Galtres Festival 2013

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB, England MAP
£95, child (5-15) £20 family (2a + 3c) £270
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Tue 30th Jul 2013

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Galtres Parklands Festival now in its ninth year is expected to take place over three days this year on August bank holiday weekend, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013 at a new location Duncombe Park stately home at Helmsley, York, in North Yorkshire.


The latest additions are Miss 600, JP Cooper, Stolen Earth, White Bone Rattle, John Ainsworth, Africa Entsha, Troubadour, Van Susans, Asio's Eyes, Bull, Familiar Creatures, La Petite Mort, Laurel Canyons, Red Chevrons, Rook and The Ravens, The Buccaneers, Three Sheets T'Wind, 360, Game Theory, Leo and the Dandelions, Little Triggers, My Forever, Panda Cubs, Paris XY, Rocketsmith, Smiling Ivy, The Bluebuds, The Dukes of Bevington, Traffic Wire, Wolf Club, Young Believers, Affairs, Dub Barn Collective, Gallery Circus, Iceni, Kaminari Taiko, King Courgette, Sarah Horn and James Cudworth, Static Soul, This Ground Moves, Union Jill, Wes Finch, Beggar's Bridge, Beth McCarthy, Chloe and The High Tides, Disctracted, Gerry McNeice Band, Handmadehands, Harry Oakwood, Jonny & the Rizzlas, Josephine and The Artizans, Purple Mafia, Rose & The Howling North, Steph Stephenson and Matt Bentley, Tantz, The Hot Soles, The Hypnotic Eye, The Jar Family, The Lottery Winners, and The Van Doos. 

They join headliners Reef, Maximo Park, The Stranglers, and The Undertones, plus Johnny Borrell, Frankie & the Heartstrings, Littlemores, Nick Harper, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, Paul Liddell, Sarah Dean, We Could Be Astronaut, Lloyd Cole, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Chris Helme, Blackbeard's, Tea Party, Mostly Autumn, Maia, The Talks, The Travelling Band, Heather Findlay & Si Snaize, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Ryan Spendlove, Aelfen, Boss Caine, Jeramiah Ferrari, Audio Subscene, Endoflevelbaddie, La Bete Blooms, Street Parade, Tayala, The Black Delta Movement, The Holy Orders, Ruby Larks, Counting Coins, David Ward Maclean, Horse Guards Parade, The Blueprintsatriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Dan Wilde, Haley Gafternick, Holly Taymar, Jody Mckenna, Sam Airey, The Gerry McNiece Band, and Tom Skelly.

For the line-up details as available please click here.


The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £95, young person (aged 5 -15 years) tickets are priced at £20, a family ticket (2 adults and up to three children) is priced at £270. Day tickets are priced at £45 or £40 for young person (aged 5 -15 years) day ticket. A camping (per tent) ticket is priced from £10 to £40 depending upon size of tent. To buy tickets, click here.

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There's more than 100 fine beers and ciders all from Yorkshire (from Black Sheep Ale to Ampleforth Abbey Cider), and all the food is all finest quality, local, and mostly organic.

Expect a full programme of entertainment on five stages of music and cabaret, loads for kids to do from film making to music workshops, and all set in a rural setting overlooking the Vale of York. Music ranges from chart-topping bands to local emerging talent, ranging from pop and acoustic to jazz, blues and ska. Comedy, theatre and offbeat performances at the night cabaret, films, family camping and clean loos too.

This year sees desert pirate camel racing come to Duncombe Park which promises to be both spectacular and completely bonkers. The camel racing will take place on both the Saturday and the Sunday of the 'Pirate' themed festival weekend.

Cashless Festival

This year Galtres will be 100% cashless with a RFID payment G-Card system.

Alcohol limit

The festival doesn't let any alcohol into the arena. Small amounts may be taken into the campsites (max 6 cans per person) and strictly no glass is allowed. The event started out 8 years ago as a beer festival with the aspiration of supporting local independent breweries and cider makers, and wants to stay true to their roots. They source their own beers, ciders and wines just as they did when it was a beer festival, these are priced at £3.50/pint or 175ml fair trade wine. We also supply 4-pint carry-out kegs for the campsites.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2013
Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB, England MAP
£95, child (5-15) £20 family (2a + 3c) £270
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Tue 30th Jul 2013

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