MUSIC NEWS: MADFEST FOLK FESTIVAL COMES TO ELSECAR

MADFEST

We have already had Live in Barnsley, Coalfields Festival and a number of smaller mini-festivals this summer, but festival season isn’t over yet. Next week, Elsecar Heritage Centre becomes the home of Madfest, fast becoming one of the best folk and roots festivals in South Yorkshire.

Taking place over Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August, the festival incorporates two full days of free live music, street theatre, arts, crafts and family friendly entertainment, and a series of three ticketed evening concerts taking place at Building 21 featuring the finest of national and international contemporary folk music, including Barnsley’s very own award winning folk dup Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts.

The Main Stage at Powerhouse Square will have free performances from leading folk, roots, blues and acoustic artists, along with spots from leading local morris teams. The Second Stage on Saturday will be the home to the UpLift and Creative Recovery will feature free arts, crafts, music and poetry. On Sunday though, it will play host to the Open Mic Stage presented by Scott Doonicn.

On both the Village Room and Poetry & Theatre Tent you will see some of the finiest regional and national theatre and circus performers, along with comedians and poets.
Around the site you will also find fine a real ale, stalls and fine fresh food.

SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST
MAIN STAGE @ POWER HOUSE SQUARE

The Mistakings, Lauren Tate, Mambo Jambo, Plum Hall, Treebeard and dance from Melanie Barber Clog and various Morris teams.

THE SECOND STAGE PRESENTS THE UPLIFT ARMY & CREATIVE RECOVERY

Along with the folk music, comedy, poetry, street theatre, spoken word and craft stalls that Madfest annually offers, they will bring their our own brand of creative fun, including craft workshops creating your very own Madfest mechandise, sketching portraits, t-shirt upcycling and caricatures and screen printing. https://www.facebook.com/events/373026712824632/

VILLAGE GREEN and THEATRE STAGE
Mark Mark, Aritzani Syvory, Maynard Flip, Tell Tale Hearts Suitcase Stories, Point Blank Poety and Open Mic and Ralph Dartford.

SUNDAY 4th AUGUST
MAIN STAGE @ POWER HOUSE SQUARE

Folkus, Sarah Horn & James Cudworth, The Badhdaddies, Eilidh Forster, Red Hippo, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Frumptarn Guggenband and dance from hip hop crews, Lay Floor and Feet First.

THE SECOND STAGE PRESENTS CABARET DOONICAN OPEN MIC
Featuring performances by Scott Doonican, Georgina Gilmartin, Wilde Sammon, F.D., The Black Rag Two, Folkus, Lauren Tate, Ruby Mackintosh, Sarah Horn & James Cusworth, Parson’s Lot, Eilidh Forster and Steph Shaw.

VILLAGE GREEN & THEATRE STAGE
Mark Mark, Qdos Dance, Something to Hold, La Navet Bete, Fire Side Tales with Granddad, Point Blank Poetry and Open Mic and Ralph Dartford.

Camping is available for the weekend at £10 (plus booking fee)

BUILDING 21 EVENING CONCERTS ARE AS FOLLOWS
FRIDAY 2nd AUGUST
LARKIN POE
EMILY SMITH
and RITA PAYNE

SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST
CARTHY, HARDY, FARRELL & YOUNG
DAVE MCGRAW & MANDY FER
and GILMORE & ROBERTS

SUNDAY 4th AUGUST
CAPERCAILLIE
LE VENT DU NORD
BIRDS OF CHICAGO

Each evening concert Adults £15 (under 16s £10) plus booking fee.
All three concerts Adults £35 (under 16s £25) plus booking fee.

http://www.barnsleylive.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/building.21.elsecar
Tickets are available from Barnsley Civic 01226 327000
or the Heritage Centre 01226 740203

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