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by Tia Janowski

The team who have brought us Live at Leeds: In the City for the past 16 years are back to bring us the perfect day festival to start off the summer.

With headline acts such as Two Door Cinema club, Cavetown and The Hives, Live at Leeds: In the Park is taking over Temple Newsam, Leeds on Saturday 27th May 2023.

Expect an array of food and merch stalls across the festival grounds, 5 different stages, and over 40 different acts!


With the first act, Pillow Queens starting the festival at 12:30pm on the Rolling Stone stage and Two Door Cinema Club headlining the festival at 9:20 on the main stage, The Cockpit, the day will be jam packed with all our favourite festival performers. 

Throughout the day you will be able to see well-known performers such as Kate Nash and Tom walker perform on the mainstage whilst also experiencing some new artists such as Modern love, Panic Shack and Enola Gay on the Dork Presents stages. You’ll also be able to see a variety of artists at the Rolling Stone Big Top stage including everything everything and over at the DIY stage you can see Cavetown headline the stage. Check out the full setlist here.


At each of the bigger stages there will also be accessible viewing platforms and disabled toilets for those who need them, making the festival enjoyable for everyone. However it’s important to note that these areas are on a first comes first served basis and visitors will have to travel across grassy or possibly muddy terrain.

On top of all of the performers, the festival site will be filled with bars and merch stalls, including a craft beer tent, offering a wide range of beers and ciders. 

Each bar will have public wifi hubs meaning you can easily stay in contact with your friends or update your social media throughout the day. In preparation for the festival, it’s also important to note that all the bars will be operating as cashless. Despite this, there will also be cashpoints located at the entrance as the food stands and stalls will be accepting cash.


As with any day festival, the most common worry is your phone running out of battery. At Live at Leeds you don’t have to stress because at the entrance you will find lockers that have a USB port. 

This means that you can charge your phone throughout the day as long as you bring your phone wire as these aren’t provided. On top of this, there are also bag drops and larger lockers available meaning that if you’re travelling to Leeds for the festival, you don’t need to worry about carrying your things with you all day. So make sure you drop your stuff off in the lockers so you can dance all day and enjoy the music worry free.

Due to the festival being hosted at Temple Newsam in Leeds, there will be a shuttle bus running from Leeds central train station that will make it super easy to get to the festival if you’re coming from outside Leeds. 

With a return ticket costing £10, the bus will be taking festival goers to the grounds regularly between 11:30am-4pm and will be returning to the train station between 8pm-1am. 

However, if you’re planning on driving to the festival or being dropped off, there will also be a car park and drop off points at the grounds.


Although the festival is providing everything you could need to have a great day, there will also be information points with staff members across the grounds who will be able to help you with any queries or issues you have.


So there it is, with general admission at £66 and over 40 performers, Live at Leeds: in the park, makes for the perfect day festival to start your summer. And if you’re unable to make it to the festival, Darling magazine will be there reporting live all day - so make sure you check out our Instagram stories.

Edited by Emily Duff


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