2019 will be the twelfth edition of the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home. Could this be the most breath-taking place to spend a weekend, soaking up the UK's hottest jazz and blues acts?
As always, bands overflow from the outdoor main stage into the Great Hall, their shops and cafe courtyard, and the late night sessions in their bar tent. Delicious food is prepared by their catering team, ranging from homemade burgers to spicy curries, ice creams from their vintage ice cream van, and bakes and cupcakes in their tea tent. Local, award winning Wold Top beers will be on tap, brewed just a few miles away and delivered by brewer and jazz fan Tom Mellor, who then picks up his guitar to play in the Hall.
There is camping in the beautiful surroundings of the adjacent Park Field, with hot showers laid on. The child in all of us is taken care of by balloon artistry and face painting, and highlights of Burton Agnes' grounds include a maze, giant games, jungle garden and woodland walk with forest creatures to find.