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City Festival

City Festival: Night of Festivals 2

City Festival
Saturday 16 August - Bank Holiday Monday 25 August
City Centre


The City Festival is back for a second year, celebrating Leicester in the heart of the city and this year it’s even bigger and better! 

Taking place over ten fun-packed days, sites across the city centre will buzz with entertainment for all the family. Incorporating well-established favourites like Leicester Belgrave Mela, Ride Leicester Festival, Our Leicester Day and Sports Fest, as well as last year’s hits such as Journeys FestivalEnd of the Pier Delights and the Old Town Festival.

New events for 2014 include Night of Festivals, a programme of activities over two days, celebrating freedom and independence through innovative art and artistic inspiration and Safe House, a spectacular large-scale outdoor performance that explores the significance of home and the importance of being part of a community. Visit exciting new events such as City Music, City Streets & City Nights, at BBC Radio Leicester and the Cosmopolitan Carnival, at indoor and outdoor venues.

The festival will make the most of the attractive new streets and spaces that are being created as part of the Connecting Leicester project, including Jubilee Square, developed to mark the Queen’s visit to the city in the year of her Diamond Jubilee. Other sites across the city centre hosting events are Leicester Market, Humberstone & Gallowtree Gate, the Clock Tower, Orton Square, Town Hall Square, Leicester Cathedral and BBC Radio Leicester.

With an array of free activities for all ages, including sports, culture, music, art, heritage and much more, the City Festival provides a great reason to stay local this August. 


Tendering opportunities are now open for Leicester Belgrave Mela and Our Leicester Day, find out more on the Leicester Festivals tendering page.


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