We're thrilled that The Magpies Festival returns to Sutton Park in 2024 for its fourth year.

Run by Yorkshire-based transatlantic folk band, The Magpies, The Magpies Festival is rooted in the band's native Yorkshire, where the band first met. The local community is central to the festival's ethos, which aims to support local businesses and provide opportunities for emerging local musicians.

The all-female band are set on championing gender equality in the music industry, achieving gender parity in both line-up and staff, as well as providing a safe and comfortable environment for female musicians and festival goers.

Festival Director Holly Brandon says, “We are so excited to put on The Magpies Festival. We've been over the moon at the response to the festival, from the incredible performances from world class folk musicians to the high energy spirit that our attendees brought along, it's felt like a whole new feel to a folk festival.”