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Grassington Festival | Music & Arts Festival

16th June - 1st July 2017


Friends have been the bedrock of our festival’s growth and success. And there really couldn’t be a better way to show you’re a ‘Friend of the Festival’ and become part of the Festival family!

Grassington Festival is a registered charity and receives very little in the way of public funding. We rely on the generous support of individuals, sponsors and other organisations to help us ensure we remain faithful to our founding principles of high quality, top-class performances and workshops alongside community involvement. The Festival’s mission is to educate, in the broadest sense, by providing enjoyable experiences and encouraging active involvement.
Your contribution as a Friend of Grassington Festival goes towards supporting our core activities including:

• supporting the team needed to facilitate the core elements of the Festival
• helping the audience develop their programme of events by providing comprehensive information about what’s on in a variety of ways including production of the free guide, the website and Festival signage
• maintaining the central Box Office for all events
• advising, supporting and encouraging everyone who takes part in the Festival across all genres, including performers, venues, promoters and the media.

Anyone who joins as a Friend gets the benefits of our VIP Card which gives you discounts in a number of local businesses:

Royal Oak Furniture Company 10% discount off their range of stylish homeware and accessories.
Flower Loft 10% discount on flowers and gifts over £5 – beautiful fresh, silk and dried flowers and related items.
Grassington House 20% off when dining for tables of 4 or more from the à la carte menu – destination dining at its best, featuring the culinary expertise of three-time national award winning chef, John Rudden.
Helen Midgley 10% discount – Comfortable Stylish Footwear and Fashion.
Relish a free cup of delicious Relish coffee to take away with all purchases over £20.

Get Your Friends Package Here!

There are four categories of Festival Friendship:

Festival Friend – £25 per annum or Joint Friends (two people at one address) – £40 per annum

  • Priority booking period before booking opens to general public
  • Two newsletters each year. (Choice of a printed version or via email)
  • The opportunity to enjoy an annual Friends Dinner
  • Invitation to annual supporters reception
  • Friends card enabling Friends to enjoy discounts & offers at local businesses
  • The opportunity to enjoy a special Friends concert
  • Invitation to the Festival AGM.

Get Your Friends Package Here!

Star Friends – £100 per annum

In addition to the above benefits Star Friends enjoy:

  • Increased priority booking period before booking opens to general public
  • Priority access to Marquee events
  • Discount on tickets up to the sum of £10
  • The opportunity to meet Festival artists before events (where possible).
  • Name credit on Festival website (Optional)
  • Dedicated assistance from the Friends Champion

Get Your Friends Package Here!

Business Friend – £150 per annum

Business Friendship is aimed at businesses who wish to support and grow the Festival in their local communities. Your business will get noticed on our website and advertising is discounted in the Guide 30,000 of which go out across a large area of North Yorkshire and beyond.

  • In addition to the above benefits Business Friends enjoy:
  • 10% discount on advertising in the Festival Guide.
  • Company logo on the Festival website.

Get Your Friends Package Here!

Junior Friend – £10 per annum

Junior Friendship is aimed at those under 16 who wish to support and grow their Festival and become involved in the arts and music in their local communities.

  • Increased priority booking for young people’s events.
  • Junior newsletter
  • Special events and workshops for junior friends (?art workshops, theatre workshops)
  • Invitation to annual supporters reception
  • Opportunities to work alongside the festival team in specialist areas such as social media, film work and photography.

Get Your Friends Package here