Located in the shadow of historic Beverley Minster, Beverley Folk Festival promises 3 nights & 2 days of music, dance, comedy, spoken word, events & workshops for all, craft stalls, Real Ale, camping and more. The dates for the 31st Beverley Folk Festival are expected to be from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2015 and will be held this year at Beverley Racecourse.
Latest additions crime writer Mark Billingham performing alongside My Darling Clementine.
Artists confirmed are Hayseed Dixie, Seth Lakeman, Peatbog Faeries, Barbara Dickson and Nick Holland, Curtis Eller's American Circus, Lucy Ward, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, New Rope String Band, Ralph McTell (joining Barbara Dickson, Ralph McTell, Wizz Jones as 'The Folk Legends'), The Mighty Doonans, King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys, Mark Billingham & My Darling Clementine, The Tweed Project, Patrick Monahan, New Rope String Band, The Dyr Sister, Hat Fitz and Cara, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Gentlemen Of Few, Hillbilly Troupe, and Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting, Wizz Jones, Edwina Hayes, Whiskey Dogs, Nancy Kerr, The Buffalo Skinners, and Maia.
Expect over 80 acts in total this year, plus Bootleg Beatles on the night before the festival starts as a warm up.
There are more names still to be announced!
For the line-up details as available please click here.
The early bird offer has ended. A weekend ticket with camping is priced at £109 or £89 for a weekend without camping. A concession (Youth 12-17yrs / 65+ / Students) ticket is £85 or £105 with camping, and a family ticket (2 x Adult + 2 x Youth = 1 Youth ticket is FREE) is priced at £263 or £323 with camping. Tickets for children aged 11 and under are free. With booking fees to be added to these prices.
The Bootleg Beatles warm up show is seperately ticketed, and priced at £27.50 for adults, and £25 concessions.
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 is not just all about music. Words on the Westwood will include creative writing workshops, the Spoken Word, talks and readings.
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.
Beverley Folk Festival has launched an appeal for more volunteers to work at this year's festival in exchange for free tickets. In exchange for 12 hours help over the festival period, volunteers (who must be over 18) receive a free weekend pass, worth £110, allowing access to all the performances and events, including the headline concerts. Camping passes worth £20 are also provided for those wishing to stop on site for the weekend. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org for a volunteer pack, or call: 01377 217569
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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