16 Yorkshire Music & Food Festivals That Are Going Ahead This Summer

Summer is here and with it is, fingers crossed, the most exciting one in a long while. After we’ve had a year off due to COVID-19, it seems that things are getting back to normal – and we don’t want to miss any of it, and we are sure you don’t either. We can’t wait to get back to being sun-soaked with a beer in one hand and a hotdog in the other listening to great tunes with our pals. From Leeds Festival to Malton Festival, we’ve got the only Yorkshire Festival Guide you’ll need this summer.

1. Leeds Festival 

A part of the Reading & Leeds Festival, it’s back this year with a fantastic line-up. It takes places over the August Bank Holiday, and after being cancelled last year due to COVID-19, it’ll be one not to miss.  We’ve spent many years here, and we’re glad to include it in our Yorkshire Festival Guide.

It’s the biggest festival to take place in Yorkshire and one that is a favourite of all youngsters If you want to find out more click here.

2. Live at Leeds 

The multi-venue music event in Leeds city centre had to cancel twice last year. Usually taking place in May, the one-day festival will go ahead in autumn this year.  It’s nice to see young talent in the Yorkshire Festival Guide this year.

The festival showcases the best indie talent on the circuit and is a great chance for new bands coming up through the ranks. To fid out more click here.

3. Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival

Its 5th birthday party, this food festival will be pulling out all the stops in July. Located at Funkirk Farm in Skipton, it will feature live celebrity demos by The Hairy Bikers and James Martin. Plus, more live cookery demonstrations. 

The festival will feature some of Yorkshire up and coming musicians, as well as tribute acts, Little Fix (Little Mix), Take That Live (Take That), Kylie On Show (Kylie Minogue) and Kieran as Ed Sheeran (Ed Sheeran). 

You can stay3 nights camping or caravanning/motorhomes, so you can turn up from Friday 23rd and stay right through until Monday 26th morning. There are also Glamping Tents available too. For more information click here.

4. 5 On The Farm

Set to take place on the famous Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley, it’s another August Bank Holiday festival. This means you’ll have to pick between classic Yorkshire celebs or the music you love. Tough choice.

Fans of Channel 5’s Yorkshire shows will be given the opportunity to attend meet and greets, watch live Q&As, meet the animals and even watch live demos. 

Confirmed so far to attend is fan-favourite the Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owens and vet duo Peter Wright and Julian Norton from The Yorkshire Vet as well as Ben Fogle and Graeme “The Dogfather” Hall. Find out more here.

4. North Leeds Food Festival

Voted best non-music festival in the UK by I-news, this family-friendly food festival takes place from August 7-8 2021 & September 11-12. You can expect a celebration of local and international talent gathered at the beautiful Roundhay Park in Leeds. Yorkshire Festival Guide would love to visit Roundhay this year.

In its fifth year, you can expect food, drink, live music, arts and charity events. Its aim is to showcase local talent. Find out more here.

5. Long Division Festival 

Happening all over Wakefield City Centre the festival is in its 10th year. It’ll take place all day on the 25th of September and you can expect some amazing bands playing across the city-centre venues. 

Tickets are just £30 and get you into all participating venues. Hometown of huge indie band The Cribs, we expect big things from this fest. Find out more here.

6. Slamdunk Festival

Rock, Pop Punk and Emo fans get excited! It’s been moved from May to September and it’s the festival my teenage self would go crazy for.

It’s back this year and headliners are Sum 41, with NOFX, Reel Big Fish and Pennywise just some of the great bands that will be featured at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds on September 4th. Find out more here.

7. Tramlines

Sheffield’s three-day festival takes place at Hillsborough Park from the 23rd of July to the 25th. You can expect great live music as well as a brilliant atmosphere. It’s one of the best value festivals going for the calibre of artists they get each year. 

As well as music you can enjoy great comedy, ales and food. It’s one Yorkshire festival not to be missed. Find out more about tickets and lineup annoucements here.

7. Humber Street Session

TBC

8. Ilkley Food & Drink Festival 

From the team who are doing the North Leeds Food & Drink Festival, Ilkley Food & Drink Festival will take place June 12-13.

9. Tribfest 

Tribfest is the world’s biggest tribute band festival, which takes place at Sledmere House in East Yorkshire. The festival has some great food and drinks offering as well as some of the greatest tribute bands on the circuit. 

There are 160 bands over 6 stages! You can camp, glamp or bring along your campervan. It takes place over the 20- 22nd August, for more information click here.

10. Ossett Fake Festival

After skipping a year, the Ossett festival is back with a vengeance. Expect some of the best tribute bands out there in an electrifying festival that will have you singing at the top of your voices.

The event will take place on June 26th, for more information click here.

11. York Gin & Rum Festival

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As we creep slowly back to normality, we can see summer fun peeking its head on the horizon – and it seems to be in the form of rum and gin. York is playing host to the largest gin and rum festival this summer – and we are sure that it will be the event of the year.

Sitting on the sofa with a beer will be a thing of the past, you will be able to enjoy a whole host of spirits from experts in their field.

On the 17th September, the festival aims to celebrate the best gins and rums from around the world at the York Minster. For more informatio click here.

12. Leeds Gin & Rum Festival

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The festival aims to celebrate the best gins and rums from around the world, and you’ll get to discover a new range of hand-selected beverages – which will all be available for your tasting pleasure at Leeds Town Hall.

On the 2nd and 3rd of July, the festival aims to celebrate the best gins and rums around the world at Leeds Town Hall. To find out more click here.

13. Sheffield Gin Society Festival 

The festival aims to celebrate the best gins and rums from around the world, and you’ll get to discover a new range of hand-selected beverages – which will all be available for your tasting pleasure at Leeds Town Hall.

In November, the festival aims to celebrate the best gins and rums around the world at Sheffield Cutlers Hall.

14. Leeds Food & Film Festival

Coming to both Leeds and Huddersfield during the peak of summer, the Food & Film Fest is set to take over two of West Yorkshire’s most popular green spaces – providing tons of entertainment, top grub and even an outdoor bar.

Offering both family-friendly and adult-only films on their screening roster, guests can enjoy hits such as The Lion KingThe Greatest Showman, and newer blockbusters such as JoJo Rabbit and Joker.

The Film & Food Fest will take place at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield from 29th July to 1st August, and will head to Roundhay Park in Leeds from 2nd September to 5th September. FOr more information click here.

15. Meadowfest Malton

Malton’s ’boutique music festival’ is set within the riverside meadows & gardens of The Talbot. The event aims to give a relaxed festival vibe with uplifting sunshine bands and all-day feasting. There will be fantastic street food as well as a range of bands across two stages including a special guest. It is going ahead on the 31st of July, for more information click here. It’s a fave in our Yorkshire Festival Guide.

16. Harrogate Food & Drink Festival

From the team who are doing the North Leeds Food & Drink Festival, Ilkley Food & Drink Festival will take place June 26-27.

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