The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival, the UK’s biggest weekend food festival, has today announced it is expanding its 2024 line-up to include chart-topping music acts who will join its stellar line up of celebrity chefs. The festival takes place between 19th-21st July 2024 at Funkirk Farm, Skipton.
The family-run festival has upped the tempo, evolving its music offering to bring festival goers a weekend’s worth of top-notch bands and artists including Blue, Chesney Hawkes, The Real Thing and Heather Small.
The festival, now in its 9th year, will welcome back its celebrity chef friends, James Martin and The Hairy Bikers to the Le Gruyere Big Top Theatre Kitchen, along with a whole host of food, drink and entertainment including 300 street food traders, artisan producers, chef demos and plenty to keep the kids entertained.
Returning music acts who got the party started in 2023 include Brutus Gold’s Love Train and Gok Wan, who had the festival field dancing under the stars, with his uplifting disco DJ set.
The festival will also host an array of tribute acts including The Dolly Show, an amazing Dolly Parton Experience, Becky Hill, Taylor Swift and Pink offering music to get everyone in the festival spirit.
Rachael Higgins, founder of The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival, says: “This will be the first time in our history that we have introduced chart-topping, musical talent to our festival line-up together with our celebrity chefs, tribute acts and DJ’s. I can’t tell you how excited I am for next summer. It will be our biggest and no doubt best festival yet and we’re all so looking forward to seeing everyone enjoying themselves and having a great time. We want our guests to come for the food, stay for the music and leave with the best memories.”
The festival has retained its family friendly, value for money ethos with a family of four weekend ticket including camping starting at £278 (+fees), with children under 7 attending for free. Dogs are welcome too.
The event is jam packed with things to do including over 50 different workshops, experiences and masterclasses – many of which are completely free – kids activities, local music artists, more than 50+ demonstrations from leading and Michelin chefs across the region.
The huge 1,000-acre site offers camping, glamping, caravanning and motorhome pitches allowing guests to stay onsite and enjoy the whole weekend.