The world’s biggest disco ball will be coming to Leeds this week as the city prepares to host a huge street party.
The unique celebration, which takes place at Duke Studios this Friday, July 1, will see some traffic diversions in place during the evening and night as crowds are entertained by the gigantic disco ball, top DJs, performers and street food vendors.
Big Disco starts at 3pm and runs until 11pm and will see Crown Point Road, between Black Bull Street and Hunslet Lane, closed between 6pm and midnight.
Black Bull Street will remain open, but some diversions will be in place and local bus services travelling towards the city centre will also be affected.
They will include the 2, 3, and 3A towards Chapeltown Road, the 12, 13 and 13A towards Roundhay Road, the 51 and 52 towards Meanwood Road, the 74, 85 and 87 towards Leeds.
Bus stops 450 10647 (Brookfield Street) 450 11969 (Chadwick Street) 450 11974 (Crown Point Road A2) and 450 26789 (Crown Point Bridge) will also not be served during this closure.
The Big Disco is part of the Yorkshire Festival and will also see family friendly Little Discos held around Yorkshire throughout Friday afternoon, leading up to the main event at 7.20pm, when an estimated 25,000 people around the region will simultaneously dance to one single track chosen by the public.
The Leeds event will continue into the early hours, with an after party running until 4am.
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “It’s inspiring to see Leeds hosting a cultural event that will bring so many people together for what I’m sure will be a unique collective experience.
“Activities like this are also a wonderful way of bringing the South Bank area to life and generating some more excitement about what will be one of the city’s most ambitious and exciting developments.”
The Yorkshire Festival 2016, which runs until July 3, has commissioned Leeds-based Duke Studios to help deliver Big Disco.
Director at Duke Studios, Laura Wellington, said: “We are delighted to be working with Yorkshire Festival on such an exciting project and we have carefully selected an amazing line-up to reflect the various musical tastes and cultural interests of all people in this wonderful region.
"Big Disco is all about community and bringing people together to share one epic moment, so in the party spirit, there is truly something for everyone!”
Big Disco is a collaboration between Yorkshire Festival, Duke Studios and NEWSUBSTANCE.
More information on the event schedule, getting involved, securing a Little Disco DIY kit and choosing the public’s song can be found at: www.thebigdisco.com.
For more information on Yorkshire Festival 2016, go to www.yorkshirefestival.co.uk or follow on Twitter @YorkshireFest or on Facebook yorkshirefestival
For further information please contact Laura Wellington at email@example.com or on: 07790 012073
For more details on traffic and travel on the day, visit: http://www.wymetro.com