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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Ilkley Summer Festival 2018 - now on!

The fantastic Ilkley Summer Festival 2018 is now under way! There is a great programme of (mainly) free events throughout August! See http://summerfestival.ilkley.org


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.

 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
August 13th to 17th - Jazz Festival
Modern Jazz, Jazzdance , avant-garde , cool, bebop, progressive, chromatic and 
melodic jazz artists and bands.        

AUGUST 25th -  CONCERT ON THE GROVE…..
Traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ entertainment organised by the Ilkley 
Parish Council featuring the ever popular
Marsden Silver prize Band
31st August
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.