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Kirkstall Festival

Kirkstall Festival
Dates and times

14 Jul 2018 11am - 5pm

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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH

Vikings in Kirkstall

The 2018 Kirkstall Festival will take place in the picturesque grounds of the 12th Century Kirkstall Abbey, this will be the 38th annual festival.

This year the theme is "Vikings in Kirkstall". The first documented reference to Leeds was in 946 AD part of a Norse kingdom ruled by Viking Eric Bloodaxe at Loidis - the Saxon name for Leeds.

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
Battle of the Bands
Tea Dance
8 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!

Image: Martin Walker

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Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

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!

Wheelchair Access

Disabled Parking facilitated. Managed free regular car parking nearby.

KVCA
Free
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fair
  • Festival
  • Gig
  • Music
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