A Guide to the best Festivals and Events taking place in Bradford in 2013
Bradford is a city deep with history, architecture and with nearly 300,000 people living there is a lot larger than you would initially think. The Bradford region itself stretches all the way as far as Skipton and Grassington and it is in the Aire Valley that many of the city’s major festivals take place. The city centre itself is now prospering with a number of hotels recently opened, and the centre has been reinvigorated with the newly built City Park. Bradford also boasts a world heritage site in Saltaire village and the home of the Bronte sisters in Haworth. We give a rundown of the top 5 festivals taking place in Bradford this year as well as listing all the others taking place.
Bingley Music Live is a music festival
that is held annually on the first weekend after the August Bank
Holiday. The festival takes place in Myrtle Park which is located in the
village of Bingley. The festival is organised and
run by Bradford Council and takes place from Friday to Sunday. Some of
the bands who have previously played at the festival include Chase &
Status, Razorlight, The White Lies, Maximo Park, James, The Editors, Doves, Ocean Colour and The
Happy Mondays. The festival is one of the best value festivals anywhere in the UK with a weekend ticket costing around £45 for all 3 days.
Bradford International Film Festival
The Grassington festival is now in its 32nd year and offers a wide range of events such as Jazz, Folk, Classical music, celebrity evenings, exhibitions workshops and theatre. The festival takes place across various locations in the Yorkshire Dales village of Grassington. The 2012 festival runs from June 15th to 30th. The name for the main marquee events is called Festival in the field and this has run for a number of years. The festival features a mix of free and chargeable events with Billy Ocean already been confirmed to provide the grand finale to the festival. Tickets for the chargeable events can be purchased through the official Grassington festival website.
Below is a list of all other Festivals taking place in Bradford this year
Food & Drink
Oxenhope Straw Race
Arts Dance & Literature
Theatre Comedy & Film
Haworth 60’s Weekend
Bingley Agriculture Centre
Haworth 40’s Weekend
Skipton Puppet Festival