28 MAY to 11 JUNE 2022

A huge thank you to all the artists, volunteers, sponsors and audiences who helped create the 50th-anniversary Swaledale Festival. 

From Handel’s Messiah filling the heights of Ripon Cathedral, to brass, strings, woodwind, piano, percussion and vocals resounding in the chapels and churches of the Dales, to a folk fest in a cowshed - we got back to live performances in full venues, and we loved it. Read more.

Swaledale Festival 2023 will run from 27 May to 10 June.

In the meantime, here's a pictorial journey through this year’s Festival.

The film was made by Howell Film and features music from a track called Bling Bling from the album Plum Lane by The Matt Wates Sextet. The piece was written and arranged by Matt Wates. 

News

Janet Hall

27 September 2022

News

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Janet Hall. Janet was a staunch supporter of Swaledale Festival; she served on our Board for well over ten years and worked tirelessly...

From Cowshed to Cathedral:...

15 June 2022

News, Media Centre

Over 6,200 tickets were sold for 50 music, arts and walking events across 18 venues, from Handel’s Messiah filling the heights of Ripon Cathedral, to brass, strings, woodwind, piano,...

Two weeks, three dales,...

17 May 2022

News, Media Centre

Swaledale Festival kicks off this month, with fifty events rippling across the Dales from 28 May to 11 June to mark the Festival’s special 50th anniversary.