Otley Folk Festival – line-up news

Otley Folk Festival

HWell here we are, after the terrible year that we have endured, we have at last been able to put together a programme of events to mark the weekend of the Otley Folk Festival.

This year’s event will be a small affair, designed to keep the profile of the festival there and to give us something to build on for the future.

We have been unable to secure the Parish Church for this year but are confident that we will have it and other venues back for next year.

As a result of slimming the festival down, we will only be pre-selling tickets for the Courthouse gigs, these are…

Friday evening at the Courthouse, the fantastically talented Katie Spencer, one of the best guitar players on the circuit, a few years ago, she was spotted by bass player Danny Thompson who helped her launch her musical career. Other acts on this bill will include Duncan McFarlane and Anne Brivonese. Concert Ticket Price £14

Saturday evening at the Courthouse will be headlined by young folk superstars Granny’s Attic, the trio will finish the evening and support acts will include PlumHall and Yan Tan Tether. Concert Ticket Price £18

We will also be using the Black Horse Stables for afternoon concerts. Saturday afternoon with Dave Vermond Trio and Bayou Gumbo.

Sunday afternoon with The Hall Brothers, The Ale Marys and The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

Tickets for the Courthouse concerts will be available from Otley Courthouse. All of the Black Horse events will be ‘pay on the door’ between five and ten pounds.

We will be putting a regularly updated programme on the website which will include any street entertainment, keep following us, see you in September.

Festival website: www.otleyfolkfestival.com