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Five Yorkshire festivals you need to check out

Here in Yorkshire, we are incredibly proud of where we live. From Yorkie Puds to our amazing cup of tea, Yorkshire has it all. We even have some cracking music festivals running throughout the summer, and here at the Yorkie we have rounded up the top five taking place in 2019.

Staxtonbury Festival, Staxtonbury. 4th- 7th July @ Manor Farm

Staxtonbury will return for its 11th year this year, known as a top family friendly festival, it’s a few days of fun. The festival is longer and better than ever, with events for all including Under 18’s access (with appropriate adult consent).

There are three stages, the main stage, Marquee Stage and Acoustic Stage, with most of the acts coming from the Yorkshire region, a celebration of talent. There is also a huge selection of street food, game stalls and activities.

Adult tickets range from £70 to £20, while under 18 tickets range from £50 to £10, depending on ticket choice.

Tramlines Festival, Sheffield. 19th – 21st July @Hillsborough Park

This years Tramlines lineup (Image: Tramlines)

If you’ve grown up in Yorkshire, Tramlines is a household name. Having started in 2009, attracting 35,000 fans, the festival has now expanded from its roots in pubs and clubs to a new venue (as of 2018), Hillsborough Park. This year’s line up features Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners and Nile Rogers & Chic.

Keeping it within Yorkshire, the Saturday features Sheffield Born and bred band Reverend and the Makers.


With day tickets from £40, and a three day weekend ticket starting from £79.50, Tramlines isn’t one to be missed.

Bassfest, Sheffield. Saturday 27th July @ Don Valley Bowl

This years Bassfest lineup (Image: Skiddle)

Returning to Sheffield this year for a day filled with Bassline and world recognised Dj’s. This 85% sold out festival will feature five stages offering artists from all over the place. With feature sets from the likes of Holy Goof, Example and Darkzy ft Window Kid, the day is set to be an experience.

Sheffield’s, Jamie Duggan, a strong fighter for the bassline scene (see article), is also set to feature during the day.


Leeds Festival, Leeds. 23rd- 25th August @ Bramham Park

Leeds festival lineup (Image: Skiddle)

The nationally famous Leeds Festival, returns this year. First appearing on the scene in 1999, the festival has come a long way from it’s beginning.

With headline acts including Foo Fighters, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The 1975, Royal Blood, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots, the festival is set to be a success.

YungBlud from Doncaster, will play the Main Stage in Leeds on the 23rd of August.

All weekend camping tickets are now sold out, but you can still catch single day tickets with prices from £60 to £74 depending on your chosen day.

Humber Street Sesh, Hull. August 2nd- 3rd @ East & West Hull Marina


Humber Street Sesh, originally a weekly event to celebrate local musicians, is setting up shop for a two day Musical Festival. After 16 years the sesh is a local legendary evening, with the festival being attended by thousands.

This years festival will host numerous stages including University of Hull Stage and a BBC Introducing Humberside Stage for new talent.

Tickets are currently £15, with the chance to buy on the door for £20. Tickets can be purchased from numerous outlets including Chinese Laundry (Hull), Minerva Pub and Minster Records.