whether they’re playing South African Jive, a ska number or taking their inspiration from Klezmer they’re always sure to keep the audience dancing. Returning…

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2022 Activities

Bingo in Butler’s Tea Tent Drop in to Butler’s Tea Tent for a session of bingo. Two little ducks – 22. Check the session times in the Tea Tent. ( Photo by Alejandro Garay on Unsplash ) Canoes on the Aire Leeds Canoe Club will be running taster sessions on the River Aire, from the bank near the Main Arena. Established in 1947 Leeds Canoe Club was the first to be set up in West Yorkshire. Running pool sessions, river sessions, and river trips every week throughout the year, the club is “extremely active”. Beer Tent Quench that first will…

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2022 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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2022 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….

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The Festival parade will be leaving Hesketh Road at 11 am (NOTEthis is an hour earlier than previous years) to arrive at the Abbey byby 12 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 10:30 amPROMPT !! Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Categories Festival 2022Stalls

2022 Stall Applications

Stall bookings for 2022 are now CLOSED PLEASE NOTE catering enquiries should be made directly to for further information about catering opportunities and Catering booking – do not use the stalls booking form. We’re back! Following a break in 2020 and a small event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are hoping to run a near full festival this year. As usual the safety of all of our visitors, the many stallholders and other participants is paramount. You must arrive early to set up your stalls and we encourage use of the free car park just across the road. Please follow…