The sun shone and the crowds descended in their thousands to Cross Flatts Park to enjoy Beeston Festival yesterday (24 June 2023).
Revellers commented on the fantastic atmosphere and the range of activities and entertainment on offer. On the main stage the Old Time Sailors stole the show with their exuberant sea shanties. There was much more to enjoy with sports, children’s activities, the fun fair and the scores of stalls in the bazaar. Organisers had teamed up with My LEEDS Summer, part of the Year of Culture, to put on a diverse range of local groups and musicuans in the Arena, whilst rappers rubbed shoulders with singer songwriters on the Emerge stage to entertain diners in the Food Court.
One festival goer commented:
“It’s always been a great event but I felt like this years was outstanding, the mix of activities and interests was wide and varied. There was too much to choose from in the food area! I was spoilt for choice!
“Everyone was having a great time and the atmosphere was fabulous.”
All photos: Jeremy Morton
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