Rock to a new beat

Hope and Social  Picture by Bart Pettman
Hope and Social Picture by Bart Pettman

SCARBOROUGH is set to rock to the beat of a huge music festival.

Organisers have confirmed The Future of Music Festival will hit Oliver’s Mount in June with a plethora of acts on the bill.

The two-day festival, which takes place in June, will be headlined by Driffield folk star Edwina Hayes and alternative rockers Hope and Social, and take place at the bikers village at Mount Farm.

The venue, more accustomed to rocking to the beat of high-performance motorcycles, will retain a relaxed feel despite the festival falling during the scheduled date for Scarborough’s International Bike Week.

Bosses have confirmed the festival will provide the official opening of the biking event, but added no racing will take place over the two days.

Organisers have also revealed more acts who will share the Saturday bill with Mark Stanley and the Field Notes, the Sonnet, Dustin the Blues, the Deadlight, Everyone an Army and TFI Music, all confirmed.

The Edge of 13, Marshal Bravestar, Dan Lumley and Grace Buterflii will also perform.

On Sunday, the Alastair James Band, Tom Townsend, Ishka, Property of Dave, Stray Scene and What Would Chuck Do are lined up to show off their various repertoires.

Cherry and the Orchestra, Darren Cooke, Codie Leigh Rylatt, Josh Giddings and Ella Calvert will also be on stage before headliners Hope and Social wow the crowds.

A spokesman added: “We want a laid back, local, friendly festival atmosphere in this beautiful scenic area to bring families and both younger and older people together for the festival.

“It is to celebrate and enjoy the wealth of new talent from many bands and artists based on the Yorkshire coast and some from further afield.

Maven Fiction DJs will play sets after each night’s live music and comperes will be comedians and musicians O’Shea and Ogilvie.

The festival is another boost to Scarborough’s local music scene and will come before two other major highlights on the town’s calendar.

The Acoustic Gathering will again return to Peasholm Park in September, with the annual Scarborough Jazz Festival returning to the Spa at the end of the same month.

The Future of Music Festival takes place from noon until midnight on Saturday, June 16 and between 11am and 8pm on Sunday, June 17 and has been organised by Red Cherry Music.