Beverley Folk Festival is encouraging residents to come along and get a taster of what the event has to offer for just £3 each per day, with children under 12 getting in for free.
This festival entery gives attendees access to a wide range of events and sessions. If you like what you see and hear, upgrade tickets will be available, which allow access to all performances and venues for either half day, full day or the whole weekend, depending on which option you choose.
Festival director, Jim Pybus, explained:
“For just £3 you can experience a wide range of music, workshops, activities and more, from 10am until gone midnight. For a family of four, including two parents and two children under 12 years old, that’s just £6 for a whole day of activities, as the kids get in free.”
Matt Snowden, chairman of the festival, added:
“This is an opportunity for us to give a platform to local and regional musicians and music groups, plus there will be fantastic food stands, craft stalls, activities for children and excellent real ale from Hull’s own Atom Brewery. Why not give it a go and come and soak up the festival atmosphere!”
“All members of our Gospel Choir and thrilled to be invited back to perform at the festival, as we enjoy bringing our music to the wider community. We look forward raising the roof of the Little Big Top and hope to see as many people there from the local community as possible.”
The schedule of events that are included in the £3 Festival Village Entry are as follows:
Friday Evening Concert Night
The Attractions Room from 7pmn
Featuring My Mate George, Flagship and LouDHailer Electric Company
• Saturday 10am LITTLE BIG TOP Beverley Community Choir
• Saturday 12noon The Attractions Room Coastal Voices
• Sunday 10am LITTLE BIG TOP All For One Choir and Longcroft Gospel Choir
Festival Folk Club
Touch Above Bar Saturday and Sunday.
At Beverley Folk Festival, we are proud to give a platform to some of the finest and best respected folk clubs in the north of England:
• Sat 2pm Pickering Acoustic Music
• Sat 4pm Minerva Folk Club
• Sat 8pm Black Swan Folk Club
• Sun 2pm Processed Pea
• Sun 4pm Upstairs at Monks
• Sun 8pm Lucien’s Hornsea
Daytime sessions Saturday at 10am and Sunday 6pm in The Touch Above Bar. Hosted by Roy Wild & Emily Ellington. House guitar available.
Cottingham Comedy Club
Saturday 6pm in the Touch Above Bar
The Westwood Sessions
Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the 1690 Bar.
Kicking off the festival entertainment on Friday at 4.30pm, with the under 25’s Open Mic sessions in conjunction with ‘Off the Road’ and on Saturday from 7.30pm.
Saturday & Sunday from 10.30am to 5.30pm recording sessions
The Den all day Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 6pm. There may be a small charge for some activities, but the majority are free. All children should be accompanied by an adult.
The Westwood Rooms
• Sat 3pm Banjo workshop with Dan Walsh
• Sun 12noon Choir workshop with She Murray
• Sun 4.30pm Songwriting workshop with Reg Meuross
Open Air Entertainment
Enjoy scheduled performances on our Village Stage, dance displays around the site and a series of mini “pop-up concerts”. Some of names involved so far:
• The Albemarle Steel Band – made up of students from the Albemarle percussion groups and from schools around Hull
• The Argy Bargy Poets
• Beverley Handbell Ringers – traditional Yorkshire style of “off table”, these 11 ringers play 137 bells between them!
• Bugs – a group of ukelele players from various clubs around the region
• My Mate George
• The Time Bandits
Words on the Westwood
Sunday 11am in The Touch Above Bar
• Cassandra Parkin & Tracy Scott-Townsend
• Dab Grubb,
• ohn Fewings
• Toni Bunnell
The Watersons on Film
Sunday 5.45pm in The Attractions Room
Film screening of The Watersons Live @ Hull Truck
Sunday Morning Folk Service
The Atom, 10am in partnership with St Nicholas Church
A shuttle bus is available linking the festival with the town centre and FREE parking is available directly opposite Beverley Racecourse.
June 16th – 18th