Garden Party Plots its Return

This year marks 13 years of Garden Party, an event that has been getting bigger and better every year. Garden Party is the daytime party of the student year, with every friend (and friend of a friend) eagerly awaiting their chance to destress in the sun-drenched Canal Mills courtyard. It’s the event that everyone wants their exams to be finished in time for, with promises of daytime predrinks and minor sunburn coupled with a big line-up.
Music, drink and food are all part of the celebration, with popular DJ’s headlining and smaller, local DJ collectives, such as Limit, Ossia and Patchwork taking to the stage as well. This year Part 1 takes place on 6th May, and headliners include Jackmaster and Patrick Topping, who won the hearts of the Leeds scene with his alternative Otley Run in 2016.

Heidi and Axel Boman will also be making an appearance at Part 1, paving the way for a techno and dance-fuelled day of big sets. Part 2 is equally promising, boasting the likes of Leeds favourites Dusky, DJ Seinfield and house heavyweight Kerri Chandler, as well as Camelphat, the brains behind last summer’s hit Cola. If that wasn’t enough, Richy Ahmed and Grainger are behind the decks at Part 1’s official afterparty, taking place at Wire.

Tickets are still available, so get down to at least one of the parties, maybe even two if the sun keeps shining. See you there.

Amelia Whyman