Take part in the Yorkshire Festival

The Yorkshire Festival, celebrating the best of arts and performance across Yorkshire, returns from 16 June to 3 July 2016. You could be part of it.


The Festival will see hundreds of shows, concerts and projects celebrate the very best artists and companies, from across the county and around the world, over 18 days from Thursday 16 June to Sunday 3 July 2016.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive, Sir Gary Verity, says: “Last year’s Yorkshire Festival proved there is tremendous public appetite across the county to see, support and take part in arts and culture events. I’m delighted to have Matt on board and am excited about how the Festival is already shaping up.

"By showcasing the county’s talents alongside some of the best that the world has to offer, the Yorkshire Festival 2016 will ensure that the international spotlight remains firmly on Yorkshire.”

The emphasis is on participation and there will be plenty of opportunity to be a part of the Festival.  If you have a proposal that you think the Festival team would be interested in, please contact Mark Fielding.  Please also let us know of your plans by emailing internalcomms@leeds.ac.uk

The Yorkshire Festival 2014 was the first ever cultural festival to precede the Tour de France in its 111 year history. It generated close to £10 million for the county’s economy and attracted over 800,000 attendances at more than two thousand events and exhibitions, with around 18,000 people taking part.  The biennial Yorkshire Festival was created by Welcome to Yorkshire and has been awarded £1million for the 2016 event from the Government through Arts Council England as part of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

For more information, see the Yorkshire Festival website.

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