Ilkley Summer Festival

1 - 31 August 2018

August 2018

 August 1 – Yorkshire Day

commencing with an opening ceremony at 11.30am, with Ilkley's town crier and chairman of the parish council calling for order to celebrate the occasion, along with music and entertainment featuring the Phoenix Jazz Band playing and marching round the town.

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              AUGUST 10th 11th & 12TH 

                CONTINENTAL MARKET
                         ON THE GROVE

To support the market there will be live music on the Bandstand on each of the days
see also under "Bandstand" and "Calendar"

             Continental Market

August 11th

         Dominic Halpin & the Honey B's    

Dominic on the Grove 

 August 13th to 17th

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              Click on Calendar for full details    

 Modern Jazz, Jazzdance , avant-garde , cool, bebop, progressive, chromatic and melodic jazz artists and bands.

events supporting numerous additional events and artists  in local pubs, hostelries and wine bars across Ilkley and on Ilkley Moor over this Festival week


          AUGUST 25th

                       CONCERT ON THE GROVE…..

Traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ entertainment organised by the Ilkley Parish Council 

the ever popular

Marsden Silver prize Band
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Flag wavers

 supporting entertainment

Fox Corner
Yorkshire's Fun Folk Group
fox corner with charles in blue


 Tables and tickets available from Visitor Information Centre


           31st August

rock for heroes landscape

Are you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with Rock For Heroes. Bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artist across the eras, in celebration of an incredible cause Help for Heroes.

Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, it’s the must see show of the year. With music from artists such as Dire Straits, Status Quo, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Simple Minds and so many more. You won’t see a bad wig here, this isn’t a tribute act this is simply paying tribute, the best way we can to the legends in music.