Cragfest: 25 – 27th May

[wide]cragfest Banner | Cragfest: 25   27th May[/wide]It’s a brave venture at the moment to organise a music festival, but the people behind Cragfest have ploughed ahead and arranged a family friendly festival in a picturesque location.  Set one hundred and seventy feet below the tip of Kilnsey Crag and just a short stroll down the road from the local trout farm lies the location for Yorkshires newest festival set at Kilnsey Showground near Grassington, Skipton.

Cragfest aims to provide something for everyone with the ethos that it’s a ‘feel good family festival’. Catering for both young and old, there’s a range of things to see and do if the stunning scenery doesn’t captivate you.

Music wise, there’s a whole span of genres, with the main focus on Irish folk.  Headlining this year’s festival are Mad Dog Mcrea on the Friday evening, the fabulous Saw Doctors on Saturday and closing the festival will be Toploader who will have us dancing in the sunshine fingers crossed, as live music will finish late afternoon on the Sunday. There’s a heap of other acts from different backgrounds such as Amsterdam and local band, The Dunwells.

If you fancy a break from the music, then there’s everything from children’s entertainment, holistic therapies and plenty of local beers and good food or you could simply take time out and kick back at the tent. as unlike some smaller festivals, camping is on site.

All in all Cragfest seems to be bringing something new to the table with wholesome Irish music in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, you can even bring along your guitar and have a jam on the acoustic stage.

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