Folk in the Field festival returns for a third year

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East Yorkshire village fund raising folk festival ‘Folk in the Field’ returns for a third year

Buoyed by the success of the 2017 event, the Folk in the Field Festival returns to Shiptonthorpe, East Yorkshire playing fields with two new artists for 2018.

The third Folk in the Field festival takes place on June 30 at The Playing Fields, Station Road, Shiptonthorpe and will feature appearances from Folk in the Field newcomers, talented young singer songwriter, Evie Barrand from Market Weighton and the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band. Folk in the Field 2018 also sees a welcome return to The Nick Rooke Band, French born musician, Flossie Malavialle and Edwina Hayes. The sound manager and compère for the evening and will be Driffield’s cigar box maestro, Dogfinger Steve.

Organisers are hosting the event to raise funds for Shiptonthorpe village projects, including the Church, the Village Hall, the Heritage Project and the Playing Fields themselves.

The chair of the committee in charge of organising the event, Sue Beadle, said that preparations are coming together nicely for what will be a fantastic music extravaganza.

“The committee has been planning this open-air event since before Christmas, so it’s wonderful that it’s generated so much interest from the musicians, festival goers and local businesses interested in supporting us.  We’d love to see as many faces as possible as our invitation extends far wider than the immediate area –everyone is welcome.”

“We’d love to raise enough money to be able to hold a festival again next year, as well as to donate some money to village causes. To this end, we welcome support from any local businesses who’d like to sponsor us and would like to extend our thanks to Shiptonthorpe business three60 marketing and pr who is among the first to support the festival.”

Businesses interested in supporting this community event should contact Sue Beadle by email sue.folkinthefield@gmail.com

The gates for the Folk in the Field Festival open at 5pm for a 6pm start, with entertainment scheduled until 11pm. There will be a beer festival, featuring over 10 beers and ciders sourced and set up by the Goodmanham Arms, throughout the evening and there will also be food stalls.

Tickets can be bought from Langlands Shiptonthorpe and the Paper Shop and Post Office in Market Weighton, and cost £10 per adult and £5 for concessions. They are also available online from http://www.wegottickets.com/folkinthefieldshiptonthorpe

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