Big events to look forward to in Yorkshire this summer

Saturday 4th August 2019
Picture Credit Charlotte Graham
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Set in the magnificent gar

Castle Howard's spectacular outdoor concert return this summer - Credit: Charlotte Graham for the Daily Telegraph

The county is getting back to how summers should be with these fabulous events.

Throughout summer
Music at Piece Hall, Halifax
A number of top acts will be performing at Piece Hall over the summer, including; Jessie Ware, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra Ibiza Classics, Paul Weller, Tom Jones and many more.

2nd - 5th June
Great British Food Festival, Harewood House, Leeds
The Great British Food Festival is back and the first one in the country takes place in Yorkshire at Harewood House during the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend with artisan markets, street food, chef demos and a whole lot more.

25th - 26th June
Harrogate Food and Drink Festival
The Harrogate Food and Drink Festival will return to The Stray on25th - 26th June, with it’s biggest selection of food, drink, independent traders and family entertainment.

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Showtime for sheep at country fairs including The Great Yorkshire Show in July - Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

12th - 15th July
The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate
The Great Yorkshire Show now a four day event and attendance will be limited each day to manage numbers. Along with al your usual favourites, the brand new GYS Stage, will be hosted by Christine Talbot, featuring a different farming celebrity each day.

22nd - 24th July
Tramlines Festival
Three days of fanastic music in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield. Sam Fender headlines the Friday line-up; Kasabian on the Saturday and Madness on the Sunday.

23rd July
80s Classical, Millennium Square, Leeds,
Leeds goes into Eighties overload as the decade's top music is re-tooled by the Orchestra of Opera North, with a little help from Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, Johnny Hates Jazz, Hue & Cry and Denise Pearson.

23rd - 24th July
Gateways Festival, Skipton
Jake Bugg and The Charlatans will headline this bright and breezy Skipton-based music festival, which also features Cast, Ash, The Subways and The Sherlocks.

23rd - 24th July
Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival, Skipton
The foodie event returns this year with the Hairy Bikers and James Martin, plus live cookery demos, artisan traders, tasting sessions with music by the best of Yorkshire’s up and coming music artists and tribute acts

29th - 31st July
Deer Shed Festival, Topcliffe
The excellent family friendly festival returns, with aa bumper list of music and comedy acts including; Nadine Shah, John Grant, Django Django, Stewart Lee presents King Rocker, Rosie Jones & Friends, Richard Herring and much, much more.

South Yorkshire songbird Kate Rusby hosts her Underneath the Stars Festival this summer in Barnsley 

South Yorkshire songbird Kate Rusby hosts her Underneath the Stars Festival this summer in Barnsley - Credit: Kate Rusby

29th - 31st July
Underneath the Stars Festival, Cawthorne,
An annual event celebrating folk, roots, bluegrass, fusion and Americana music. This year's headliners are Kate Rusby, Suzanne Vega, Ade Edmondson, and Imelda May

30th July
Set beside the beautiful riverside gardens of The Talbot in Malton, MeadowFest is a midsummer music festival of uplifting sunshine bands and all day feasting in Yorkshire's foodie capital.

5th - 7th August
Bingley Weekender
A three day festival at Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club with a large line of acts, headlined by Rag 'N' Bone Man, The Libertines and The Pixies.

20th August
Castle Howard Proms, nr York
A highlight of the Yorkshire event calendar, the Castle Howard Proms sees guest soloists Wynne Evans and Marisha Wallace joined on stage by the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell.

27th - 29th August
Malton Food Lovers Festival
Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar, live music in Malton's three day food extravaganza.

20th - 21st August
Great British Food Festival, Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham
If you missed the Great British Food Festival at Harewood earlier in the summer, then you can catch still enjoy some foodie fun in South Yorkshire as they head back to the county in August,

26th -28th August
Leeds Festival
Bramham Park plays host to a Bank Holiday weekend of wall to wall music. Rage Against The Machine, Dave, Arctic Monkeys and Megan Thee Stallion are among the biggest acts performing.