From Cowshed to Cathedral: Swaledale Festival 2022

From Cowshed to Cathedral: Swaledale Festival 2022

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, percussion and vocals resounding in the chapels and churches of the Dales, to a folk fest in a cowshed.

Two weeks, three dales, eighteen venues, fifty events

Two weeks, three dales, eighteen venues, fifty events

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. 

50 events mark 50th anniversary

50 events mark 50th anniversary

This year’s Swaledale Festival features 50 music, arts and walking events in celebration of its 50th anniversary. With seven weeks to go until the fields dance with buttercups and the merriment begins, you may be wondering where to start, so here are some gems that are sure to entertain and inspire.



Swaledale Festival unveils programme for 50th anniversary year

Swaledale Festival unveils programme for 50th anniversary year

We are delighted to announce the line-up for 2022! The Festival, which will run from 28 May to 11 June, will consist of 50 music, arts and walking events to mark the Festival’s 50th anniversary. 

The Swaledale Festival is in full (and uproarious) swing

The two-week festival of music, arts and walking launched on Friday 26 May with the opening of JAZZ! – a vibrant art exhibition by primary and secondary pupils at The Station gallery in Richmond.  

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