Underneath the Stars festival [Friday 29th - Sunday 31st July] has shared its final music lineup, with new artists announced for its 2022 edition, which takes place at Cinderhill Farm, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
The festival will host nearly 30 artists at this year’s event, ranging from soul and indie, to brass bands, ska, Americana, and folk.
Returning for 2022, Underneath the Stars will have two covered stages beneath big top tents. The tents will have no walls ensuring an unrestricted view of the two main stages for festival goers sat outside, and better ventilation for those inside. Plus, with a new layout and standing areas, audiences have the perfect spots for dancing in their wellies!
This year, the festival announces, An Audience with Adrian Edmondson, actor, comedian, musician, writer and more.
Women artists headline every night of this year’s event with Imelda May on Friday, and Kate Rusby headlining on Saturday, performing songs from recent albums, and from her forthcoming album 30: Many Happy Returns. Closing the weekend, Suzanne Vega, will mark the final performance of Underneath the Stars 2022.
There are lots more women artists too, including Australian singer-songwriter Azure Ryder, and Leeds-based folk singer and songwriter, Iona Lane, plus Trousdale a powerful female band from South California.
Flatcap Carnival, is a seven-piece Latin inspired ska band from York. Further highlights of the include: This Is The Kit, The Big Moon, Penguin Cafe, The Brighouse & Rastrick Band, and The Young’uns, with an unashamedly political cry for social justice, Billie Marten, and Davina and the Vagabonds and US folk and fun bands, Dustbowl Revival, and Lanterns On The Lake plus Tankus the Henge.and Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys.
Playing uplifting, traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and America are Kinnaris Quintet, and there’s some special soul from Hannah Williams and the Affirmations. Damien O’Kane will be joined by legendary banjo player Ron Block and special guest, Mike McGoldrick, as well as Will Varley, The Trials of Cato, and master musician N’famady Kouyate, offering an exciting mix of Mandingue African music with western jazz, pop, indie and funk.
Closing the weekend, 12-piece super group Intergalactic Brasstronauts, known for their brass, global rhythms, reggae and sci-fi, and there’s music from South Africa, wrapped in rhythmic soul from Stone Jets.
Underneath the Stars festival has enjoyed great successes thus far across the UK festival scene, taking home the Small Festival of the Year and prestigious Judge’s Award at the National Outdoor Event Association Awards in 2019.
Championing diversity, and accessibility, the festival has also gained an Attitude is Everything Silver Charter Award. AIE is a disability-led charity supporting non-profit and commercial organisations to make what they do more accessible and inclusive for Deaf and disabled people. Its Charter improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists, and the music industry.
Weekend tickets are now available to buy, which include three days of music, fun and festivities in the beautiful corner of Yorkshire at Cinderhill Farm, Barnsley.
Tickets are priced at £148 for the whole weekend without camping, and £138 for concessions (Student/ Over 60s/ Unwaged). Children aged 7-17 years tickets are priced at £46. Children aged 0-6 years can attend for free.
Weekend camping is priced at £45 for for a tent pitch or standard campervan, and £60 for a large campervan/caravan/trailer tent. Those wanting to stay on Thursday night too can add £15 / £20. Car park is £15 all weekend or £6 per day.
Day tickets are priced at £57 on Friday, £62 on Saturday and £62 Sunday. Tickets for children aged 7-17 years, are priced at £25 per day.
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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