Fete in the Field event to feature wild west theme

The Lonestar Old West Re-enactment Group will be at this year's Fete in the Field spectacular.
The Lonestar Old West Re-enactment Group will be at this year's Fete in the Field spectacular.

Buoyed by the success of the 2018 event, the Fete in the Field Festival returns to the Shiptonthorpe playing fields for 2019 with a Wild West theme.

The fourth Fete in the Field festival takes place on Saturday 29 June at The Playing Fields, Station Road, Shiptonthorpe.

This year it will feature daytime entertainment from acts including the Lonestar Old West Re-enactment Group; local singer-songwriter Rachel Makena; the East Riding Rock Choir and Driffield’s cigar box maestro Dogfinger Steve.

The group will entertain visitors with live action performances from the American Wild West and set up a tented town on the field and will talk to visitors about the period and characters they portray.

Following on from the free daytime Fete, the evening Folk in the Field Festival will feature artists including Market Weighton singer-songwriter, Evie Barrand; Driffield’s Edwina Hayes; the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band and the Nick Rooke Band.

Organisers are hosting the event to raise funds for Shiptonthorpe village projects, including the church, the village hall, the Heritage Project and the playing fields.

The chair of the committee in charge of organising the event, Sue Beadle, said that preparations are coming together nicely for what will be a fantastic day and night of great music and entertainment.

She said: “The committee has been planning the fourth open-air event since before Christmas, so it’s wonderful that it’s generating so much interest from the musicians, festival goers and local businesses interested in supporting us.”