¡VAMOS! embraces the #BLM movement. Racism and its insidious influence has no place in society.

As a multicultural organisation based in North East England we stand alongside our partners, other groups, networks, communities and wider society in this long overdue fight for equality and wholesale change.

This process is ongoing and comes with challenges but we want to be proactive in this transformation. We look forward to playing our part.

For now ¡VAMOS! plans to return in summer 2022 with updates to follow.

At such a difficult time for everyone ¡VAMOS! is postponed until Summer 2022.

Our thoughts and focus go out to the vulnerable at this time – this includes all the freelance, self-employed creatives who help drive projects like ¡VAMOS! forwards. Until then, please stay safe and well.

In 2019 ¡VAMOS! returned for it 13th year in the North East (12-14 July) and Leeds for it’s 5th edition on (21 July) with a programme celebrating Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures. ¡VAMOS! combined cuisine, art, film, theatre, dance, music, literature, fashion, sport and education, offering an international festival for everyone!

If you would like to contribute to ¡VAMOS! 2022 then get in touch with us!

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Photo by Anna Miller.

¡VAMOS! 2019 was supported with funding from the following organisations

“¡VAMOS! has taken the idea of a Latin Festival to a whole new level”
The Guardian


Vamos North East: 12-14 July 2019

After a brief hiatus the North East saw the return of ¡VAMOS! Festival for its 12th edition in Summer 2019!
Between 12-14 July, the festival offered an diverse range of activities and events, from a picnic fiesta, visual art exhibition to digital music releases plus the ever popular Mardi Gras Parade where ¡VAMOS! took over Northumberland Street with colour and music and a playful festival with something for everyone.

View the full ¡VAMOS! North East programme!

Vamos Leeds: 21 July 2019

¡VAMOS! Leeds returned to Millennium Square on 21 July!

Presenting its fifth edition, the festival programme offered a combination of live music acts, dance workshops, performances and sumptuous Latin American street food and drinks!

Curated by Lubi Jovanovic, festival highlights will included international acts Ortiga (Spain) and Son Yambu (Cuba / UK) with jam-packed support from an array of other amazing musicians and performers.

Photo by Resh Rall.

Leeds Programme
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with ¡VAMOS! complete we would love to hear
what you thought of the North East or Leeds
editions of the festival this year!


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