The festival has been held in June for many years, but in 2017 we are moving the date to Saturday 15th July.
In 2017 the Islamic holy month of Ramadan falls in June. The Committee has discussed the issue with our partners from the local Muslim community. We have decided to put back the date to ensure everyone can enjoy all aspects of the festival.
So please put the date in your diary now:
Beeston Festival will be on Saturday 15th July 2017.
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The programme for the festival has been released today (17 May 2016).
It’s currently with the printers and copies will be distributed via schools and other communities venues, but you can download it here and now (file is 3.6 Mb):
The programme has details of the live music on our two stages: the Main stage with Leeds Music Trust and the Cloth Cat Stage, as well as the dance, martial arts and clown acts in the Arena.
A handy map will help you navigate Cross Flatts Park so you don’t miss anything from the 100 stalls in the Bazaar to the children’s activities, sports and fun fair.
Unity Homes & Enterprise has been announced as the main sponsor for this year’s Beeston Festival which takes place on Saturday 4 June in Cross Flatts Park.
Preparations are well under way for the big day which will feature live music from The Ukrainians; food from around the world; dance in the arena; sports, inflatables, arts and crafts; a fun fair; and of course dozens of stalls in the bazaar.
Ali Akbor, Unity’s Chief Executive said:
“Unity Homes and Enterprise has an historic association with Beeston Festival and we are proud to be lead sponsor once again.
“The event has become a highlight in the Leeds summer calendar and, alongside local residents, attracts many people from outside the area to celebrate what is best about Beeston.
“Unity owns a significant number of homes in the area with 18 new houses also under construction and others in the pipeline.
“We are strongly committed to Beeston and, through our support for the Festival, want to play the fullest possible part to promote the many cultural and community attractions it has to offer.”
Beeston Festival has also received funding from the Inner South Community Committee; Beeston & Holbeck councillors; City & Hunslet councillors; the BIG Lottery Fund; and Sport Relief Community Cash.
This post first appeared on South Leeds Life.
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