Willowman Festival 2014 Overview
Willowman Festival returns to the heart of North Yorkshire again for its fifth year. Expect some great bands, great food and drink, and really lovely people!
Lovingly crafted, four days of fun and frivolity provide the ultimate summer staycation adventure.
Real Ale and quality food will provide that all-important party energy to allow you to try out your most cunning dance moves.
Family Friendly , relaxed and amidst beautiful rolling Yorkshire countryside, Willowman is put together by people who love what they do.
Read the FFA review of the 2013 event HERE.
Artists booked to appear include The Wailers, Craig Charles’ Soul and Funk Show, The Blockheads, Eddie & the Hot Rods, Ian McNabb, Ten Pole Tudor, Ruts DC, Smoove & Turrell, Mountain of Love, Radical Dance Faction, Hope n Social, Smokey Bastard, Jeramia Ferrari, Avalanche Party, The Banersnatch Cats and Lisbon
Video: Dave Hudspeth
Willowman Festival 2014 Line Up
Willowman Festival 2014 Travel Info
Unlike many festivals which are an ordeal of back roads and little used byways .The Willowman is very easy to get to. If you let the train take the strain you have a 2 hour 45 minute journey from Edinburgh Waverley Down to Northallereton . For Southern visitors it is a 2 hour 40 minute journey up from London kings cross and again hopping off at Northallerton. From this busy little market town it is a 10 minute cab journey to the festival site.
Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton Thirsk.
Car drivers and caravaners - You will find it very easy to get to by road.
From the South
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Take the A1 North, exit onto the A168 (signposted Thirsk/Teeside). This runs into the A19. The A19 trunk road starts near Thirsk continue onto the A19 (signposted Teeside) exit at Borrowby / Knayton junctions just north of Thirsk and you will be right at the sight.
From the North
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Take the A19 south, past Teeside, Northallerton & Osmotherley turning Drive 5.5 miles to the Borrowby / Knayton junction, over the flyover and you will be right on the sight.
Willowman Festival 2014 Hotels
|The Three Tuns - a JD Wetherspoon Hotel||3.91||Thirsk||Info|
|Fourways Guest House||4.01||Thirsk||Info|
|White Horse Lodge||4.14||Thirsk||Info|
|Solberge Hall Hotel||4.41||Northallerton||Info|
|The Kings Arms||4.94||Thirsk||Info|
|The Golden Lion Hotel||5.13||Northallerton||Info|
|Allerton Court Hotel||5.81||Northallerton||Info|
|The Village Inn||5.99||Northallerton||Info|
|Somerset House Farm||7.58||Northallerton||Info|
|The Courtyard Rooms, Welbury||8.98||Northallerton||Info|
|Lodge At Leeming Bar Hotel||9.15||Bedale||Info|
|The Old Rectory||9.23||York||Info|
|Black Horse Inn||9.95||Northallerton||Info|
Willowman Festival 2014 Food and Drink
Food: Whilst it may be true that an Army marches on its stomach, it is also fair to say that Festi goers need to keep energy levels high with varied and delicious food.
At Willowman they view quality food, drink and music as being interconnected. Food is an energy provider, drink is a social lubricant and music can intoxicate us all.
Please try their tremendous caterers to maximise your Willowman weekend adventure.
Over the last few years the Willowman Arms Real Ale Bar has proved to be hugely successful and with around 10 real ales available you will be positively spoiled for choice.
Courtesy of Wall’s County town Brewery brewed in Northallerton they even have their very own brew -Willow Wobbly. How cool is that?
Within the Bar there will be the second stage – the place of great musical magic. If you came last year you will know that there were many stunning live performances on this stage. It is an ideal area to sit and listen and watch some fantastic live music of from folk to fusion, from blues to jazz and from rock to roll.
Real Ale – Real Music – Real People!