Headlined by Foreign Beggars and DJ Semtex, StreetFest takes over Canal Mills this May

It’s been referred to as the country’s first ‘counterculture festival’, but a perhaps more familiar description might be an urban festival. Either way, the Shoreditch-born StreetFest, which celebrated its tenth anniversary last year, is making its way to Canal Mills in just a few weeks. Previous performers have included Loyle Carner, Goldie and Miss Dynamite, cementing the festival’s reputation for bringing together some of the country’s top acts.

This year, StreetFest 2019 will take place on Saturday 11 May with a massive twelve-hour line-up, including legendary spinner DJ Semtex alongside Foreign Beggars (main image) with main stage hosting from MC Paz. There’ll also be sets from The Old Red Bus Station’s License to Jungle and live Pas from Flame Griller, Budrat Records and Defenders Of Style.

But StreetFest - a broad celebration of urban creative culture - has more to offer than just the music. Immerse yourself in skateboard demos on a 32-foot halfpipe courtesy of Learn to Skate, check out breath-taking dance battles and watch live art thanks to mural collective PaintFreaks. 

There are still opportunities to snap up early-bird tickets, with the second release batch available for £11.25, or £22.25 for a family of four (two adults, two kids). For those willing to risk it, there’ll also be a limited number of £15 tickets on the door.  

StreetFest takes place at Canal Mills, Brandon Street Leeds LS12 2EB on Saturday 11 May

Main image: Danny North