Let’s Rock Leeds 2022 line up, travel info, banned items and ticket details for this weekend

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Let’s Rock Leeds: The Retro Festival is returning to Temple Newsam and we have all the important info you need to enjoy the big 80s party.

Joyously cheesy and determined to deliver lots of fun for everyone, Let’s Rock, has become a firm favourite on the Leeds summer festival calendar. This year, it is taking place at Temple Newsam on Saturday, June 25.

Since launching in 2008 with a solitary festival at Cookham Moor, in Berkshire, Let’s Rock has grown into a major festival series with events all over the country. Many artists have acknowledged it has helped relaunch and revitalise their careers.

Read more: Leeds Festival set for big change in 2023

Some of the big acts playing in 2022 include Billy Ocean and Wet Wet Wet. Looking ahead of the event, Graeme Clark, from Wet Wet Wet, said: “Let’s Rock was our first gig back after locking down started, we were in uncertain times then. It’s always special to be able to play music to a crowd, but this was extra special as it was our first attended gig for a couple of years so the emotions were running high. Combine that with the crowd, emotive music and the feelings can be overwhelming.”

Ahead of Let’s Rock Festival 2022, we’ve got all the important details you need to enjoy the party. From the line up, travel details and items banned from site we’ve got you covered.


Joining Wet Wet Wet and Billy Ocean at Let’s Rock Leeds 2022 there will be a host of famous faces from yesteryear. Some of the highlights will include Nik Kershaw, Johnny Hates Jazz and Tiffany. You can see the fill line up here:

Billy Ocean Wet Wet Wet Tom Bailey Nick Heyward Bad Manners Nik Kershaw Joboxers Johnny Hates Jazz Tiffany Belinda Carlisle Scritti Politti Angie Brown Sydney Youngblood Tenpole Tudor Sonique Urban Cookie Collective Ottawan

When we know the set times we’ll get them to you. Keep an eye on our Best in Leeds homepage.


The nearest train station to Temple Newsam is Leeds Train Station. There’s a shuttle bus, provided by Arriva, which will run between Sovereign Street, in Leeds city centre, and the festival site.

Buses will operate to the festival from 9.30am until 3pm – running every 10 minutes. The return will be available between 6pm and 11.30pm – again available every 10 minutes. Tickets for this service must be pre-booked and will not be available on the buses on the day. You can find out more here.

Banned items

There will be security checks entering the event grounds. You are allowed to bring bags but they have to be A4 size. Like any major event, organisers have a list of banned items which you are not allowed to bring to the site. This is to ensure the events can run safely for those attending. Items banned include:

Alcohol – There will be licensed bars on site Glass or sharp objects Barbecues Animals – Apart from guide dogs Weapons Drugs

You are allowed to bring soft drinks and water with you – if not more than 500ml per bottle. These must be sealed and unopened when you arrive.


If you’d love to get to the big 80s party then there’s still some tickets remaining to go and enjoy the fun. There’s also VIP packages on offer. You can find out more and buy tickets through the Let’s Rock website.

To find out the latest big gig and event news in our city you can visit our Best in Leeds homepage. There you will also find a guide to great things to do in Leeds.

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