A new base for creativity and culture in Leeds.
Remember last year? When we teamed up with our friends at New Citizens to bring you the legendary The Garden Party in Leeds? Get ready for so much more of that!
*Summer vibes incoming 😎*
After such an epic Summer, we're excited to announce the launch of Canvas Yard, a cultural collaboration between us here at Moda, and New Citizens. The 103,000 sqft venue will be the largest open-air events space in the city centre and will play host to some of the biggest events in music, sports, culture and arts.
Matt Long, Director at New Citizens, said: "We are delighted to be building on our relationship with Moda Living following the success of our 2022 event. The collaboration and launch of Canvas Yard will fill a gap in the Leeds cultural landscape, providing a space for creativity across the music, arts, film and TV sectors."
Get ready to level up your social calendar because Canvas Yard has a stellar line-up of events kicking off in April with FAC51 Hacienda Open Air on 30th April. And yes. We said it. The much-anticipated return of The Garden Party *tears of joy* coming to Canvas Yard on the 27th and 28th of May.
FAC51 Hacienda Open Air was announced last year and is set to feature DJ's including America Legends, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry and Derrick Carter alongside the widely celebrated Dimitri from Paris.
The Garden Party was a sell-out event last year with some of the world's most renowned DJ's including Denis Sulta, Derrick Carter, Eats Everything, Ewan McVicar, HAAi, Hot Since 82, Jon Hopkins, Maribou State, Mella Dee, Prospa, Skream and TSHA and attracted festival-goers from all over the UK. Keep your eyes peeled for more details on what's in the works for 2023 👀
Our very own Moda Marketing Director, Lydia Eustace, said: "The success of last year's The Garden Party demonstrated a great working relationship with New Citizens and one we were keen to develop. The potential at Canvas Yard is enormous, from health and well-being, fitness and sports events to music festivals, art exhibitions, and everything in between. We can't wait for the programme that will come forward at Canvas Yard. New Citizens share the Moda ethos of well-being and community and so it's fantastic that we can announce the launch of Canvas Yard in association with them."
Just over the road from Holbeck Village at City One, Canvas Yard is a stone's throw away from the Leeds Train Station, meaning unlike any other, it's able to offer large-scale outdoor events, right in the city centre.
The countdown is on! Stay in the loop by following us on socials at @livethemodalife and @canvas.yard