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. 

Clare Salaman

Clare Salaman

It is with deep sadness that we have to report the death of multi-instrumentalist and Festival favourite Clare Salaman after a long illness.

A happy return to live events

A happy return to live events

Kites coursing across Reeth Green; resounding drum beats and dancing skirts; the clickety-clack of clogs, clapsticks and tap shoes; the clang of quoits and the stirring sound of local brass…

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