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 21st to Sunday 23rd June 2013 and will be held this year at Beverley Racecourse.
Line-upLatest additions are international best selling 'John Rebus' author, Ian Rankin reading from, and talking about, his latest novel 'Standing in Another Man's Grave'. Whilst celebrating the life of Jackie Leven in the book, Rankin will be joined at the festival by Deborah Greenwood and Michael Weston King.
They join Show of Hands, The Proclaimers, Oysterband, Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert, Lau, Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Circus Envy, Farino, Edwina Hayes, CoCo and the Butterfields, Eduardo Niebla, Henry Priestman, The Young'uns, Sam Carter, The Duncan McFarlane Band, John Shuttleworth, Lucy Ward, Will Kaufman, Patrick Monahan (comedian), Whiskey Dogs, McGarry Nelson, Anna Shannon, Lucy Marshall, Phil Cockerham, Boss Caine, The Buffalo Skinners, Wendy Arrowsmith, The Heathen Kings, Circus Envy, Plumhall, The Nick Rooke Band, Ben Parcell, Miles Cain, Gerry McNeice, The Hall Brothers, Simon Snaize, Steve Kendra, Merry Hell, and more. Expect over 80 acts in total this year. For the line-up details as available please click here.
TicketsThe early bird offer has ended. Weekend tickets with camping available priced at £104 for an adult weekend ticket, or £97.50 for concessions. A family ticket with camping (for 2 x Adult and 2 x Youth (Age 12-17)is priced at £305.50, or £245.50 without camping. A weekend without camping adult ticket is priced at £84 (or £77.50 for concessions). Tickets for children aged 11 and under are free.
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The Proclaimers (Friday) £27
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, Allan Yn Y Fan, & Megson (Saturday) £21
Steve Forbert, Eric Brace, & Peter Cooper (Saturday) £16
Gretchen Peters, Edwina Hayes, & Ben Glover (Sunday) £18
Oysterband, Blackbeard's Tea Party, & Henry Priestman (Sunday) £21
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Theatre & comedyWeekend 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.
For the first time, theatre will be featured as a part of the weekend, with leading British playwright John Godber, having one of his award winning plays, 'Bouncers' performed at the event on the Sunday night. Separate tickets are available priced at £12.
On Friday comedian Patrick Monahan appears, and this event is also separately ticketed priced at £12. On Saturday it's the turn of John Shuttleworth priced separately at £16, and his film 'Southern Softees' gets two screenings priced separately at £4 for either.
VenuesMost events take place at the Racecourse, plus others at The Friary. All just a short walk to the town centre making Beverley Folk Festival a perfect place to wander and 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.
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.
This year the festival has expanded its Craft and Music Fair with a wide range of stalls and food outlets to tempt all tastes, and the best of the regions real ale from the award winning Wold Top Brewery.
Shuttle busTo 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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