Plenty to do in Yorkshire this weekend

Bingley Live

bingleyGrowing in stature year on year, Bingley Music Live has been operating in its current format since 2007. In 2012 the festival ran the tagline ‘Big Heart, Big Sounds’ – this succinct message perfectly summarises everything that is great about Bingley Music Live.

Feedback from performers and festival-goers alike continues to be incredibly positive and the media seem unable to hold back the love, with Virtual Festivals awarding BML a rare 10/10 score. The high standard of production, friendliness, excellent organisation and the beautiful surrounding of Myrtle Park all contribute to the audience’s enjoyment.

Attracting seasoned festival goers and first timers alike, in just six years Bingley Music Live has developed an incredibly loyal and supportive following, and grown into a nationally heralded festival that is widely applauded for its professionalism and integrity.

Filey Fishing Festival

At the AGM in 1922 it was decided that there would be an annual fishing festival which is still going strong to this very day. The North of England Trophy was put forward as the top prize of the festival in 1939 with the winner claiming a cash prize of £5, which in those days was the equivalent of two weeks wages. The trophy is still the most sought after in the festival and instead of the original £5 the winner is more likely to pick up a prize of £500.

The festival is fished in the first week in September and anglers from all over the country come to fish for the 79 silver cups and trophies presented over the week and guaranteed cash prizes of over £3000. Of special interest this year a prize of £150 for the largest bass over 5lb.

WTY Scarborough Cricket Festival

1711765_2The Scarborough Festival is an end of season series of cricket matches featuring Yorkshire County Cricket Club which has been held in Scarborough, on the east coast of Yorkshire, since 1876.

The ground, at North Marine Road, sees large crowds of holiday makers watching a mixture of first class county cricket, one day fixtures and invitation XIs in the early September sunshine every year. Many of the world’s greatest cricketers have played in festival matches over the years.

Head down to this picturesque ground to catch day four of what has so far been an engrossing contest between Yorkshire CCC and local rivals Durham CCC.

Hull Folk Festival

Hull Folk Festival is about celebration – a celebration of music, culture, arts, crafts, dancing, real ales, good food and anything else you can give us folk to celebrate.

Friday night is your chance to get lost in the moment and open your mind to the world of Folk. FRUIT will be opitimising what folk music is, with performances from the local but nationally acclaimed talent of The Hut People, North-East raconteurs Holy Moly & the Crackers and Klezmer inspired Tantz. If you didn’t know what folk music was before, you certainly will after these mesmerising performances.

You know what they say about ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder; we heard it was what Hull said about Folk.

Saturday welcomes a full day filled with musical talent (and hopefully sunshine, but bring your rain mac just incase), which brings together a blend of influences and culture. Taking to the main stage at FRUIT on Saturday evening will be world renowned folk artist and Yorkshire girl Eliza Carthy with Saul Rose, musical genius Rory McLeod and the locally based Hessle Ceilidh Band to ‘put the icing on the cake’ so to speak.

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