Tickets have gone on sale for the one-day BrowsonBeats charity music festival.
The festival will return on Saturday, July 16 at Browson Bank Farm, off the A66 near Dalton and West Layton.
The event will raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
For 2022, the organisers, Tarn Bainbridge and Mark Bastow have relocated to a larger area on the farm so they can welcome more visitors to the family-orientated event.
Ten hours of live music will start from 1pm, with a disco to follow.
Throughout the day and evening, Fired & Sliced, Hoodoo and Stoneygate Farm will be serving wood-fired pizzas, street food and a barbecue.
A bar will be provided by Cameron’s Brewery.
There will also be outdoor games, craft-making, face painting and bouncy castles.
Tarn suffered the loss of his wife Sammi to pancreatic cancer in January and now aims to raise money and awareness to fight this disease.
He said: “We started BrowsonBeats to offer a family-friendly festival alternative in the Richmond area.
“Both Mark and I are very passionate music fans and enjoy watching live music in general.
“We also felt we could raise money for various charities at the same time for local people who have been affected by a loss or specific disease.
“My family has suffered a huge loss this year due to pancreatic cancer so raising money for charity is at the centre of this festival.”
The festival offers a mix of music styles from folk, rock and jazz through to close harmony and brass.
There will be regular favourites making a return such as Ginger Brown and The Blackthorns.
Mark said: “We are really keen to introduce new acts to the festival and, in particular, bring in younger performers to showcase their burgeoning talents and also give them the opportunity to play on a big stage.
“We are delighted to be working closely with Richmond School and Sixth Form College and their superb jazz band and choir will be playing some brilliant sets.
“Some of the students are also volunteering their time to support us with the running of children’s activities, helping with the games and craft workshops.
“It will be wonderful to have the younger generation featuring so strongly in the festival and it is a way of future proofing the event for years to come.
“We like to think that if you could choose a festival that’s a winning combination of the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, amazing music, with a charity ethos at its heart, then BrowsonBeats is where it’s at – big enough to create a fun-filled party atmosphere, yet small enough not to be overwhelming, meaning it’s perfect for everyone!”
The festival organisers have thanked local businesses who have sponsored the event.
If any individuals or businesses would be interested in supporting us this year, please get in touch at email@example.com
Since the festival’s inception in 2017, over £10,000 has been raised with Yorkshire Air Ambulance, MNDA, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, The Fire Fighters Charity and The South Tees Hospitals Charity supported in the past.
Tickets are available now at www.browsonbeats.co.uk or in person from the box office at King Street Kitchen & Gifts in Richmond.
Adult entry is £25, £5 for under 16s and under 2s are free.
Visit the website for further information on how to book camping and glamping.
Visitors are invited to bring their own food, soft and alcoholic drinks (strictly no glass), chairs and picnic blankets.
Keep in touch with all the news and regular updates on the festival’s group Facebook page which you can join at www.facebook.com/groups/browsonbeats