What’s On In Yorkshire This Weekend?


With the summer holidays in full swing, we round up all the fantastic events that can be found throughout Yorkshire this weekend. With a list of events as eclectic as Yorkshire itself, we truly are spoilt for choice. In fact, there’s that much going on that we’ve decided to segment this roundup… In our first segment, we cover some of the events that are scheduled for Friday 18th August.

From a Jazz festival to a Magic Travelling Circus, we can’t wait to see what you will be up to this weekend and unfortunately, we can’t be everywhere… so don’t forget to send in your photographs via Facebook!

Friday 18th August 2017



A welcome blend of beer, blues and folk music, taking place at York Barbican. In association with the talented folks at SIBA (the Society of Independent Brewers,) B-Fest promises to be a brilliant event for beer, music and food lovers alike, with over 200 of the regions finest craft ales, served through 40 hand pulls, coupled with local cider and street food! Mark Scott, General Manager of Barbican said  

“An event at York Barbican wouldn’t feel right without live music which is why we’re unveiling our brand new B stage giving local musicians a chance to exhibit their skills in York’s flagship music and entertainment venue. And if you don’t drink there’s a great range of non- alcoholic beverages plus some great cuisine on offer as well throughout the festival. Tickle your taste buds and join us at B-Fest this August”.

Ceilidh Festival


The Dogsbody Ceilidh Band will be bringing their unique brand of traditional Irish folk music to Queen’s Hall in Burley-in-Wharfedale. This high-energy band are well known across the region for their lively renditions of traditional music and dances, which never fail to get the crowd going!

Northanger Abbey by Heartbreak Productions


With their performance of Jane Austen’s thrilling tale of an ordinary young lady whisked away from her ordinary village home to make her entrance into society in Bath, Heartbreak Productions will be taking to an open air theatre at Roundhay Park in Leeds. 

If previous reviews are anything to go by, this will certainly be one to put in the diary!

Alice Through the Looking Glass


Closer to home, Quantum Theatre is coming to Skipton with their production of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Packed full of Carroll’s most memorable and enduring characters as well as many of his finest nonsense poems and songs, this is set to be a captivating event at the newly refurbished concert hall in Skipton!

Radharaman Folk Festival


Described by the Yorkshire Evening Post as ‘One of the significant world-art events of the city’ this annual, free for all, festival of folk music, is an exhibition of Bengali and non-Bengali performances, which will showcase a combination of folk and classical music from an array of different cultural traditions. If this sounds like the event for you, head down to the Bangladeshi Community Centre from Friday to Sunday.

Ilkley Jazz Festival


This intimate festival has grown steadily over the last four years and this year will see 14 acts take to the stage for a series of performances. Including the likes of British Jazz Award Winner Jamie Brownfields trumpet led quartet as well as a highly anticipated performance from the fantastic community jazz band Dales Jam, who will take to the Ilkley Bandstand.

The Magical Travelling Circus

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A blend of theatre, music, dance, juggling, acrobatics and comedy, The Magical Travelling Circus will be performing at the big top tent at Whitby Abbey from Thursday until Sunday. Show organisers said “Roll up! Roll up! Acrobatic theatre company Nicole & Martin are in town and they’re telling Grimm’s fairy tales. They travel the world in wooden wagons, pitching their magical tent on village greens and theatre lawns, and captivating audiences of all ages with their theatrical shows.”



Paying homage to the likes of David Bowie, Elvis, The Rolling Stones and AC/DC, in Driffield, an array of tribute artists will be taking over Driffield for “the worlds biggest tribute act festival.” 

In what promises to be a spectacular event, the festival is now in its tenth year and thousands of music lovers are expected to attend!


Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the next section (and the rest of the weekend)… coming soon!


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