Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - Tickets still available
‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I've ever attended’ The Independent
The 2016 Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival takes place THIS WEEKEND, Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July.
Tickets are still available. Tickets can be purchased in advance up to, and including, Thursday 30th June, Click the 'Tickets & Prices' link on the side of this page to order online for collection on the gate, or call 01262 490324 (9am to 5pm). On Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July tickets can be purchased on the gate at the festival.
Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, the Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home. Could this be the most breathtaking place to spend a weekend, soaking up the UK's hottest jazz and blues acts?
Manjula kicks off Saturday’s line up with their haunting ambience of Indian vocal training and the rhythmic attack of jazz improvisation. From here, we move to steel pannist Dudley Nesbitt, who is an exceptional and unflagging advocate for the art and culture of the steel pan, Blind Monk Trio rounds off the afternoon session, putting a fresh spin on the sax/bass/drums trio format.
One of the great British jazz voices of all time, Elaine Delmar brings her acclaimed interpretations of two of the greatest songbooks of all time, Gershwin and Porter, to the festival on Saturday evening. Completing Saturday’s line up, ’60s legend P.P. Arnold will have festivalgoers off their seats and dancing with a collection of classic tunes including 'The first cut is the deepest', ‘Angel of the morning’ and ‘(If you think you're) groovy’.
Improvising violinist Matt Holborn will start off the festival on Sunday, performing pieces with a gypsy jazz and swing vibe. Lindsay Hannon and her band will take us on a journey from raucous barrel house blues to thoughtful, spacious ballads across a variety of grooves. Next, Graeme Wilson will play an infusion of driving jazz and Latin rhythms, ambient swing with enthusiasm for folk and rock ballads, and free jazz. Simon Cunliffe-lister will join Ben Beattie's After Midnight Band to round off the festival.
With twenty five performances over the weekend, music will overflow from the outdoor main stage into the Great Hall and the courtyard, and the party will continue at the vibrant late night sessions in the bar tent.
Delicious, freshly prepared food will be served on the Food Lawn by Field and Forage and in the Tea Tent. In the bar tent we’ll have Pimms, chilled wines and award winning Wold Top beer on tap, brewed just a few miles away. There will be camping in the beautiful surroundings of our adjacent Park Field, with hot showers laid on as usual.
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