The Ryedale Festival
Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty.
The festival enjoys a large, loyal and enthusiastic audience, the warm support of the local community and a growing reputation as one of the most exciting and enterprising in the country. Events range far and wide across the area and performances are given at the great houses of Castle Howard , Hovingham, Duncombe Park and Sledmere, as well as in York Minster, Ampleforth Abbey, Scarborough Spa and many other venues. There is also a popular series of Coffee Concerts given in the many beautiful, often remote, country churches of North Yorkshire and a series of literary events, talks, exhibitions, theatre, jazz and family events.
The Ryedale Festival launches its new season with a Spring Weekend of concerts (16th – 18th March 2018) featuring BBC New Generation Artists, including the fast-rising Arod Quartet, guitar sensation Thibaut Garcia and Cardiff Singer of the World, Catriona Morison. At the Launch Concert on 16th March the full programme will be announced for next year’s festival, which will take place between 13th – 29th July 2018.