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East Yorkshire village fund raising folk festival returns for a third year

East Yorkshire village fund raising folkfestival returns for a third year


Buoyed by the success of the 2017 event, the Folk in the Field Festival returns to Shiptonthorpe, East Yorkshire playing fields with two new artists for 2018.


The third Folk in the Field festival takes place on June 30 at The Playing Fields, Station Road, Shiptonthorpe and will feature appearances from Folk in the Field newcomers, talented young singer songwriter, Evie Barrand from Market Weighton and the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band. Folk in the  Field 2018 also sees a welcome return to The Nick Rooke Band, French born musician, Flossie Malavialle and Edwina Hayes. The sound manager and compère for the evening and will be Driffield's cigar box maestro, Dogfinger Steve.


Organisers are hosting the event to raise funds for Shiptonthorpe village projects, including the Church, the Village Hall, the Heritage Project and the Playing Fields themselves.


The chair of the committee in charge of organising the event, Sue Beadle, said that preparations are coming together nicely for what will be a fantastic music extravaganza.


"The committee has been planning this open-air event since before Christmas, so it's wonderful that it's generated so much interest from the musicians, festival goers and local businesses interested in supporting us.


"We'd love to see as many faces as possible as our invitation extends far wider than the immediate area -everyone is welcome."


"We'd love to raise enough money to be able to hold a festival again next year, as well as to donate some money to village causes. To this end, we welcome support from any local businesses who'd like to sponsor us and would like to extend our thanks to Shiptonthorpe business three60 marketing and pr who is among the first to support the festival."


Businesses interested in supporting this community event should contact Sue Beadle bye


The gates for the Folk in the Field Festival open at 5pm for a 6pm start, with entertainment scheduled until 11pm.There will be a beer festival, featuring over 10 beers and ciders sourced and set up by the Goodmanham Arms, throughout the evening and there will also be food stalls.


Tickets can be bought fromLanglands Shiptonthorpe and the Paper Shop and Post Office in Market Weighton, and cost£10 per adult and £5 for concessions. They are also available online from


More information can be found on the@folkinthefieldshiptonthorpeFacebook page or by





1. Evie Barrand will play at Folk in the Field for the first time Evie Barrand will play at Folk in the Field

2. Jon Palmer Acoustic Band will play at Folk in the Field for the first time Jon Palmer Acoustic Band


For more information or to arrange an interview with Sue Beadle, please call Sue on 07766 554574

Notes to Editors

  1. For more information about Folk in the Field at Shiptonthorpe, please visit
  2. Talented young singer song-writer Evie's music is heavily influenced by the 90's/noughties UK indie scene, particularly bands like Travis and Keane. She launched her debut single, ‘Summer's Warm' earlier this year and has been invited to perform on the unsigned stage at CarFest North 2018.
  3. The Nick Rooke band is a unique blend of high energy tunes and strongly lyrical songs inspired by Irish and Bluegrass themes. They have supported Billy Bragg and The Proclaimers and receive rave reviews for their live performances.
  4. French born singer Flossie Malavialle's powerful yet sensitive rendition of songs combined with her quaint northern twang and humorous banter will no doubt leave you with a smile.

She has supported acts such as Fairport Convention and Show of Hands. For more information, visit

  1. Edwina Hayes' beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have    won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. Edwina divides her time between the UK and Nashville where she is revered as a songwriter and artist.
  2. The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a high energy 6-piece folk, roots and rock-n-roll combo and best described as "a cross between The Pogues and The Oyster Band, with a bit of The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors and the Bruce Springsteen Seeger Sessions Band thrown in".

  1. Dogfinger Steve plays lowdown swamp blues on home crafted cigar box guitars and stomp box. His past career includes indie chart success and a Radio 1 session. Steve also host festival stages like ours and runs sound systems. He is currently working on a new album and a USA twinned release. For more information, visit