Kate Rusby, Richard Thompson, & more for Underneath the Stars

a new festival for Yorkshire

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 19th Feb 2014

Kate Rusby

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2015
Cannon Hall Open Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, HG3 5QE, England MAP
£125 for the weekend with camping
Daily capacity: 15,000
Last updated: Tue 21st Jul 2015

Folk singer Kate Rusby leads the acts announced for Underneath the Stars Festival a new summer festival of music, arts and food, taking it's name from her fourth studio album, and happening at Cannon Hall Open Farm, at Barnsley in South Yorkshire from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July 2014.

Also confirmed are Richard Thompson, The Puppini Sisters, The Bad Shepherds, Rachel Sermanni, Jack Harris, Sarah Jarosz, John Smith, Damien O'Kane, Moss, Moore, Rutter, Treacherous Orchestra, Dave Burland, Jaywalkers, The Sorry Kisses, and Moll Amour.

The new summer festival of music, arts and food, is a collaboration between Kate Rusby, her family production team and Cannon Hall Open Farm.

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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Early bird tickets are priced at £90 for the whole weekend, and £70 for concessions (Student/ Over 60s/ Unwaged). Children aged 8-16 years tickets are half price. Children aged 0-7 years can attend for free. Day tickets are also available priced at £30 for Sunday, £45 for Saturday and £35 for Friday.

Camping is an extra price of £20 for a small / medium tent for weekend ticket holders only 4m x 5m plot, of £30 for a large family tent plot (5m x 8m), a caravan ticket is priced at £30, a camper van ticket is priced at £20 for 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.

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