Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival
July 6th, 7th and 8th 2012
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Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I've ever attended.” The Independent
“Tis the musical equivalent of a Sunday stroll through the grounds of a stately home… you won't find more beautifully serene surroundings this side of Woodstock for such an experience” All Gigs - Festival review
‘Burton Agnes Hall ranks among the finest, and best presented, houses in England. It is the perfect English house, embodying the climax of the final great age of domestic architecture’
Simon Jenkins, Chairman of the National Trust, journalist and author of England's Thousand Best Houses
2012 Festival Tickets:
Weekend Advance Ticket incl Early Bird offer:
Friday 6pm - Sunday 6pm
£40 before 1st June / £50 after 31st May (Concessions £38 / £48)
Concessions: OAP’s, Season ticket holders, students, children 12-15 years
Children under 12: FREE with an adult
Camping open Friday 3pm — Monday noon
£30 before 1st June / £35 after 31st May
Day Ticket: Saturday 11am — midnight
£30 before 1st June / £35 after 31st May (Concessions £28 / £32)
Day Ticket: Sunday 11am — 6pm
£25 before 1st June / £30 after 31st May (Concessions £23 / £28)
Evening Ticket: Friday 6 pm — midnight or Saturday 6pm — midnight
£20 EACH DAY before 1st June / £25 EACH DAY after 31st May (Concessions £18 / £23)
Available online at The Burton Agnes Website and from the Festival Ticket Office Tel: 01262 490 324
Or Visit Burton Agnes Hall and its courtyard shops.
6:30pm - 7.45pm Octopus
8:15pm - 10:00pm Zena James
Late Night Sessions Courtesy of the Beverley Arts Trust
10.00pm - 10.30pm John Cox
10.40pm -11.10pm Bandiqui
11.20pm -12.00 Alligators
1.00pm - 2:25pm The Lemon Monkeys (Matt Smith and Carlos Olmos)
2.45pm - 4:15pm Zoe Gilby Quartet
4:35pm - 6:05pm The Give A Little Love Jazz Orchestra - A Horace Silver Tribute
6:30pm - 8.00pm Stacey Kent
8:20pm - 10:00pm Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods, featuring Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart
Late Night Sessions Courtesy of the Beverley Arts Trust
10.00pm -10.30pm Val Marshall
10.40pm -11.10pm King Courgette
11.20pm -12.00 This Way Up
12:00pm - 1:30pm Rob Law Quartet with Thom Whitworth
1:40pm - 3.00pm Tribute to Atlantic Jazz
3.15pm - 4.45pm Sean Taylor
5.00pm - 6.00pm Ben Beattie's Jazz Essentials plus Simon Cunliffe-Lister
Held over three days, with performances both inside the stately Elizabethan Hall and outside in the Hall’s beautiful grounds, the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues festival presents a varied line up of funk, traditional jazz, hard blues, dreamy vocals and everything in between.
Built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home that has stayed within the Cunliffe-Lister family for more than four hundred years. Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built to French impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork in recent years.
The charm of the house is that it is clearly a loved and lived in home and visitors are welcomed openly by the family in joining them to spend many enjoyable hours at Burton Agnes Hall.
The main stage on the lawn hosts the festival’s headline acts. With rolling fields behind and pristine woodland to the side, you couldn’t ask for a more stunning setting for some of the UK’s top Jazz and Blues artists to perform. Inside the Hall, intimate acoustic performances mix with original Elizabethan carvings and French Impressionist art to create an inimitable festival experience.
On Friday and Saturday evening the Wolds Top beer tent plays host to the Beverley Arts Trust’s late night sessions of folk, jazz and rhythm ‘n’ blues.
Local food and drink feature heavily at the festival. At the tea tent and food lawn, festivalgoers can indulge in home-baked treats, barbecued local meats, freshly prepared curries, and salads grown in the neighbouring walled garden. In the beer tent award winning Wold Top beer is on tap, brewed just five miles away from the festival site.
A campsite in the field adjacent to the Hall offers welcome hot showers and panoramic views of the Yorkshire Wolds for those wishing to pitch a tent for a night or the whole weekend.
Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival welcomes families of all ages with its safe, easy-going vibe. There is plenty on offer for children including a Children’s Corner with play area, 15 acres of magical gardens to explore including a walled garden with maze, jungle garden and giant games and a woodland walk with forest creatures to find. Free face painting and balloon artistry caps off the entertainment.
Highlights for families:
Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens is a great day out for all the family. Whether you're interested in the Hall, with its magnificent architecture and impressive collection of art, the beautiful award winning gardens, the wonderful annual jazz and blues festival, or the woodland sculpture walk and giant games, you'll find something for everyone.
Children's guidebooks are available from the visitor desk along with the Burton Agnes guide book and our friendly guides are on hand to answer questions about the history and contents of the Hall. Hip seats are available from the visitor desk for young children and under 5's are free.
Baby change facilities
There are baby change facilities that can be found within the disabled toilet on the first left towards the visitor toilets.
A children's menu is available from the cafe and we have 20 different ice cream flavours, the perfect treat!
The children's corner, towards the bottom left of the courtyard when coming from the house, is a great space for families to relax, enjoy picnics and run around.