Family Day – Sunday 10th September 23

31 Aug 2023

Join us on Sunday 10th September 12- 5pm for Family Day to celebrate the end of summer at Kirkstall Abbey. There will be Street Food, soft drinks and a full programme of activities for children and young people including:

Mini Gig with Leeds band Lucky Iris will be joining Made by Music on stage.

Lucky Iris are an alt-pop duo, made up of Maeve and Jasper, based in Leeds. With their lyrics described as a ‘cotton-candy kick in the face’, they write songs for you to dance or cry to, depending on your mood. This summer Lucky Iris are set to release their new EP ‘maybe i’m too much’, their latest expression of their lessons learnt in love and friendships. With notable hyper-pop influences and a long-lasting love for British indie music, they are excited to share their most developed sound yet.  Lucky Iris | Facebook

DJ workshops – with edv3ctor for children 10 + (2pm)

An introduction to Vinyl dj’ing & selecting for young music & vinyl enthusiasts, including setting up, handling vinyl, cuing up, segueing, blending & beat mixing and ways of listening, hearing & presenting music’. Hosted by Ed Martin (aka edv3ctor)

There will be vinyl provided for the workshop but do feel free to bring one or two of your own!

The workshop is free of charge for ticket holders but booking in advance is essential so please do get in touch to book by emailing


Travelling to the Festival

For the 2nd consecutive year, the festival will be partnering with First Bus, one of the UK’s largest bus operators.

You can plan your journey, track your bus live and buy your £2 Single ticket all on the First Bus App. It only takes 15/20 mins to get to the Abbey from the city centre and all the buses are wheelchair accessible and DDA compliant.

Here are just some of the bus services from Leeds city centre to Kirkstall Abbey:

  • Catch bus services 33 and 34 from Leeds Bus Station and The Headrow, stopping outside Kirkstall Abbey on Abbey Road.
  • Catch bus services 50/50A from Eastgate and The Headrow, stopping outside Kirkstall Abbey Museum on Morris Lane.

If you are looking to travel to the festival from other parts of the city, use the First Bus App to plan your route.

Download here for hassle-free travel to Kirkstall Abbey: