MiNT Festival acquire 136 acres of countryside to transform into festival grounds

MiNT have invested five million pounds to create this new multipurpose festival site

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, MiNT festival has announced its latest event, coming September 25th. Having recently acquired Newsam Green Farm, the festival will take place in a 136-acre naturalistic forest setting, overlooking Leeds city centre. 

MiNT Festival in action

Originally an open coal mine and then a livestock farm, this new festival site is accessible with a convenient location in LS15 near Temple Newsam, just off junction 45 on the M1 and 10 minutes from the city centre. 

Previously, the festival has taken place in a range of venues, including Wetherby Racecourse, Tetley Brewery, Stockeld Park and more recently the RAF base & Leeds East Airport in Church Fenton. However, the new site, established at Newsam Green Farm, will now offer a permanent base becoming Yorkshire’s first-ever dedicated festival site.  

“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!” 

Shane Graham, Founder

MiNT, the team behind The MiNT Club and MiNT Warehouse, have over 20 years experience of delivering exceptional events. Previous MiNT Festival line-ups have included Adam Beyer, Patrick Topping, Apollonia, Gorgon City, MK and more. After a year of being away for 2020, this year’s line-up is expected to ‘be the best yet’.  

A previous MiNT Festival stage hosted by elrow

The one-day festival is set to deliver several areas, promising to feature, world-renowned DJs and artists from across the electronic music spectrum, meaning there will be something for everyone. 

The MiNT team have been working closely with safety advisor officers at Leeds City Centre to ensure safety guidelines are met, resulting in the event being granted a licence for up to 15,000 ravers. With only a few thousands tickets remaining, they expect to sell out. 

Speaking about the new aquisition, Co-owner Baz Arjomand said :

 “Our long-term vison for the farm is to continue to develop the concept whist trying to maintain as many of the original natural features on the site as possible. The bricked garden orchard will be home to one of the arenas and we plan to incorporate some of the outbuildings into our VIP and food villages. By purchasing our own venue, it allows us to invest in the long-term infra-structure, providing purpose-built arenas with incomparable sound quality – something that the MINT brand prides it’s self on”. 

Baz Arjomand, Co Owner

The tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from

Words: Elle Farrell-Kingsley

Photos: MiNT Festival

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