Book your stall for the 2017 festival

UPDATE: Stall bookings are now closed – we are FULL!

Bookings are now OPEN for stalls in the Bazaar at the 2017 Beeston Festival.

Stalls are priced according the type of organisation making the booking and the activity they will carry out on the stall:

  • All food stalls  –  £125 per pitch
  • Registered business with four or more employees  –  £60
  • Registered business with three or fewer employees  –  £40
  • Statutory agencies (Council, NHS, Police, etc)  –  £30
  • Voluntary sector organisations with paid staff  –  £40
  • Political parties, campaigning groups and all religious organisations – £30
  • Residents with stall for personal profit (non food)  –  £20
  • Community organisations with no paid staff (non food)  –  £10

Each pitch is 3 metres wide, you may order as many as you require. You must provide your own gazebo, but you can hire chairs and tables via the Festival at an extra charge, or bring your own. Each stall will receive two car passes onto the site.

Once you have returned the form and payment you will receive an acknowledgement. Full details for the day including you stall pitch number and location will be sent to you by the end of June.

Stall bookings will close on Friday 9 June at 5pm and no bookings will be taken after this date.

If you have any queries please email stanley.linda@sky.com or ring (0113) 270 4148.

Change of date for 2017

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.

Festival programme released

The programme for the festival has been released today (17 May 2016).

BFBrochure2016Reverse03It’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):

BFBrochure2016

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.

BF 2016 site map

A world of music on the main stage

Our line up of live music acts on the main stage will take us all around the globe from the Caribbean to the Ukraine via India, Cuba and Africa.

Headlining the 2016 festival will be The Ukrainians – Britain’s, if not the world’s, foremost Cossack folk-punk ensemble. Emerging out of the 80s indie band The Wedding Present, The Ukrainians blend fierce alternative folk pop with a smattering of trad tunes thrown in amongst Smiths and Velvet Underground covers (sung in Ukrainian).

“This is POP and it blows your trousers off!” NME

Ukrainians

Leeds-based 7 piece Salsa and Cuban band Tarantismo bring you the spirit and sound of legendary Cuban artists with a generous serving of Salsa flavours.

An energetic musical set up bringing the best in roots reggae, pop, soul, r&b and blues. Get ready to shake off your worries because, as Bob Marley said “Every little thing is gonna be alright” when Mojah are performing for you.

Highly acclaimed singer Sumana Basu will perform songs ranging from Hindi classics to the latest Bollywood sizzlers.

Getting the show under way are Leeds’ own Silver Steel Sparrows, bringing their steel pan lilt to classic pop songs.

You can find videos of all our acts on the What’s On 2016 page.

Organised by and for local people to celebrate the life and diversity of our community