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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


AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 2020

AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 2020

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds and the International Triathlon Union (ITU) were forced to postpone 2020’s event but have now confirmed that the event will be rescheduled for 2021.

The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds was due to take place on 6 – 7 June 2020 around the Yorkshire city, but was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, the decision has been made to move the event to next year in order to give clarity to participating athletes and to ensure that they have enough time to fully prepare for the race.

The LOC will confirm the specific date by the end of September 2020, following consultation with the ITU concerning the World Triathlon Series calendar, with the likely date to be in late spring/early summer period.

Participant entries will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled date and will form part of the biggest festival of the sport in the UK, with not only Olympic athletes taking to the roads of Leeds, but newcomers, children and age groupers also taking part.

The race will maintain the route from 2020, with the start taking place in Roundhay Park before athletes travel through Headingley and into the city centre where they will be met with the roar of the grandstand in Millennium Square.

Those who have purchased grandstand tickets for the event will be contacted directly regarding their purchase.

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