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Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival - 21-23 September

This is the 27th year of the Black Sheep Folk Festival at Otley and it is shaping up to be a great one. The campsite will be at the same site as last year but with some improvements regarding access. The campsite can accommodate camper vans, caravans and tents and dogs are welcome. Concerts will be at The Black Horse, Parish Church, Methodist Hall, Labour Club and the Courthouse. This year the festival will also use TheWoolpack, this ex-pub is now an arts centre but with the help of Black Sheep, it is turning back into a pub for the weekend. The small acoustic space will be added to the list of venues and will be hosting workshops and small intimate concerts.

The line-up of artists includes… Daphnes Flight (Sunday), Lucy Ward (Saturday), Ashley Hutchings and band with his ‘Origins of Fairport’ show (Friday), Grannys Attic (Saturday), Steve Tilston (Saturday), Chris Sherburn-Denny Bartley & Emily Sanders (Sunday), John Watterson (Sunday), Gaelforce (Friday), Katie Spencer (Sunday), Carrie Martin (Saturday). Along with our wealth of local artists including Linda Hardcastle & Alan Rose, Stuart & Paula Tindall, Jon Palmer Band. The Heathen Kings, Duncan McFarlane, Dave Vermond, Peter Ivatts, The Hall Brothers, Yan Tan Tether, Limezcurvy, Gloria plus lots more

A whole host of fantastic Morris Sides will be entertaining people in the streets and pub sessions will, as usual, pop up all over town. Let us hope the weather stays good - the ingredients are there for another super Otley weekend.

For more info see: Otley Folk Festival website