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 32nd Beverley Folk Festival are from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June 2016 returning again to Beverley Racecourse.
Saturday headliners Billy Mitchell, Ray Laidlaw & The Lindisfarne Story performing Fog On The Tyne, plus The Animals & Friends, and Jez Lowe, Sam Carter, Steve Tilston & Friends, Les Barker , Flats and Sharps, Merry Hell, Dan Webster, Chloe Chadwick, Mitchell & Vincent , Mestisa, Maddison's Thread, Roger Davies, Darcy DaSilva, Steeleye Span, Kate Rusby, The Young'uns, Maia, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Anthony John Clarke, Celtarabia, Carrie Martin, The Grand Old Uke of York, Billy Lee And The Swamp Critters, The Durbervilles, Acoustic Strawbs, King Courgette, Churchfitters, Roisin Ban, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, and Tim Edey.
Latest additions are Aelfen, Alex Wedlock, Amber Warren, Balter, Ben Cook, Bric-a-Brac, EMMAY, Fiona Lee, Henry Parker, Imogen Hart, Jack Patchett, Josh Wolfsohn, Max Lilleyman, Natasha Maskell, School of Rock, Speldosa, The Magpies, and Will Finn & Rosie Calvert.
Expect over 80 acts in total this year.
For the line-up details as available please click here.
An early bird spring special' weekend ticket with camping is priced at £135 or £115 for a weekend without camping. Concession tickets (for youths aged 12 - 17 years, those aged 65+ and Students) with camping is priced at £125 or £105 for a weekend without camping, and a family (2 x adult + 2 x youth = 1 youth ticket is FREE) with camping is priced at £395 or £335 for a weekend without camping.
Tickets for children aged 11 and under are free. With booking fees to be added to these prices.
The festival board have largely abandoned charges for individual events. Instead festival-goers will be able to buy half day tickets which allow them to attend any of the concerts and events taking place between 11am and 6pm for £30, or from 6pm until the early hours for £35. The only exception to the new ticket policy is that festival-goers will still be able to buy £25 tickets for the Main Stage concerts each evening featuring headliners Kate Rusby on Friday, Tyne Treasures on Saturday and Steeleye Span on Sunday.
Camping fees are unchanged and concessions will continue to be available for full weekend tickets and apply to over 65’s and under 18’s. The concessions on Day and Half-Day tickets will apply to the Under 18’s, and Under 12’s will continue to be free.
Theatre & comedy
Weekend ticket holders are admitted to these events anyway but in addition 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.
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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