Market To Take A Vintage Twist

September 30, 2011

A vintage fashion and live music festival is set to take Leicester Market by storm next month.

Leicester Market has teamed up with leading vintage operator Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fashion and local live music venue The Auditorium to put on the free event, which takes place on Sunday 16th October, running from 2:00pm until 8:00pm.

Fashion enthusiasts will be able to throw themselves into 50 stalls filled with vintage clothing and accessories, which will be at the very heart of the festival. In addition to vintage clothing and accessories, the market will also host local arts and crafts, jewellery and vinyl stalls and a wide range of international food stalls.

The Orange Tree bar will also be providing real ale, lagers and soft drinks, bringing the total number of stalls to over 100.

Under the banner of ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’, the live music stage will feature the very best music from local bands, as well as the promise of an internationally-recognised group, which will be announced on the day.

Joe Harkin, market development manager and co-organiser of the festival said:

“I am delighted to be able to put on the first major, live music event in the market’s history.

“Combining this with the visit of one of the country’s top vintage operators in the UK, as well as local arts, crafts & food stalls is already creating a great buzz about the event.

“Leicester Market is very proud to be one of the most diverse areas of our city, and the perfect venue to host the Auditorium’s ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’ stage.”

Coinciding with the return of Leicester’s student population, the success of Leicester Market’s vintage fashion and live music festival could result in further similar events taking place throughout next year – and add to the student markets, which launched this week.

Judy Berger owner and founder of Leeds’ based Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair said:

“We’ve visited our fair share of incredible venues but we are delighted to be setting-up shop in the iconic Leicester Market.”

The live stage will be positioned in the newly-constructed Market Corner area with the rest of the market hosting the trade stalls. The full festival and music line-up is on market’s website at

Some trade spaces are available at the festival. Anyone who would like to find out more can go to or e-mail