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.
Friday headliner Billy Bragg, Saturday headliners Home Service, and Sunday headliners Chas & Dave are joined by Lau, 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 weekend ticket with camping is priced at £125 or £105 for a weekend without camping. A concession ticket (for senior citizens Age 65+ or Youth Age 12-17 Years are priced at £115 or £95 without camping, a family ticket (2 x Adult and 2 x Youth Aged 12-17 Years) is priced at £365, or £305 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:
The Festival Village Green: Here you will find open-air music and dance performances, a range of quality food providers and a an array of information and craft stalls.
Main Stage Marquee: With a capacity of 1,500, this marquee hosts not only the festival’s main headliners, but also stages a variety of performers throughout the weekend.
Concert Marquee: Showcasing some of the freshest young talent, old favourites and a truly eclectic mix to suit all tastes. Due to popular demand of this venue, the Concert Marquee will be bigger this year.
Wold Top Marquee: An intimate venue, popular and not just because of the local real ales available! At different times of the day you will find: The Moonbeams Sessions, showcasing the best local talent; The Area2 Youth Programme, where you can witness some of the brightest new performers - see tomorrow’s stars today!; Each night from 11pm to 2am, the marquee heaves with talent, from those fresh to the industry to big names performing surprise sets, in the Late Night Festival Club.
The Racecourse Rooms: Each function room and bar takes on an identity of its own, ranging from open mic music sessions, CD and instrument stalls, the film club, youth performances, comedy, drama, literature and more.
Children’s Marquee: Running a range of free activities for those under 12 years of age, including arts, crafts, music and storytelling, this venue ensures the festival is a truly family friendly event.
Festival Fringe: Several local pubs schedule their own entertainment throughout the weekend to complement the official festival – thanks to our specially chartered shuttle bus, you are only minutes away from the fringe, yet still able to enjoy everything at the main venue.
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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