Welcome to The Grassington Festival Website.

In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales Grassington Festival has surprised and delighted audiences with events from all over the world for 34 years.

This year will be no exception and we are looking forward to two weeks of mayhem and magic with the added bonus of being part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, a festival of 100 days across the region prior to The Grand Départ. This is a huge honour for the Festival and as part of this wonderful event we are collaborating with stellar artists creating exciting innovative work. Central to the 2014 programme is our theme of linking communities through music and word play as we reach out to our local Dales Community and to the whole of Yorkshire for inspiration and ideas.

We have programmed music from classical to pop and all in between plus theatre, visual arts, film, workshops and speakers for all audiences, from the very young to the very old. We have free events at the weekends for all the family and a number of offers on tickets, including our classical tour.

Grassington Festival is a charity and our work could not continue without the amazing help from our sponsors, partners, friends and volunteers. Without them none of this would be possible. We are here for two glorious weeks in June so come along and be part of it.


Kate Beard, Festival Director

Arts Council England