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Leeds Ska & Mod Festival

Leeds Ska & Mod Festival

From the Jam and Bad Manners will be playing in Millennium Square on 11 August 2019 alongside the hugely popular The Dualers as well as Death of Guitar Pop – dubbed the next Madness!

The Dualers led by lead singer Tyber Cranston are a South London based Ska band which one can only describe as a mixture of UB40 & The selector rolled into one, they are selling out venues as soon as tickets go on sale!

Another London based ska band who will be appearing at Leeds Ska and Mod Festival are Death of Guitar Pop lead by singers Oliver Hookings & Jonny Hicks, described as the 4th generation of Ska they are already being hailed as the new Madness, their influences are Madness (of course!) Ian Dury & The Clash amongst others

Additional information


Under 16's need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Doors | 3pm

Standing only

Handy and helpful event information:


Gates open at 3pm with the show starting at 4pm. 

Running order

3pm | Jerry Dammers/Trojan Explosion DJ sets

4pm-5pm | Death of Guitar Pop

5pm-5.30pm | Jerry Dammers/Trojan Explosion DJ sets

5.35pm-6.45pm | From the Jam

6.45pm-7.15pm | Jerry Dammers/Trojan Explosion DJ sets

7.15pm-8.15pm | Bad Manners

8.15pm-8.45pm | Jerry Dammers/Trojan Explosion DJ sets

8.45pm-10pm | The Dualers 

Please note these times are subject to change

Ticket collection

Tickets can be collected on the day from the Carriageworks Theatre Box Office located on Millennium Square which will be open from 2pm until 7pm.

Millennium Square FAQs

For your safety, the venue security team will be running bag searches ahead of entering the arena for all events in Millennium Square. We advise you to plan your travel arrangements in advance and arrive in plenty of time.

Please note, no portable chairs / large outdoor furniture will be permitted inside the concert arena.

Please note, you cannot bring your own food and drink (other than small 500ml water bottles with unbroken seals) into the arena. Free drinking water will be provided.

A selection of hot food & drinks will be available to purchase inside the arena including pizzas, Mexican and Caribbean food. Plus, there'll be a licensed festival bar, a coffee unit and free drinking water.

The Great British Weather 

It is an outdoor event, therefore there is no roof cover. You are advised to dress warmly as, even on a nice day, the temperature will drop in the evening.

In the case of bad weather, you are advised to pack a waterproof as no large umbrellas are allowed, and umbrellas in general may restrict the views of others so a steward may ask you to move down towards the back of the arena.  Ponchos will be available to buy inside the arena (subject to availability).

​Cash Machines
Please note, there are no cash machines within the arena. The nearest is near Carriageworks.


The nearest secure parking is available at The Light (accessible via Great George Street) £8.50 between 6pm and 9am.

24 hour, 7 days a week parking is available at Woodhouse Lane car park. Price: £2.20 for 2 hours, 
£4.40 for 3 hours, £6.50 for 4 hours, £8 for 12 hours. 

On-street parking is also available. For further information on parking, please see the Leeds City Centre car parking map

How do I get into the arena?

The main entrance / exit gates to the concert arena are located on Cookridge Street (Gate C) adjacent to Leeds City Museum and on Portland Crescent (Gate A). The latter is closest to the accessible viewing area.

Can I leave the arena if needed?
No. There are no pass outs issued – when you’re in, you’re in.

Anyone aged under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. 

Millennium Square is fully accessible, with a raised viewing platform, disabled toilets and a Changing Places high dependency unit. Full accessibility information and companion ticket details are available in PDF form or by calling the City Centre Box Office.


Standard | £34 

Group (4+) | £31.80 / person

Under 16 | £16

Prices include booking fees 

With Special Guests

  • Bad Manners
  • From The Jam
  • The Dualers
  • Death Of Guitar Pop