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Third edition of Bradford & Leeds Recon Festival

October’s Recon Festival at various venues across Bradford and Leeds

The north of England’s Recon Festival returns this October. The four day event is spread across seven venues in Bradford and Leeds, and confirmed artists include Mumdance, Hookworms performing with Richard Formby, Karen Gwyer, Container, The Space Lady, Helm, Mika Taanila, and more. Founded in 2013, this will be the third edition of the DIY festival which grew out of the 2009 Leeds Expo sound art festival and the subsequent Ways Of Hearing research project in 2011.

Talking about the festival, co-founder Andy Abbot says, "Recon aims to create a space for artists to work in new ways, with new people, in new spaces, and to reach new audiences. In that sense it's aligned with arts festivals and biennials, but we also like the party non-chin-stroking vibe of independent music festivals that grew out of the DIY punk all-dayers and free party scene of the 1990s and 2000s."

Recon Festival takes place between 15–18 October. More information can be found on their website.