The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival will not take place in 2020 (originally planned for 17th to 19th July 2020). All plans are postponed until 2021, when the Festival will run during the weekend of Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2021. Everyone who purchased tickets for the 2020 dates has been emailed, or written to if we do not have an email address, to explain the changes. Their tickets are valid for the 2021 dates. If you purchased tickets for the 2020 dates, and have not had an email or letter from us dated 9th April 2020, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01262 490324 during normal office hours for more information.
About Burton Agness Jazz Festival
With bands over three days, and performances in the Elizabethan Hall and its beautiful grounds, the festival offers a diverse range of laid-back entertainment that inspired the Independent to write in 2009 that the Festival was ‘possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I've ever attended’.
The large stage on the Main Lawn is where the Festival’s main acts perform. With rolling fields behind the stage and pristine woodland to the side, festivalgoers couldn’t ask for a more stunning setting.
'The whole experience was brilliant...due to the combination of antiquity and youthful influence from Simon and his family protecting tradition and heritage but creating a relaxed and happy atmosphere. We will be back again.' festival goers Tom and Hildy Young, 2012.
Families flock to the Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival for the safe, easy-going vibe. Of particular interest to children, is the Children’s Corner with play area; 15 acres of magical gardens to explore including a walled garden with maze, jungle garden and giant games; and a woodland walk with forest creatures to find.
Emma Johnsn's Gravy Boat
Max and Veronica
Ben Beattie’s after midnight band plus Simon Cunliffe-Lister
Geoff Green & The Carousels
King For a day: The Nat King Cole Story
Ben Beattie Band
The Mark Williams Trio
Midnight Juke Joint Twins
Pete & Polly Bolton
Manchester Jazz Collective
Burton Agnes Jazz Festival information & FAQs
Disabled Access Information
Event stewards will do all they can to help you enjoy the festival.
Adapted toilets are available in the courtyard area.
The ground floor of the Hall and all the grounds of Burton Agnes Hall are wheel chair accessible.
To let us know about any needs you may have please contact the Estate Office on 01262 490 324.
Travelling to/from the festival
Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB, England
There are regular bus services from Bridlington (7 miles), Driffield (5 miles), Hull (25 miles) and York (35 miles). Bus numbers: 121, 744.
Burton Agnes Hall is between Driffield (5 miles) and Bridlington (7 miles), both of which have train stations.
The festival is held at Burton Agnes Hall, which is easily found on the A614 York to Bridlington road, midway between Driffield and Bridlington.
All parking is free at the festival and it's not more than a five minute walk to the festival entrance. There are allocated parking areas for those camping - for everyone's safety we do not allow cars to unload or stop in roadways or to be parked next to tents.
Local taxi companies include:
K C Cars: 01377 257111
Diamond Cars: 01377 252307
Safe Journey Cars: 01377 252189
Adrian’s Taxis: 01377 250200
Map of Hotels near festival site
Click the map to open a fully interactive map of all nearby hotels. Please check location and dates before booking.
The history of Burton Agnes Jazz Festival
The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival has a great success since it's launch in 2014. Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home the festival hosted the UK's hottest jazz and blues acts.
Line ups have included Chantel McGregor, British Blues Award's guitarist of the year AND female vocalist of the year 2013; the legendary jump, jive, swing, rythmn and blues of King Biscuit and the Pleasure Boys; New-Orleans-Bourbon-bar sultry vocals and boogie piano of Tipitina; festival band favourites, gospel tinged Polly and the Billets Doux. And if that wasn't varied enough, we had master-saxophonist Alan Barnes, teaming up with Horace Silver experts The Give a Little Love Orchestra for 'Watching the Detectives': music celebrating Sherlock Holmes and Columbo.
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