Beverley’s Winter Music Festival STAGE4BEVERLEY Is Back

Beverley’s Winter Music Festival STAGE4BEVERLEY Is Back
Beverley’s Winter Music Festival STAGE4BEVERLEY Is Back

As winter has finally reached us, we have something to cheer us up and to look forward to in those long, cold and dark winter nights.

Beverley’s Winter music festival, Stage4Beverley, is back again next February ( 13th – 20th ) after a year’s break due to COVID. Chris Wade, the programmer for the festival said “ the festival has felt so long in coming that we all now feel the need to get out and hear and entertainment. S4B is the perfect answer.”

Having secured an award from ’s Partnership programme, it will be reaching out further into the Beverley community by taking some events into Café Velo in North Bar Within, in the town, and will be creating an additional element to its programme in the form of Poetry.

Workshops, performances and talks will be taking place with the highlight being our poet laureate, Simon Armitage, who will be reading “Live at Stage4Beverley” in the East Riding Theatre.

Some previous festival favourites will be back including the genre-bending, joyous force of Tankus the Henge and ’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band The New York Brass Band. Another Yorkshire legend will be Jon Boden, the former front man and founder of the folk supergroup, Bellowhead.

For 2022 the festival is delighted to present some of the leading younger generation of musicians and singers. From Scotland comes the multi award winning, singer and songwriter, Siobhan Miller quoted as being one of the “best traditional Scottish folk singers on the planet” Folk Roots. For “A Touch of Americana” we have Lauren Housley, winner of the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award 2021 and nominated for the UK Song of the Year at the Americana Music Association UK awards, along with Lady Nade, who is also appearing at the festival on a double bill with Lauren. It promises to be a show stopping show. Not satisfied with 2 award winners the festival will also be presenting The Versus whose music crosses several genre boundaries and is fronted by the beguiling voice and personality of lead singer Alice Edwards.

Local performers including Katie Spencer , Michael Nagasaka, Steel Rhyme (Gary Hammond and Luke Carver-Goss) and Robin Dermond Horspool, will be performing over the festival.
For those wishing to “have a go” themselves, a workshop for all ages, young and old, will be led by Steel Rhyme who will be inviting participants “to join in with a ton of percussion to shake, hit and groove and an accordion to make you move”.

The Late Night Club, and Horizon Stage for emerging artists, will be back again for 7 days of music, the spoken word and more…

For information: 07801 124264.

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