Music Festivals 2021 in Yorkshire

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Musicport 2021

22nd to 24th October 2021
Musicport is an indoor festival dedicated to world music. Hosted across five stages at the Whitby Pavilion.

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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival


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

8th May 2021
Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2021 will be live streaming 3 fantastic concerts on May 8th Exciting news - O'Hooley and Tidow, Bob Fox, The Magpies, Harp and a Monkey, The Hayes Sisters and PlumHall will be there !

Bingley Weekender 2021

Bingley Weekender

6th to 8th August 2021
Bingley Weekender music and comedy festival, with a rock, alternative and indie influence. Headliners this year are Pixies, The Libertines and Primal Scream.

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Ryedale Festival

Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular venues in and around Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty.

Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough Jazz Festival

24th to 26th September 2021
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


23rd to 25th July 2021
Tramlines three day music festival in Sheffield. Music Comedy and so much more. A great value local festival with some big names

York Early Music Festival

York Early Music Festival

12th to 16th July 2021
The 2021 festival will be shorter than usual, and concerts will be focused around just two of York’s historic venues - St Margaret’s Church, the home of the National Centre for Early Music and the recently restored Victorian church of St Lawrence housing the largest collection of 20th century stained glass in the City.

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Live At Leeds

16th October 2021
Live At Leeds is an award winning metropolitan festival held annually in Leeds. In 2021 it will be held on Saturday 16th October. The Festival takes place across the City’s venues and spaces, and we encourage you to try and go to as many of the stages at the event as possible and explore the city!

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Deer Shed

Returning in 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.

Stage at Tribfest, tribute band festival


20th to 22nd August 2021
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

Returning in 2022
The emphasis of the festival is on traditional music but during the daytime the showground site has a carnival atmosphere with a schools showcase concert, street theatre, circus skills workshops, children's stories, songs, crafts, rides and a climbing wall.

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Whitby Goth Weekend

29th to 31st October 2021
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.

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Dentdale Music and Beer Festival

TBC 2021
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


3rd to 5th July 2021Set in the beautiful Botanical gardens, Music in the Gardens is three evening of top class musical entertainment in aid of local charities.

Morris Dancers in Holmfirth

Swaledale Festival

Summer 2021
Concerts will take place in four of our regular larger venues - St. Andrew’s in Grinton, St. Mary’s in Richmond, Tennants in Leyburn and St. Andrew’s in Aysgarth. Concerts will be just 60 minutes long and we’re offering each concert TWICE to enable audiences to be socially-distanced and the venues to be cleaned between shows.

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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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Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

Returning in 2022
Three days of afternoon and evening concerts, plus lunchtime recitals, given by performers of national and international renown. Also a showcase of talented local amateur pianists, both adults and children, and to put on events aimed at people of all ages, including an annual children’s concert.

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KWVR Beer and Music Festival

14th to 17th October 2021
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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Todmodern Folk Festival

TBC 2022
Multi-venue grass roots festival in the historic town of Todmodern. The whole town is brought to life with morris dance, live music, workshops, craft and theatre in a celebration of folk arts.

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Underneath The Stars Festival


30th July to 1st August 2021
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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Otley Folk Festival

17th to 19th September 2021
Planning is underway for a series of concerts and sessions plus street entertainment to suit the regulations for September.

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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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Ryedale Festival

Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular venues in and around Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty.