2nd – 3rd July 2021
Hello to all our lovely Moonbeamers!
We have sad news, and I think you know what I am going to say.
Heartbreakingly we are going to have to postpone Moonbeams 2020. I really did not want to do this, but we have no choice: your safety is our priority, along with the crew and artists.
Never did we ever dream that this could happen, but this dreadful carry on will not beat us and we will get through this together and be back with one big Moonbeams Festival/Party on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July 2021 – that will be some do!
I am very pleased to say that all our fabulous Moonbeams 2020 artists will be with us for 2021 – so the line-up will stay exactly the same. Yeyyyy!
We hope that this goes the same for you too… all tickets bought will be automatically transferred over to 2021 – please do let me know if you are unable to attend our 2021 festival, as I have a waiting list for unwanted tickets.
Stay safe, take care, and I cannot wait to welcome you back to Moonbeams next July!
Here’s a look back at Moonbeams 2019, with thanks to Michael Nagasaka
An introduction to Moonbeams…
Moonbeams Festival is held at the Wold Top Brewery, perched on top of the Yorkshire Wolds. Moonbeams Festival is one of the country’s best-kept secrets, a festival that provides the perfect weekend away to enjoy world-class music and award-winning ales in the most beautiful surroundings!
Tickets for Moonbeams 2019, which was described by festival artist Ade Edmondson, as ‘a little piece of heaven on the Wolds’ Sold Out in a record time of 24 hours!
It all began in 2007 when Moonbeams organiser Leila Cooper invited one of her favourite singer-songwriters, Chris Helme, to come and play in her hometown of Driffield, she even adopted the name Moonbeams from the title of one of his songs.
“The Moonbeams ‘Summer Gatherings’ began at my home farm in Kelk in 2007 and a couple of years later, I put on the first Moonbeams Festival at the Wold Top Brewery after music lovers Tom and Gill Mellor invited me to use their amazing venue.
“From the very first festival, my vision was to help people enjoy a perfect weekend away in a lovely rural setting, with world-class music and award-winning food and drink. When we moved the festival to Hunmanby Grange and visitors told me that the sweep into the brewery drive is their cue to kick back and have a great time, I knew that I’d realised my dream.”
“The festival has since grown in size, but it still has that lovely friendly intimate atmosphere it began with many years ago, which is a huge part of its charm… We have built up our audience over the years, with many people coming from all over the country to relax and enjoy the music. The atmosphere is always wonderful and is made so by the wonderful audience.”
Leila launched Moonbeams as a way to bring top-class acoustic, folk and roots music to East Yorkshire and now organises other music events throughout the year, in addition to compering at other festivals, including Cambridge Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and Kate Rusby’s Underneath the Stars Festival.
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