Following the success of the big top over the concert stage last year Beverley Folk Festival has decided to put another big top in place for their main stage.
Jim Pybus, one of the small team of volunteer directors, commented “Audiences loved the big top and the more intimate and festive feel it created so this year we will have two! Each year the festival transforms our wonderful site at Beverley Racecourse into a ‘Festival Village’, allowing our audiences and visitors to enjoy a complete festival experience. The introduction of not one but two big tops will certainly help to enhance the event”.
The weekend will feature the best in modern and traditional folk music alongside Americana and lots of musical surprises.
Some of the artists already confirmed are:
Martin & Eliza Carthy, Eddi Reader and her band, Jon Boden, Lau, Heidi Talbot, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, False lights, Andy Cutting, Jim Moray, and The Hut People.
Young local performers will also be appearing, allowing them to showcase their talents to an appreciative audience. There will also be comedy, literature, and poetry – alongside workshops and community groups, which will add yet another dimension to a packed weekend of fun for all ages.
The festival always programmes some surprises and some exclusive events have just been confirmed, but won’t be announced for a few days yet.
Jim also commented “The festival is a real part of the Beverley scene and supported by numerous local volunteers who work hard over the weekend to ensure everyone enjoys the event, it’s part of the community and a showcase for Beverley. Audiences travel from far and wide to be part of Beverley at its best”.
With a line-up of award winning national and international talent already confirmed, it’s worth picking up tickets at a discounted price before the special Spring Saver deal (priced at £110) ends at the end of March.
For a fill line up visit the festival’s confirmed artist page.
About Beverley Folk Festival
Established in 1983, Beverley Folk Festival is a 3-day event that has been providing a platform for artists from this expansive genre for over 30 years. Bringing together a wide range of performers, ranging from international legends to new voices on the scene, the festival incorporates traditional and new folk music alongside blues, jazz, world, acoustic, roots and Americana. In addition, the event now also includes literature, poetry, comedy and film. The biggest festival of its kind in the East Riding of Yorkshire, it is enjoyed by revellers from the wider North Region and beyond and has developed a dedicated following that continues to expand.