Music and Vibes: Live Performances and Local DJs at Chow Down

Get Ready for an Epic Summer at Chow Down, Leeds’ Ultimate Food and Entertainment Destination!

Are you ready for the most unforgettable summer experience in Leeds? Look no further than Chow Down, the city’s biggest outdoor food and drink venue.

They’ve just announced an incredible lineup of live music. DJs, food festivals, brunches, and summer cocktails that will make this summer one for the books.

Prepare to be blown away by the exciting additions they have in store for you, turning Chow Down into the ultimate destination for entertainment and culinary delights in Leeds city centre.

One of the highlights of Chow Down’s summer program is the return of a crowd favourite from 2022—Palm Swings, the super popular crazy golf attraction.

This year, they’re taking it up a notch by allowing keen golfers to play for free during their visit. Can you conquer the challenging holes of the 2023 version and claim victory? Gather your friends and find out!

Bastard’s Bistro and Braizin’ Squad

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Now, let’s talk about the food. Food lovers, rejoice! Bastard’s Bistro and Braizin’ Squad are continuing as resident kitchens at Chow Down, but they’re bringing something extra special to the table this month.

Both kitchens are launching brand-new menus that will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey. Get ready to indulge in tantalizing creations like Beeria Tacos with beer-braised beef shin from Bastard’s Bistro or the mouthwatering Ona Colada Fried Chicken Burger with coconut sriracha and charred pineapple ring.

As for Braizin’ Squad, they’re serving up their take on steak and chips with smoked chipotle hollandaise, along with a new range of flatbreads that includes options like crispy shredded beef with gochujang mayo and Halloumi Flatbread with Harissa honey and tzatziki.

And if you’re a fan of mac and cheese, you won’t want to miss their new smoked mac and cheese with pulled pork or pulled jerk mushrooms. Prepare to be wowed by these culinary masterpieces!

Taco + Tequila Festival

But that’s not all. Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Chow Down Taco + Tequila Festival, taking place from June 23rd to 25th.

This weekend-long celebration will be an absolute feast for the senses. Picture live bands setting the mood, cocktail-making and tasting masterclasses, delicious churros, mouthwatering tacos (obviously), a tequila shot bar, margarita and paloma bar, and exciting competitions such as a margarita-making speed test and a make-your-own taco contest.

The festival will feature the return of beloved taco vendors Jimmy Mack and Torito Taco, both known for serving the best tacos in the north, along with special taco menus from the residents. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of flavour and fun!

If you’re looking for a unique experience, don’t miss the much-loved Drag Brunch, returning on June 10th with a tropical theme—Tropic Like It’s Hot.

The stage will come alive with captivating performances by Camp’s kings and queens, while you bask in the predicted 25°C weather and soak up the suitably tropical atmosphere. It’s the perfect way to kick off your summer with style!

Live music and local DJs

For all the music enthusiasts out there, Chow Down has got you covered.

Throughout the summer, you can enjoy a mix of live music and local DJs, creating the perfect soundtrack to your day or evening at Temple Arches.

Backstage Brass will be making a comeback, and there will be a full program of talented local resident DJs every single weekend. With the return of the brass, the atmosphere will be electric, making Chow Down the ultimate hangout spot this summer.

Free table bookings

The best part? Chow Down offers free table bookings for most events throughout the summer. However, keep in mind that certain ticketed events like Drag Brunch, Fat Tony, and Bingo Lingo require advance ticket purchases, so be sure to secure your spot early.

Don’t miss out on the biggest beer garden in Leeds city centre, complete with a vibrant urban summer terrace. Join the fun at Chow Down every weekend, from Friday to Sunday, and experience a summer like no other.

To make a table booking, visit

Get ready to indulge in a summer of incredible food, amazing music, and unforgettable experiences at Chow Down. See you there!