This weekend sees the return of Mardi Gras Festival to Leeds’ Roundhay Park. With live music, house music, markets and international street food, Mardi Gras promises to be one of the stellar dates in this years’ summer in Leeds.
Following the huge success of the first Mardi Gras Festival, it’s back on July 2nd with a huge lineup of live music and DJs. This year with two stages, the festival is set to have another bumper year with the likes of Clean Bandit and Joel Corry taking to the stage. Over 25 acts will perform on the day which this year is right in the heart of summer, meaning sunshine, glitter and bright colours will be lighting up the beautiful surrounds of Roundhay Park.
As well as music, this year’s event will host carnival themed rides and market stalls from premium independent traders. The highlight of the day though will no doubt come from the international food village, which has cuisines from Africa, South America, Turkey, India and many more. With partners North Brew and Kirkstall also in attendance, the beer offering promises to be much more premium than your usual festival fare.
Clean Bandit headline alongside Joel Corry and both acts continue to impress with their live performances. With a new record on the way in 2022, you can expect to hear some new material from Clean Bandit, as well as the classics; picture yourself with a pint of Piglove Brewing beer in the sun at Roundhay Park yelling Rather Be back to Clean Bandit…sounds good right?
Joel Corry comes to Mardi Gras fresh from his latest single release featuring David Guetta and Bryson Tiller and will no doubt have a packed crowd as he headlines the South Stage. With Roger Sanchez and Jodie Harsh also taking to the stage that day, house and dance fans will be in their element over in the festival tent. If live music is more for you, then you’ll be treated to performances from Raye, Luke Horsfield and more over on the North Stage.
Mardi Gras isn’t just about music, food, beer and shopping though, the carnival atmosphere means you can soak up the sun with friends, enjoy life and let loose a little for one day. I’ll be donning glitter and neon and fully recommend you throw yourself into the party vibe this Saturday afternoon. Tickets are still available whilst limited, and shuttle buses are running direct from Leeds Station to and from the event – so no excuse not to fill your Saturday afternoon with colour, fun and entertainment at Mardi Gras 2022.