what's on?


day one



Loud Noises bridge the gap between contemporary brass music and high octane dance. Blurring the line between band and audience, Loud Noises seriously bring the party and might be the most interactive and engaging band in Britain.

Ryan Taylor BAND

Ryan’s funky 4 piece hail from Sheffield and will be bringing their crowd-pleasing blend of original funk and neo soul, dropping a mix of original material and covers with sounds from Jamiroquai to James Brown.

Hyde Family Jam

“Folk gone wrong” At first sight you might expect these guys to be a tradional folk band but you couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is more of a bonkers, turbo-fuelled barn dance of crazy cover versions from all genres. They play fast and loud and are nailed-on, pure entertainment!

rave in a field

Seeing us through sundown and into the night DJ Hopie will be spinning dance classics, old school house, drum n bass & rave anthems. Groove Armada to 808 State, Aphrodite to Underworld, Daft Punk to The Prodigy…. We’re going to party like it’s 1999!

joe feather

Kicking off our live schedule for Friday is singer / songwriter Joe with an acoustic set of grunge influenced original material in an Eddie Vedder style.

gee dog

We couldn’t have Hopestock without the big fella playing, gracing the stage for the 3rd time! Performing as a duet this year with the lovely Ellie on cello.

kids activities

Loads of fun lined up for small people including drop-in circus skills workshop, face painting, slime making, glitter art, kids movie screenings & bouncy castle!

day two


Intergalactic Brasstronauts

12-piece supergroup featuring members of Bad Manners, East Park Reggae Collective, The Hallé Orchestra and Glastonbury regulars, New York Brass Band. A nailed-on festival highlight in the making, their explosive and unique live show blends ska pressure, dub and global rhythms with some seriously heavy brass.

“Infectious and seriously funky”
(James Morrison, BBC Radio 2)

(Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music)


Bringing some good old rock ‘n’ roll to the Saturday line up are Sons Of Robin. These guys are proper musicians and always put on a right show with an eclectic mix of covers from Electric 6 to Nirvana to Prince plus their infamous Queen and Bowie medleys


We have the cream of the crop of the DJs from Leeds’ bar and club scene over the past 20 years. Expect party classics: funk, soul, 80s, reggae, rock, hip hop, disco and more.

gav dickson

Getting the live schedule rolling on Saturday is local troubador Gav playing a mix of covers and original folky material with sounds from Dylan & Neil Young to Johnny Cash & Richie Havens.

cocktail masterclass

Rolling Social, the team behind The Leeds Rum, Whisky and Tequila Festivals held at the Corn Exchange will be running a ‘Cocktail 101’ masterclass on Saturday. Hosted by the legendary Lee Jones, participants will be shown how to make one classic cocktail and then get to have a go at creating a twist of their own. With no experience required (but equally fine if you’re an expert!), the class promises to be great fun and is included in the price of your all-inclusive booze wristband.

kids DISCO

Internationally renowned DJ, block party hustler and wannabe kids entertainer Wellsy will be dropping old skool / play school jams for anyone with a bottomless appetite for snacks to let (it) go and shake some moves to.

kids activities

Loads of fun lined up for small people including drop-in circus skills workshop, magician show, face painting, slime making, balloon animals, glitter art, kids movie screenings & bouncy castle!