Day tickets now on sale for Underneath the Stars festival

4 May 2015

Day tickets for a family-friendly music festival in the South Yorkshire countryside have gone on sale this week following excellent sales of full weekend tickets.

People wishing to attend the Underneath the Stars Festival at Cannon Hall Farm for one day only can now buy tickets via the festival website.

Hundreds of day tickets will be available for each day over the festival weekend of Friday July 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th at Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley.

The sale of day tickets comes after selling a healthy number of weekend tickets in the last couple of months, with over a quarter of tickets now sold for the three day music and arts festival. Weekend tickets are still available too, both with and without camping.

Underneath the Stars aims to showcase a mix of music including folk, swing, jazz, rock and roll, blues and world music; as well as provide arts, crafts and cultural activities, with artisan food from local suppliers in a family-friendly setting.

The festival is being organised by Barnsley’s most famous singer-songwriter Kate Rusby and her family. Kate will headline on the Sunday, with Saturday’s line-up topped by US song-writing legend Mary Chapin Carpenter and Eddi Reader, formerly of Fairground Attraction; and Friday’s programme including Galleon Blast featuring BBC radio personality Mark Radcliffe.

Festival director Emma Holling, Kate Rusby’s sister, said: “Day tickets are a great chance for those festival-goers who can’t quite commit to a full weekend to still come along and be part of all the action.

“We hope that after the overwhelming response we’ve had for the weekend tickets that the day tickets will be in similar demand. This is only our second time running the festival so we’re delighted with the amount of tickets sold so far and we want to increase the numbers even more to make for a great weekend.

“We’d love to attract music festival veterans and newcomers of all ages to enjoy this family-friendly cultural event.”

Day tickets and weekend tickets can be purchased from Weekend tickets are available with or without camping. Day tickets do not include camping.

Last year’s event attracted around 5,000 people in total over two days, but this year has capacity to entertain 5,000 people a day over a three day programme.

Underneath the Stars is organised in close collaboration with Cannon Hall Farm’s owners, the Nicholson family and takes place across three fields of Yorkshire farmland beside the popular farm visitor attraction – which will be open as usual during the festival.

Notes to editor

Attached photograph shows Underneath the Star festival director Emma Holling at the festival field site. (Photographs from last year’s event are available on request.)

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The Underneath the Stars line-up for 2015 includes international star Mary Chapin Carpenter; scots chanteuse Eddi Reader, formerly of Fairground Attraction; Philip Selway (Radiohead); Molotov Jukebox with their unique tropical-gypsy-dance sound fronted by Natalia Tena, of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones fame; legendary guitar maestro Martin Simpson; US old-time music genius Bruce Molsky; cheeky North East trio The Young’Uns; Bristol based vintage-swing fusion outfit Electric Swing Circus; Leeds-based eclectic six piece Hope and Social, Galleon Blast featuring BBC Radio personality Mark Radcliffe, plus many more.

To accompany the music, this year’s festival will feature a giant planetarium, crafts, storytelling and vintage fairground rides, plus music and dance workshops and artisan craft traders. Food and drink will be provided by Yorkshire-based producers and sellers.

Underneath the Stars’ official charity partner is Yorkshire Cancer Research, the largest independent regional cancer charity in England. It supports vital projects across Yorkshire helping people avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
Underneath the Stars is a not-for-profit organisation run by a board of directors which includes Kate Rusby’s brother and sister, Joe Rusby and Emma Holling.

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