Yorfest, which returns for a third year at York Racecourse, Knavesmire, York on Saturday 23rd September 2017, has announced more acts, to join the previously announced The Shires, and Badly Drawn Boy.
Leading the new musical names are renowned festival favourites Dreadzone,along with Cattle & Cane, Catherine McGrath, The Ed Sheeran Experience, Apollo Junction, Other Peoples Lives, Hellbound Hearts, The Tunnels, Ginger Tom, Minster Conspiracy, Adelphi, and Five K.
Also newly announced is Jason Manford's Comedy Club, housed in a bespoke seated marquee with three two hour comedy shows throughout the day. Seat reservatio's for this can be made for £5 additional charge, or you can take a chance and its first come first served if each performance hasn’t sold out.
Jason and his brother Colin set up the Comedy Club to bring comedians from the UK circuit to small towns and cities across the country for a night of live comedy, in shows that feature well-known names in both the comedy and television circuit and are all personally chosen by Jason Manford. At Yorfest it will feature a rotating line-up across the afternoon and into the early evening,
Jason Manford said: "The aim of our pop up shows is to put top quality comedians in front of local audiences at a good price, so when I was approached about bringing a Comedy Stage to the Festival, I jumped at it. We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting and innovative festival and this will be the first major festival for Manfords.”
He continued "I have played in York on all my previous UK tours and love it here - it is one of my favourite cities to play and I am really looking forward to sending some of Manford’s comedians along to Yorfest to experience this wonderful part of the country! We have many surprises in store, and the full line up will be revealed next week."
Yorfest will have over 30 live acts and comedy shows, across 4 performance areas, along with the normal festival fayre of food and drink including local real ales, a Champagne and Pimms bar, candy floss, donuts, and more, as well as a kids play zone, face painting, and vintage fairground rides.
Tickets are priced at £30 per adult ticket, £20 for under 16’s and Under 5’s can enter for free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 under 16s) are priced at just £80.
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