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City Festival 2018

Published on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Invasion by Ljud

City Festival celebrates everything we love about Leicester, right in the heart of the city. 2018 was its sixth year; the festival has grown to be one of the major events in Leicester’s calendar. 

Many regular events returned this year, including Ride Leicester, Leicester Belgrave Mela, City Streets, Cosmopolitan Carnival and the ever popular Old Town Festival.

Some of the highlights of the City Streets portion of the this year's festival included:

  • Steli by Stalker Teatro an interactive urban performance that uses contemporary art and live performance along the themes of living in a post-industrial city. The whole thing will look like a giant game of pick-up sticks taking place in the city centre.
  • BLOCK by NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse left us speechless, as performers leaped around a concrete playground of giant Jenga blocks.
  • The Invasion by Ljud featured an interplanetary expedition of immigrants from outer space! members belong to different alien species, but they have one thing in common - they're bright pink! 

All these and more were enjoyed by Leicester residents  - for free -  throughout City Festival. 

Now that City Festival is over, keep up-to-date with what else is happening in leicester by following @leicesterfest on Twitter and on Facebook.

Check out the Visit Leicester website for even more information, as well as tips on where to eat, drink and make the most of your visit to Leicester.