Leeds has always been a vibrant home for music. We have sent music globally. We have nurtured and loved rock and pop through bands like the Kaiser Chiefs and Soft Cell, and host Leeds Fest every year. We are internationally known for the Leeds Piano Competition and through the orchestras of Opera North and Northern Ballet.
We make music as a city. For every global hit, there are hundreds of people across Leeds playing, singing and making music for the love of it. Because it makes them feel good, feel creative, expressive and free. It is those folks we want to celebrate here.