The 2017 Headingley Music Festival dates are Thursday 8th June to Saturday 17th June. Keep a look out for updates.
Thursday 8th June 7.45pm
‘Name That Tune’ Music Quiz - can you name the tune and artist before the clip ends? Come test your pop music knowledge and find out. Surprise twist at the end for a bonus prize! 3 prizes up for grabs.
HEART Cafe/Bar £1 per sheet
Friday 9th June 7.45pm
Lunar Calling - this popular folk duo are returning for the second year running, with an evening of nourishing earthy tomes and worldly rhythms, entwined in their original contemporary folkish tunes.
MEANWOOD INSTITUE £6 / £5 on the door. Refreshments available
Saturday 10th June 10.00am
The Ridge Runners
FARMERS MARKET – free entry
Saturday 10th June from 12.00pm
Headingley Voices and other local choirs will begin with a Mass Sing at the Farmers’ Market from 12.00 – 12.30pm. Followed by Street Busking from 1.15pm in various Headingley locations including outside Salvos, Arndale Centre outside Arcadia and the corner of Wood Lane, the Rose Garden on North Lane and outside TSB bank, throughout the afternoon and finishing at Shire Oak Primary School with a mass sing with Headingley school children from 3.45pm
Saturday 10th June 12.00 – 4.00pm
Shire Oak School Youth Music Day – a fun musical event for young people and their families, with live music on the main stage from local, young performers, including a steel pan band, djembe drummers, a choir from local schools, along with Headingley Voices and a variety of soloists. Rock School will be running their very popular workshop, culminating in a headline performance.
Other drop-in workshops include DJ skills and learn to play a variety of musical instruments. Storytellers will delight young and old alike, whilst there are plenty of craft opportunities to enjoy and music making for tinies. There will be plenty to do, with bouncy castles, an inflatable assault course, ice creams, stalls, dancing, football, food, drink and much more
SHIRE OAK SCHOOL – free entry
Saturday 10th June 9.00pm
Headlining is The Critical Mass Ensemble, who’ll be playing a variety of atmospheric jazz. Keep a look out for details to come.
WHITE’S DELI/BAR – free entry
Tuesday 13th June 8.00pm
Traditional Irish Music evening hosted by Irish Arts Foundation
CAFE LENTO – £PWYF (Pay What You Feel)
Wednesday 14th June 8.00pm
- are a jazz trio from Leeds, comprising piano, bass and drums. With prominent players from the local music scene, they play everything from unique arrangements of classic jazz standard, to more contemporary pieces as well as there own original compostions.
HEART Shire Oak hall £6 /£5 concessions
Thursday 15th June from 10.00am
Do you secretly dream of playing a musical instrument but you’ve no time for lessons? Learn to play the Ukulele from scratch in an hour. Anyone can play this popular instrument with the help of Jessica Bowie (www.yourukeleletutor.com). Ukuleles’ provided.
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Adapted Ukulele for Beginners: Play ukulele with the easy button push method especially designed for people with limited dexterity in their hands and fingers. Colour coded large print song sheets are provided for everyone to sing along and strum some old time favourite tunes. It’s easy to learn and ideal for beginners.
11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Absolute Beginner Ukulele: Suitable for adults and children, this is a fun introduction to the ukulele where people learn how to tune and hold the ukulele, name its parts, make chord shapes and sing a selection of simple popular and traditional tunes. Ukuleles and song sheets provided, no musical experience needed, just a willingness to have fun! To book a place contact email@example.com £3.00 per person. Door-to-door accessible transport is available for people aged 55+ (£3.00 return). Call the office on 0113 369 7077 to book.
Friday 16th June 8.00pm
Kate Ryrie and Skinner & T’witch
Kate Ryrie is a Leeds based singer-songwriter who has recently recorded her debut EP ‘Thinking Tree’. She has an acoustic folk inspired sound, based on strong lyrics and good melodies. Hear her on Soundcloud (soundcloud.com/kateryrie)
Skinner & T’witch combine many influences – British folk, flamenco, musicals, classical and ‘world’ music. This year they are appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Acoustic Festival of Britain and in New York. Their new album ‘The Fool’s Journey’ was released in April.
NEW HEADINGLEY CLUB £7 / £6 concessions
Friday 16th June 8.00pm
Sign O’ The Times Film - celebrating the 30th anniversary of the landmark and epocahl Prince album of the same name.
HEART £6 / £5 concessions
Saturday 17th June 3.00pm
‘Heer Ranjha’ A True Love Story (2009) presented by OWLS and Hyde Park Picture House. Starring Harbhajan Mann and Neeru Bajwa. Rated 12. English subtitles. Come and enjoy this classic Punjabi love story told through fantastic songs and music, in the rich surroundings of Leeds’ one and only 1914 cinema.
HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE £3.00
Saturday 17th June 8.00pm (part of The Great Get Together to honour Jo Cox)
Hassan Erraji and Oriental Craze - Hassan, a Moroccan Master Musician “Hassan Erraji’s oud playing is electric” (The Observor), and his amazing band Oriental Craze will be performing music from North Africa, the Middle East and beyond.
HEART £10 / £2 (under 18s and unwaged)