Underneath the Stars Festival adds Michael McGoldrick, Bye Beneco, and Dancing Years

plus Duncan Chisholm, Damien O'Kane, Joy Atlas, Tantz, and Gary Stewart

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 11th Apr 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

Flautist Michael McGoldrick, Johannesburg's Bye Beneco, Dancing Years, Duncan Chisholm, Damien O'Kane, Joy Atlas, Tantz, and Gary Stewart & The Tin Foil Collective performing their reimagining of Paul Simon’s 'Graceland' album are the latest acts announced for the 3rd Underneath the Stars Festival happening from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July 2016.

They join Kate Rusby, Vieux Farka Toure, Dervish, The Demon Barbers XL, Declan O'Rourke , King Zepha, Olivia Chaney, Blue Rose Code, Talisk, Curtis Eller's American Circus, Blair Dunlop, Rory McLeod, Holy Moly & the Crackers, and Nashville duo Ten String Symphony.

Emma Holling, festival director and Kate Rusby’s sister, said, "We are really excited to announce the latest names in the line-up. With about 100 days to go, the festival is shaping up to be another fantastic family-friendly event with a really wide range of musical performances.

The artists will all perform of two stages in big-top style tents with seating, meaning festival-goers can stay dry during performances – whatever the weather. 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.  In addition to the musicians there will be a host of activities for a range of ages including craft stalls, music and dance workshops, storytelling, , an artisan crafts village, creative kids tent, and giant planetarium showing incredible educational video presentations and night-sky projections. Food and drink offerings include a real ale bar and award winning street food.
Emma said, "We’re hoping to attract first-timers as well as seasoned festival goers, as the huge variety of musical performances and family activities means there really is something to appeal to everyone, whether they come along for the day or for the weekend."

Camping with hot showers is available for those who choose to make a weekend of it, as well as luxury ‘glamping’ pitches.

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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. Day tickets for the festival have just been released.

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.

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