Preparations are well underway for this summer’s only one-day music festival in Richmondshire.
Family-orientated BrowsonBeats on July 8 aims to give everyone a great day and night whilst also raising money for two charities – Pancreatic Cancer UK and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The festival will take place at Browson Bank Farm, on the A66, five miles west from Scotch Corner and camping and glamping are available.
Following the success of the 2022 festival, the organisers, Tarn Bainbridge and Mark Bastow, will again host the event on the large field on the farm which they say offers a amphitheatre setting with views towards Ravensworth and beyond.
BrowsonBeats aims to offer a diverse mix of music from rock and pop through to jazz and folk.
Headlining the festival are Late Night Radio, who made their Browson debut last year, with a number of regulars returning, including The Pearls and Julia Buckley, plus newcomers such as The Batts, Doubtful Bottle and Fumble Hook.
As well as enjoying ten hours of live music, from 1pm, culminating with a disco, there is a selection of food stalls offering a tasty range of hot and cold refreshments, as well as a bar from Cameron’s Brewery.
Throughout the festival, Fired & Sliced, Stoneygate Farm and Granny’s Kitchen will be serving wood-fired pizzas, a barbecue and cakes
Younger visitors can enjoy craft-making, face painting and bouncy castles.
Mark Bastow, co-organiser, said: “We are delighted to be introducing new acts to BrowsonBeats and it’s great to have the opportunity to showcase some younger performers.
“This year, we are pleased to welcome The Batts, three Year 13 musicians from Richmond Sixth Form College who will be performing folk, indie and pop music.
“We are also working closely with the student leaders at the college who are volunteering to support us as festival guides and will be playing a really important role in ensuring the smooth running of the event.
“BrowsonBeats is unique in that it is a truly family-friendly event that blends amazing music in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside and all in aid of charity. It’s a terrific day for people to enjoy the tremendous musical talent in the area.”
“The festival would not be where it is today without our sponsors whose invaluable support enables as much money as possible to be donated to our nominated charities.
If any individuals or businesses would be interested in supporting the festival this year, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org .”
This will be the fifth BrowsonBeats and since its inception in 2017, more than £10,000 has been raised for charity, including Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Pancreatic Cancer, MNDA, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, The Fire Fighters Charity and The South Tees Hospitals Charity.
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. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.