24 Aug 2018

Road closures for Leeds West Indian Carnival celebration


Motorists in Leeds are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of this weekend’s Leeds Black Music Festival and Leeds West Indian Carnival.

The carnival will include a spectacular parade featuring dazzling costumes, Caribbean music, stalls, and world cuisine.

The parade will start at Potternewton park on Monday, August 27 at 2pm and turns left down Harehills Avenue, right onto Harehills Lane and right again down Roundhay Road; right onto Barrack Road, right again onto Chapeltown Road before turning right onto Harehills Avenue and back into Potternewton Park.

Sunday, August 26 also sees the Leeds Black Music Festival taking place at Potternewton Park from 10am, with artists performing on three stages.

In order to ensure there is enough space for both those taking part and spectators at both events, road closures around the area will be in place from 12 noon on Sunday, August 26 until 5.30am on Tuesday, August 28.

Roads affected will include Chapeltown Road, Harehills Lane, Harehills Avenue, Avenue Hill, Saville Drive and Mexborough Drive.

For more details on road closures and timings can be found at: https://roadworks.org/?tm=107133469


For media enquiries contact:

Leeds City Council Communications team