North Yorkshire’s friendly music festival, Willoman 2016

The Willoman Festival reaches day 3 today with the Undertones headlining later this evening (18 June 2016)

The Beat and Stereo MC’s headlined yesterday, but the event is a true festival over a long-weekend.



 

We went down for Friday evening and caught a few of the acts playing.

What we liked:

  • Friendly, friendly friendly, everyone chats. You can’t buy a portion of chips without chatting.
  • Sensibly priced food and drink, proper beer is £3.70 and a pizza is about £7 (plus there are other options) means you can feed yourself without grumbling too much
  • The bands, a mix of current an some of the older ones around, but older bands that can still rock out
  • Parking, you don’t have to park in the next county
  • Family friendly and safe, there is a sensible amount of security staff, but more importantly there is a feeling of a party going on. You can, and people do, take the little ones to this event
  • Plenty of toilets

What we weren’t so keen on:

  • There are two main stages, one indoor and one outdoor. Live bands alternate between the two meaning there is a fair gap on the main stage without live music

The event runs for 4 days, Thursday to Sunday in Knayton, a few miles north of Thirsk.



Tickets can be bought on the gate.

See willowmanfestival.co.uk for more details.

 

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The Willoman main stage

 

The Stereo MCs at Willowman
The Stereo MCs at Willowman

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