Kirkstall Festival: Be a hero and volunteer!


Kirkstall Festival is just around the corner – and event organisers are appealing for more volunteers from across West Leeds for help on the day.

The theme of this year’s event, in the Abbey Grounds on Saturday, 9 July, at 11am is ‘heroes and heroines’.

The theme has particular resonance in Kirkstall this year, following the Boxing Day floods which saw residents rallying to help the clean up operation.

A youngster from Farnley gave his view of what Leeds needs at last year's Kirkstall Festival. Photo: West Leeds Life/Dispatch
A youngster from Farnley gave his view of what Leeds needs at last year’s Kirkstall Festival. Photo: West Leeds Life/Dispatch

Kirkstall Festival also relies on its own heroes and heroines in the form of volunteers.

One of the festival organisers, Kirkstall resident Richard Honey, said:

“We’re still desperate for volunteers to help sell programmes at the Kirkstall Festival.

“Kirkstall Festival attracts attendees from Armley and Bramley as well as other neighbouring areas, so if you live in West Leeds it’s a great way to help your locality.

“Please get back if you can spare an hour or three. A great day out and a warm glow of knowing you’ve helped secure the Festival for another year guaranteed!”

Admission to Kirkstall Festival is free but attendees are encouraged to support it by buying a programme for £2. This support secures the future of the festival.

Stalls for the event are now fully booked up.

Last year’s event attracted around 25,000 people.

If you can spare some time to volunteer to sell programmes, e-mail


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