Selected Press Archive

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Darlington and Stockton Times November 2023

Darlington and Stockton Times May 2023

Ronnie Archer-Morgan Yorkshire Post May 2023

Andy Hamilton - Yorkshire Post Magazine May 2023

Paul Clark - Yorkshire Post March 2023 (1)

Paul Clark - Yorkshire Post March 2023 (2)

Darlington and Stockton Times - May 2022

Yorkshire Post The Magazine - May 2022

Richmondshire Today Magazine - April 2022

Dales Life - Spring 2022

Dales Discoveries

We also feature in numerous local magazines throughout the year.

Press Information

The annual Swaledale Festival encompasses 60+ high-quality music, arts and walking events throughout Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, including classical, folk and world music, art exhibitions, films, dance, poetry, talks, workshops and an extensive community and education programme. The Festival has won numerous awards and is highly regarded nationally and internationally. It makes a major contribution to the economy of the Dales through its own activities and through the thousands of people it attracts to its events.

The Festival in numbers:

  • Swaledale Festival has an audience of 8,500+
  • 99% of our audience rate the Festival as excellent or good
  • The Festival has a high-profile presence at 26+ venues across the sublime landscape of the three uppermost Dales, an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • The Festival takes place across roughly 900 square miles making it geographically the second largest Festival in the UK