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2013 Festival: 14th – 29th June

15 days of Music and Arts in the Yorkshire Dales

Now in its 33rd consecutive year, Grassington Festival is renowned for bringing world-class acts to this picturesque Dales village.  With live music, street theatre, comedy, visual arts, masterclasses, workshops, walks and plenty of family shows, there is something to suit everyone and every pocket including some free events.


In what looks like one of its most ambitious and star-studded programmes of recent years, Grassington Festival has announced the full line up for 2013.  And it’s not just the calibre of its performers that makes this programme shine – alongside huge names like Jack Dee, Jools Holland, Black Dyke Band and the legendary festival folk rockers, Levellers, you’ll also find plenty of quirky events celebrating all that’s great about Yorkshire and its Dales communities.


Opening Night Party:  The Beat with Support

Friday 14th June at the Town Hall, Grassington at 8pm

Tickets are £15.

One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement, The Beat will be kicking off our 2013 Festival with a high energy wall of ska fusion rhythms, igniting the Town Hall crowd with hits such as “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Too Nice To Talk To” and “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”.

Slapdash Galaxy presented by Bunk Puppets and Scamp Theatre

Thursday 20th June at the Town Hall, Grassington at 7.30pm

Tickets are £10 each or groups of 4 can book for a 10% discount at £35

From the team that brought Swamp Juice to Grassington last year, this is the tale of Sam and Junior, two brothers who must flee their war-torn planet, and embark on an epic journey across the galaxy.  Two brothers on a quest!


Black Dyke Band

Thursday 27th June at the Festival in the Field Marquee at 8pm

Tickets are £12-18

With a brass band heritage stretching back over 150 years, Black Dyke Band is the most recorded brass band in the world, having notched up 12 European Championships, 29 British Open Titles and 22 victories at the National Championships of Great Britain.  Join us for an evening of world class musicianship.


Dales Jam with John Helliwell

Sunday 23rd June at Victoria Hall, Settle at 7.30pm

Tickets are £10 (£4 concession or family ticket £24)

Dales Jam, the Skipton-based community jazz band, perform an original suite of music and are accompanied by the Settle-based youth ensemble RAMJam and newly formed Richmond Jam, plus guest artist, John Helliwell, formerly a member of the British band Supertramp.  This project is supported by North Yorkshire Youth Music Action Zone.



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