2022 will be our 19th Festival.

If you haven't been before, now is the time to try us out....

The Great North Folk Festival
takes place in the truly magical
Botton Village, near Danby

We hope to see you in May 2022 at one of the friendliest festivals you'll find.

Artists invited for 2022 so far include:-

Becky Langan

David Stych

Di Henderson

The Dorman Long

John Ward Trio


Richard Grainger

Wendy McNeill

Also appearing:

Steve Dawes & Helen Pitt
Fiona Katie Roberts, Beth Burrows
Chris Milner, Mel Langton
Chris Parkinson, Steve Turner
Alan Rose & Lynda Hardcastle
Ruth & Sadie Price, Campbell Taylor, Endeavour Shantymen
Isabel Mastrolonardo, Maggie Gee
Toni Bunnell, The Davenport Family, The Humpy Band
Tin Giants, Janie Meneely, Rob Van Sante

Donate Now

Thanks to all our loyal supporters

Tickets will be on sale as soon as dates are confirmed

If you are in a position to support the Festival in these difficult times, we would gratefull accept any donation - large, small or tiny!!

We've had lots of fun over the years and some truly amazing acts.


"Fantastic weekend of fantastic music"

Experience our handpicked programme of Folk and Roots Music with performances in superb venues from the best local, national and overseas artists.

Come for a day or stay the weekend in this beautiful valley, make new friends, join in the sing-arounds, take in a concert or join in one of the many fascinating workshops.

Enjoy Food from our own 'Acoustic Cafe' and magnificent Local Real Ales from our Festival Bar.

There is a convenient and well run campsite and local accommodation.

Now look at the ticket price.....yes its amazing value... why not join us for this years folks are always welcome.

BOTTON VILLAGE - just the best place to hold a folk festival.

"A wonderful festival in a fantastic place"

Botton Village nestles in Danby Dale in the Esk Valley. It's one of the most magical and stunning places in the North York Moors National Park and is an oasis of calm and beauty.

Home to the oldest Camphill Community, Botton Village is now shared by two organisations providing care and support to adults with learning disabilities. It's also a vibrant working village with several farms and other workshops including artisan bakery, cheesemaking and preserves, a weavery and a woodworkshop. There's a shop selling Botton made and organic food and household products, an organic meat store and a Coffee Bar serving delicious breakfasts, lunches, snacks and cakes..

Click here for a printable map of the Festival site (PDF, 1MB)

Concerts and the Festival Bar in the truly awesome Joan of Arc Hall

The Inner Garden where flowers and herbs are grown

The Botton creamery team with Paul Hollywood – a big fan of Botton produce.

Furry Friends

Although we love dogs here at Festival HQ, we are sorry but the venues we hire for the Great North do not allow dogs. As we don't want furry friends left alone on the campsite, regrettably the Festival has a NO DOGS policy.

Dogs are not allowed on the campsite


Festival T Shirts

Pre - order your Souvenir T Shirt to be sure to get your preferred size and colour.

Limited stock available at the event.

Collect at Festival Ticket Desk on arrival.

Crew and V Neck available - please state preference.

Colours available to pre- order: BLACK, PURPLE, RED

Sizes available to pre-order: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

When you have placed your order, email us with preferred design and colour.

Buy your T Shirt HERE



What our lovely artists and punters say about the Festival:

"I had an absolutely fantastic weekend.. soaking up the atmosphere at this precious little gem of a festival. Thanks so much to everybody involved, both organizers and performers, I can't wait to return:-)" - Andy Marr

"Special place, Special event, Special music, special people, special times..." - Joy Hunter

"A wonderful festival in a fantastic place." - Ed Higgins

"Thanks to Richard and Jeanette for making it all happen. We had a great time, as always. Beautiful setting, wonderful music, friendly folk" - Lynne Ward

"Staying for the whole weekend next year. Was Magic! Thank you x" - Cassandra Paine

"What a Fabulous experience!!!" - William Michael Neary

"Thanks Richard Grainger & Jeanette Grainger and everyone who helped make Festival On The Moor brilliant." - Richard Ridley-Robinson, Devils Water

"A lovely festival, enjoyed by all and run superbly" - Tom McConville

"Brilliant, beautiful and inclusive weekend. We've enjoyed every moment." - Liz & Dave

"Fantastic weekend of fantastic music. Looking forward to next year!" - John & Liz

"Fantastic Festival, warm welcome, brilliant music, a real jewel on the moor." - Howard

"Lovely festival - really friendly." - Catherine & Mark

"The best festival I've ever been to - so far!" - Rebecca

"Marvellous, wonderful, lovely and inspirational, with lots of lovely people and happy singing. May there be many more - cheers xx" - Anon

"Wonderful small friendly festival - excellent's to next year!" - Val & Mike

"Gets better every year!" - Liz

"Brilliant weekend. Going home for a sleep. Great mix of different acts." - Dennis

"Great Weekend. Keep it going - fabulous acts!" - Anon

Thanks to you all for making it such a fun and friendly festival
- Jeanette, Richard and all the Festival Team xx