Beverley Folk Festival will once again feature a wealth of exciting young singers, musicians and performers, offering chance to see the stars of tomorrow, today.

Chairman Matt Snowden commented, “The festival takes great pride in working to develop new young talent and 2017 will be no exception. To keep the tradition alive we recognise that we have to pass the baton of creativity to the next generation of artists”.

The Beverley Folk Festival has two important youth arms…the ‘Westwood Sessions’ and the acclaimed ‘Area 2’.

Nikki Airey, a young musician in her own right, works hard to coordinate and organise the ‘Westwood Sessions’ for those aged 11 to 25. The object is to give young talent a stage to perform on and to create a group of friends who can foster, care and develop each others performance skills.

In Nikki’s own words “By working together and supporting each other we build a team spirit and help giving each other confidence.  Getting up to perform is a difficult thing but with the support of friends anything is possible”.

The ‘Westwood Sessions’ will be there in force in June running open mic sessions and offering a CD recording facility. For only £5 artists can book a slot and cut their own CD.

Area 2 is organised by professional musician and East Yorkshire lad Sam Pirt.

Sam has a deep love of music and performance and has a keen interest in developing young musicians to the next level. Drawing not only from the local area but also nationwide ‘Area 2’ will give some great young talent the opportunity to perform on a festival stage. Sam commented,  “As a touring musician I see and hear a lot of young talent around the country. The ‘Area 2 ‘ stage in Beverley gives me the opportunity to showcase exciting and innovative musicians. These musicians really are the voice, sound, and future of live music, innovative, creative and above all talented. It is a privilege to help them and to work with them”.

With a line-up of award winning national and international talent already confirmed, tickets are worth getting hold of early:

http://www.beverleyfestival.com/2017-prices/

Beverley Folk Festival 2017 will have at least 100 artists performing at the Friday to Sunday event.

More names will be announced in the coming weeks, but 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, The Hut People and a whole host of other folk favourites.

http://www.beverleyfestival.com/appearing-in-2017/

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Elizabeth Pickering Music will be performing at #BevFest in the Area 2 Sessions on the evening of Saturday 17th June 2017. You'll also be able to see her performing with The Westwood Sessions all weekend around the site and at their dedicated under-25s open mic 🎪🎶

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Brilliant news! You can catch Lauren Housley at #BevFest in June! 😀

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Brilliant news! You can catch Lauren Housley at #BevFest in June! :D 

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2017 Dancers: Hadrian Clog

Based in the Tyne Valley, they perform traditional clog and hard shoe dances from the North East of England and beyond. Their repertoire includes steps from the North East, Lancashire, Scotland and Canada... and they are always on the look out for new ones! They pride themselves on dancing all steps with energy and passing on the tradition to their younger dancers. We're super excited to have them at Beverley for the first time!

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2017 Dancers: Hadrian Clog

Based in the Tyne Valley, they perform traditional clog and hard shoe dances from the North East of England and beyond. Their repertoire includes steps from the North East, Lancashire, Scotland and Canada... and they are always on the look out for new ones! They pride themselves on dancing all steps with energy and passing on the tradition to their younger dancers. Were super excited to have them at Beverley for the first time! 

Tickets >> beverleyfestival.cloudvenue.co.uk
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