Since it began in 2007 Planet Leeds has remained true to it’s original message every year. It was created as a positive celebration of the diversity of culture that is in Leeds. There was a noticeable disconnection between the communities, due to being from different cultures and backgrounds, Planet Leeds aims to bring these communities together, learn from one an other by showcasing the wide range of talents Leeds has to offer.
This year the free festival will take place on Briggate and kirkgate Market on Saturday 16th June from 10am. The Line up will be released in the next week or so via their twitter page here so make sure your following them to keep up to date!
Previous years have featured Iranian guitarists, belly dance, hip-hop artists, Irish and Indian dance, folk music, the list goes on!
Leeds is the most culturally diverse city, outside of London that is, and there are not many opportunities to see and experience the different cultures first hand. Planet Leeds is providing a positive platform for performers or all ages and levels to celebrate their own cultures and learn from others and above all celebrate!
By taking place in the heart of the city Planet Leeds aim to revitalise the city centre, bringing the people of Leeds together so they can enjoy something different, without spending a penny!
The community led festival is lead by a team of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the city and the positive message of the festival.
So whilst in the city centre on Saturday 16th June, pop over to Briggate and visit the festival, see what acts are on offer and appreciate the diversity Leeds has to offer! You never know you may learn something as well as have a lovely time!
For more information visit the official website here.