Roundhay World Music & World Food Festival
Sat Jun 17 2023 at 01:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Soldiers' Field, Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Oakwood, Leeds, UK | Leeds, EN
With My LEEDS Summer well and truly with us (part of Leeds 2023 Year of Culture) one of the highlights will be a superb family friendly World Music & World Food Festival taking place on the Soldiers Field Princes Avenue just by Roundhay Park on Saturday 17th June.
Bring your chairs and blankets (and sun screen!) and listen to an eclectic mix of music featuring Salsa and Cuban band – Charanga del Norte kicking off the concert at 2.00pm and guaranteed to get you on your feet and swaying those hips followed by a tribute to our Ukrainian residents with a visitor to Leeds giving us some traditional Ukrainian singing; closely followed by the well-known and loved choir from St Gemma’s Hospice who are the event charity.
Caribbean Breeze follows transporting you to Jamaica with the sunshine sounds of steel pans then the amazing “super-group” Caution Collective with the very best of Leeds musicians and singers giving us Reggae Soul R&B and Jazz in their inimitable style led by musician/composer/singer extraordinaire Christella Litras.
The pupils of Leeds City Academy’s Samba Orchestra entertain us followed by Raunakh Mela a traditional Punjabi Folk and Dhol Drumming act.
Another amazing line-up gives us Talking Spirits whose members boast their involvement with the likes of Frank Zappa Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Joan Armatrading Van Morrison Billy Ocean Jeff Beck and many many more.
Finally we have Ubunye - the pounding rhythms of Africa blended with the explosive energy of a live band. This vibrant group of Zulu performers combined with seasoned musicians from the UK mix ancient tradition with contemporary flare. The perfect way to round off the evening!
All these live acts introduced by the effervescent JoJo Kelly from Capital Radio and music between acts provided by Screwloose Sound System.
What a great line-up for a perfect Summer’s day – what could be better?
This is what could be better ….. a great selection of world food and drink vendors dotted around the site means you don’t have to leave the Festival for interesting and different refreshments. A real Mr Whippy ice-cream van and Scott Pullen’s famous fairground rides for the children.
Oh and did we say it’s FREE admission?!?!
Where is it happening?Soldiers' Field, Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Oakwood, Leeds, UK, United Kingdom