Festival for families with cracking line-up

A small section of the spectacular scenery surrounding the Galtres Parklands Festival site in Helmsley.

A small section of the spectacular scenery surrounding the Galtres Parklands Festival site in Helmsley.

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A family-friendly festival is expecting to attract hoards of music lovers from Hartlepool and across the North-East with a top line-up of acts and a Wild West theme.

The Proclaimers, Badly Drawn Boy, Hugh Cornwell, and Tankus the Henge are just some of the big names preparing to hit stages of the 11th Galtres Parklands Festival, held in the stunning grounds of Duncombe Park, in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, from Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30.

Top local bands and emerging talent will also be performing at the annual summertime celebration of music.

A wide range of caterers will provide dining options using locally sourced ingredients, and over 100 locally brewed beers and ciders will be available on the festival bars.

With beautiful campsites, live entertainment and a family-friendly atmosphere with a range of activities for children, Galtres Parklands Festival 2015 looks set to be something special.

A spokesman for the festival said: “The eleventh edition of the wonderful Parklands Festival in North Yorkshire moves to a riverside meadow this year, and has a Wild West theme.

“Don’t miss The Proclaimers, Badly Drawn Boy, Hugh Cornwell, or Tankus the Henge.

“Now one of the very best family festivals in the country, the event combines music and cabaret stages, more than 100 fine Yorkshire beers and ciders, and excellent local produce catering.

“There’s loads for kids to do from film making to music workshops around the Waggon Stage, Chief Toto’s Tipi, and the Rye River Parlour - all in a beautiful riverside setting nestling in the North York Moors National Park.

“Music from top bands and local emerging talent ranges from pop, rock and acoustic to jazz, blues, folk and skiffle. comedy, theatre and offbeat performances at the night cabaret, films, family camping, and clean loos too!

“One of the best weekends of the year. It’s organic, fair trade and green, and owned by a charitable foundation. Don’t miss it!”

Advance adult three-day tickets cost £85 and £30 for children.

For further details, camping prices, and to book, log onto http://www.galtresfestival.org.uk.