Steve Tilston and many more added to Beverley Folk Festival

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A whole host of acts join headliners Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span, and The Lindisfarne Story Band at Beverley Folk Festival on 17th-19th June.

For over 30 years Beverley Folk Festival has been producing an event to be remembered. Offering the best new performers alongside some of the greatest established acts, it is a unique opportunity to spot tomorrow’s stars and enjoy today’s greats. Located at Beverley Racecourse and adjacent to the ancient pasture land of Beverley Westwood, where the countryside meets the town, the event is situated in the ideal spot to ensure you have a memorable weekend.

Latest bookings include Steve Tilston, one of the country’s most celebrated singer/songwriters and a winner of the Folk Awards best song category. Also joining the festival line-up in Lancashire band Merry Hell, winners of the Fatea Award as “Best Group” and described as Folk/Rock with attitude. Joining an already packed  Americana line-up, the festival has now also added the Buffalo Gals Stampede, the UK’s favourite Old-Time Country String Band and Dance Company.


Both Merry Hell and the Buffalo Gals Stampede will be featured in a new late night venture by the festival. Along with US band, Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters, they’ll be appearing on successive nights on the new Big Top stage for what’s described as “Bop in the Big Top”.

Even more Americana comes courtesy of Hull-born Emma King who recently returned to the City after 5 years of touring the United States while based in Nashville, where she recorded in the legendary Sun Sound studios, acknowledged as the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

We’ve got more acts than ever before,” says Festival Chairman, Geoff Sargieson, “around 100 in all” There’s also been an increase in other areas of the festival’s wide and varied programme of events with performances taking in comedy, the spoken word, local choirs, children’s activities, dance teams, the film club and a craft fair”

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