Stars out for Folk in the Field

Singer Edwina Hayes will perform at this year's Folk in The Field festival in Shiptonthorpe.
Singer Edwina Hayes will perform at this year's Folk in The Field festival in Shiptonthorpe.

Shiptonthorpe’s popular Folk in the Field festival takes place this weekend.

The Fete and Folk in the Field events will be held at The Playing Fields, Station Road, this Saturday (30 June) starting at 11am and 6pm respectively.

The free, circus themed fete features a packed programme that combines entertainment from local musicians and artists with circus skills workshops.

It is followed by The third Folk in the Field festival.

This year Jon Palmer Acoustic Band, Edwina Hayes, The Nick Rooke Band, Flossie Malavialle and young singer songwriter Evie Barrand from Market Weighton will star on the stage (doors open at 5pm).

Vito Logozzi, owner of the Goodmanham Arms, has been involved in sourcing beer and setting up the bar for the festival since it started in 2016 and is delighted to be supporting the fund raising festival.

He said: “Folk in the Field is a fantastic community event and the beer festival is always well received.”

The chair of the committee in charge of organising the event, Sue Beadle, said: “The committee is very grateful to Vito and his wife Abbie for all the hard work that they put in to make sure that our daytime Fete and night time Folk festival goers have a great choice of beer and cider, as well as a small gin bar.”

Tickets can be bought from Langlands Shiptonthorpe and the Paper Shop and Post Office in Market Weighton, and cost £10 per adult and £5 for concessions. They are also available online from http://www.wegottickets.com/folkinthefieldshiptonthorpe.