As summer gets closer and closer every single day, we’re starting to look forward to one of the biggest summer highlights across the country: Festivals. Be it bopping along to our favourite music or scoffing some delicious grub, nothing beats a day out in the sunshine in a massive field, absolutely loving life. While I reminisce on memories of summer’s past, here’s our guide to the best Yorkshire festivals to get tickets for this year.
1. Leeds Festival
A part of the Reading & Leeds Festival, Leeds Fest is back this year with a fantastic line-up. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday, and boasts a stellar line-up of big names such as Rage Against The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Dave, Wolf Alice and many more. Find out more here.
2. Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival, Skipton
The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival is back this summer, with plenty of celebs lined up for the foodie affair.
Expect tons of delicious local street food, alongside live demos from The Hairy Bikers, Yorkshire’s own James Martin, and many more. The event will take place on 23rd and 24th July, and you can find out more here.
3. Long Division Festival, Wakefield
Happening all over Wakefield city centre this June, Long Division Festival is set to return, with plenty of arts and culture to get stuck into over the weekend.
From a live conversation with renowned Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage, to tons of local bands, singers and more, you won’t be stuck for things to do.
Check out which venues across Wakefield are taking part and get tickets here.
4. Tramlines, Sheffield
Sheffield’s biggest festival is returning this summer, with some big names on its line-up. From newcomers like Sam Fender and Declan McKenna, to throwbacks such as The Wombats, Reverand and the Makers and Madness, this year’s festival will cater to everyone.
Comedy fans won’t be left out either, as Jason Manford and Russell Kane will be leading the line-up in the funniest tent in the city. Get tickets here.
5. Humber Street Sesh, Hull
Live music, DJs, dancing and more are set to land at Hull Marina this August, giving a platform to local musicians as part of the Humber Street Sesh.
An extension of The Polar Bear pub’s ‘The Sesh’, Hull visitors will be able to soak up the vibes while enjoying all that Humber Street’s businesses have to offer this August, including street food, beer and so much more. Get tickets here.
6. Ilkley Food & Drink Festival
Ilkley Food & Drink Festival is back… With, guess what? Tons of food and drink. Expect incredible local traders all in one place, where you’ll be able to taste local delicacies, delicious street food and so much more. Get tickets here.
7. Tribfest, Sledmere
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 offerings, as well as some of the greatest tribute bands on the circuit.
You can camp, glamp or bring along your campervan. It takes place from the 19th- 21st August, and you can find out more here.
8. Leeds Gin & Rum 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 The Armouries in Leeds.
On the 10th and 11th of June, guests will be able to sip till their heart’s content, and maybe even find themselves a new favourite. Get tickets here.
9. 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 30th July, and you can find out more here.
10. The Harrogate Food & Drink Festival
From the team behind the Ilkley Food & Drink Festival, the beloved food and drink fest will come to The Stray between June 15th and 26th, bringing some of the region’s best grub to one location.
Expect a fusion of music, food, drink and performing arts. Get tickets here.
11. Gateways Festival, Skipton
Gateways Festival will take over Aireville Park in Skipton this July, with a fantastic line-up in store for music lovers.
Expect the likes of Jake Bugg, The Charlatans, Lucy Spraggan, and more, alongside plenty of food and drink, arts and crafts and even a funfair. Get tickets here.
12. The Popworld Festival, Leeds
As expected from Popworld, the Popworld Festival is bringing a huge dose of nostalgia to Leeds’ Millennium Square this August 6th, with 90s sensations such as S Club 7, Peter Andre, Whigfield, 5ive, Fatman Scoop and even South Yorkshire’s own Paul Chuckle in attendance for the big day. Get tickets here.
13. The Big Pop Festival, Bradford
Bradford’s very own Gareth Gates is set to bring tons of nostalgia to the city this September, inviting some of his industry friends to perform for the city’s first pop festival.
We’re talking famous names such as A1, Peter Andre, Liberty X, S Club 7, Blazin’ Squad and even Big Bruvaz, alongside a number of other acts who are yet to be announced. Get tickets here.
14. The Yorkshire Pudding Festival, Leeds
The Yorkshire Pudding Festival is back this October, this time, with a brand new home. Taking over the Citipark at Leeds Dock, Yorkshire pudding lovers will be able to enjoy the region’s favourite savoury treat in all kinds of forms, from beer and whisky to Indian-style and even as a dessert. Get tickets here.
15. Sounds of the City, Leeds
Leeds’ Sounds of the City festival will return this July, with just two special dates planned at Millenium Square. Expect names such as Idles, Foals and The Big Moon on July 8th, followed by Tears for Fears on the 14th. Get tickets here.
16. Malton Food Lovers Festival
The Food Capital of Yorkshire will host a tasty foodie festival this August bank holiday, attracting a huge array of local businesses across the entire three-day weekend.
Expect artisan bakers, fresh hot food, locally brewed beers, celebrity demos and much more. Find out more.
17. Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival
The home of the Last of the Summer Wine series is set to host a dreamy food festival this September, with lots of food stalls taking over the quaint town.
Expect over 75 stalls packed with fresh bakes, pizzas, hot food and more, alongside live entertainment, raffles and more. Find out more here.
18. Yorkshire Feastival, Pateley Bridge
Taking over Nidderdale Showground this June, Yorkshire Feastival is back to showcase the best of Yorkshire, from delicious burgers, bakes, sweet treats and more, to demos from local chefs, live music and plenty more entertainment. Get tickets here.
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