Paul Weller at Dalby, John Newman turning up in a van, Busted on Knavesmire and riverside art are among CHARLES HUTCHINSON’S weekend picks

Friday night night in the Wild Wood

Paul Weller, Forest Live, Dalby Forest, near Pickering, tonight

THE Modfather’s love affair with North Yorkshire blooms anew as Paul Weller makes his fourth visit to Dalby Forest.

Weller, 61, went wild in the woods with Forest Live shows for Forestry England in 2004, 2009 and 2014 and now maintains his record of appearing there every five years.

The car park opens at 5pm; the arena at 6pm. Stone Foundation will be on at 7.30pm; Weller’s two-hour set is scheduled to start at 8.40pm.

"Who needs Glastonbury?" gig of the week

The Orb, 30th Anniversary Tour, Fibbers, York, Friday, doors 7pm

ON their second appearance at Fibbers, dance pioneers The Orb bring part two of their 30th anniversary celebrations to York. Expect a greatest hits set, spanning 1991’s The Orb’s Adventured Beyond The Ultraworld to 2018’s No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds.

“File under ambient house, chill, dub and techno,” says Tim Hornsby, who brings down the final curtain on his years as Fibbers’ house booker with Saturday’s Pure Purple tribute to Ritchie Blackmore’s Deep Purple and Rainbow: Rainbow Rising and Blackmore’s Blood.

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NO SHOW: Jess Glynne calls off Dalby date

Saturday night is...NOT music night for Jess

Jess Glynne, Dalby Forest, Saturday. CANCELLED

NORTH London pop singer Jess Glynne has had to call off her sold-out Dalby date on doctor’s orders.

“It absolutely kills me to say this – especially given what has happened in the past few weeks – but on the advice of my throat surgeon, I am going to have to cancel my next shows through until July 14th and I hope to be back as soon as possible after that,” her statement reads.

Glynne already had pulled out of her Isle Of Wight festival headline show through “anxiety” on June 16. “Three days ago I came to Boston to see my surgeon, who told me my vocal cord has haemorrhaged and that if I wanted to remain as a performer I needed to urgently take a break, rest my voice completely for the next ten days and try and remain in total silence to give my vocal cords a chance to recover, “ she says.

Classical concert of the weekend

York Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, Sunday, 7.30pm

YORK Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Concert comprises Berlioz’s Overture to King Lear, Prokofiev’s Peter And The Wolf and Dvorak’s Symphony No 8 in G minor. The conductor will be Edward Venn; the narrator, Adam Tomlinson, BBC Radio York's afternoon show presenter.

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NEWMAN, NEW TOUR: John Newman's camper van arrives in York

First chance to catch...

John Newman’s Out Of The Blue Tour, The Crescent, York, Sunday, 7.30pm

JOHN Newman, the Settle sound of soul, grabs the keys of a camper van and heads to York this weekend to kick off his tour of scaled-back shows with a stripped-back band.

“I’ve called it the Out Of The Blue Tour because I want that feeling of just turning up somewhere, setting up and playing a great show," says Nenab. "I’m really excited about this and can’t wait to get out there."

Art event of the weekend

York River Art Market, Dame Judi Dench Walk, Lendal Bridge, York, all Saturdays, 10am to 6pm, until August 24

YORK’S award-winning riverside art and design market plays host to an assortment of 30 artists and makers each weekend. Unique and original artworks and hand-crafted goods will be on sale.

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A DAY AT THE RACES: Busted play York Racecourse

Racing embracing pop music

Busted play York Races Summer Music Saturday, York Racecourse, Saturday

BUSTED play the Summer Music Saturday slot post-racing, when it's a safe bet pop-rock trio Matt, James and Charlie will perform songs from their number two album, Half Way There, alongside old faves What I Go To School For, Crashed The Wedding, Air Hostess and Year 3000.

Gates open at 11.15am; first race, 2.10pm; last race, 5.40pm. Busted perform post-racing. 

Good weather, fancy a carnival day, head to...

Copmanthorpe Carnival, Copmanthorpe Recreation Centre, near York, Saturday, 12 noon

ALONG with plenty of other attractions, bands play a prominent part in the day. Taking part will be: 12.15pm, York indie band Collapse The Arcade; 1.05pm, Sixties's covers band The Hitmen; 2pm, York covers combo The Silents; 2.50pm, functions band The Mix; 3.40pm, fast-rising Scarborough band The Feens; 4.30pm, Yorkshire indie rockers Follow The Giants; 5.15pm, Copmanthorpe's own CopOwt, playing punk, indie and pop covers.

Dance troupes will be in action too: 12 noon, combined playgroups; 12.45pm, Perform; 1.40pm, Attitude; 2.30pm, Dance Group; 3.20pm, Blaze Street Dance; 4.10pm, Perform; 5pm, Blaze Street Dance.

Children's activities include a bug display, Professor Dan and Minibeast Hunt and Wildlife Gardening.

The Viking Village hosts: 12 noon, Viking Skirmish; 12.30pm, Children's  Combat; 1pm, Viking Stories; 1.45pm, Living History Encampment; 2.30pm; Weapons Display and Skirmish; 3pm, Children’s Combat; 3.30pm, Living History Encampment.