Ilkley Live

About Ilkley Live

Ilkley Live is all about connecting musicians, audiences, and venues so that everyone in the town can benefit from live music. It is run by the community for the community.

Ilkley Live is the annual event where it all started. Anyone who can play or sing anything can set up and perform in a garden and the audience can walk between locations and watch from the street or the garden itself. It’s totally community-run so just sign up and put on a show!

The program will be finalised on Friday 5th July, 2024  and published here so that the everyone can plan their day. We can't wait to see what you all do! See you there!


Anyone can perform at Ilkley Live. When signup is open, you can create an account and sign up right here on the website. Before you do that, though, read the performer guide.


If you are hosting yourself or other people at a venue, you should read the venue hosting guide.

Everybody else

Hang tight, you’ll soon be able to look at the programme, see all of the exciting acts that will be performing and start to plan your festival!

Picture from Ilkley Live 2021