Shepley Spring Festival is back for 2015 .. The three-day village festival, on the edge of the beautiful South Pennines, features some of the very top performers in traditional music, song and dance from Britain and beyond, on a brand new site which offers the best facilities in the event’s eight-year history.
Headline acts include folk-rock legends Steeleye Span, along with the amazing Demon Barbers XL, whose new folk-hiphop fusion show ‘Disco at the Tavern’ is drawing rave reviews. Concerts, ceilidhs and dances feature some of the country's most well-known traditional artists as well as showcasing promising new acts.
But the Shepley Spring Festival really is a great deal more than simply a folk festival.
Voted ‘Village Festival of the Year’ in 2012, the local community has embraced the event enthusiastically to make it a really friendly, family weekend with a huge range of things to entertain everyone.
Venues and pubs around Shepley village will host dance displays, music, dance and song sessions and workshops plus a full programme of children's activities.