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Grassington Festival | Music & Arts Festival

15 - 30 June 2018


All Press enquiries to:

Rosemary Pegg
Grassington Festival
Grassington Hub
Garrs Lane
North Yorkshire
BD23 5AT


Telephone: 01756 456007

Notes to Editors:

Over the last 38 years Grassington Festival has grown to become one of Yorkshire’s premiere art and music festivals. Played out in the heart of the beautiful Dales’ village of Grassington over the last two weeks of June, the festival offers an eclectic daily programme of music, comedy and cultural events.

Highlights from 2017 include Bananarama, Newton Faulkner, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to name just a few. Highlights from recent years include Marc Almond and Toyah Wilcox, The Stranglers, Roland Gift, Heaven 17, Billy Ocean, ELO, The Boomtown Rats, Julian Lloyd Webber, Hayley Westenra, Alfie Boe and Lesley Garratt; and from the world of comedy: Rich Hall, Shappi Khorsandi. Rob Beckett, Al Murray, Jo Brand, Jack Dee and Dara O Briain.

Grassington Festival is also proud of its Festival in the Community, which is a range of collaborative projects that provide exciting opportunities for local schools, care homes and community groups to get involved in the festival, and create anything from art installations to music concerts.

In addition to income from ticket sales and national and local funding partners, the festival is also heavily reliant upon the help and support from its army of volunteers, and the ongoing generosity of its friends and sponsors.

Our Media Partners:

“It’s great to be involved with the arts across Yorkshire; and Grassington Festival is a spectacularly good example of the arts at its best.” Richard Trinder, Editor of Yorkshire Times

“Local arts and community events are at the heart of Aspire’s content. Honoured to be a media partner with Grassington Festival, the team at Aspire aim to paint a true picture of the event this coming year, and work hand-in-hand to promote this fabulous festival.” Jane Capstick, Editor of Aspire

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