A mini-guide to music festivals in Yorkshire

Tribfest, Sledmere House Photo Neil Holmes

Tribfest, Sledmere House Photo Neil Holmes - Credit: Neil Holmes

Not sure where to go this year for the best festival experience? We’ve got it covered in our mini guide to Yorkshire festivals for 2020.

A champion band - Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

A champion band - Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band - Credit: Archant

February 21-23 COASTIVAL  This will be the 11th year of Coastival at Woodend Creative Workspace in Scarborough. Expect open studios, music, films and performances, and plenty of family-based activities.  coastival.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- April 24  HEBDEN BRIDGE PIANO FESTIVAL  Over three days, this fabulous event presents afternoon and evening concerts and lunchtime recitals, given by performers of national and international renown. It also showcases talented local amateur pianists, both adults and children. hebdenbridgepianofestival.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- April 25  FESTIVAL OF VINTAGE Turning ten years old in 2020, the Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse has grown into one of the UK's best loved Vintage Festivals. For the anniversary extravaganza expect to celebrate the fashion, music and style of the 1930s-60s with an array of entertainment, displays, shows, shopping and live music. festivalofvintage.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- May 8-10  FILEY FOLK FESTIVAL  Due to the growing popularity of this folk festival, the 2020 event will be bigger and better. Expect a broad range of acoustic folk, blues, traditional, country, a bit of acoustic rock and pop, and a very warm welcome. Catch more than 100 acts performing live.   fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- May 23-June 6 THE SWALEDALE FESTIVAL  This lovely annual festival takes place in the three most northerly Yorkshire Dales, Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale. The music and arts festival includes classical, folk and jazz music, as well as family theatre and world cinema. In addition, you'll also find masterclasses, dance, poetry, art exhibitions, talks and guided walks.  swalefest.org ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 6 WENTWORTH FESTIVAL  Head to the beautiful grounds of Wentworth Woodhouse for this highly-anticipated festival. The Lightning Seeds are set to headline the 2020 date, and Britpop idols Space, 90s pop stars Rozalla and Kenny Thomas and The Feeling will also grace the stage. Comedy fans can check out the Last Laugh Comedy Stage, while the New Music Tent puts six local bands in the spotlight. wentworthmusicfestival.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 19-21 YORK FESTIVAL 2020  The three-day music festival, featuring global icon Lionel Richie, pop superstars Westline and British music legends Madness  is held at York Sports Club, Clifton Park. The first ever York Festival will also include performances by Lightning Seeds, All Saints, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Scouting For Girls. Festival director Peter Taylor said: 'We feel  this is the perfect line-up for the first year of what we hope will become a major annual event.' york-festival.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 27 DALBY FOREST LIVE Will Young and James Morrison are co-headlining the Dalby Forest date of Forest Live this year, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England. The special concerts will see both BRIT Award winning artists perform individual sets that include greatest hits and material from their latest albums. forestryengland.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 24 DEERSHED FESTIVAL  Deershed Festival returns to Topcliffe Farm in North Yorkshire with plenty of music, comedy, science and sport. The theme for the festival this year hinges on your powers of perception, deception, stealth, problem solving, and general sneakiness.  deershedfestival.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 14  MCFLY COMEBACK  At Scarborough Open Air Theatre, McFly are just one of the many big names to appear, but with it being their comeback tour, it's set to be a big one.  scarboroughopenairtheatre.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 28-30 LEEDS FESTIVAL  Hosted at Bramham Park near Wetherby, Leeds Festival, 'the one after the exams' is a is a festival that has put Leeds on the map when it comes to music. The famous music event hasn't announced the 2020 line-up yet but expect plenty of huge names! leedsfestival.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 25-27 SCARBOROUGH JAZZ FESTIVAL  One for those who love their music and like nothing more than a friendly atmosphere to share their passion. Expect top UK jazz musicians, world-class performers in a beautiful venue.  scarboroughspa.co.uk -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------