Planning to visit Leeds, United Kingdom? Are you ready to grab this year by the horns? Whether you’re a visitor or a resident of this beautiful city, the good news is that there will be plenty of amazing events by the end of the year.
Read on to discover must-do goings, festivals, performances, and other happenings that will take place across the city in 2023. Below are some of the most impactful and biggest Leeds events worth visiting.
1. Premier League: Leeds United vs. Southampton
Date and time: Saturday, 25 Feb (3:00 PM)
Venue: Elland Road
Southampton and Leeds United will meet again this season on February 25. In direct matches, these professional football clubs scored 2.32 goals per Match on average. Southampton won nine while Leeds won eleven matches, so it’s not easy to predict who will be the winner. Stay up to date with Playersbest.
Premier League is the top tier of English football and this is a great opportunity to watch some of the best UK clubs such as Leeds United. The team boasts a rich history. It was founded in 1919 and has a strong following, with a loyal fan base that has supported them through thick and thin. For its passionate supporters, this is a must-visit event.
2. Disney on Ice (Discover The Magic)
Date: from 2nd to 5th March
Venue: First Direct Arena
This family-friendly event will span across a few days in March, and there will be a total of 7 chances to see it live. The first one will take place on 2nd March (6:30 PM), while the last one will be held on Sunday, 5th March (6:30 PM).
Those who like Mickey Mouse as well as his friends – like the Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Aladdin, and so on – will be able to Discover the Magic while exploring a variety of fantastic and immersive worlds. From high-flying acrobatics to top-class skating and incredible stunts, this adventure is filled with delight and excitement.
3. 1001 Stories presents Sinfonia
Date: Thursday 27th April – Saturday 6th May
Venue: Quarry Theatre, Leeds Playhouse
Sinfonia is a cross-artform event that combines storytelling with music and dances to bridge the generation gap. This dynamic performance will occur in the gorgeous Leeds Playhouse over two weeks. There will be exhibitions and performances of every kind full of moments of humour, joy, and real stories.
Sinfonia is a unique theatrical production that allows visitors to find out how the local residents have lived their lives. Learn how they are contributing to the cultural landscape of the city while getting enjoyment from music and dance.
4. Leeds Festival
Date: from 25th to 27th August
Venue: Bramham Park
Leeds is famous for different things, and one of them is Leeds Festival. This annual music festival takes place during Bank Holiday Weekend in August. The festival has been running since 1999 and is one of the largest and most popular music events in the UK. It features a lineup of popular rock, metal, indie, and alternative music acts.
This year, there will be two main stages that will be running simultaneously. Some performers have already been announced. The 2023 lineup includes Sam Fender, Billie Eilish, Doyle Carter, The Killers, Steve Lacy, and Imagine Dragons, just to name a few.
5. Light Night Leeds – Experience Art in the Dark!
Date: 13th and 14th October
Venue: Leeds City Centre
Light Night Leeds is an annual arts and culture festival that typically runs for two nights in October. This year, it will take place on October 13 and 14. It features a diverse range of cultural events and activities, including light installations, dance performances, exhibitions, and more.
Light Night Leeds aims to showcase the city’s vibrant cultural scene and to bring people together to celebrate art and creativity in all its forms. If you’re interested in arts, culture, and entertainment, Light Night Leeds is worth checking out!