The 8th Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival, which takes places in East Yorkshire June 27 to 29 has announced a number of the artists added to their 2014 line up.
Along with regular Burton Agnes Festival favourites Octopus, The Lemon Monkeys, Rob Law Quintet and Ben Beattie, this year sees some fabulous national and international first time artists topping the bill including King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys’, whose zany stage show sometimes belies the fact that here is the finest, most authentic rhythm & blues band ever to come from outside the USA and Chantel McGregor, who is one of the most exciting rock and blues musicians in the UK.
Together the artists confirmed bring a fabulous mix of Jazz, Funk Blues, Soul, Gospel and Swing. Festival goers will experience the wondrous sounds that range from flawless high energy filled entertainment to a magnificent musical collaboration from one of the UK’s premier saxophonists and Sherlock Holmes aficionado’s - Horace Silver and Alan Barnes. Festival organiser and Hall owner, Simon Cunliffe-Lister, will bring the weekend to a close when he performs on saxophone with Ben Beattie’s Jazz Essentials, whose atmospheric sounds are always a festival favourite!
Early bird discounted tickets for the full weekend, priced at £60 and for a limited time only, are available direct from the website, http://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival/Tickets_and_Prices.html or by calling the festival office on 01262 490324.
Children under 12 are free with an adult, and the purchase of 1 concessionary ticket at (OAPs, Burton Agnes Hall members and students) includes unlimited access for all children aged 12-15 years old - families need only purchase 1 child ticket.
Camping Vouchers for the full weekend are also available - one voucher per tent, caravan or campervan – early bird discounted cost £35. Each camper must have a WEEKEND festival ticket.
The camp-site is set against the backdrop of Burton Agnes Hall, with panoramic views of the Yorkshire Wolds, and hot showers are provided at no extra charge.
Daily festival tickets are also available too – see website for full details and costs.
The festival is held over three days with performances both inside the stunning stately Elizabethan Hall and outside on its magnificent main lawn and all within the Hall’s beautiful and award winning grounds - Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winners 2011 & 2012 and Winner of the HHA Christies Garden of the Year Award.
Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival offers its visitors such a diverse range of laid-back entertainment which inspired The Independent to write in 2009, that the Festival was ‘possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I’ve ever attended’.
There can’t be many festivals where your attendance can be delayed by the crossing of ducks in the Halls’ gardens and grounds!
With rolling Yorkshire fields behind the stage, pristine woodland to the side, a woodland walk and the unique wonderland of its walled garden, containing over 4,000 different plants, festival goers couldn’t ask for a more beautiful and serene setting.
‘The whole experience was brilliant...due to the combination of antiquity and youthful influence from Simon and his family protecting tradition and heritage but creating a relaxed and happy atmosphere. We will be back again.’ Festival goers Tom and Hildy Young, 2012.
Families from all across the UK flock to the Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival for its safe and easy-going vibe. Of particular interest to children, is the Children’s Corner with play area; 15 acres of magical gardens to explore including a walled garden with maze, jungle garden and giant games along with a woodland walk through a forest with numerous creatures to explore and find.
This really is a unique festival and visitors of all ages are truly welcome.
Full line up info is below along with images, artist and organiser interviews being fully available upon request.