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Ilkley Rocks and Acoustic Marquee

Ilkley Rocks and Acoustic Marquee 2023 Once again Ilkley Rocks and the new Acoustic Marquee will showcase some of the best local musical talent! Throughout the afternoon, Ilkley Carnival’s mini music festival will feature a line up of bands, duos and solo performers including: Finishers Finishers are an Ilkley-based covers band who have been playing […]

Ilkley Carnival 2023 schedule, map & programme

‘The Coronation’ running order, map & programme As always our Showfield will have plenty to see and do for the whole family! Along with our headline act ‘Knights of Albion‘ in the Discover Ilkley arena, there will be performances from ND Dance, Ilkley Gym Club and Birds Of Pray, all hosted by Rombalds Radio. The […]

Ilkley Carnival 2023 – Fit for a King!

The 2023 Ilkley Carnival will have a royal feel! You’d be forgiven for thinking the Coronation of King Charles III was happening in Ilkley when around 1,000 local children and organisations take to the streets in royal regalia on the 1st May. The theme of this year’s May Day Bank Holiday Ilkley Carnival is The […]

Ilkley Carnival 2022 schedule, map & programme

Ilkley Carnival 2022 running order, map & programme As always, starting with the parade and right across our showfield there will be plenty to see and do for the whole family. The Discover Ilkley Main Area has a great line up, including the eight times Guinness World Record holders 3SIXTY, there will be local performers […]

Carnival digs deep to assist Ilkley Moor

Ilkley Carnival will be donating 50% of any profits raised from this year’s event to the charity The Friends of Ilkley Moor. Money raised will assist in their continuing efforts to restore the peatlands of this precious local resource. Research has revealed the moor’s peatland appears to be in decline and some areas are not […]

Ilkley Carnival 2021 statement

The Ilkley Carnival committee has had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the event for a second year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Stacey, Chairman of Ilkley Carnival committee said: “We had hoped to bring the community together to celebrate May Day, however the Government restrictions unfortunately won’t allow this to happen.  The […]

Ilkley Carnival 2020 statement

Ilkley Carnival 2020 cancelled due to the coronvirus outbreak Ilkley Carnival 2020 was due to take place on Sunday 3 May. Over the last few weeks Ilkley Carnival has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation and following guidance and advice from various public bodies.  On Monday the Prime Minister asked the public to avoid gatherings in […]