Events in East Yorkshire
Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival
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Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival – the UK's ONLY independent, boutique, 3-day green field festival.
Set against a peerless backdrop of the beautiful grounds and great halls of the stately and family home Burton Agnes Hall, the Festival has the most perfect of settings and was featured in the Daily Telegraph’s top UK festivals for 2012.
The Festival showcases some of the UK’s finest jazz and blues acts in the most stunning, magnificent and serene of surroundings, creating a beautiful and intimate festival experience for all.
A varied line up of funk, traditional jazz, blues, dreamy vocals and everything in between will grace the courtyards and stages. Festival goers will be mesmerized with its diverse and premium bill, which brings together jazz greats and international legends alongside cutting edge and new artists.
The Hall's East Lawn hosts the Festival’s main stage, with rolling fields behind and pristine woodland to the side. Inside the Hall, intimate acoustic performances mix with original Elizabethan carvings and French Impressionist art to create an inimitable festival experience. The old stableyard will hum to the strains of rhythm and blues guitar during the weekend, too.
Local food and drink feature strongly at the festival, and festival goers can indulge in home-baked treats, barbecued local meats, freshly prepared meals and salads grown in the neighbouring walled garden. In the beer tent, the award winning Wold Top beer is on tap, brewed just five miles away from the festival site.
A campsite in the field adjacent to the Hall offers welcome hot showers and panoramic views of the Yorkshire Wolds for those wishing to pitch a tent for a night or the whole weekend. With its safe and easygoing vibe, there is plenty on offer for children including a Children’s Corner with play area, 15 acres of magical gardens to explore including a walled garden with maze, jungle garden and giant games, and a woodland walk with sculpted forest creatures to find. Free face painting and balloon artistry also keep the children amused while the grown-ups enjoy some of the finest jazz and blues music in the UK. All these elements help to create a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly experience that will see Burton Agnes Hall once again welcoming some of the finest Jazz and Blues artists from across the UK and beyond.
You can order tickets online from the festival website, by phoning Burton Agnes Hall estate office weekdays 9am to midday, and also by visiting Burton Agnes Hall's courtyard shops at Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB.
For more information please visit www.burtonagnes.com or call 01262 490 324.
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