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Warning - Audience participation may take place at these events !
The first ever Leeds Museums and Galleries “Battle of the Bands”™ event will take place at the Kirkstall Festival.
This is an amazing event not to be missed! We will showcase fresh, new, up and coming talent and we’ve called on local groups who are aged 13 to 24 to get involved.
Bands have a 15 minute time slot in which to get on stage, tune up, interact with the audience, play one song, receive comments from the judging panel and exit the stage. This is to ensure that all bands have the same opportunity as many entering are new start-ups with limited set lists.
Other gigs appearing on the Bowling Green Stage are:
Youth Concert Band
Melodie DJ Academy
Hogg’s Bluesy Boys
Junior Frood YMCA
Cirque Dance Leeds
Beneath the Grave
With the weather being as it has recently it is very likely that parking for the festival will be very restricted. Where possible PLEASE try to use public transport, it’ll help to make your day run smoothly.
From Bramley: Buses 38, 49 and 91, alight at Kirkstall Leisure Centre and walk along to the Abbey (5 mins).
From Hawksworth: bus 50 travels along Morris Lane. Alight opposite Abbey Walk and walk down the hill past the Abbey House Museum (2 mins).
From Headingley: Buses 38 and 91, alight on Kirkstall Lane opposite Kirkstall Leisure Centre and walk along to the Abbey (5 mins).
From city: buses 33, 33a and 757 travel along Kirkstall Road all the
way to the Abbey.
Buses 670, 671, 760 and 508 also travel along
Kirkstall Road, alight at Kirkstall Morrisons and walk along to the
Abbey (5 mins).
From Horsforth: buses 33, 33a and 757 stop directly opposite the Abbey.
The nearest train station (Headingley) is ¼ mile walk from Abbey House museum.
The new Kirkstall Forge Station on the Wharfedale Line. Walk up through the Kirkstall Forge site (and have a sneak peek at the site under construction) or along the towpath for a more leisurely route to the Abbey / Festival. Hourly services are available to Leeds, Skipton/Ilkely and Bradford.
Note: There is likely to be heavy traffic and extra delays between 12:15 and 13:15 due to the procession
They cover a very wide range of wind band music ranging from film scores, classical arrangements and dance band music through to contemporary compositions. They share a love of music making and although rehearsals are relaxed and friendly, are very focused on producing a high standard of ensemble playing.
The authority also established a training band which introduces the young people to the first steps in improvisation and jazz ensemble work. In 1993 they won a Gold Award at the National Finals of the Boosey and Hawkes Concert Band Festival held at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Their programme includes tunes from the traditional big band repertoire to more contemporary Latin and Funk styles.