21: Beverley Folk Festival

East Riding trio The Whiskey Dogs are regular performers at Beverley Folk Festival. Picture by Peter Dunwell Photography.

East Riding trio The Whiskey Dogs are regular performers at Beverley Folk Festival. Picture by Peter Dunwell Photography.

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For over 30 years Beverley Folk Festival has been producing an annual weekend event to be remembered.

Offering the best new performers alongside some of the greatest established acts, it is a unique opportunity to spot tomorrow’s stars and enjoy today’s greats.

A local festival with national and international appeal set in a family friendly environment, Beverley Folk Festival will make a return next year between June 19 and 21.

A ticketed annual weekend event that currently caters for 5,000 music fans, Beverley Folk Festival relocated to Beverley Racecourse two years ago.

The festival provides an eclectic programme of traditional and contemporary folk music, together with comedy, literature and family activities, making it one of the region’s most popular festivals.

This year the festival has won a REYTA Award (Remarkable Tourism Event 2014) and was nominated for Best Small Festival, Grass Roots Award, Best Family Festival and Best Toilets in the UK Festival Awards 2014.

Among the acts already lined up for next year are singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman and his band, Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes and Peatbog Faeries plus Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Andy Kerr, The New Rope String Band, Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Gentlemen Of Few, Hillbilly Troupe and Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra.

Plus, the world’s most acclaimed tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles, are set to perform on 18 June for a pre-festival warm up.

To book tickets or for more information about the festival, visit www.beverleyfestival.com.

Musician, brodcaster and festival patron Mike Harding said: “Beverley is one of my favourite festivals ever, small enough to have a friendly cosy atmosphere and yet big enough to book the very best in folk and roots music.

“I have had some of the best musical experiences of my life at Beverley. See you there.”