ILKLEY Food and Drink Festival has announced the line-up for its annual event promising attendees a fusion of culinary delights and captivating live-music against the backdrop of the scenic riverside location of East Holmes field.

Set to take centre stage on Saturday, June 15th, are The Beautiful Martins, tribute to the career of Paul Heaton. With renditions of classics from The Beautiful South, The Housemartins, and Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot, attendees can experience an electrifying atmosphere soundtracked to beloved hits such as ‘Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)’, ‘Happy Hour’, and ‘D.I.Y’.

Accompanying The Beautiful Martins on the Saturday are the talented Will Forrester on the saxophone; community-built Joy Choir and their modern rock and pop renditions; Howlin Mat with their soulful blues; Chipsticks with their captivating acoustic covers, and The Broken Flowers Band with their unique country rock.

Attendees on Sunday, June 16th, will experience another fantastic tribute in the form of Oli as Olly Murs, who’s set to capture the charisma and stage-presence of the pop sensation of the 2010s. With a setlist composed of classics such as ‘Troublemaker’ and ‘Dance with Me Tonight’, festival-goers can anticipate a buzzing atmosphere backed by nostalgic chart-toppers. Alongside Oli are an abundance of talented local acts: the award-winning contemporary group Rock Choir; Leeds City Stompers with their red-hot blues; the original country-rock of Between The Vines, and Knucklefuzz with their renditions of rock ‘n’ roll classics.

The wide array of entertainment also includes a live cookery theatre partnered with Yorkshire Food Guide, a live entertainers stage, kids activities, roaming comedy, a funfair and inflatable land, and more, ensuring a day of amusement tailored to all ages.

For the food enthusiasts, the renowned Street Food Arena awaits, boasting a delectable array of global cuisines; from Yorkshire favourites to Mexican Tacos and Bao Buns, the event ensures a gastronomic journey through a plethora of culinary delights. Alongside this are the artisan markets host to over 110 market traders showcasing local produce, fresh-baked goods, hand-made crafts, and local art. Thirsty festival-goers can enjoy a range of independent bars, alongside a full ale-house featuring craft ales and cask favourites.

The festival will partner with Bradford Mind in hope of adding to the over £100,000 raised for mental health initiatives across the north.

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