Middleton Park’s (free) Music Festival returns on Sunday (17 July 2022), back for the first time in 3 years with a feast of music and entertainment, from 1pm until 5pm
“It’s an absolute gem, a beautiful setting for live music”
If you haven’t discovered Middleton Park’s bandstand, then you’ll love it.
Friends of Middleton Park is delighted to be working once again with Leeds Music Trust, helping to bring you a spectacular range of live entertainment, along with our favourite, and regular children’s entertainer DJ Danny, who will be compering for the afternoon.
This year’s festival starts at 1pm with Deuce Katz playing covers of well-known tunes over 6 decades, fronted by two brilliant female vocalists, Kate Riley and Lisa Gillingham with Leeds very own Al Bampton playing guitar.
At 2pm Ruby Wood And Martin Chung will be playing their unique blend of soul, jazz and beebop bossa nova. Ruby is front woman of the critically acclaimed Submotion Orchestra, originally hailing from Leeds, and Martin Chung is one of the North’s finest guitarists who currently plays with Jah Wobble amongst others.
At 3pm prepare to stomp your way through the afternoon with the Meanwood Valley Stompers’ blend of American music: swing, blues, gospel, ragtime, sometimes a bit of country. Guaranteed to get lindy hoppers hopping and jivers jiving!
And to finish the afternoon in style, from Yorkshire with Love, Natural Rhythm, a traditional Jamaican Ska band featuring trombone, guitar, drums, keyboards. Skanktastic!
In between all our artists the brilliant DJ Danny will be entertaining us all: getting families up on their feet to dance and play silly games.
The cafe will be open for hot and cold food and drink, and the Friends will be selling home-made cakes.
This festival is about having fun. It is free. Everyone is welcome!
Many thanks to our local Leeds City councillors on the Inner South Area Community Committee who have agreed to fund this event through the Wellbeing Fund.
This post is based on a press release issued by Friends of Middleton Park
Photo: The Meanwood Valley Stompers