Free Waterside Event Returning to Leeds’ Granary Wharf Next Month

  • Wharfest returns to Granary Wharf on Saturday 2nd October 2021 
  • The milestone 10th instalment of the popular waterfront event will take place at The Hop, Craft Asylum #1 and Archies 
  • Guests can expect live music ranging from 1920’s American blues to modern Indie, and 60’s rock through to DJ sets of soul, Motown, funk and dance 
  • Attendees will be handed a stamp card on arrival, with the first 100 guests to purchase a drink in all three venues awarded with a Wharfest t-shirt 

Ossett Brewery is set to host Wharfest 10 on Saturday 2nd October at the picturesque location of Granary Wharf, Leeds. Attendees can expect an unforgettable afternoon of live music, food and drinks. The popular waterfront festival has a reputation for serving up an eclectic mix of sounds spanning from indie, 60’s rock, American blues to party music, we promise the milestone tenth event will be no exception. 

Kicking off at 3pm, Wharfest is free to attend and will take place at The Hop, Craft Asylum #1 and Archies. Music highlights at The Hop will include a rousing set from the Leeds City Stompers, who will be playing their signature American boogie-woogie sounds from 3pm. Mossie Band will take to the same stage at 7pm with some modern indie rock, whilst Huddersfield’s 10-piece riot jazz band, Dead Beat Brass will close the show at 9:30pm with their New Orleans inspired take on rock and dancefloor classics. The Hop also happens to boast one of the best selections of local ales in the north, with favourites from award-winning brewery, Ossett Brewery, as well as a small but perfectly crafted menu of hearty local pies with peas and mash. 

Over at Craft Asylum #1, music includes an acoustic set at 5pm from SuperSonnets who channel everything from 90’s Brit Pop to 50’s classics. Yorkshire based solo acoustic guitarist Sarah Widdup will follow them at 7pm with her unique take on contemporary pop. Craft Asylum is of course known for its legendary Salt Beer Factory craft selection with a great range of craft beer to sample.

Round at Archie’s, a live DJ will be dropping a crowd-pleasing mix of soul, Motown, funk, chart and party tunes with a live sax from 6pm onwards. Archie’s are famous for their deliciously calorific pizzas, sides and desserts, making them the perfect place to soak up the alcohol. 

Early attendees will receive a stamp card, which allows the first 100 customers to claim a free Wharfest t-shirt once they’ve had a drink in all three venues. The t-shirts feature an eye-catching black and gold branding to match the 10th-anniversary event. 

Leanne Jackson, Group Marketing & Events Manager said: “We are so excited to bring Wharfest back to Granary Wharf across our three venues and due to popular demand, we are now celebrating our 10th festival! The beauty of the event is that it is free entry with live music all day from 3pm, what’s not to like?’’

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