July Edition

Hello We are pleased to announce that we've been invited to stage the very first Northern Sky Concert at next year's Wath Festival , which is excellent news. We've seen some major acts at the festival over the years and the five acts chosen for this special concert are O'Hooley and Tidow,...

Latest Northern Sky Podcast

Northern Sky Vaults is now a fortnightly radio show with accompanying reviews, features, interviews and photographs here on the website. The show is uploaded here on the first of the month, then again around the middle of the month and stays on the website for the rest of the year. The previous...

Cambridge and Newport Twinned

Cambridge and Newport announce historic twinning of two legendary Folk Festivals Two of the oldest and most prestigious Folk Festivals in the world will form a partnership that will herald the start of a unique new transatlantic artistic relationship. Cambridge Folk Festival Managing Director Steve...

Moonbeams Festival

Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Friday 7 - Saturday 8 July 2017 There are one or two events on the summer festival calendar that just seem to go above and beyond the call of duty, not only staging excellent programmes of concerts over the course of a couple of days, together with providing comfortable...

Live Dates

Northern Sky keeps you informed of a selection of forthcoming festivals, concerts and gigs around the UK. The area we cover is generally the Yorkshire region with one or two exceptions. We occasionally list further tour dates of artists and bands who will be appearing in our area. If you would like...

Coming Soon: Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 July 2017 Acclaimed English indie-folk singer songwriter, Frank Turner joins the bill to headline Saturday night with his band The Sleeping Souls . He made his Cambridge debut in 2008, with a completely new take on English folk, fuelled by the...

Coming Soon: Hartlepool Folk Festival

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October 2017 The Hartlepool Folk Festival takes place once again at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, home to the 18th century-themed Historic Quay and HMS Trincomalee, the UK's oldest floating warship. Concerts, workshops,...

Coming Soon: Musicport Festival

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby Friday 20 - Sunday 22 October 2017 Often referred to as the UK's biggest indoor festival of 'world music' the event covers a much broader and more eclectic range of music than that term implies and the organiser Jim McLaughlin believes that the term 'local,...