Launchpad Festival

Chris Joseph

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Launchpad Festival is a new live music event featuring over 30 new and emerging artists from across Yorkshire, performing across 3 venues in Leeds City Centre, Belgrave Music Hall, Headrow House and Howard Assembly Room, with a single ticket gaining entry to all the acts.


First wave artists include:

Blackson / Chiedu Oraka / Dialect / Dilettante / Dreuw / Fran Minney / Galaxians / Harris Hameed / Josephine Sillars / La Rissa / Luxury Goods / Ntantu / Rosie Miles / Rumbi Tauro / Sister Wives / Skinner / Sunday / Team Picture / Tsarzi / Wildest

Find out more about the artists here.

Tickets: £10 advance / more on the door
Age limits: 18+ or 14+ if accompanied by an adult


All the artists performing at the festival have been supported by Launchpad – a talent development program that supports artists and emerging professionals throughout Yorkshire in the music industry. Launchpad offers ongoing support through its advice portal, including regular advice sessions, and biannual open calls for new artists to apply for support. 


Launchpad Festival is paired with Launchpad Conference, a free day of panels, workshops, presentations and networking for those working in, or aspiring to work in the music industry, with speakers from the local music scene, and those working on a national and international level taking place on Thursday 14th April.

More info here




Covid guidance

We want everyone attending our events to feel comfortable and safe as possible so we ask that you:
* Stay at home if you’re feeling unwell

* Wear a mask when inside, unless you are exempt
* Do a lateral flow test before coming, if it’s positive please stay at home (you can order LFTs for free here)
* Regularly wash your hands with soap or hand sanitiser

For more information you can visit the venues’ websites:

Belgrave Music Hall
Headrow House

Howard Assembly Room




All three venues have lots of accessibility information on their websites, click here for Belgrave (under the Accessibility tab), here for Headrow House and here for Howard Assembly Room. If you have any access requirements or questions, please free to drop us an email at or get in touch with Belgrave on / 0113 2346160, Headrow House on / 0113 245 9370 and Howard Assembly Room on / 0113 223 3600. 




Launchpad Festival is part is delivered by Music Local, partnering with Super Friendz & Howard Assembly Rooms and is supported by Youth Music, with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, as well as Leeds 2023, arts@leeds, Leeds City Council, Awesome Merchandise, PPL, PRS For Music and PRS Foundation’s Talent Development Partnership supported by PPL.

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