Jazz Festival returns

Ben Beattie
Ben Beattie

THE ever popular Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival returns this summer with a jam-packed musical line up.

On the July 6, 7 and 8, Burton Agnes Hall and the Cunliffe-Lister family will be playing host to a varied line up of funk, traditional jazz, hard blues and dreamy vocals with artists such as Stacey Kent, Zena, Sean Taylor and headliner Ben Beattie all performing.

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor

The family-friendly festival is held in and around the grounds of the magnificent Burton Agnes Hall, with the main stage on the lawn featuring the headline acts, and inside the hall intimate acoustic performances mixed with original Elizabethan carvings and French Impressionist art to create an inimitable festival experience.

Local food and drink feature heavily at the festival, with a tea tent and food lawn. Festival-goers can indulge in home-baked treats, barbecued local meats, freshly prepared curries, and salads grown in the neighbouring walled garden.

Not forgetting the award winning Wold Top beer on tap in the beer tent which also plays host to the Beverley Arts Trust’s late night sessions held over the three-days.

For those wishing to pitch a tent, either for a night or the whole weekend, a campsite in the field adjacent to the Hall offers hot showers and panoramic views of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Weekend advance tickets are priced at £40 before June 1 or £50 after May 31, with concessions (OAPs, season ticket holders, students and children 12-15 years) priced at £38 and £48 respectively.

Day tickets are also available for Saturday for £30 and concessions £28, Sunday for £35 and concessions £23, Friday and Saturday evening from 6pm at £20 each day. Camping vouchers are £30 before June 1 and £35 after May 31, the site is open from Friday 3pm until Monday afternoon.

All tickets are available online at www.burtonagnes.com and from the festival ticket office 01262 490324 or visit Burton Agnes Hall and its courtyard shops. Advanced tickets must be purchased before May 31.