Thursday, 2 April 2009

Beverley Festival supports the Teenage Cancer Trust

The Beverley Festival will once again be supporting the charity the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), when it takes place in June from 19 – 21st. The festival brings to the Yorkshire town of Beverley some of this country’s best known musicians and performers as well as a wealth of rising stars and top international performers. The festival will this year be developing its green field site (adjacent to its campsite and main venue at the Leisure Complex) in the Festival Village, in the shadow of the stunning Beverley Minster, to offer even more events for families and all age groups, with a broad mix of interests. The TCT Sessions will once again be being held in the Wold Top Tent, in the Festival Village, between noon and 7pm both Saturday 20th and Sunday 21 June. The sessions were introduced to the festival program three years ago and are hosted by the organiser of Hunsley Acoustic Music sessions, Will Richardson. Will, a long time supporter of both the Trust and the Festival, was invited to host the sessions in aid of the charity and since 2007 and there has never been a shortage of musicians to take to the stage and entertain the happy crowds! A collection is made during the event and the proceeds are donated to the charity. Musicians from around the country are invited to play the TCT Sessions, donating their time and talent for the charity and to entertain the audience in the Wold Top tent This venue also has an unlimited supply of the fine WOLD TOP ale, a local brew. This year bands taking part in the Sessions over the weekend come from all over the country. West Yorkshire will be represented by groups The Durbervilles and the Hall Brothers with fiddle player John Carey. Scarborough based duo Stony, York group Union Central (who play tribute to Alison Krauss and Union Station) and, from Lancashire, Wigan-based singer songwriter Jon Brindley will also be playing during the weekend. East Yorkshire is represented by Nick and Helen Stubbs and Tom Gorringe and Hull band Circus Envy will be making their debut appearance. The three sisters Charlotte, Emily and Eleanor Harding are back, better known as The Neumes, and they will finish the Saturday afternoon concert. Hurricane Geoff Watson, The Acoustic Project and the band Mean Eyed Cat which feature our sound engineers, Lynn and Anita Blakeston will be finishing off the weekend’s TCT entertainment. Other headline acts booked at the festival include one of this countries finest song writers, Billy Bragg along with Seth Lakeman. Highlighting our Saturday Solstice Party Night will be festival favourites, Celtic Dance music idols, The Peatbog Faeries. Joining the party will be the legendary Lonnie Donegan Band featuring Peter Donegan , performing the songs and music of Peter’s legendary father Lonnie Donegan, and the UK’s only acoustic Ska Band, Skavolution. For further details or to book online go to – - or contact our Festival Hotline on 01377 217569

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