The Demon Barbers XL - who do do folk music with an accompanying spectacular of Clog, Sword, Hip Hop & Break dancers - are the latest act announced for the 35th Beverley Folk Festival, which has 3 nights & 2 days of music, dance, comedy, spoken word, events & workshops at Beverley Racecourse, Beverley, East Yorkshire from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June 2018.
There will also be Dance Teams from around the country including Norfolk, Lincoln, Newcastle, Leeds, Coventry, Sheffield and Leeds with a range of traditional dances, including Rapper, Sword, Border and Step Clog Morris. Each groups dances in styles that are steeped in tradition but also include modern twists, parading and performing in the town centre and at the festival.
In addition, and back by popular demand, is the Frumptarn Guggenband, dressed in eye catching costumes and mixing brass instruments with punchy percussion. Joining them will be Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men, Pecsaetan Morris from Sheffield, Lincoln's finest Poacher Morris and more.
Festival Chairman Jim Pybus remarked "The festival is an annual celebration of not just the best in folk music, but also dance, spoken word and comedy. It is important to us that we schedule artists to perform in the town centre and hope people enjoy the sights and sounds on offer." Beverley Folk Festival is a family friendly event with plenty of children's activities, open air entertainment, a craft marquee, a food court and real ale.
Other bookings for the festival include Calan, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Megson, Habadekuk (DENMARK), Charlie Dore & Julian Littman, The Lucy Ward Band, Grace Petrie, Jess Morgan, The Boxcar Boys (CANADA), Katie Spencer & Foss Paterson, The Cody Sisters (USA), Beggar's Bridge, Harbottle & Jonas and the Alterego Ceilidh Band.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £120 for the weekend with camping or £100 for the weekend without camping.
Gretchen Peters will be part of the weekend ticket. A separate 'concert ticket' for (just) Gretchen Peters is also available for £25.
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