Run by Yorkshire-based transatlantic folk band, The Magpies, The Magpies Festival is a brand new music festival which will take place on Saturday 14th August 2021 in the stunning parkland of stately home Sutton Park, near York.

The line-up is set to include some of the UK’s finest folk, acoustic and americana musicians, including Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Blair Dunlop, Katherine Priddy, Dan Webster, Katie Spencer, Roswell, Tom Moore & Archie Moss, with more exciting names still to be announced. 

The festival is rooted in The Magpies’ native Yorkshire, where the band first met and the local community is central to the festival’s ethos, which aims to provide opportunities for emerging local musicians. Everything from food and drink down to the stage will be provided by independent local businesses, with the bar supplied by Malton-based brewery Brass Castle, Britain’s best brewer of vegan and gluten-free craft beers. 

For those travelling from further afield who want to spend the night in the grounds of the park, camping tickets are available. 

As an all-female band The Magpies are set on championing gender equality in the music industry. Led by female Festival Director, Holly Brandon, The Magpies Festival endeavours to achieve gender parity in both its line-up and staff, as well as providing a safe and comfortable environment for female musicians and festival goers. 

The festival is supporting national charity Women’s Aid, who are working to end domestic abuse against women and children. 

Established to be Covid-safe and adaptable to changes in government guidelines, with open-air stages and space for social distancing, The Magpies’ new venture is one festival that looks set to go ahead this summer.

Tickets are on sale here from £5-45.