Folk festival celebrates 10th anniversary

The trybe
The trybe

The Driffield Folk Festival is held on August bank holiday - and this will be its 10th anniversary.

The folk festival comprises gigs, concerts, pub folk music sessions, open mic events and singarounds as well as events such as Morris Dancing in the Market Place.

Plans are already in place to try and make the 10th annual event the best yet and the folk festival committee have announced that the Scottish band “The Trybe” have been booked to play at the festival once again.

The Trybe are described as “Scotland’s favourite Pictish band”. They appeared at last year’s festival, playing all weekend and memorably leading a particularly rousing pub session well into the wee hours in the Old Falcon.

“They were great last year and I am really pleased that we have managed to get them again”, said Robbie Wright who is on the committee. “They bring something different to the festival that people don’t normally see round the local music scene and are a fantastic band.”

The events at the folk festival have always been free to enter and put on for the good of the town as well as being a great community event and an opportunity for people to let their hair down and enjoy good music on the August bank holiday. There is will be the children’s talent competition again this year, open mic sessions, pub folk sessions and events in at least three of the pubs round town. The folk club committee will announce more information nearer the time and more information can be found on the Driffield Folk Festival facebook page ( where there are updates and more information on the festival.