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Getting Ready For Galtres Parklands Festival

Galtres Parklands Festival is a pudding of a festival. A Yorkshire pudding to be geographically exact. This year it celebrates its tenth year of existence, so you know they’re going to put on a show.

With headliners Levellers, Tricky and The Human League topping the bill, it’s an esteemed and eclectic selection that should keep even the most ardently genre-hugging festival-goer happy and dancing.

Supporting headliner slots from barn stomping folk-ers Bellowhead, the trip-hop/synth-pop of Morcheeba and the sample heavy indie-pop of Public Service Broadcasting are set to knock many a welly sodden sock off, as they are all in their own respectful ways, incredible live performers.

Look a little further down the bill and you’ll find some real quality in the likes of drunk London folker Beans on Toast, Edinbronian Blue Rose Code, the incredibly soulful Irish-man Foy Vance as well as the best of a rich Yorkshire music scene (check out Old Man Pie,  La Petite Mort, Littlemores to name a few).

Aside from the music, it’s looking to be a barrel of laughs with a rich seaside themed kaleidoscope of fun for the kids including family friendly story telling, poetry, crafts and workshops. As well as this barrel of laughs, Galtres are set to deliver on quality barrels of booze, taking huge pride in their local ciders and ales and gourmet gastronomy.

All this takes place in a stunning nugget of Northern greenery i.e Duncombe Park, Helmsley. Beautiful.

Galtres Parks Festival runs from 22-24 August 2014, more fun and info at