Organisers say it will be bigger and better than ever when it returns on 15th – 17th May after a year’s break. The three-day village festival features some of the very top performers in traditional music, song and dance from Britain and beyond, on a brand new site which offers the best facilities in the event’s eight-year history.
Headline acts include folk-rock legends Steeleye Span, along with the amazing Demon Barbers XL. Concerts and dances feature some of the country’s most well-known traditional artists as well as showcasing promising new acts.
But it’s really a great deal more than just a festival. Voted ‘Village Festival of the Year’ in 2012, the local community has embraced the event enthusiastically to make it a really friendly, family weekend with a huge range of things to entertain everyone.
Venues and pubs around Shepley will host dance displays, music, dance and song sessions and workshops plus a full programme of youth and children’s activities.
Younger visitors can look forward to a Kids’ Zone with music sessions, face painting, mini go-karts, inflatables and rides. There’s also a Children’s Showcase Concert and a adventure playground close by with challenges such as tower building, relays and building races.
Shepley Spring Festival is located on the main A629/A635 between Huddersfield and Barnsley and on the Penistone rail line. For more information visit shepleyspringfestival.co.uk. Day, weekend and camping tickets available from website, by phone 02380 711 818 or on the gate.