Cash-strapped council chiefs have axed the annual Classical Fantasia concert held in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.
The event attracted thousands to the Abbey each year, starting off as a free eevnt
In a statement, a council spokesman said: “The council continues to support a strong programme of arts and events as part of our ambition to make Leeds a great place to live, work and visit.
“Because of the continued financial pressures being faced by the council the types of events we can support are changing and we have had to review the long-term sustainability of some elements of the programme, and in particular those where the council has been the sole funder.
“Due to the significant cost of organising, producing and staging Classical Fantasia, we have taken the decision to no longer hold this event.”
The statement said that the council continues to host concerts at Leeds Town Hall and in Millennium Square. the Opera and Ballet in the Park have already been cut by the council, which this financial year faced budget cuts from central government of £45.4million.