Music Festivals 2022 in Yorkshire

Yorkshire hosts an array of music festivals covering every genre, from the world famous Leeds Fest to Tribfest one of the Worlds biggest tribute band festivals, to world music, jazz, blues and more.

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival

10th to 12th June 2022
Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival is run by a volunteer group of musicians, enthusiasts and folk-loving people. We all live in and around Hebden Bridge. This festival has been created organically, and it is exciting to see it grow and evolve bringing in a wonderful mix of dancers and musicians.

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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival


18th to 27th November 2022
HCMF is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events – including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film.

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Holmfirth Festival of Folk

6th to 8th May 2022
Holmfirth Festival of Folk will return for a full weekend in 2022, more detils coming soon

Bingley Weekender 2022

Bingley Weekender

5th to 7th August 2022
Bingley Weekender music and comedy festival, with a rock, alternative and indie influence. Headliners this year are Rag and Bone Man, The Libertines and The Pixies.

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No Bounds Festival

14th to 16th October 2022
Along with a stellar cast of artists who are breaking down the barriers and building new bridges through electronic music, No Bounds also announces the Hope Works residents for 2022, exciting new commissions, partnerships with Sheffield Cathedral for its opening and closing concerts.

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Onwards Festival

24th and 25th September 2022
Onwards Festival is an annual Huddersfield town centre music and art festival. It is a chance to celebrate the bands and venues that have made Huddersfield a great place to see live music.

Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough Jazz Festival

23rd to 25th September 2022
The 18th Scarborough Jazz Festival will now take place across the weekend of 24-26 September 2021 at Scarborough Spa. Alongside some of our favourite festival performers we have many new faces: the ground breaking pianist Fergus McCreadie; violinist John Pearce and gypsy jazz from Djanco.

Tramlines Stage


22nd to 24th July 2022
Tramlines three day music festival in Sheffield. Music Comedy and so much more. A great value local festival with some big names, with Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness confirmed for 2022.

York Early Music Festival

York Early Music Festival

8th to 16th July 2022
The 2022 festival opens with the acclaimed viol specialists Paolo Pandolfo and Amelie Chemin making a welcome return to York, and will close with the International Young Artists Competition. Guest artists include The Sixteen, Gonzaga Band, Tallis Scholars, Profeti della Quinta (winners of the 2011 competition), Gabrieli Consort & Players, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and vocalists Voces Suaves.

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Salute to Reggae

5th August 2022
Salute to Reggae, organised by BHI and supported by Leeds City Council is a vibrant annual live music concert showcasing the varying genres of Reggae, from Dancehall to Lovers rock and everything in between, from yesteryear to tomorrow!

Live At Leeds 2022

Live At Leeds

4th June 2022
Live at Leeds in the Park is a brand new, one day festival held at Temple Newsam, Leeds. Organised by the same team who have created and brought you Live at Leeds in the City for the last 15 years.

Deer Shed family friendly music festival

Deer Shed

29th to 31st July 2022
Deer Shed is a family-friendly festival with music, comedy, cinema, food. art, workshops, theatre, literature, sports and so much more for all the family members to enjoy.

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19th to 21st August 2022
Tribfest, the world's biggest, and best, tribute band music festival! The festival offers a full lineup and varied mix across all 6 stages. There’s something for everyone with bands from the 60s, to current chart acts. A festival for the full family!

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Shepley Spring Festival

20th to 22nd May 2022
Shepley Spring Festival has been running since 2007 and has built a reputation as one of the great little events early in the festival calendar. Expect the very best music and singing from some of the best national and local artists.

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York Life Festival

2nd and 3rd April 2022
Enjoy over 30 acts, musicians and interactive workshops at York’s new Spring festival, YorkLife. The festival will showcase local talent in the city in the form of musicians, performers, comedians and much more!


Meadowfest, Malton

30th July 2022
MeadowFest is Malton’s brilliant boutique music festival, set within the lovely riverside meadows & gardens of The Talbot Hotel. Expect a relaxed festival of uplifting sunshine bands, all day feasting & dancing like no one’s watching.

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Stockeld Rox

19th and 20th August 2022
Feel the magic of the music at Stockled Park’s fun filled family tribute festival, Stockeld Rox! There’s something for all the family and with the brand new Stockeld Bopz entertainment and the amazing tribute act line up, you won’t be able to stop singing and dancing the whole evening long!

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Whitby Goth Weekend

28th to 30th October 2022
The Whitby Goth Weekend® is an alternative festival incorporating the Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market which features over 100 indoor stalls. It was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire and has grown to become one of the world’s premier Goth events.

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Harrogate International Youth Festival

15th to 22nd April 2022
The Harrogate International Youth Festival is a unique music and performing arts Festival that offers a richly rewarding opportunity to meet and perform with other ensembles from around the World.

Long Divison Festival

Long Divison Festival

10th to 12th June 2022
Long Division Festival is an award winning metropolitan festival that places the best emerging grassroots artists alongside legends of Indie and DIY. Previous headliners include The Cribs, We Are Scientists, Billy Bragg, British Sea Power, The Fall, Asian Dub Foundation, Field Music, The Wedding Present, Peter Hook & The Light, Ash, and Gang Of Four.

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Proms At Pontefract Castle

9th July 2022
Pontefract Castle’s biggest musical event returns for 2022! Enjoy an evening of beautiful music from the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra in the historic grounds of Pontefract Castle. Eat, drink, and relax with friends and family before watching the spectacular firework finale.

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Dentdale Music and Beer Festival

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Dentdale Music and Beer Festival is a free-entry, community-led, not-for-profit festival that aims to provide entertainment for all the family. The main stage marquee is on the Festival Field in Dent village where you’ll find terrific real ales and locally sourced, home-made, freshly cooked food.

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Music In The Gardens


1st to 3rd July 2022
Set in the beautiful Botanical gardens, Music in the Gardens is three evening of top class musical entertainment in aid of local charities.

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Swaledale Festival

28th May to 11th June 2022
Swaledale Festival will be back with a bang in 2022 - their 50th anniversary! A packed programme of music, poetry, workshops and much more.

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Cleckheaton Folk Festival

1st to 3rd July 2022
Cleckheaton Folk Festival celebrates folk music and traditional folk dance, with events for all ages over the weekend.

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Todmorden Folk Festival

29th April to 1st May 2022
Todmorden Folk Festival is an annual festival of music, singing, dancing and folky family fun in the heart of the Calderdale valley.

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KWVR Beer and Music Festival

13th to 16th October 2022
Tickle the taste buds with a wide selection of beers (mostly real ales) from all over the country to choose from. Cider and wine drinkers are also catered for plus add in a selection of artisan gin and a ‘Cocktail & Gin Shack’. And music in the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope and in the marquee at Ingrow.

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The Great Yorkshire Dales Proms

22nd July 2022
The Great Yorkshire Dales Proms is proud to host an evening of Opera, West End hits and classical favourites set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire countryside.

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Underneath The Stars Festival


29th to 31st July 2022
Underneath the Stars has been developed to support and provide a platform for both emerging and established artists, create pioneering schemes for our volunteers, and to deliver new experiences and adventures for all ages.

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Leeds Ska and Mod Festival

31st July 2022
Millennium Square, Leeds will play host to a live outdoor performance by The Selecter, from The Specials “ Original rude boy” Neville Staple band, The Chords UK, Secret Affair, The Pyramids (Symarip) & Death of Guitar Pop as part of the annual Summer Series.

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York Proms

10th July 2022
A rousing picnic concert in the heart of medieval York! Guest singers,the Yorkshire Festival orchestra, fireworks and a picnic in beautiful museum gardens.

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Let's Rock Leeds

25th June 2022
Let’s Rock Leeds returns to Temple Newsam with a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this Family Friendly Festival!

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Platform Festival

22nd to 27th July 2022
Platform Festival is music and comedy Festival run by Pocklington ArtsCentre and hosted at The Old Station. Featuring a wide and eclectic range of performers including internationally renowned names.

Wentworth Festival 2022

Wentworth Festival


17th September 2022
Wentworth Festival returns for 2022, with headliners Heather Small, The Farm and The Christians as well as host of other acts.

Gateways Music Festival

Gateways Festival

23rd and 24th July 2022
After an incredilble launch in August 2021, Gateways Festival returns for another spectacular weekend of live music featuring the best in contemporary artists across 3 stages. Held in Skipton.