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Leeds Youth Music Festival – June & July 2024

LMEP are delighted to announce that the Leeds Youth Music Festival will be returning again this year, with over 30 events and activities planned throughout June and July.

The festival is a celebration of the cultural and musical diversity in Leeds and brings together schools, youth music groups and LMEP partners. Events will be held across the city including performances from the City of Leeds Youth Orchestras, Diocese of Leeds choirs, jazz from the Junior Conservatoire and Leeds Youth Jazz Rock Orchestra, rock bands and electronic music from The Music Box plus interactive events at the Kirkstall Festival, Headingley Youth Music Festival and from Chapel FM.

How can your school get involved?

  • Please sign post your children and young people to these events, or, where appropriate bring a group along to one of the concerts.
  • If you are planning a music event in your school and would like to have this included in the festival listings, please contact LMEP.artforms@leeds.gov.uk
  • If you would like support with funding for your event, then you can apply to the LMEP Innovative Funding Grant. Grants of up to £500 are available for schools to use for extra – curricular projects and events.
  • This grant can also be used to fund transport costs for any of the events listed below.



Sun 16th June – Sunday Jazz Junction 3pm, Old Woollen, LS28 5UJ

Wed 19th June – LSMA Big Sing! 1.15pm, Pudsey Civic Hall, LS28 5TA

Fri 21st June – Summer Celebration with City of Leeds Youth Music 7pm, Cornerstone Baptist Church, LS6 3LF

Sat 22nd June – Headingley Youth Music Festival 12pm, Shire Oak Primary, LS6 2DT

Sat 22nd June – Chapel FM ‘Home From Home’, Old Seacroft Chapel, LS14 6JB

Sun 23rd June – Diocese of Leeds Boys Choir Festival 2.30pm, Leeds Cathedral, LS2 8BE

Sun 30th June – Diocese of Leeds Girls Choir Festival 2.30pm, Leeds Cathedral, LS2 8BE

Mon 1st-Sun 7th July – The Music Box Fuse Festival 2024 (workshops and performances), Pudsey and Tyersal

Tue 2nd July – Leeds Catholic Schools Concert: Sing With The Spirit 6pm, University of Leeds Great Hall, LS2 9JT

Wed 3rd July – Leeds Cathedral Centenary Concert 7pm, Leeds Cathedral, LS2 8BE

Thu 4th July – Secondary Singers Live At The Wardrobe 7pm, The Wardrobe, LS9 8AH

Sat 6th July – LJC Festival 10am, Leeds Conservatoire, LS2 7PD

Sun 7th July – Keyboard Studies Programme Showcase 3pm, Leeds Cathedral, LS2 8BE

Mon 8th July – Leeds Cathedral Organ Scholars Recital 1.15pm, Leeds Cathedral, LS2 8BE

Mon 8th July – Big Samba Performances 10am and 1pm, Pudsey Civic Hall, LS28 5TA

Mon 8th July – Leeds Symphony Orchestra Strings Performance 7pm, Bishop Young Academy, LS14 6NU

Tue 9th July – CLYM End Of Year Wind Concert Pudsey Civic Hall, LS28 5TA

Fri 12th July – CLYO End Of Year Concert The Grammar School, LS17 8GS

Sat 13th July – Kirkstall Festival (feat. CLYTO and Roots Alive) Kirkstall Abbey, LS5 3EH

Sun 14th July – LYJRO End Of Year Concert Pudsey Parish Church, LS28 8BE

Sat 27th July – Chapel FM Musicathon, Seacroft Village Green, LS14 6JS

And more! Please see artformsleeds.co.uk/events for up to date information.

See the poster here.

See a flyer here.