This Year's Festival: 13 - 22 June 2024

We are delighted to finally be able to reveal our spectacular line up for 2021, marking our return to live events following the cancellation of 2020’s event.

The prospect of a return to live music has been eagerly embraced by all of us at the Northern Aldborough Festival and we have pulled out all the stops to provide a fantastic line-up, including some of the music industry’s biggest names alongside up and coming talent from around the region.

Headline performances include an appearance by one of Britain’s most loved sopranos, Lesley Garrett, an entertaining evening with the former Communard turned cleric Reverend Richard Coles and a spellbinding performance from the Russian virtuoso violinist Viktoria Mullova, who appears with her son, rising jazz star Misha Mullov-Abbado.

The Festival will launch on 21 June and is anticipated to be one of the first live events taking place in the region following the Government’s anticipated removal of restrictions. A shorter programme has been prepared, with the Festival running across six days rather than its customary ten and events will be held at Aldborough Church. The much loved and hugely popular Last Night outdoor pop concert will also take place on Saturday 27 June in the grounds of Aldborough Manor.

From the opening night performance by oboist Nicholas Daniel’s Haffner Ensemble to the Last Night’s ‘80s themed revelry the 2021 Northern Aldborough Festival promises an exhilarating ambience, all the sweeter for the novelty of the live, shared musical experience.

Alongside the household names we are thrilled to be able to showcase some young talent who will have their opportunity to shine on Wednesday 23 June in a Young Artists’ Showcase. The event supports the important role the Festival has taken since its inception in 1994 in nurturing and providing a platform for young talent.

While the quality of the musical offering will be ensured, so will the welfare and comfort of the audience and therefore numbers will be limited and other measures taken to allow for safe, social distancing. With that in mind we are inviting people to book their places early!

Friends priority booking period 26 April- Monday 3 May, general Box Office opens Tuesday 4 May.

Robert Ogden
Festival Director

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