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 woodland, are known as The Pinewoods cover 17 acres.

We will have the space in the gardens from 10am, and a day filled with music and enjoyment for all!
We have been working closely with our community and young people this year, wanting to provide a platform for their music as part of Rural Fest so we partnered with the North Yorkshire Music Centres for the first half of our day with an exciting live stream of their performances until 3pm.
This will then be followed by the fabulous concert bands from Warminster School who are travelling up to Harrogate and North Yorkshire for a tour of their performances – so tune in to see some our young local and not so local talent being broadcast on the day!
Following this we have a cracking line up performing for you too to finish off our full day event of Rural Fest 2022.
Here are the artists we are delighted to have perform for us:

Weaver + Wood
Laura and Nina play the violin and viola that fuses folk and traditional music into creative ways.

Holly Brown

Young singer and guitarist has been gaining experience playing covers around the north.

Singer and guitarist from Hull is inspired by Lana Del Rey and has had lot of success with her debut singles.

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Boon hails from the Rotherham/Sheffield area and has lots of his own original indie-rock tunes.

Rosie Miles

After moving to Leeds 4 years ago, Rosie has developed a beautiful sound that intertwines between indie and jazz music.

Jimmy Lutkin
Hull singer and guitarist has a sound similar to The Beatles and Oasis but with his own unique spin on it.

York and Leeds-based indie rock band will bring lots of energy to the festival, with their influences including Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Nick Cave.

Katerina Elenkova
Singer, pianist and guitarist based in Leeds has a beautiful soulful tone to her originals and covers.

We will also be exploring our theme of nature, and the environment through a soundmap which you can explore through the Valley Gardens park itself!

Join us on a small walk to listen to some compositions created by local primary school participants who took part in our Music Leader Jodie’s workshop over the last couple of weeks, as well as some of our composition submissions this year! With QR codes available along the route for people to scan and listen to different sounds throughout the day whilst they walk around this is a fun and interactive way to explore the park.

We can’t wait to see everyone play and welcome you all to enjoy the day too!

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written by Rural Fest Journalist, Ben Lee



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