Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
11:37 AM 28th June 2021

Ryedale Festival Celebrates 40 Years As Summer Line Up Announced

Ryedale Festival will celebrate this years summer festival with 40 in-person concerts to celebrate its own 40 year history. Ryedale Festival this summer welcomes performers including Jess Gillam, Abel Selaocoe, Carolyn Sampson, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Lara Melda, Milos, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Big Band, Kathryn Tickell and Tenebrae, as well as Poet Laureate Simon Armitage amongst others.

Set in the Yorkshire countryside the Festival will pop up in beautiful locations including Pickering Parish Church, All Saints’ Kirkbymoorside, Hovingham Hall, St Olave’s Church York, Birdsall House and Church, St Peter’s Church, Norton, Duncombe Park, Milton Rooms, Malton and Ampleforth Abbey.

Events will be around one hour long (no intervals), with reduced capacity to prioritise audience safety, but multiple performances to enable as many people as possible to attend.

Christopher Glynn, the artistic director of Ryedale Festival said,
“We’ve brought together a wonderful programme of British-based artists which is both vibrant and diverse. The formats of our concerts have changed but the core elements are what they have always been: great music, beautiful Ryedale locations, and audiences. Because for performers like me, after the experience of the past year, one thing seems clearer than ever before: we don't make music for an audience; we make music with the audience.”

Tickets are open for public booking at 10am on Monday 28 June

The Summer Music programme is online now