City centre to host string of street parties over Jubilee weekend

Street parties are set to take place across Leeds city centre in June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Leeds City Council has teamed up with the city’s hospitality sector to deliver a programme of activities that will take place from June 2-5.

The events are set to take place in some of the city’s key nightlife and leisure hotspots, including the newly pedestrianised New Briggate, Call Lane, Merrion Street, Lower Briggate, Greek Street and the recently opened Cookridge Street public space.

There will also be a variety of street activities such as outdoor seating, pop-up bars, BBQs, street performances, street food and live music.

And away from the Jubilee celebrations, on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June, Cookridge Street will also host a stage for the Leeds Jazz Festival which has been programmed in collaboration with JazzLeeds, Jazz North and Launchpad.

There will also be a range of ticketed and free events over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend including the World Island festival at Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House and a full day party at the Leeds West Indian Centre.

Cllr Jonathan Pryor said: “It will be fantastic to see businesses and people come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“Leeds has a brilliant street food and drink scene, as well as a great programme of events taking place to celebrate the Jubilee. I urge everyone to come to the city centre and enjoy what should be a fantastic long weekend.”

The street parties will be free to attend, with no pre-booking required.