The Garforth Arts Festival Playground Party 2015 is fast approaching, featuring a whole day of fantastic live music, dance, entertainment and fun for all the family. It is the culmination of the two-week long Garforth Arts Festival which is now firmly established as a part of the annual cultural calendar in the city of Leeds.

Headlining will be THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES delivering their unique mix of jazz, funk and soul. Supporting them will be West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist SETH LAKEMAN, and the afrobeat legend FEMI KUTI AND THE POSITIVE FORCE. Also on the bill is the BBC BIG BAND featuring top UK jazz singer CLARE TEAL. The line-up continues with the Garforth Jazz Rock Band with more artists to be announced.

Leeds arts organization East Leeds FM will be running a second stage featuring music and spoken word from a wide range of artists from Leeds and across the UK.

There will also be visual arts, craft and music workshops, so there will be loads to do for kids and parents alike.

Magic, face painting, juggling, stilt walking and a whole host of other vibrant and exciting activities will be going on throughout the day.

All in all, the Playground Party is a cultural extravaganza not to be missed, and at only £25 for a full day of entertainment, it might just be the best value festival day in the entire UK!

During the two weeks running up to the Playground Party there are numerous other events and activities taking place…

The Garforth Arts Festival has strong links with South Africa and in keeping with this they will present Sing Freedom. When ANC activist Rusty Bernstein was arrested and tried alongside Nelson Mandela, the life of the family changed forever. Sing Freedom is his daughter Frances’ story of her parent’s involvement in the struggle against apartheid.

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Single £25 (£21 concessions – see website for details)
Family £60 (2 adults & 2 children under 16 OR 1 adult & 3 children under 16)
Under 5s go free when accompanied by a paying adult

Telephone: 0113 212 7144