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30th October 2017

Outstanding line-up announced for Moonbeams 10th festival

An award-winning Yorkshire coast brewery is preparing to welcome crowds for a popular event’s tenth festival next year.


Moonbeams Festival is celebrating ten sell out festivals with a stellar line up including festival patrons and twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award, Skerryvore, Peatbog Faeries, The Young Uns and Hackney Colliery Band* lined up for the event that takes place at Wold Top Brewery on July 6 and 7 2018.


Further names confirmed for the special 10th Moonbeams Festival include Holy Moly and the Crackers, Gary Stewart’s Graceland, Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast, Tide Lines, Stillhouse, Gentlemen of Few, Andy Stones and Driffield artist Edwina Hayes, who has played at all ten Moonbeams Festivals.


Tickets for the festival, which was described by 2010 artist Adrian Edmondson as ‘a little piece of heaven on the Wolds’, are on sale now.


Wold Top Brewery first hosted the Moonbeams festival in 2009 and has welcomed famous names including Show of Hands, Oysterband, Seth Lakeman, Seafret, Braebach and Nizlopi over the years.


For brewery founder Tom Mellor, welcoming the festival to Wold Top Brewery over the years has been a real pleasure, he said.


“There is nothing like hosting an excellent festival with great live music, quality ales and wonderful food in this magnificent setting.


“We look forward to Moonbeams returning because it’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the talented artists and entertainers who will put on a great show.”


Moonbeams Festival organiser Leila Cooper said they are hoping festival goers will leave the tenth festival celebrations with lots of happy memories.


“The Moonbeams Summer gatherings began at my home farm in Kelk in 2007 and a couple of years later, I put on the first Moonbeams Festival at the Wold Top Brewery after music lovers Tom and Gill invited me to use their amazing venue.


“From the very first festival, my vision was to help people enjoy a perfect weekend away in a lovely rural setting, with world class music and award winning food and drink. When we moved the festival to Hunmanby Grange and visitors told me that the sweep into the brewery drive is their cue to kick back and have a great time, I knew that I’d realised my dream.


“The festival has since grown in size, but it still has that lovely friendly intimate atmosphere it began with many years ago, which is a huge part of its charm.”


Tickets for the Moonbeams Festival 2018 cost £80 for adults, £40 for 12 to 17 year olds and £25 for a child aged between 3 and 11. Under threes go free and each camping pass per vehicle costs £15.


Tickets and passes can be bought online at and are expected to sell out quickly.


Leila will mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of Moonbeam Events in November with a party at Hunmanby Grange, which has already sold out.


Leila launched Moonbeam Events as a way to bring top class acoustic, folk and roots music to East Yorkshire and now organises other music events throughout the year, in addition to compering at Kate Rusby’s Underneath the Stars Festival and the Cambridge Folk Festival.




Photo: The Young Uns are returning to Moonbeams for the special festival. Photo Peter Dunwell The Young uns


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Notes to editors

  1. * The complete line up is
    Skerryvore, Peatbog Faeries, The Young Uns, Hackney Colliery Band, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Gary Stewart’s Graceland, Tide Lines, Stillhouse, Gentlemen of Few, Andy Stones, Edwina Hayes, Tom Townsend, Nick Rooke and Captain Kipper
  2. For more information about Wold Top Brewery, please visit Wold Top Brewery is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and you can keep up to date with the brewery’s latest news here.
  3. Wold Top Brewery was born in 2003 when the Mellor family diversified from farming into beer brewing using the malting barley they produce and the farm’s own supply of water.
  4. Twenty-one varieties of beer make up Wold Top Brewery’s award-winning range including Wold Top Beer, Headland Red, Anglers Reward and Wold Top Against the Grain gluten-free beer. More information on the range of bottled beers can be found at
  5. Hunmanby Grange is also home to a wedding and events business, Muddy Souls Events, also run by the Mellor family. They also host the popular Big Sky Beer Festival in October.
  6. For more information about Moonbeams Events and the Moonbeams Festival, please visit