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June 2022

29 Jun 2022

Rural Fest 2022 Review – by Ben Lee

On a sunny day set in the beautiful Valley Gardens in Harrogate, we had a full day of music programmed for NYMAZ’s 2022 edition of Rural Fest. The family friendly, inclusive music festival is led by our team of young leaders. They chose theme for this year’s festival to... more...

23 Jun 2022

Music Leader Interview

Interview - Jodie (Music Leader) When talking to Jodie, Rural Fest’s Music Leader, an immediate enthusiasm for the role is visible with every word. ‘They’ll come out of the workshops with a soundscape piece’ she tells me excitedly while discussing the running of one of many workshops she... more...

17 Jun 2022


Artist Interview Welcome back to the Rural Fest 2022 blog! As the main event draws near, it’s time to explore some of the artists set to perform at this year’s festival. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be finding out everything from their creative process to their favourite... more...

16 Jun 2022

NYMAZ Early Years Conference 2022

Let’s talk about the conference… “What a fun day that was” (Delegate 2022) NYMAZ hosted their biennial early years music conference this May at the Regen Centre in Riccall, Selby. We set out for play, fun and wellbeing, with music and the outdoors as this year’s conference theme. The... more...

13 Jun 2022

It’s nearly Rural Fest time!

With Rural Fest just under 2 weeks away, we are excited to announce our venue and further details for the day! We will perform at Valley Gardens in Harrogate (Valley Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ). The gardens are English Heritage Grade II Listed gardens situated in regal Low Harrogate, which along with... more...

01 Jun 2022

An eco-friendly rethink!

Welcome back to the Rural Fest 2022 blog! With just over three weeks to go, we’ve got some exciting news coming just around the corner (rumour has it there’ll be a line-up and venue announcement within the next week!) - the team are thrilled to be sharing more details... more...