Festival in the Field Day: The Fratellis + Music + Entertainment for all the Family

Adult full day ticket (tier 3): £45 / Child full day ticket 4+ (all tiers): £15

30 June 2018 | 12 noon – 11pm

Venue: Festival in the Field

Playful, punchy and purposefully relaxed, The Fratellis will be bringing their thrilling mix of razor-sharp guitar riffs, air-punching piano stabs, falsetto vocals and melodies you could hang your coat on to the Grassington Festival in the Field Marquee.

Jon (vocals/guitar), Barry (bass) and Mince Fratelli (drums) are roaring into their second decade with a fifth album In Your Own Sweet Time that plays to their strengths while also pushing their sound in vivid new directions.

They have teamed up once again with six-time Grammy and Mercury nominated American producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, The Kooks, M83, Belle & Sebastian) who previously collaborated on smash-hit Costello Music, an album that lasted 83 weeks in the charts, won The Fratellis a Brit Award in 2007 for ‘Best Emerging Artists’, and launched The Fratellis to stratospheric critical and commercial heights.

Who can forget the deathless and dauntless Chelsea Dagger or the unbelievably addictive Whistle for the Choir?

This will be a celebratory and giddy performance not to be missed and will top off a whole day of fun for all the family featuring a fabulous mix of music with bands from all over the country, food and drink, magic and excellent entertainment, starting at 12 noon with festivities continuing until 11pm.

Other bands throughout the day include

CoCo and the Butterfields. An English indie-pop band, from Canterbury, Kent, who, since their inception in 2012, have spent much of their time on the road, touring the UK and Europe, selling out headline shows and featuring at many major festivals.

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years. With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam’s live set, it seemed fitting when he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. They have also been nominated for ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018.

Mr Wilsons Second Liners. Hot-stepping out in uniformed style, a rabble of mischievous northerners, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners form a traditional New Orleans Second Line. However, this is no sombre occasion: Mr Wilson’s expend their collective musical talent paying homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr Tony Wilson. Proudly stepping out in uniformed style, they channel the spirit of the 24 hour party people and get audiences dancing wherever they play.

Bella & Polly. Guitar & mandolin led Celtic bluegrass fusion duo. Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney hails from Bradford. She writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. Bella recently released her second album ‘Heaven Knows’, and has supported folk luminaries including Jon Boden, Cara Dillon and Altan.

Back Chat Brass. An instant favourite. With a nod to their roots in pop, funk and hip hop, their brassy twist on classic tunes combined with electrifying showmanship will ignite any occasion. Equally at home wielding their horns on a stage or roaming round a festival Back Chat Brass will LITERALLY drag you out of your seat for an all night party.

ISSIMO. Unique songwriting duo, Marc and Abi, plus their backing band THE ISSIMITES (a rogue bunch of unruly jazz musicians). Genre Defying, ISSIMO take influences from many different styles and blend fusions of Latin, Reggae, Ska, Funk and Disco into lyrically driven songs. Having already gained attention with shows at Latitude, Cornbury Festival, and Beat Herder festival, they sparked strong support from BBC Introducing West Yorkshire with the show’s presenter Alan Raw branding them as ‘ Sensational’.

The Diamond Soul Band – Do you feel like Dancing In The Street? Do you like Sweet Soul Music? Was the only boy who could ever reach you the Son Of A Preacher Man? The Diamond Soul Band covers classic songs from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner through to Martha and The Vandellas, The Commitments and The Blues Brothers.

The Scene. A great entertaining 5 piece band playing classics to lesser covered material  – something for everyone!

Chill Pill. 4 piece playing a selection of songs from their Chill Out Play List.

* The Fratellis will be a standing event in the Marquee.

Ticket Information

Adult full day ticket (tier 1): £35 SOLD OUT!

Adult full day ticket (tier 2): £40 SOLD OUT!

Adult full day ticket (tier 3): £45 NOW AVAILABLE

Child full day ticket 4+ (all tiers): £15 AVAILABLE

Children 0-3 years: FREE

What do the different Tiers mean?

The tiering of the ticket price simply means that the cost increases as we get closer to the event. So, it rewards you for buying early. There is no difference in the actual tickets themselves or the offering – it is just the price. And it only applies to adult tickets and not for tickets for children. A child’s ticket is for U16s, ages 4-15.


Parking is extremely limited on site. Please make alternative arrangements and use the Festival Bus or public transport where possible. We will be listing all car park details in due course.

To book tickets, please select the “Book Now” button at the bottom of the page.


VAMOOZ Festival Bus

We are delighted to announce that we are teaming up with VAMOOZ, the unique app-based bus service by Transdev, to offer a special evening bus on this evening from Skipton to Grassington and back.

To Grassington:

1850 Skipton Bus Station

1855 Skipton Train Station

1910 Cracoe

1925 Grassington National Park Centre Bus Station

From Grassington:

2300 Grassington National Park Centre Bus Station

2315 Cracoe

2325 Skipton Train Station

2330 Skipton Bus Station

Ticket Prices:

VAMOOZ only ticket – £10

VAMOOZ only ticket under 25s – £5

Flexi ticket – £12

Flexi ticket under 25s – £7

How to Buy

Download the VAMOOZ app for mobile tickets – search VAMOOZ in the App Store or Play Store.

Call 01535 603284 or buy over the counter from Keighley Travel Centre at Keighley Bus Station.

If you have any problems, please call the Grassington Festival Box Office on 01756 752691.

Tickets must be booked in advance.


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