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Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival returns to Leeds this June

The popular Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival returns to Leeds on Saturday 26th June from 12 – 9 pm.

Leeds DJ Alex Simmons and singer Lauren G will perform the headline set of uplifting old skool house, disco and dancefloor classics. 212 Bar & Cafe will provide drinks from Kirkstall Brewery, Magic Rock and more. Bastards Bistro and Doh’Hut will be providing food. Live bands, DJs and a dance act will also be performing at the free to enter family-friendly event.

As the city of Leeds springs back to life, post-COVID, one of its most popular and long-running events is gearing up for an almighty comeback after a year’s hiatus. The Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival will take place on Saturday 26th June from 12-9 pm, offering a plethora of food, drink and entertainment for the whole family.

As well as a celebration of the city’s ‘Waterfront’, the Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival is also a ‘nod’ to local independent businesses who have worked together and have had to adapt and change their focus due to the pandemic. The theme for 2021 is all about supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs with the majority of the food, drink, music and entertainment on offer all from Yorkshire.

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Local indie talent join forces at the Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival

Hosted by 212 Cafe & Bar, the list of breweries, street food vendors and DJs involved is a who’s who of the finest local indie talent. Street-food scene disruptors Bastards Bistro will be on-hand with their unique take on everything fried chicken, along with a mouth-watering vegan alternative, (as well as a slightly edited, more family-friendly name for the day.)

Doh’Hut will be bringing the sugar rush to the event, serving up their super fluffy handmade doughnut creations. Inspired by the calorific treats found in the food trucks of America, their lush and decadent menu will please even the most discerning of doughnut connoisseurs.

Friends of Ham Board and a Bottle

212 will be focussing solely on drinks at the Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival this year, and have enlisted the help of some of the world’s best breweries to meet the demand. Local heroes Kirkstall Brewery and Magic Rock Brewing will be serving fresh pints from their outdoor bars, whilst Black Tears Rum will be shaking up the rum cocktails.

Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival

Live music line-up

Legendary Leeds DJ Alex Simmons will be headlining the entertainment program and is joined by singer Lauren G, who will perform some uplifting tracks from their recent Lockdown album. The album, which was a huge success, was dedicated to Leeds Rhinos champion Rob Burrow, with all profits going towards the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

There will also be live music from the Doghouse Derelicts, and eclectic DJ sets from Wes Stakes, Hatty Lovehearts, Scott Broadhead, Gina Moretti, Keith Gillot and Wallop Resident DJ’s. There will also be two very special performances from Dance House, a talented Leeds based dance studio.

Mark Williams, co-owner of Café 212 and one of the Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival organisers, said:

“It’s been a long, challenging year, particularly for the small independent businesses in the area, but we have survived, and we are back bigger and better than before. The people who live and work around Brewery Wharf have shown us immense support over the lockdown period; we have had to adapt to survive; however, we have, and now it’s our chance to celebrate, give back and put on the party of the year!”

The Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival is completely free of charge, making it an essential day out for those looking for some laid-back waterfront summer vibes.

Details on the event can be found on the Brewery Wharf Waterfront Festival Facebook page.


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