Everything you need to know about Popworld Festival at Millennium Square

From tickets to timings.
crowd cheering at a festival.

Last year, Leeds hosted the UK’s first ever Popworld Festival and this weekend – the festival returns for a second round.

Last year’s event sold over 4,500 tickets and this year it promises to be even bigger and better than ever, with the pop favourites through the years like B*Wiched and Ronan Keating performing throughout the evening.

For those wanting to nosey at the event before committing to a ticket or those diehard fans that are researching everything they need to know ahead of the weekend, we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Popworld Festival 2023…

Who is performing at Popworld Festival?

Following on from the success of last year’s Popworld Festival, the national club chain has returned with a brand new lineup for 2023.

The acts performing at this year’s Popworld Festival are as followed:

  • Ronan Keating
  • Claire Richards  
  • B*Witched
  • Chesney Hawkes
  • DJ Casper

How can I get tickets?

Tickets are still available for Popworld Festival and can be purchased directly through the Popworld website.

Tickets cost £49.50 each and if you buy three tickets you’ll get them at a discounted rate of £37 each, plus a fourth ticket free of charge.

Popworld Festival also says ‘you’ll even be able to get the discounted price when buying more than four tickets too’.

Tickets have now sold out for the viewing platform but general standing tickets are still available.

When is Popworld Festival?

Popworld Festival is taking place at Millennuim Square in Leeds on Saturday 5 August 2023.

What times does the event start?

Millennium Square advertises the event as starting from 6pm. It is expected that exact timings for each act will be released closer to the date.

Is there an afterparty?

Of course there is – it’s a Popworld event.

It really is a dream come true for all pop lovers out there, guests can expect an evening full of pop classics, dance tunes and singalong favourites.

Popworld Briggate Street and Cookridge Street both be hosting epic after parties for guests to dance on until the early hours. Festival attendees are simply asked to show tickets at the door before midnight on Saturday 5 August for free entry.

Anything I can’t bring?

Millennium Square says in its Summer Series FAQ that ‘Backpacks of any size or large bags will not be allowed into the arena. You are permitted to bring small bags or handbags no larger than 21cm x 29cm (approx. A4 size piece of paper)’, but mention that as all bags are subject to a search, it’s much easier not to bring a bag at all to speed up entry into the venue.

As for banned items, the list is pretty self explanatory: alcohol, glass, cans, chairs, portable furniture, large umbrellas, parasols, tents, gazebos, laser pens, air horns, fireworks, flares, smoke canisters, BBQs, paper lanterns or any lighting with a naked flame.

How do I get to Millennium Square?

Millennium Square is located in Leeds city centre, and is around a ten minute walk from Leeds train station.

Buses: The nearest bus stops from Millennium Square are located where East Parade meets The Headrow; Civic Hall; Woodhouse Lane and the Merrion Centre.

Buses 5, 19 and 19A go from near the train station (stop Station B) to The Headrow, where you’ll have to walk from there. This particular route is an 8 minute journey and it’s 11 to walk – so not much of a time saver but handy as an option.

The full address for you to pop into maps is: Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

Feature Image – Popworld Festival via Facebook

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