Beverley Festival once again comes up trumps as it starts to announce it headline acts.
This year's event has a truly Scottish theme with the dynamic fiddle playing of Blazin' Fiddles, and hit makers The Proclaimers, who will finish off the festival on the Sunday night in its traditional fiery style.
The festival is well known for bringing top artists to the small, historic, East Yorkshire market town of Beverley. The Proclaimers will be no exception. Strikingly individual, the twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge success across the globe as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old. They have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. In the process they have enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The festival now welcomes them to Yorkshire!
With the General Elections due to precede the festival, who better to return again to lighten our spirits, as one of the event's most popular acts , Roy Bailey and Tony Benn. Other festival favourites, returning for the third time will be the legendary band, famous for its hit record with The Floral Dance, The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.
Festival organisers and audiences alike will be delighted by the performance this year of the Demon Barber Roadshow, bringing English traditional song and dance to a broad audience of all ages. Martin Simpson will be back with his trio, having won the BBC Radio 2 Award for Best Traditional Song.
And making sure we don't go to bed with a heavy heart will be hospital radio spoof DJ Ivan Brackenbury, guaranteed to bring a smile to us all.
A great line up, with many more artists still to be announced in its regularly innovative and eclectic programming. A festival that offers one of the most friendly and relaxed atmospheres of all the Summer festivals - not to be missed..
Artists confirmed to date include:
The Proclaimers, Roy Bailey & Tony Benn, The Demon Barber Roadshow, The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band, Martin Simpson Trio, Charlie Dore & The Hula Valley Orchestra, Blazin' Fiddles, Koshka, Doğan Mehmet, Ivan Brackenbury, Jerry Harmon (USA), Jeni & Billy (USA), Sean Taylor, Karen Tweed, Ellen & The Escapades
and lots more.
A packed programme of music and dance, as well as Comedy, Literature, Poetry, Youth and Kids events, all promise to make the festival a must for festival goers next June
'Winter Special' tickets are available NOW on line from www.beverleyfestival.com until 31st March - £87 Adult / £72 Concession / £ 246 Family (2 x Ad & 2 x Conc).