This article was published in 2015.

Beacons Festival is evolving and 2015 will see it step away from the home of Skipton and move into the cities of Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

In October 2015, under the new name of Beacons Metro, it will be taking over an incredible 3 storey, former textile mill in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Beacons Metro will be collaborating with some amazing partners to deliver a full 12-week program of cutting edge music, art, film and food events.

Beacons Metro spokesman Simon Stevens said, "Our desire to make Beacons more accessible combined with the opportunity to work with some amazing partners at some truly unique spaces, was enough to convince us that the time was right to move onto the next stage of the festival's evolution."

Full venue, programming and ticketing information for all events will be released over the coming weeks.