Weekend Preview: festivals & fun days


The sun continues to shine on South Leeds and there’s lots to do this weekend. Here are some of the highlights.

Middleton Music Festival

Ian Kirkland and his compatriots have pulled together the biggest music event Middleton has ever seen and it’s all in a good cause. Seven bands will play on the field behind Middleton Primary School from 12 noon on Saturday, helping to raise funds to do up the old Middleton Marauders club house and provide youth facilities for the area.

Leeds Irish Festival

This two day extravaganza takes place at the John Charles Centre for Sport, kicking off at 12 noon each day. There will be live traditional music, dancing and sport, plus children’s entertainments. As the organisers put it: the best of Irish culture. Full details are on their website www.theleedsirishfestival.co.uk.

Irish Festival


Friends of New Forest Village Family Fun Day

Are you a fan of the three-legged race? A traditional family sports day is just one of the attractions of this Fun Day to be held on Sharp Lane primary school’s playing fields. A fun dog show, Police dog display and best family pram float competition. The fun begins at 2:00pm on Sunday.


Don’t forget all the other events Happening this weekend. Starting in Cross Flatts Park with a Parkrun on Saturday morning, trains at Middleton Railway, Taekwondo martial arts at KMWA, an over 60s social club in Belle Isle, an archaeology walk in Middleton Park and back to Cross Flatts for a Ceilidh band on Sunday afternoon.

You can find more details of all these events over on our What’s On Calendar.