Welcome to the Bradford Literature Festival, hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK. With over 300 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days, we celebrate the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. Every year we invite world-renowned authors, poets, musicians and artists to visit our spectacular city and share their expertise and passions with you, the audience. Bradford truly is the place to be from 29th June – 8th July 2018!

Our festival gallery is now available. Click here to re-live all your favourite moments from Bradford Literature Festival 2017.

Festival Information

2016 Festival Highlights

Click here to see highlights from the 2016 festival and a sneak peak of what’s to come in 2017!

Bradford History & Heritage

Bradford is known not only for its artistic excellence and cultural, architectural and literary heritage, but the Yorkshire city also boasts an impressive history.

Travel & Accomodation

We want you to make sure your visit to the festival is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. Read our helpful hints on the best accommodation and how to travel to the city.

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RT @claugirl77: WOW! Thank you @BradfordLitFest this lot will keep me going all year 😊 https://t.co/9VejZtfddA
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The Peterloo Massacre was #otd 1819, a film wants miserable northerners to be in it, but we're a cheery bunch! ow.ly/sjGf30e8TCX
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RT @AnneFrankCenter: IF YOU DOUBT HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF, when would you want us to say it? When history repeats itself all the way?…

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