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SUMMER FUN: The city’s popular Waterfront Festival returns this weekend, celebrating everything Leeds

SUMMER FUN: The city’s popular Waterfront Festival returns this weekend, celebrating everything Leeds

Image: Brewery Wharf Festival

The Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival is back and it's celebrating everything Leeds for 2021.

As the city springs back to life, post-COVID, Leeds fun filled events are well a truly underway.

The Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival will take place on Saturday 26th June from 12-9 pm, offering a plethora of food, drink and entertainment for the whole family.

As well as a celebration of the city's 'Waterfront', the Brewery Wharf Festival is also a 'nod' to local independent businesses who have worked together and have had to adapt and change their focus due to the pandemic. The theme for 2021 is all about supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs with the majority of the food, drink, music and entertainment on offer all from Yorkshire.

Here's some of the things you can get up to on your visit...

Food and drink 

  • Street-food scene disruptors B******S BISTRO will be on-hand with their unique take on everything fried chicken (along with a mouth-watering vegan alternative), as well as a slightly edited, more family-friendly name for the day.
  • Doh' Hut will be bringing the sugar rush to the event, serving up their super fluffy handmade doughnut creations. Inspired by the calorific treats found in the food trucks of America, their lush and decadent menu will please even the most discerning of doughnut connoisseurs.
  • 212 will be focussing solely on drinks this year and have enlisted the help of some of the world's best breweries to meet the demand. Local heroes Kirkstall Brewery and Magic Rock Brewing will be serving fresh pints from their outdoor bars, whilst Black Tears Rum will be shaking up the rum cocktails.

Entertainment

  • Legendary Leeds DJ Alex Simmons will be headlining the entertainment program, and is joined by singer Lauren G, who will perform some uplifting tracks from their recent Lockdown album. The album, which was a huge success, was dedicated to Leeds Rhinos champion Rob Burrow, with all profits going towards the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
  • Doghouse Derelicts
  • Wes Stakes
  • Hatty Lovehearts
  • Scott Broadhead
  • Gina Moretti
  • Keith gillot
  • Dance House

 

Speaking ahead of the festival, Alex said:

"I'm excited to be performing at The Brewery Wharf as part of The Waterfront Festival 2021. After a year of DJing over live streams and recording in the studio, I have rediscovered my passion for music and cannot wait to perform to a live audience.

Post-COVID is such an exciting time for everyone but more so for people working in the leisure and entertainment industry – it's been a long time, and I cannot wait to get back out there!

On the day, I'll be performing with singer Lauren Green (Lauren G), bringing you the best in old skool house, disco and some dancefloor classics!"

Mark Williams, co-owner of Café 212 and one of the Brewery Wharf Festival organisers, said:

“It's been a long, challenging year, particularly for the small independent businesses in the area, but we have survived, and we are back bigger and better than before. The people who live and work around Brewery Wharf have shown us immense support over the lockdown period; we have had to adapt to survive; however, we have, and now it's our chance to celebrate, give back and put on the party of the year!

 

The festival is completely free of charge, for more information about the festival: Click Here


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