The most essential festival in the North of England is returning to the site of one of its greatest ever editions in 2019: this year’s Mint Festival again takes place at RAF Church Fenton at Leeds East Airport and promises the same out-of-this world stage design and huge line up featuring the likes of Patrick Topping, Gorgon City, Enzo Siragusa, Claptone and Richy Ahmed. On top of this is the mouthwatering news that world renowned party starters Elrow and cult underground crew FUSE will host their own arenas. It all takes place on Saturday 28th September.

All musical bases are covered at Mint, from house to garage, techno to disco, all on hugely impressive stages and with immersive production that takes you into the next dimension. That will never be more true than on the new Elrow stage. The globe-trotting production powerhouse bring a carnival atmosphere and plenty of crazy colours and themes to everything they do, and this will be no different: prepare to be amazed by them, as well as headliner MK and two special guests and more to be announced.

Last year, The Bunker was a huge talking point and has already become an iconic place to dance: it is a raw, throwback space made from huge steel shipping containers that echo the illegal rave days of the nineties. A killer sound system delivers the music as intended and place you right in the centre of an atmospheric cauldron that you will never forget. That music comes from Mint favourites Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed, Darius Syrossian and more, so you know what to expect.

Hosting Area 51 will be FUSE, the now internationally recognised brand that is home to the slickest stripped back dub tech artists in the world. Key protagonists like founder Enzo Siragusa and label artists Rich Nxt, Rossko, Seb Zito and Archie Hamilton will be joined by a huge special guest alongside Apollonia and Seth Troxler for a truly tasteful underground session.

Elsewhere, Terminal by Night will be a place to catch the freshest house from chart toppers Gorgon City, mystery man Claptone and Defected’s Sam Divine.

In this article, we’ve listed 5 things you didn’t know about RAF Church Fenton, Leeds’ former airport where the festival will take place.

Air Defence Aircraft Station

Royal Air Force Church Fenton  or RAF Church Fenton was established back in 1937 and from the beginning of World War II until the 1960s it was a station for air defence aircrafts. Today, it has been renamed as Leeds East Airport and is operating as a civilian airfield.

Home to Yorkshire Universities Air Squardon

This is where YUAS would conduct their flying training in the Grob Tutor Aircraft. In 2013, YUAS ceased operations and the airfield closed.

Leeds East Airport

In 2014, the airfield was sold to Makins Enterprises who renamed the field as ‘Leeds East Airport’ with the slogan ‘Yorkshire’s newest aviation destination’. They are aiming at the business jet market and opening a new flying school.

        ITV drama Victoria & Mint Festival

In 2017, the second season of the ITV drama Victoria was shot at the airfield ..

Indeed, the most essential festival of the North of England – Mint Festival is taking place at RAF Church Fenton. Scroll down to find out more about this year’s line-up, how to buy tickets etc


Mint Festival 2019

Saturday 28th September

RAF Church Fenton (Leeds East Airport) 

— Ticket Info —

2019 Lineup

— Arena Breakdown —

The Bunker Presents:

Patrick Topping

Richy Ahmed

Darius Syrossian

Big Miz

Ben Sterling



Elrow Presents Psychrowdelic Trip:


Tini Gessler

Eddy M

Foz – Parker Smith

+ x2 Very Special Guests TBA

Area 51 Hosted by Fuse x System:

Special Guest TBA – Seth Troxler


Enzo Siragusa

Archie Hamilton

Seb Zito


Rich NxT

Annie Errez

Bobby Odonnell

Terminal / By Day and By Night:

By Day:

Holy Goof

Macky Gee




Jamie Duggan


+ More TBA

By Night:

Gorgon City


Elvin Zedo

Sam Divine