Saturday 14th July 2018
11 am to 5 pm

"Vikings in Kirkstall"
John 'Eric the Bloodaxe' Liversedge


The 2018 Kirkstall Festival will take place on Saturday 14th July 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!

  KVCA is a registered charity No: 507822


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