Leeds Holi Festival 2024 returns – bigger and more vibrant than ever before

Tickets are now on sale.

Get ready for the most colourful event of the year, because Leeds Holi Festival 2024 is back.

Holi Festival, known as the Festival of Colours , is a joyous celebration of peace, love, happiness and equality through live music and bright colours. 

The beloved festival has grown exponentially since its inception in 2016 and is now hailed as the biggest open air colour festival in the UK.

This year it is set to be bigger and better than ever before, once again uniting cultures and spreading love and positivity through music, colours, and street food.

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The journey began in 2016 when Leeds’ first Holi Festival saw 230 Holi lovers paint the town, followed by 1200 people in 2022 which proudly earned Leeds the title of the “Biggest Colour Festival in Yorkshire”.

And it didn’t stop there, a whopping 2700+ people gathered last year, hailing from various cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and walks of life, to celebrate the festival.

And we are certain it’s only going to get even bigger this coming March, as the festival is expecting to host over 5,000 guests.

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This year, the festival has been extended to a two-day extravaganza and is set to light up the iconic Beaver Works venue on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March from 12.30 to 8pm.

The Sunday will be a special day dedicated to families, specifically children, with the addition of family-friendly activities including bouncy castles and funfair rides.

The joyous celebration is globally renowned for the colourful powders friends and families throw at each other, as well as well as the serving of street food, live DJs and performances right in the heart of the city.

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Red is the sign of love, yellow is synonymous with healing properties, blue is the colour of Lord Krishna and green symbolises new beginnings. Through the use of these vibrant colours, Leeds Holi Festival aims at bringing different cultures together with different genres of music under one roof.

British-Indian singer-songwriter, Jaz Dhami, will be headlining the event and providing the ultimate party tracks for guests to dance all day

Eshaan Kapoor, founder of Leeds Holi Festival said: “We owe our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed sponsors who have made this journey possible. Our valued partners include Kirkstall Brewery, Slingsby Gin, and the culinary delights of Punjabi Heaven restaurant for a mouthwatering street food experience.

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“The colours that will light up the festival are proudly sponsored by the renowned Ministry of Colours, ensuring they are herbal and skin-friendly. Leeds Holi Festival is more than just a festival; it’s about finding the right partners who believe in our vision and share our passion for bringing cultures together.

“It’s all about celebrating Yorkshire, embracing the spirit of Leeds, and collaborating with like-minded individuals to grow this festival into a colossal event, with the goal of hosting 20,000 attendees in the next 3 years.”

Tickets are on sale now, and you can buy yours here on the Leeds Holi Festival website.

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