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 Beverley Folk Festival are Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2011.
Line-upActs confirmed are headliners Paul Carrack, Bellowhead and Barbara Dickson, plus The Salsa Celtica Acoustic Group, Spiers & Boden, The Doonan Family Band, Charlie Dore and the Hula Valley Orchestra, Forro Porro, 4Square, Sean Taylor, Lady Maisery, Adrian Spendlow, Moss Moore Rutter, The Fay Hield Trio, Ewan McLennan, and many more. For the line-up details as available please click here.
TicketsThe early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £93 for an adult weekend ticket, ££75 for concessions, and camping is priced at £15. Sunday tickets have sold out. click here.
Children up to the age of eleven are admitted free of charge to make it a perfect and low cost weekend for all the family to enjoy. The festival campsite has the added benefit of having access to the Leisure Complex facilities.
VenuesMost events take place either at the Leisure Centre or at Memorial Hall, but other venues are also used, such as Beverley Minster and the Priory. All the venues are within a ten minute walk from the campsite and the Festival Village at the Leisure Complex is a perfect place to wander about, browse through the various trade, craft and music stalls, enjoy the workshops and activities for all the family and listen to the many performances at the Wold Top marquee while enjoying a pint of the specially created Festival Brew.
The 'Area 2' Youth programme featuring some of the UK's most promising young artists will return in 2011.
Willow Lane (Quiet / Family) SitePart of the festival campsite will be moved to an additional site close by, providing quiet camping, and will be ideal for those wishing to get away from the festival for an hour or two to enjoy a quiet period. The new site is a 15 minute walk away past the majestic Beverley Minster, a field of grazing cows and along quiet green lanes. Alternatively campers can take a shuttle bus that will be laid on specially for them - more information will be available shortly.
When booking, those preferring to camp on the new site will need to specify 'Willow Lane (Quiet / Family) Site' as opposed to 'Festival Village Site' which will be at it's regular location
No vehicle policyMotor vehicles are not allowed on the 'Festival Village' site, and the festival will be providing off-site car parking, with security, for vehicle owners.
Take the train initiativeA new initiative will mean that in future festival-goers who travel to Beverley by Northern Rail will be able to claim a 10% discount on their tickets.
The partnership forms part of the festival policy of promoting issues of sustainability and the environment. It is already developing its recycling policy and this year aims to ensure that festival food on offer is both organic and locally sourced.
In addition the festival will be given special permission for folk singers and musicians to promote the annual event by performing on key railway stations in the area in the run up to the festival weekend.
The discount on festival tickets will not apply until the 2012 festival but fans travelling by Northern Rail to this year's event will be able to claim their discount for next year by producing their rail ticket when they check in at the Information Desk/Box Office.
They'll then be given a letter and promotion code which will enable them to claim their 10% discount whenever they book tickets for next year.
More information will be here when available.
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