Swaledale Festival 23rd May – 6th June 2020.
Swaledale Festival is an annual festival of music and arts based in the three most northerly Yorkshire Dales – Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale – a large rural area of outstanding beauty. Founded in 1972, the Festival begins on the Saturday of the late May Spring Bank Holiday each year and runs for two weeks. Festival venues range from tiny chapels seating fewer than fifty people to halls seating several hundred. Many are charming village churches but there are also heritage sites such as Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal and Gayle Mill near Hawes. We have recently added Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn as a Festival venue – our largest at 600 seats.