The first Scarborough Fair Festival is set to take place in May 2016
A brand new boutique art and music festival overlooking Cayton Bay in Scarborough, Yorkshire will take place for the first time on May 27–29, 2016. Set amongst wonderful views of the stunning coastline at Redcliffe Farm, Scarborough Fair will kick off the UK summer festival season with an eclectic mix of pop, folk, funk, jazz and dance music talent, as well as comedy, cinema and a Talks Tent for the discerning festival goer.
“In 1998 I put on a mini-festival on a friend’s family farm for my 18th birthday. Since then I’ve wanted to bring a boutique festival to Yorkshire which marries art, through its very own art gallery, and great music like nowhere else. Twenty years later we’re going to do just that and put Scarborough on the festival map,” said Joel Levack, Festival Director for Scarborough Fair who has previously managed The Park area of the Glastonbury Festival, overseen Port Eliot festival and a number of pop-up galleries in London and across the UK.
A key location on the new Tour de Yorkshire cycle race, Scarborough has always been a popular seaside destination and in 2016 will fill a gap on the festival map by welcoming up to 8,000 and music fans to its various stages. A range of acts, tents and curators will be announced and revealed in the coming weeks.
Arts entertainment will include a sculpture trail, installations, outdoor cinema and a unique 1,000 square metre on site art gallery. There will also be a designated Kids Area with learning activities and Cayton Bay will offer surfing experiences for festival goers.