By Leah Conway –
Holmfirth Arts Festival returns this weekend, running from 17 to 19 September.
Like so many annual events, last year, the Holmfirth arts festival had to adapt its plans. The organisers turned the festival into three online nights of arts and music. The 2020 events performed to an audience of around 48,000 across the world.
This time the festival is back and hosting once again in person a variety of live festival evens.
The festival aims to celebrate the scenic area and hosts a number of the best local, national and international artists.
What to expect?
This year the festival includes acts from comedian Kieran Hodgson, new music from Slow Cooked, The Scattered Collective and new theatre from Kauser Mukhthar, with Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers and many many more across the three days. Other events include exploring books & book launches, gardens & nature, street percussion, history and art forms such as sculpture, something for everyone to enjoy.
The festival starts from 10 am Friday running throughout the weekend until Sunday’s grand parade to round the festival off.
How much are the tickets?
The majority of the events are non-ticketed events or rolling events throughout the day. The festival organisers are running with a PAYD system. PAYD means the public is invited to ‘Pay As You Decide’, making a donation of your choice on or after the day of events.
The exception to the PAYD system is a handful of events: Kauser Mukhthar, The Scattered Collective, Hade Edge Band, WIP, The Drowned Giant, Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers, all of which tickets vary from £10.50 to £14 per single ticket or family tickets from £28 to £33 for a family of four.
The grand History of Holmfirth Parade performed by Edgelands arts and Callaloo carnival arts will wrap up the festival on Sunday.
You can book your tickets and find more information on the Holmfirth Arts Festival website or email manager@ holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk to find out how you can get involved or volunteer.
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