Chloe Shakesby

Yorkshire's "first dedicated festival site" to be created with £5m investment

The team behind a Yorkshire festival has announced that it has invested £5m in the purchase and transformation of a permanent site for the event.

MiNT Festival has bought a new 136 acre site at Newsam Green Farm, just outside Leeds city centre, which it says is Yorkshire’s “first ever dedicated festival site”.

The site, which was originally an open coal mine before becoming a livestock farm, will see £5m invested in its transformation into the “ultimate” festival site.

This comes after a year in which festivals, including MiNT, were cancelled, with the event set to return on 25 September.

Shane Graham, founder of the festival, commented: “We have taken MiNT Festival all over Leeds, Wetherby and as far as Lincoln showground in search for a home that provided an atmosphere the attendees deserve.

“We have been looking for a permanent site for the last 3 years and have finally found the location that ticks all the boxes.

“We are extremely happy to have acquired the Farm; not only is it 10 minutes out of the city centre, but it also boasts acres of greenery, woodland and amazing views that make the perfect background for a Music Festival.

“Now that we have a permanent home, we can channel our energies into developing the amazing features and make sure Leeds is home to one of the best festival sites in the UK!”

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