Yorkshire-based events promoters Futuresound, in collaboration with Leeds Comedy Festival, have announced The Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival which will take place within the grounds of the iconic landmark on Sunday 28th of July.

The first large-scale, open-air comedy festival to happen in Leeds, The Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival is a 4,500 capacity event bringing an array of the county’s very best and brightest comics to a truly unique Yorkshire venue.

The Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival boasts a line up that includes award-winning Canadian comedian and presenter Katherine Ryan (8 Out of 10 Cats, Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo) and surrealist stand up legend Ross Noble (Have I Got News For You, BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute).

Joining them are the likes of the hilarious Yorkshire comic Maisie Adam (Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, QI), US comedian Reginald D. Hunter (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You), spooky live sensation Clinton Baptiste, writer and comedian Mike Wozniak (Taskmaster, Man Down, Tim Key’s Late-Night Poetry Programme) and the self-deprecating, Eton-educated stand up Ivo Graham (Live at the Apollo, QI, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You). Completing the line-up are comedy rising star Stephen Bailey (Unbreakable, House of Games) and the cult-stand up hero turned viral-sensation Jeff Innocent.

The Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival is the result of an exciting new collaboration between Futuresound and Leeds Comedy Festival, the city’s biggest comedy promoter. Having worked on incredible concerts and festivals around Yorkshire for decades, Futuresound are the team behind events including Live At Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival and Ed Sheeran’s unforgettable performances at Roundhay Park as well as kicking off a forthcoming summer series of concerts with special performances from Embrace and Madness, also to be held within the walls of Kirkstall Abbey.

With general admission, and Premium Seated tickets available which include priority access and access to ‘Bobs Monkhouse’, a premium hang out area in the Abbey’s cloister, Kirkstall Abbey Comedy Festival will be running a special postcode pre-sale event in order to allow local residents to secure their spot at the festival before tickets go on general sale 48 hours later.

In order not to deny comedy to the kids, the festival will be 14+ and the gates will open at 2.30pm on the day. For more information and further booking details, follow the links below.

Announced today:

Katherine Ryan, Ross Noble, Maisie Adam, Reginald D. Hunter, Clinton Baptiste, Mike Wozniak, Ivo Graham, Jeff Innocent, Stephen Bailey, Jason Cook (host)

Postcode Pre-sale – 26th Feb
General Sale – 28th Feb

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