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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:


To manage the impact of Covid-19 in Leeds and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our audiences and all Leeds City Council staff, we must continue to stay at home as much as possible in order to control the virus and save lives.


The majority of our events until the end of July have either been cancelled or postponed to a later date. These include the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds, the Leeds Food & Drink Festival, 80s Classical, Club Classical Anthems, Raiders Of The Lost Ark In Concert, One Night Under The Stars, Salute to Reggae, Will Young & James Morrison, The Popworld Festival, the Brutus Gold's Love Train and the Leeds Ska & Mod Festival. All other scheduled events are currently being reviewed on a weekly basis and we will keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can. In the meantime we will continue to develop our online content and look forward to engaging with as many people as possible through our social media channels.  


If you have bought tickets to any of our events, a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm). Please be prepared for a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that every ticket holder will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.  


Our sincere thanks for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times.


Keep safe & well.


With kind regards


Leeds Arts, Events & Venues team



Leeds Food & Drink Festival is back for 2020! The annual event will return to Millennium Square from Friday 22 May until Monday 25 May. If you are interested in trading at this event, please fill in the form below.

Please note: the closing date for applications is Friday 14 February.

Trader Enquiry Form

Please note: all food should ideally be small/sample type dishes around £4 - £6 so as to encourage trade at other stalls

Leeds City Council has made a commitment to phase out single use plastics (SUPs) across the organisation. To start with we’re focusing on the removal of all avoidable SUP food and drink items and packaging. We want to help you, our event vendors, to understand what your options are when purchasing products to avoid SUPs and make more sustainable choices. The 3 key things to remember are:
1) REDUCE – ask yourself do we NEED this product in the first place
2) REUSE – Use a reusable product wherever possible
3) RECYCLE – Make sure single use items you can’t avoid can be collected for recycling or composting.
For further information and advice visit www.leeds.gov.uk/businesswaste

Please detail below the type of packaging and disposable products you currently / intend to use at this event together with any other relevant information:

If selected, you will be sent a link by Leeds City Council to confirm your booking and process the advanced payment in full.

If selected, you will be asked to submit the documents below and complete a separate online questionnaire for the Fire Risk Assessment.

  • Employers Liability Insurance
  • Food Hygiene Certification
  • Risk Assessment / Method Statement (for all infrastructure / business activities)

For any further information or general enquiries about the event please email us at events@leeds.gov.uk