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New faces due at Folk in the Field Festival

Singer Edwina Hayes will be back at Folk in the Field in June.
Singer Edwina Hayes will be back at Folk in the Field in June.

Buoyed by the success of the 2017 event, the Folk in the Field Festival returns to Shiptonthorpe in June with two new artists on the bill.

The third Folk in the Field festival, which takes place on Saturday 30 June at The Playing Fields on Station Road, will see talented young singer songwriter Evie Barrand from Market Weighton and the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band make their debuts at the event.

Talented Market Weighton singer-songwriter Evie Barrand.

Talented Market Weighton singer-songwriter Evie Barrand.

The festival also welcomes back The Nick Rooke Band, French-born musician Flossie Malavialle and local singer Edwina Hayes.

The sound manager and compere for the evening and will be Driffield’s cigar box maestro Dogfinger Steve.

The gates for the festival will open at 5pm for a 6pm start with entertainment scheduled until 11pm.

There will be a beer festival, featuring over 10 beers and ciders sourced and set up by the Goodmanham Arms, throughout the evening and there will also be food stalls.

Organisers are hosting the event to raise funds for various 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 music extravaganza.

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

“We’d love to see as many faces as possible as our invitation extends far wider than the immediate area – everyone is welcome.”

“We’d love to raise enough money to be able to hold a festival again next year, as well as to donate some money to village causes.

“To this end, we welcome support from any local businesses who’d like to sponsor us and would like to extend our thanks to Shiptonthorpe business three60 marketing and pr who is among the first to support the festival.

“Any businesses interested in supporting this community event should contact myself via email at sue.folkinthefield@gmail.com.”

Tickets, £10 per adult and £5 for concessions, can be bought from Langlands Shiptonthorpe and the Paper Shop and Post Office in Market Weighton.

They are also available online from http://www.wegottickets.com/folkinthefieldshiptonthorpe

More information can be found on the @folkinthefieldshiptonthorpe Facebook page or by emailing sue.folkinthefield@gmail.com.