This Year's Festival: 13 - 22 June 2024

New after show venue for Northern Aldborough Festival

The Shed to extend concertgoers’ experience in relaxed piano bar atmosphere

This year the Northern Aldborough Festival will be a launching a new venue to enhance its offering to concertgoers. The Shed, based in a converted shed, is located in the grounds of Aldborough Manor and will provide an informal, piano bar concept where concertgoers can extend their evening, enjoy a drink, light bite and hear more music.

Beginning on 21 June, the Festival will host its customary ten days of concerts and the addition of the late evening music experiences will enable guests to enjoy a variety of sessions, including acoustic blues, folk music, a Beatles jam session as well as jazz piano from visiting artist Will Pickvance.

The late-night sessions will follow concerts held in St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough, which is located just a two-minute walk from the new venue, and will be free to concert goers.

Robert Ogden, Festival Director said: “The Shed will add a whole new dimension to the Festival. The objective is to allow our concertgoers to extend their evening with a drink and some more music in a much less formal environment. When I think of my favourite festival experiences from the past, it is never just the musical quality that I remember, it is that intangible but magical feeling of shared experience, the famous ‘festival atmosphere’. The Shed represents an attempt to bottle that experience.”

The new venue is one of several events to mark the 25 Anniversary of the festival, which started its life as a simple village fundraiser to restore the church organ.

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