Canvas Yard – Leeds’ largest outside event space announced for spring 2023

The 103,000sqft venue will hold up to 5,000 people.

A collaboration between Moda Living and New Citizens, Canvas Yard will be a dedicated event space for music, sport, culture and art in the city centre.

Canvas Yard is an exciting, cultural collaboration between Moda Living and New Citizens.

This dedicated event space will be based in city centre and is the first instalment in the plan for the site to become a vibrant new neighbourhood in Leeds.

The site will be located opposite Holbeck Village at City One, just a short walk away from the main train station making it the perfect spot for those travelling into the city.

The site for Canvas Yard.
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Canvas Yard will span over 103,000sqft and will have a whopping capacity of up to 5,000 people. It will be the largest open-air events space in the city and will attract world renowned artists and creators.

Canvas Yard’s very first event will kick off in April 2023, with a fantastic line up of events to look forward to.

These include ‘Hacienda Open Air’ on Saturday 30 April, followed by the legendary and iconic ‘The Garden Party’ on 27 and 28 May.

Lydia Eustace, Marketing Director at Moda, said about the opening: “The success of last year’s The Garden Party demonstrated a great working partnership and one we were keen to develop.

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“The potential at Canvas Yard is enormous, from health and wellbeing, fitness and sports events to music festivals, art exhibitions, and everything in between – we can’t wait for the event programme that will come forward at Canvas Yard. New Citizens share the Moda ethos of well-being and community and so it’s fantastic that we can announce the launch of Canvas Yard in association with them.”

To book your tickets for the upcoming events, take a look at Canvas Yard’s website.

Read more: The biggest gigs and festivals in Leeds and beyond in 2023 – including dates, tickets and how to get there

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