Chapel Allerton Arts Festival

Festival Week 28-31 August 2017


Festival Weekend 1-3 September 2017


Welcome to the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival!

It's our 20th Festival this year so let's make it special

The festival has a always been a group effort. Volunteers spend much of the year planning the event, booking the artists, raising sponsorship, liaising with schools and local community groups. The list is almost endless. Now is your chance to make the weekend the success it deserves to be. Stewards are the friendly face of the festival to visitors and help raise funds. Could you spare 2 hours? You can choose a time which suits you. If you'd like to do your bit, fill out this form and we'll be in touch. Or perhaps you would like to run a stall on the Saturday. Click here for more information.

We are a charity and rely partly on donations to fund the event. If you'd like to help us out, we'd be very grateful. Thank you very much for your support.


No paypal account? You can still donate here

Become a Sponsor

There are many opportunities to give your enterprise exposure whilst supporting a popular local event which attracts 10,000+ visitors each year

Click here to get in touch

Volunteer as a Steward

Be the smiley face at the gate, feel the power of the Hi-Viz, give something back to the Festival!

Sign up here....

The Village Jazz & Folk Roots Fringe

Chapel Allerton Festival are pleased to announce they have been successful in securing public funding from the Arts Council Grants for Arts Award to support the 2017 Festival including the introduction of new activities within a new Fringe Theme, these will run alongside the main festival weekend and include a village jazz & folk roots fringe festivals and an artist cafe run. This is an exciting development for the Festival who are celebrating their 20th year. We will be working in partnership with local arts venues and businesses who will be hosting these new events, with the aim of extending the community coverage of the festival activities and provide new artistic experiences for the local people in the area. Further details are available on the website as we build up the programme for the new “Fringe" activities.

Festival Weekend Lineup


Main Stage

Lineup to be confirmed. Click here if you are in a band and would like to apply

Village Jazz Festival

Dave Kane’s Magic Ya Ya Band - more info

Village Folk Roots Festival

Jonny Walker - more info

Jerry Cooper - more info

Lara Rose - more info


Main Stage

Lineup to be confirmed. Click here if you are in a band and would like to apply

Headliners - Maia - more info

Village Jazz Festival

Terry Shaltiel Esmond Selwyn - more info

Washboard Resonators- more info

Tempo Feliz- more info

Dave O Higgins Quartet- more info

Village Folk Roots Festival

Cordner & Rudolph - more info

Chris Milner - more info

Cafe Run - more info


Main Stage - Village Jazz Festival

Hymns in the Street - more info

Hyde Park Brass- more info

Dan Goldman’s “Electrio”- more info

James O Hara Blues Band- more info

Mojo 78 Festival Big Band- more info

Nag Champa- more info


Festival Week Events

Events will be taking place throughout the week, starting on Bank Holiday Monday. Keep an eye on this page, twitter and/or facebook for more details.

Monday 28 August

Short Film Festival 19:30 at Seven

We’re now accepting entries for this year’s Chapel Allerton Short Film Festival.  As ever, we’re looking for films of all genres to include in our programme and we want to encourage local filmmakers of all backgrounds and disciplines to apply.  Click here to apply

Tuesday 29 to Wednesday 30 August

Events to be announced

Keep an eye on this page and stay connected with facebook and twitter

Thursday 31 August

Brian Houston

Brian Houston will be playing at Seven at 8pm as part of the Village Folk Roots Festival. Click here for more details.

James Dey

James Dey will be part of the Village Folk Roots Festival event at Seven at 8pm. Click here for more details.

The Bar

The Festival Bar will be serving up some of Leeds' best local craft ales, as well as Pimms, wine and soft drinks. It's the place to buy drinks as profits help fund the festival


Browse over 75 stalls reflecting nearly 60 different artists, craftspeople, local groups and national charities.
Contact us if you are interested in a non-food stall or a food concession


Activities for all ages will be taking place on Saturday in the Methodist Hall and in the Street Performance Space on Well Lane

Methodist Hall

Mapping the Festival at 20

11.30am - 5.00pm

As this is the 20th year of Chapel Allerton Arts Festival we want to celebrate by building a model Chapel Allerton in the Methodist Hall, which you can fill with your favourite things from this year’s festival, memories from the past, or maybe even things from your imagination.

So bring your adults with you for a fun day of making and creating together.

We have also created a film about art and making with some of the children from St Matthew’s and Chapel Allerton primary schools and there will be special screenings of the film at 11.30am and 4.30pm.

Family Activities Street Performance Space on Well Lane

Suitcase Circus

Pete will once again be astonishing onlookers with his notorious hoola hoop hip action and mind boggling juggling stunts

Outdoor Games

Youth groups will be bringing games for all the family to try

Coconut Shies and Hook a Duck

It's all about aim and concentration

Classic Car Show

Last year we held a pilot Classic Car Show, with 9 vehicles of various ages right back to 1925. The event was so popular that we are running another show this year, with over 20 wonderful vehicles already promised.

If you have a classic vehicle yourself and would like to enter, please contact giving age, make and model of vehicle.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors