Becoming a Festival Friend is a fantastic way to keep in touch with Swaledale Festival and to provide the long-term support that is so vital to the Festival's future. Our Friends play an important role in helping to fund, build and sustain all that we do.

Friends receive a two-week priority booking period ahead of public booking, running from Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March 2023. Simply purchase your Friends membership, login to the website within the priority booking period, and you will see 'Book Tickets' buttons on the event pages.

Other benefits include:

  • An invitation to an exclusive Friends' Reception during the Festival
  • Periodic newsletters throughout the year
  • The opportunity to be part of the Festival community with the knowledge that your support is helping it to thrive 

Friends membership lasts one calendar year from 1 January to 31 December. Please note, if you join after 30 June (i.e. after the Festival) your membership will last until the end of the following calendar year.

Purchase your annual single or joint membership below.

Single Friend’s Membership (£30.00) entitles you to buy two tickets to each event during the priority booking period.


Joint Friend’s Membership (£50.00) entitles you to buy four tickets to each event during the priority booking period.


Alternatively you can set up a standing order - please download, print, complete and sign this subscription form - and post it to us. We’ll do the rest.

Please note, if you agree to Gift Aid your Friends subscription, we can reclaim the tax on any qualifying subscriptions or donations at no extra cost to you.

" We feel privileged to have been Friends of the Festival for many years. With its abundance of events that appeal to a wide audience, its dynamic Artistic Director and the amazing and accomplished performers he presents, the Festival goes from strength to strength".

- Marilyn and Roger Selby