LEOPALLOOZA 2023 IS ON BETWEEN FRIDAY 21 AND SUNDAY 23 JULY NEAR BUDE. THIS A BARNSTORMIN’ CORNISH FEST OF IMMENSE PROPORTIONS BUT THIS WILL BE THE LAST ONE EVER SO MAKE SURE YOU GET INVOLVED!
It is with a tear in our eye that we announce that this will be the last Leopallooza Festival ever. The organisers have said this is the ’15th and final’ one. So surely it’s worth heading down to the last chapter in what’s been an incredible book over a decade-and-a-half.
A weekend multi-act music event with a unique vibe. The Leopallooza Festival is in equal parts charming and way out there. The organisers call it a ‘multi award-winning, grass roots music festival that celebrates the very best in new, up-and-coming and established bands, artists and DJs within our bespoke festival site which is nestled in a hidden, tree-filled Cornish valley, just a few miles from the sea’. Anything that takes that many words to define by the guys who actually organise it, well, means that this festival is pretty hard to define.
But being hard to define is to Leopallooza’s advantage because it is so many things to so many people. Basically, all you need to know is that Leopallooza 2023 should build on the success of previous editions, which date back all the way to 2006. It should be a big barnstormer of an affair with acts jetting in from all over the world.
Take the 2022 festival, which not only came back after 2021 was cancelled thanks to our friend the virus but also featured the likes of synthy dance act Metronomy, polemic lyricists Sleaford Mods and indie popsters The Mystery Jets.
The 2023 festival takes place between Friday 21 and Sunday 23 July at The Wyldes in Lower Exe Farm, Week St Mary, near Bude. It closes out the summer’s Live in The Wyldes multi-week celebration of music and features three days and nights of top music, excellent performance art and just, well, loads of fun.
Also expect multiple stages at the festival, as well as more than 100 bands, artists and DJs, ample camping space, bars that don’t cost the world and lots to do for kids as well as adults, thanks to the family-friendly atmosphere. Expect amazing local food stalls, stories and crafts, magicians, fairground rides, water slides, hidden areas, workshops, immersive theatre, comedy and an all-inclusive vibe.
What bands are playing at Leopallooza 2023? Well, here’s a rundown: Orbital, Aurora, Bloc Party, the Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Another Sky, Bad Nerves, Chilli Jesson, Dolores Forever, Billy Nomates, The Scribes and many, many more top acts and bands.
Fact: Leopallooza was actually the first festival in the UK to ban single-use plastic drinking cups and to fully embrace the reusable ‘Stack Cups’, thus reducing a large amount of unnecessary plastic waste. Another fact: Leopallooza is the festival that began all the live music events at The Wyldes, leading to the ace Live in The Wyldes that’s here today. Final fact: You want to go to Leopallooza 2023 in July, don’t you? Prepare for the greatest house party ever… in a field.