We're thrilled that The Magpies Festival returns to Sutton Park in 2023 in its third year, following sell-out successes in 2021 and 2022. Our 2023 line-up includes Rachel Sermann, Chris Difford, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Bonfire Radical, Blair Dunlop and Edward II. More announcements soon! PLease find more information about the festival here.
Run by Yorkshire-based transatlantic folk band, The Magpies, The Magpies Festival is rooted in the band's native Yorkshire, where the band first met. The local community is central to the festival's ethos, which aims to support local businesses and provide opportunities for emerging local musicians.
The all-female band are set on championing gender equality in the music industry, achieving gender parity in both line-up and staff, as well as providing a safe and comfortable environment for female musicians and festival goers.
Festival Director Holly Brandon says, “We are so excited to put on The Magpies Festival and for it to be even bigger and better than our first year. We were over the moon at the response to the festival, from the incredible performances from world class folk musicians to the high energy spirit that our attendees brought along, it felt like a whole new feel to a folk festival.”
Like every good festival, there will be camping in the grounds of the park, so you can make a holiday of it! And look how nice it is, a lovely spot to pitch your tent and enjoy some live music...