AN ALL-WOMAN music group are going ahead with plans for a music festival near York this summer.

Folk group The Magpies have performed internationally and at Glastonbury and the Cambridge Folk Festivals.

On Saturday August 14, they will host The Magpies Festival in support of Women's Aid, in the grounds of Sutton Park, just north of York.

The festival site will include a camping area and will open at midday.

Music will begin at 2.30pm on the main stage, with Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, Blair Dunlop, Dan Webster, Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra and Katherine Priddy, already confirmed to perform.

Full details will be announced later.

The Magpies will start a national tour in Cardiff on September 1, but will return to Yorkshire on September 10, when they will give a concert at The Crescent community venue.

The group of award-winning guitarist, banjo-player and singer, Bella Gaffney, clawhammer banjo player and singer Kate Griffon and fiddle player Holly Brandon, like all musicians, have been unable to perform in major events for more than a year.