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2017

April

Sheafstock Music Festival

14th to 17th April
Free event, with donations to the Ingleton village cricket club.  Food served and fabulous live music in the marquee at The Wheatsheaf, High Street, Ingleton.

Live At Leeds

29th April 2017
A metropolitan music festival at various venues across the city, showcasing local up and coming bands alongside established national acts. The main Saturday event sees over 100 acts perform, buy a wristband and plan your day!

June

Beverley Folk Festival

16th to 18th June
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. Located at Beverley Racecourse and adjacent to the ancient pasture land of Beverley Westwood, where the countryside meets the town, the event is situated in the perfect spot to ensure you have an unforgettable weekend.

 

July

Tramlines

21st to 23rd July
Shefield's inner-city music festival is back, with an impressive line up on 5 stages including 3 revamoed outdoor venues.

Ryedale Jazz Festival

23rd to 29th July
Ryedale Jazz is back for another year with a series of concerts mainly based in Pickering

August

Tribfest

17th to 20th August
The biggest tribute band festival in the UK, spread over 4 days at Sledmere House. Featuring Badness, Totally Tina, Kazabian and many more.

Leeds Festival

25th to 27th August
One of the iconic festivals of the UK festival season, held at Bramham Park. Headliners for 2016 include Kasabian and Muse.

September

Hull Freedom Festival

1st to 3rd September
3 days. 200 performances. Artists from over 25 countries. Celebrating Hull's independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of freedom and Hull's year as UK City of Culture

Bingley Music Live

1st to 3rd September
Returning To Myrtle Park, Bingley Music Live headliners to be confirmed

Medieval Music In The Dales

7th to 10th September 2017
Medieval Music in the Dales is an annual medieval music festival wholly dedicated to medieval music-making. It's unique in the UK. Set at the beautiful Bolton Castle in Wensleydale the concerts, medieval tavern and feast make this an event to remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

March

Top Secret Blues Festival

11th to 13th March
Held at the Ocean Room at The Scarborough Spa, the Top Secret Blues Festival is one of the worst kept secret in Blues is a top quality festival with a high standard.

Scarborough Jazz Festival at Scarborough Spa

23rd to 25th September
The musical director of the Scarborough Jazz Festival has put together a programme featuring Rousing big bands, Superb vocalists, Rhythmic variations, Swinging modern jazz, Something different and Rising stars.

October

Marsden Jazz Festival

7th to 9th October
Marsden Jazz Festival brings a wide variety of music from old school trad jazz to cutting-edge contemporary jazz to an audience of all ages. Over 50 events!

Musicport World Music Festival

20th to 23rd October
The world music festival based in Whitby, featuring a wide variety or artists from across the globe.

KWVR Beer & Music Festival

23rd to 26th October
Live music at the stations and more than 100 real ales available from the Festival Bar at Oxenhope.

2015

April

Resistanz Music Festival

3rd - 5th April
The three day Industrial music festival returns to Sheffield with a full line up of bands and DJ's based at Corporation.

Harrogate International Youth Festival

4th to 8th April
The HIYF brings together international youth bands and school performance groups to perform with the very best talent from the local area, ensuring international excellence and creativity at a variety of venues in and near Harrogate.

Ryedale Festival of Jazz

9th to 25th April

May

Wath Festival

2015 Dates To Be Cofirmed
A three day festival of music and dance and features many renowned folk acts. Established in 1972 the festival has a family friendly atmosphere and showcases many local acts. Winners of Fatea Magazines Best Village Festival 2013.

Live At Leeds

1st to 4th May
A metropolitan music festival at various venues across the city, showcasing local up and coming bands alongside established national acts. The main Saturday event sees over 100 acts perform, buy a wristband and plan your day!

York Spring Festival of New Music

2015 Dates To Be Confirmed
Encompassing all genres, including pop, rock, jazz, music theatre, classical and world music, the York Spring Festival presents a unique opportunity to experience this wide range of genres in just one weekend!

Shepley Spring Festival

15th to 17th May
Shepley Spring Festival is a 3 day festival celebrating the very best of traditional music, song and dance from Britain and beyond. Concerts and dances feature some of the country's most well known traditional artists as well as showcasing promising new acts.

Swaledale Festival

23rd May to 6th June
Walks, talks, reading and some finest music played in the some of the most unique venues across Swaledale.

Doncaster Folk Festival

2015 Dates To Be Confirmed
The Doncaster Folk Festival has expanded this year to be held at a number of venues across the town, which can only mean more music and more artists.

June

Northern Aldborough Festival

25th June to 4th July
The classical music festival aiming to bring music to rural communities, through young and new performers, and established professional musicians.

Willowman Festival

18th to 21st June
Four days of fun, frivolity and music in the North yorkshire countryside. Real ale, quality food and lots of kids entertainment all add to the event.

Beverley Folk Festival

19th to 21st June
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.

Towerfest

19th to 21st June
Towerfest is an open air country music festival held in the shadow of Drax power Station in North Yorkshire. Three days of country music and line dancing with furteen live acts plus DJ and Compere to keep it all in full swing.

July

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival

3rd to 5th July
Set in the grounds of Burton Agnes Hall in the Yorkshire Wolds, the annual Jazz and Blues Fesival returns with Chatnel Macgregor, King Biscuit and the Pleasure Boys among the acts.

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

3rd to 5th July
3 days of concerts, performances and events featuring folk acts from around the country at venues in the city, this year with a craft market, street entertainers and workshops.

York Early Music Festival

2015 Dates To Be Confirmed
This year, the theme of Golden Ages will bring the music from the Spanish Golden Age to the Path of the Enlightenment and you will be able to enjoy artists like Kprdo Savall or The Sixteen.

Tramlines

24th to 26th July
Shefield's inner-city music festival is back for a 7th year, with an impressive line up, based at venues around the city. This year with fringe and film events as well.

Deershed 5: Time Travel

24th to 26th July
The family music festival based in Topcliffe near Thirsk. Details for 2015 coming soon.

Ryedale Jazz Festival

19th to 25th July
Ryedale Jazz is back for a third year with a series of concerts mainly based in Pickering

August

Beacons Festival

6th to 9th August
The family friendly festival based in Skipton, with bands, DJ's, kids areas, arts, cinema and more.

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

16th to 29th August
The concept is to provide the highest level of chamber music within historical buildings which themselves celebrate the rich history of the moors, one of our country's most stunning and panoramic landscapes.  Simplicity and accessibility both in terms of repertoire and of price have been contributory factors in the festival being such an immediate phenomenon.

Tribfest

20th to 23rd August
The biggest tribute band festival in the UK, spread over 4 days at Sledmere House. 2015 acts still to be announced.

Leeds Festival

28th to 30th August
One of the iconic festivals of the UK festival season, held at Bramham Park.

Bingley Music Live

4th to 6th September
Coming from Myrtle Park, Bingley 2015 eadliners to be announced.

September

Ripon International Festival

2015 Dates To Be Confirmed
Ripon's festival of arts and music brings world and national performers, local youth and up-coming takents to venues in and around the city. beside the classical performances for which the festival is renowned recent years have all seen puppetry, poetry and recitals.

Cornucopia Festival

23rd to 25th September
live music, including world music from Africa, India and Spain, great comedy, wonderful dance, brilliant cabaret, delicious food and craft beers. We have two large indoor stages plus activities all weekend long within the festival village. all set at the beautiful Burton Constable Hall

 

Long Division Festival

12th to 14th June
Details are yet to be announced for 2015, in 2014 this popular urban music festival had over 70 acts playing at 9 venues around the Wakefield.

Otley Folk Festival

2015 Dates To Be Confirmed
A family folk festival hosted at a variety of venues around the town with a wide range of acts, plus additional entertainment with traditional dancers, real ale and workshops.

Scarborough Jazz Festival

25th to 27th September
2014 featured everything from Nigel Kennedy to Jools Holland, a soloist and duos to big bands and vocalists. from Latin to hard bop and standards, from established stars to fresh young faces.