Underneath the Stars 2016

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Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July 2016
Cannon Hall Open Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, HG3 5QE, England MAP
£135 for the weekend with camping
Daily capacity: 15,000
Last updated: Mon 4th Jul 2016

The 3rd Underneath the Stars Festival, the summer festival of music, arts and food, is a collaboration between Kate Rusby, her family production team and Cannon Hall Open Farm, at Barnsley in South Yorkshire.

The event happens from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July 2016.


Kate Rusby, Dervish, Vieux Farka Touré, Declan O’Rourke, Olivia Chaney, The Demon Barbers, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Blue Rose Code, Talisk, Curtis Eller, Blair Dunlop, Rory McLeod, Tim Dalling, Ten String Symphony, King Zepha, West of Eden, Gilmore & Roberts, The Hut People, Jim Evans, Kezia, Lowri Evans, Grand Old Uke of York, Ron Block, Sierra Hull, Bye Beneco, Michael McGoldrick, Tantz, Duncan Chisolm, Dancing Years, Damian O’Kane, Joy Atlas, Biscuit Badger and the Biscuit Heads, and Gary Stewart and the Tin Foil Collective performing their reimagining of Paul Simon’s 'Graceland' album.

In addition to the musicians there will be a host of activities for a range of ages including craft stalls, workshops, storytelling, and giant planetarium showing incredible educational video presentations and night-sky projections.


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The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £115 for the whole weekend without camping, and £95 for concessions (Student/ Over 60s/ Unwaged). Children aged 7-15 years tickets are priced at £60. Children aged 0-6 years can attend for free.

A ticket with camping is priced at £135 for adults, £115 for concessions, £70 for children aged 7-15 years, and £295 for a family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children (7-15 years), a caravan or camper van ticket is priced at an additional £25 small or £45 large for weekend. A Standard 3 person Tent space is priced at £10 (4m x 5m pitch to include a car) or £20 for a Large Tent (8m x 5m pitch to include a car)


You are able to drive onto the festival campsite, pitch your tent and park next to it. The camping field will be directly adjacent to the main festival site and organisers promise the best mobile toilet and shower facilities available.

The festival’s camping and glamping facilities aim to be a ‘cut above’ usual festival expectations. Free hot showers and luxury loos stocked with hand-made LUSH soaps will be available.Cannon Hall Farm visitor attraction, farm shop and café will be open as normal during the festival – and festival goers can get half price admission during the weekend.


The festival stems from a series of concerts held at the farm to raise funds for local projects such as the village Cricket Club, Church and Preschool. Now the aim is to develop those concerts into a weekend festival held in a purpose built big-top concert marquee and for the first time this year there will be the opportunity to pitch up and stay at the festival campsite.

During the year Cannon Hall Open Farm offers visitors an educational insight into the day to day workings of a modern farmyard. Activities include, milking demonstrations, a rare breeds barn, small-animal petting, animal feeding, tractors, farm machinery as well as a new adventure playground, decent facilities, farm shop and delicatessen.


Underneath the Stars’ official charity partner is Yorkshire Cancer Research, the largest independent regional cancer charity in England. It supports vital projects across Yorkshire helping people avoid, survive and cope with cancer.

More information will be here when available.

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