Biggest and best Moonbeams folk music festival set to be a sell out

Boasting the most impressive line-up in its five year history, the Moonbeams Wold Top Folk Festival takes place at Wold Top Brewery near Driffield on 12 and 13 July and promises a weekend of great music, entertainment and delicious Yorkshire food and drink.


The festival has sold out for the last three years, with previous acts including Show of Hands, Oysterband, The Bad Shepherds and Gilmore & Roberts.

Described as “A living, breathing 12 legged party waiting to happen,” headline act Skerryvore is a young Scottish band which was catapulted into the musical limelight after winning the STMA Live Act of the Year award.

Other confirmed musical artists include some of the finest acts in the UK; the Mighty Doonans, The Travelling Band, this year’s BBC Radio 2 Horizon Folk Award winner Blair Dunlop, plus exciting names such as Richard Digance,  Edwina Hayes,  Ryan Spendlove, Aelfen, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Paul Liddell, The Aligators, Andy Stones, The Gerry McNeice Band,   Seafret, Dan Webster, Sarah Horn & James Cudworth, The Wold Top Trio, The Duncan McFarlane Band, Anna Shannon and Henry Priestman.

There will be music from noon until midnight on two stages and in ‘The Big Sky’ Tent for budding musicians (and late-night festival-club sessions).

Throughout the day, delicious food will be on sale at the Peace Cake Cafe and Wold Top Brewery will naturally be providing liquid refreshment, including a specially brewed Moonbeams Festival Ale.

There will also be an area for camping with excellent views over the Yorkshire Wolds and there will be a guided walk on the Wolds Way for festival goers to clear their heads on the Sunday morning.

Festival organiser Leila Cooper is delighted with this year’s line up and said; “In its short time, the event has gained a reputation as one of the best small festivals in the country. Adrian Edmondson who performed one year with his band once described it as “A piece of heaven on the Wolds.” One of its success secrets is the blend of national names with excellent local and emerging acts plus its wonderful atmosphere.”

Brewery owner and keen musician Tom Mellor is delighted to host the Moonbeams Wold Top Festival again; “It promises to be a great event. We’re high up on the Wolds with spectacular views; it’s a fantastic backdrop for an amazing line-up of musicians and entertainers.”

Tickets cost £55 for an adult weekend festival ticket and camping costs £15 per vehicle available from

For any further enquiries, please contact the Festival on 07810 831317

Wold Top Brewery produces award winning real ales that are brewed using traditional methods and Wolds grown ingredients. They are available to from independent retailers throughout Yorkshire, via the website or by calling the brewery on 01723 892222.