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Galtres Festival to go ahead
Galtres Festival organisers have promised their event will go ahead, regardless of the weather, at Crayke, near Easingwold, from August 24 to 26.
“We’re fully prepared for whatever the heavens throw at us, with a load of carefully planned contingency measures, including track-way, tons of straw, new parking areas and shiny new wellington boots,” says festival organiser James Houston.
“We’re made of tougher stuff than some of those poncy festival organisers who scarper at the first sight of a cloud. We’ve spent the past 12 months putting together the most fantastic programme of music, theatre, comedy, cabaret and fun stuff - and it would be criminal not to let it go ahead.
“Besides, we all know it’s going to be proper sunny in August. Secretly, I’m really only worried that the Wedge Wellies stall won’t do much trade. ... unless they sell fancy flip flops too.”
Dragons and knights will be parading through next month’s festival, with a jousting tournament and medieval village adding to the merriment, while Adam Ant will play the Duke Stage, along with Buzzcocks, Ash, Ocean Colour Scene, Guillemots, Billy Bragg and Seth Lakeman.
One hundred fine Yorkshire beers and ciders can be savoured at a festival now in its eighth year. Seven stages will play host to music and cabaret, including the best Yorkshire talent on the Leeds and Hull stages.
Look out too for modern interpretations of the York Mystery Plays and York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre performing Neil Duffield’s Small Fry, 30 minutes of dragon-themed fun.
For tickets, visit galtresfestival.org.uk