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City Festival


City Festival

The 2019 City Festival takes place over seven fun-packed days in August and this year’s theme is ‘Out of this World’, celebrating all things outer space.

Jubliee Square will host dazzling international street arts, stunning performances and interactive activities and games for the whole family. Look out for visitors from other worlds including giant insects and robots. The entertainment continues into the early evenings, with a series of music concerts and comedy showcases. Confirmed music artists include BC Camplight and British Sea Power plus a Comedy Showcase featuring Carly Smallman, Robert White, Dan Nightingale and Lloyd Griffith. More great acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Celebrate all that’s great about Leicester in the heart of the city!

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Visitor Details

Key Information

City Centre, Leicester

Tel: +44 (0)116 4543600

Opening Times

Festival Dates: (19 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019)



Sunday, 18 August 2019 - Sunday, 18 August 2019

Leicester Belgrave Mela - Events in Leicester, City FestivalLeicester Belgrave Mela
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Saturday, 17 August 2019 - Saturday, 31 August 2019

Ride Leicester FestivalRide Leicester Festival
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Monday, 20 May 2019 - Saturday, 31 August 2019

Qingdao Jason Gairn performanceSummer of Festivals
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Thursday, 22 August 2019 - Thursday, 22 August 2019

Matt HollinsCity Festival Presents: Leicester Comedy Local Showcase
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Thursday, 22 August 2019 - Thursday, 22 August 2019

Lloyd GriffithCity Festival Presents: Leicester Comedy Showcase
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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 - Tuesday, 20 August 2019

BC CamplightCity Festival Presents: British Sea Power
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Monday, 19 August 2019 - Monday, 19 August 2019

BC CamplightCity Festival Presents: BC Camplight
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