Now in its fourth year, Leeds Rum Festival is back at The Corn Exchange from 7 p.m. on 21 September – and teaming up with The Black Music Festival.
Samantha Fish, Rum Festival founder, said “We are really excited to be working with Black Music Festival this year. We’ve always wanted to grow the Rum Fest and continue to bring people from all over the world whilst keeping it ‘Leeds’ and we think this partnership is symbolic of our ethos. This year’s visitors can expect steel pans, incredible costumes, song and dance on top of our much-loved masterclasses, and over 100 expressions of Rum – all included in the ticket price.”
Taking over from Leeds Reggae Concert in 2014, The Black Music Festival has been celebrating music of black origin every summer for over five years. Its home in August is Potternewton Park, where local, national and world-wide bands come together with DJs and, of course, food! Black Music Festivalhttp://blackmusicfestival.org
Coordinated by two respected names from the city’s hospitality scene – Samantha Fish, Operations Manager for famed barMojo, and Bruce Lerman Owner of The Hedonist Project – Leeds Rum Festival is renowned for being knowledgeable, diverse and for bringing together esteemed, international names from the Rum world.
“Rum is the most diverse spirit category in the world,” says Samantha. “The way it’s made varies massively from country to country and that results in many expressions. Most people will know Bacardi and Havana, and most of us will have had a Mojito and a Pina Colada – you can expect to find them with us on the night – but there is so much more to Rum – colours, flavours, spices; we believe there is a Rum for everyone, and we want to help you find yours!”
To book in advance (advisable) visit here.
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