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Mardi Gras – Proud in the Park

14 September 2021Visit website

This summer Leeds will play host to a brand-new festival, Mardi Gras – Proud in the Park on Saturday 14th August at Roundhay Park. It will be a celebration of inclusivity, peace and love with live music and entertainment, food and fairground rides.

Two full-size festival production stages will form the focal point of Mardi Gras which will be located at Soldier’s Fields within Roundhay Park. Stage one will be dedicated to all things house and dance, featuring globally renowned headline acts, such as Jax Jones, SIGALA, Disciples and Gok Wan, with support from some of the best local talent from across the region including Angel Lee, Dale Castell, Essel, Marc Leaf, Tin Tin and Will Tramp.

Stage two will be serving the best in commercial, pop and cabaret acts, featuring Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK acts Frock Destroyers, Tayce, Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Divina De Campo, alongside Cheeky Girls, Stephanie Hirst and Danny Beard. There will also be support from Leeds-based DJs and Hosts, including Dave Cooper, Luke Horsfield, Mamma Bear & The Rose and Miss Orry.

Speaking about the festival, Co-founder and Organiser, Shaun Wilson, said: “We are so excited for Mardi Gras – Proud in the Park. Whilst Leeds is known for its amazing festivals and events, including carnival in nearby Chapeltown, there hasn’t been anything quite like this before. So many big names have performed on-stage at Roundhay Park over the years and now we get to have it as the home to debut Mardi Gras. With many UK festivals sadly being cancelled for a second year running we felt it was particularly important to spread a little joy and positivity via this unique event.”

Visit the Mardi Gras Festival website for more information.

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