Beverley Folk Festival 2014
Located in the shadow of historic Beverley Minster, Beverley Folk Festival promises 3 nights & 2 days of breathtaking music, dance, comedy, spoken word, events & workshops for all, craft stalls, Real Ale, camping and more. The dates for the 30th Beverley Folk Festival are Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd June 2014 and will be held this year at Beverley Racecourse.
The first acts to be confirmed are Friday headliner Billy Bragg, plus Michael Morpurgo reading from War Horse with John Tams & Barry Coope, Thea Gilmore, Eliza & Martin Carthy, John Hegley, Le Vent du Nord, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, CoCo and the Butterfields, The Nick Rooke Band, Sean Hughes, Mitch Benn, John Hegley, Mànran, Caladh Nua, and Duncan McFarlane Band. Expect over 80 acts in total this year. For the line-up details as available please click here.
A Christmas offer sees weekend tickets with camping available priced at £109 or £89 for a weekend without camping. A concession ticket (for senior citizens Age 65+ or Youth Age 12-17 Years are priced at £100 or £80 without camping, a family
ticket (2 x Adult and 2 x Youth Aged 12-17 Years) is priced at £318, or £258 without camping.Tickets for children aged 11 and under are free. With booking fees to be added to these prices.
Theatre & comedy
Weekend ticket holders are admitted to these events anyway but in additions individual tickets can be purchased to see these events, even if you wish to not attend the full festival.
Beverley Folk Festival promises 3 nights & 2 days of music, dance, comedy, spoken word, events & workshops for all, Most events take place at the Racecourse, plus others at The Friary and also offers various trade, craft and music stalls, workshops and activities for all the family and a chance to listen to the many performances while enjoying a pint of the specially created Festival Brew.
For the older youngsters the Area 2 Youth programme has a full weekend of concerts and workshops, organised, run and performed by the under 25's. With a broad range of styles from Contemporary song writers, Traditional singers and musicians, Bluegrass and Americana musicians, there is always something to please all tastes. Past musicians have included the winners and nominees in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, as well as members from a variety of leading young bands around the country. The youth concerts are supported by the 'Folk Rising' programme of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, in association with the Arts Council, England.
To provide easy accessibility for everyone, the festival is laying on a shuttle bus service between the racecourse and the town, where it will drop off at the popular spots hosting the regular festival sessions.
More information will be here when available.
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