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Beverley Bumper Festival Weekend

Published: 6th June 2012 16:45
Having been nominated by the Sunday Times as one of the 10 Best Folk Festivals in the UK this year, it certainly looks like the imminent Beverley Festival – Folk, Acoustic, Roots will be a festival not to be missed.

Beverley Bumper Festival Weekend

Beverley Festival is the place to be this Summer for a bumper weekend!


Having been nominated by the Sunday Times as one of the 10 Best Folk Festivals in the UK this year, it certainly looks like the imminent Beverley Festival - Folk, Acoustic, Roots will be a festival not to be missed.
If Mike Harding, one of the Patrons for the Beverley Festival (Folk , Acoustic, Roots ) is to be believed, Beverley is the festival to be at this Summer. 
Presenter of BBC Radio 2's folk show on Wednesday nights, he said "Beverley has always been a special festival for me. It's not too big and they always have some great acts...winning acclaim as one of the best small festivals in the country and one of the most family friendly. With this year's attractions - Steeleye Span, Peatbog Faeries, Chumbawamba, up and coming young band ahab, plus special guest - 60's Rock & Roller Joe Brown, it looks likely to maintain its deserved reputation." Mike Harding.


Responses from audiences agreed with Mike, voting - the line-up, the great location, and the friendliness of the event amongst its most popular attractions. "The intimacy of the Beverley Festival, with its palpable sense of community and warmth, is very much a part of the lure"...... "Really good festival. Liked the combination of main events being in a building and others in marquees. Great atmosphere" ...."What a thoroughly entertaining event and such distinctively different styles, it was a good choice of programming. In addition the icing on the cake was the bar and excellent Festival Ale, We thought the atmosphere very friendly and indeed so in the town".

With headliners including Steeleye Span (Friday 15th June), who are not just a legendary name in British music but also a link to the classic days of rock and folk music and who will be performing many of their familiar classics next to gems old and new, all delivered with a burning passion and unrivalled experience; Peatbog Faeries (Saturday 16th June), BBC Radio 2's "Best Live Act" nominees in this year's folk awards and one of the UK's most popular Celtic party bands will top the bill at the Mid-Summer Party and Dance night, and Joe Brown and his band will be headlining the Finale Concert on the Sunday night (17th June), singing a mixture of his old hits along with some of the more recent numbers in his repertoire.

It's easy to see why, from all this, audiences are travelling across the world to attend the event.

With visitors from as far afield as Brazil, North America, Australia and New Zealand, arriving in Beverley in June for the Beverley Festival - Folk, Acoustic, Roots, it certainly demonstrates that the festival lives up to its name of "The Local Festival with Global Appeal".


In addition to its headline artists the festival boasts a great mix of top international as well as national and more regional and local artists.
From the USA comes the amazing Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch and Furnace Mountain as headliners to the festival's Americana element. Popular Scottish band - Shooglenifty with their special brand of "acid-croft" help to drive the show along with multi-award-wining young Danish band Habadekuk, offering a chance to get up and dance the night away.


Artists having a Yorkshire connection are Martin Carthy, Chumbawamba, Coope Boyes & Simpson, The Mighty Doonans and Henry Priestman. Peter Robinson, author of DI Banks series of books as featured on ITV with Stephen Tompkinson, poet extraordinaire Ian McMillan and Luke Carver-Goss and TV presenter and poet Ian Clayton all form a part of the festival's Literature mini-festival .

A full weekend of events for the younger generation - organised, run by and performed by young artists is the Area2 Programme with some of the top young talent from around the country. Families are well catered for also with a Marquee The DEN full of activities for children from singing to drama and creative crafts.

For those wishing to soak up the atmosphere of the festival without attending the major events, there is the now famous Village on the festival site at Beverley's Leisure Complex. With a great array of varied craft stalls and food outlets, the festival's legendary Wold Top Bar and a FREE Village Green stage showcasing festival artists - a great opportunity just to relax in a friendly and carnival type setting.

The festival located in the shadow of the historic Beverley Minster, close to the centre of the attractive market town of Beverley, is held in one location at the town's Leisure Complex. It boasts the popular Festival Village with its Village Green, craft stalls and food outlets, and concert marquees. All the events are within a short walking distance of each other, and close enough to walk into the attractive town for shops, restaurants and atmospheric local pubs.


Tickets are available for the Full Weekend, Single Days and Single Events.
A full list of the great acts performing can be found by going to the festival's website including:


Joe Brown, Steeleye Span, Peatbog Faeries, The Mighty Doonans, Chumbawamba, Martin Carthy, Coope, Boyes & Simpson, Shooglenifty, Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch (usa), ahab, Furnace Mountain (usa), Henry Priestman, Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss, Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees, The Toy Hearts, The Carrivick Sisters, Ian Clayton, The Tom Townsend Blues Band, Lady Maisery, Peter Robinson (author), The Whiskey Dogs, Habadekuk (Denmark), Elfynn, Roger Davies, The Mirrortones

Area 2 Youth Programme - Kirsty Bromley, Indigo Heights , Jim Molyneux Trio, Blind Panic, King Cole, Raj Raj Raj, Simon Stephenson, Hase Waits, The Tea Cups, Alice Burn & Emily Hoile, Dominic Hook, Beth Chamberlain & Grace Smith, Paul Liddell, Jaywalkers, Horizontal Sunday, Sail Pattern, Mark Wynn, Darcy DaSilva, Fran Smith, Tangletree, Area 2 Big Band.

Moonbeams Sessions - David Ward Maclean, Plumhall, Holly Taymar & Chris Bilton, Gerry McNeice, Something Nasty in the Woodshed, Dan Wilde, Rich Stephenson, Union Jill, Jessica Lawson, Sarah Horn & James, Cudworth, Mark Wynn, Martin Peirson, Andy Stones, Circus Envy plus lots more artists and Dance Teams ....


Details and Tickets from: / 01377 217569 
FRI 15th - SUN 17th JUNE 2012



Weekend Season tickets 
Adults with 3 nights with Camping £113
Adults without Camping £98
Family weekend ticket 2 adults & 2 youths under 18 £281 without camping / £326 with camping
Special rates for - Senior Citizens; Youth; Children; Families 
Day Tickets and Single Event Tickets also available


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