Galtres Parklands Festival
Who needs Glastonbury when Yorkshire’s got Galtres?
Now ten years old, Galtres is one of the best family festivals in the country. This year headliners include The Human League, Tricky, Morcheeba, Levellers and Bellowhead.
Combining eight stages of music and cabaret, more than 100 fine beers and ciders all from Yorkshire (from Cropton ale to Ampleforth Abbey cider), excellent local produce catering (from Whitby scampi to Yorkshire puds), loads for kids to do from film making to music workshops, and all set in a beautiful and spectacular rural setting overlooking the North York Moors.
Enjoy the best music, plus comedy, theatre and offbeat performances at the night cabaret, films, family camping and clean loos too! It’s organic, fair trade and green, and a share of proceeds go to charity.
The festival guarantees fun for all ages and this year there’s a seaside theme, including Tall Trees Island with a galleon stage, beach and donkey rides. Whether you choose to become a dancer from Fame, help make giant puppets, or get a selfie with a troll, you will go home having tried something new and with lots to talk about!
When it comes to this year’s beer list, we’ve really pushed the boat out! Not that we need a boat as we’re convinced the sun’s going to come out and shine all weekend... but we pushed it anyway. The list will appear on our website as orders are confirmed.
We’ll have several porters this year - more interesting stouts too, including Smokey Joe Stout from Geeves Brewery (Barnsley) and the marvellous Yorkshire Blackout from the Great Yorkshire Brewery at Cropton. More milds and IPAs, quite a few strong ales, and plenty of blondes, pale ales and session bitters. Head for the Real Ale Bar inside the big beer marquee.
Our Lager Bar will be back, run again jointly by the fabulous Mitchell Krause brewery in Cumbria, with a selection of their excellent chilled craft lagers - together with the excellent Yorkshire lager from the Great Yorkshire Brewery at Cropton just down the road, plus a few local pilsners including one from Hop Studio (Elvington) and another new one from Four Thorns (Heslington, York). And the massively popular Blondes Bar will be adding to the merriment - complete with silly wigs and a fine selection of chilled golden and blonde ales on hand pull. You won’t go thirsty. And you’ll be truly spoiled for choice.
And once again we’re going to have a dedicated Cider Bar absolutely crammed with fine cider and perry - loads of varieties varieties including scrummy Janet’s Jungle Juice, Monshine Perry, and lots more from Herefordshire and further south. Plus a return of the Yorkshire Cider Bar serving a feast of local varities including including Ampleforth Abbey Cider, made just a stone’s through from our new festival site on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors.
Galtres Parklands Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Duncombe Park, Helmsley.
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