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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.  


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¡VAMOS! Leeds 5

¡VAMOS! Leeds 5

¡VAMOS! Leeds Festival once again returns to Millennium Square as part of the annual ‘Summer Series’ on Sunday 21 July .

¡VAMOS! are one of the UK’s biggest and longest running community arts festivals covering Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures is now in its fifth year in Leeds !

Curated by DJ Lubi (Calle Ocho/Soul Rebels/¡VAMOS! Leeds) it features a diverse programme of colourful live music acts, dance workshops and performances, family friendly activity and sumptuous Latin American street food and drinks!

On the day we are thrilled to welcome...

Son Yambu - with Cuban Son and Salsa vibes via London

We also welcome ORTIGA from Spain… As one half of Spanish hit act, 'Esteban & Manuel’- this new solo project combining pop, cumbia, salsa and electronic Merengue is made for the dancefloor!

Jam packed support on the day also comes from:

Mestiza - acoustic quartet with Andean and traditional Latin American compositions

Dance Emporium Samba Team with Samba meets Baile Funk

Sueli Gil Band - with sun-kissed Brazilian Bossa Nova / MPB

Ella Mesma Dance - with a brand new youth dance project The Masks We Wear

Leeds Samba - Unidos do Ritmo - with authentic Brazilian Samba and carnival drumming

Dance Emporium Salsa - a group performance from new Salseros!

All the acts are supported by the best Latin DJs in the North with DJ Fabio, Lubi and Chris Welch - spinning the tunes between all the acts throughout!

Alongside the music and dance, Brazilian visual artist Flavio Morais will be producing a new artwork to be semi-permanently sited at the popular Merrion Gardens . Flavio will work with young people from the Leeds community in creative sessions towards the development of the artwork. He will then complete the artwork live during the event. This commission has been supported by Arts Council England, Wades Charity and Leeds City Council.

Finally there will also be a diverse selection of Latin American street food stalls and fully licensed bars.

Additional information

Doors: 12pm

Event: 1pm-8pm

Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, the Carriageworks Box Office will be open from 12pm until 6pm on Sunday 21 July for purchases and ticket collections.

¡VAMOS! Funders

¡VAMOS! Leeds is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council, Instituto Cervantes, Wades Charity, Pura Panela and Revolucion de Cuba.

Leeds Inspired is part of the city’s cultural programme that celebrates arts events and projects throughout the year, supporting high quality, accessible cultural experiences for Leeds’ residents and visitors. Founded in 2012, Leeds Inspired supports culture in the city through grants schemes, commissions and a ‘What’s On’ events website. Leeds Inspired is part of Leeds City Council.www.leedsinspired.co.uk

About ¡VAMOS! Festival

Established in 2006, ¡VAMOS! is an annual festival promoting Latin and Lusophone cultures combining art, film, theatre, dance, music, literature, fashion, sport, food and education offering an international festival appealing to partners and diverse mainstream audiences. It has delivered 400 events to over 300,000 with 11 editions in the North East, 5 in Leeds and large scale events in Liverpool. www.vamosfestival.com


Advance booking | £3.50 

Pay on the day | £5

Under 13s | FREE  

Prices include booking fee