A note from the Artistic Director

Chris Glynn
Christopher Glynn, Artistic Director

It is with much sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of all Ryedale Festival events planned for July 2020.

Our thoughts are with all those on the front line of the pandemic, and those whose lives and livelihoods it threatens. 

Since sharing the festival brochure a few weeks ago, we have been heartened by so many messages of goodwill from festival supporters. As soon as it is safe to do so, the festival will be back to share the joy of live music. We are now working on rescheduling all events into future festival periods. We also plan to share regular online content from Ryedale Festival artists over the coming weeks. Watch this space, or subscribe to our mailing list, for regular updates.

The Ryedale Festival – along with all arts organisations – now faces a very challenging period. More than half of the festival’s annual revenue comes from ticket sales and sponsorship raised at exactly this time of year. We must now work hard to replace that income from other sources. 

If you can, we will be enormously grateful if you are able to make a donation to help sustain the festival through this difficult period and ensure future audiences can enjoy world-class live music in Ryedale. Every gift will make a difference. Thank you.

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Isolation helps us all realise how important music is to our lives and how much a vibrant summer festival will be missed. 

All of us at the Ryedale Festival would like to wish our supporters strength and health for the days ahead. We look forward to seeing you for some wonderful future performances as soon as is safely possible.

Christopher Glynn
Artistic Director