Get set for Beeston Festival 2024

Beeston Festival returns to Cross Flatts Park on Saturday (22 June 2024) with organisers promising a park full of extraordinary delights.

The event, now in its 30th year, will feature the usual mix of live music and dance across three stages, children’s activities, sports, live animals, a fun fair and over a hundred stalls in the bazaar including food from around the world.

This year the festival will be celebrating Refugee Week with one stage given over entirely to performers from refugee and migrant communities and hosted by Love Music, Hate Racism.

On the main stage award winning British Asian rapper Maz Bonafide, whose song Desi Birthday Anthem has clocked up 60 million views on YouTube, is sure to be a crowd pleaser. He follows some favourite tunes performed by the South Leeds Community Band and the Rock Choir. There will also be a Hip Hop takeover demonstrating graffiti, break dancing and turntabling skills.

The entertainment on stage will be supplemented by performers from Yorkshire Circus who will bring some amazing acrobatics, stunning stilt walking and all manner of circus magic as they mingling with the crowds.

Festival Chair, Angela Gabriel BEM, said:

“We know that the festival is a highlight for many in our community, so we’ve worked hard again to put on the best show we can. There’s something for everyone, so come down to Cross Flatts Park on Saturday and enjoy yourselves.”

This year’s programme can be downloaded here: Beeston Festival 2024 Programme

Beeston Festival is organised by a committee of local volunteers and supported financially by White Rose Park, Leeds City Council Inner South Community Committee, the National Lottery Community Fund, Harrison Spinks and Building Blocks Nursery.

 

This post is based on a press release issued by Beeston Festival

 

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