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Our 2019 press releases, press images and Swaledale Festival logos will be available to download here shortly.

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 (link) 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, a tourist destination known for its outstanding natural beauty
  • The Festival takes place across roughly 900 square miles making it geographically the second largest Festival in the UK