Live Music

Ilkley Food Festival

At Ilkley Food & Drink Festival, we recognise the abundance of musical talent which deserves greater attention.

We bring together local break-through artist at the festival, providing you with with large viewing areas to soak up those rays.

And where else better to listen to brilliant music than the Wharfe Valley?

Deckchairs included!

 

 

Ilkley Food Festival

 

2021 Line Up

Saturday 12th June

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

 

 

Ellie Ferguson

Ellie Ferguson is 16 year old North Halifax grammar school student who has been singing for as
long as she can remember. Ellie can be seen regularly busking at the White Rose Shopping Centre
for Petal children’s cancer research. Ellie can also transform into your favourite singing princess for
parties and events!

Jess Simpson

 

Female vocalist from good old Yorkshire covering a variety of songs from the 1950’s right through
to today’s charts. From genres such as Motown, Pop, Country & Blues Jess has a set list to
please all. Jess is also a singing teacher and will be bringing along some of her young students to
promote the industry experience to them.

The Washboard Resonators

The Washboard Resonators hail from Leeds and can be described as sounding and looking like ‘a
ragtime street band meets a Hollywood musical on a theatre stage somewhere in around 1932’.
They take the street corner music of yesteryear and serve it up for the delight of a modern
audience.

Ben Jordan

18 year old Ben Jordan is back with his loop station and guitar. Ben is a singer songwriter from
Cullingworth and has been releasing music since the age of 15.

Carioca Soul

Carioca Soul is a new music project by pianist/songwriter Wayne Pollock. Having supported/
worked with artists such as Take That, Jools Holland and The Corrs , this new project performs
the cool Brazilian sounds of Sergio Mendes Brasil 66 and a soulful mix of original/contemporary
music

Sunday 13th June

 

Will Forrester

Will has been playing the sax for over 30 years, currently the main sax player for the UK’s No1
Tribute to UB40, The UB40 Experience, he can be seen playing all around the country to sell out
crowds. Will can also be seen playing in the clubs around Leeds with local DJ’s, and as a solo sax
at events all around the country.

 

Flat Cap Brass

Flat Cap Brass are a friendly Northern seven-piece Funk Brass Band from Yorkshire. With a broad repertoire spanning brass classics and covers of contemporary pop hits, expect to hear the likes of diverse artists from Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga to Ed Sheeran, The Jackson 5 and Survivor recreated in a bold brass sound!

The Yorkshire Puddings

 

The Yorkshire Puddings are a two piece comedy folk band from the steps of the Yorkshire Dales
consisting of a guitar, drum box and vocals. Covering a range of topic’s and the occasional cover
song there is something in there for everyone which is sure to get up laughing and singing along.

 

Alex Eva

 

Alex Eva is a Leeds-based singer-songwriter with a passion for music who captures her audience’s
attention wherever she sing’s. She’s been compared to Susanne Sundfør & Adele, with a soaring
ethereal vocal & musical style that is both uplifting yet soulful, otherworldly yet familiar. Alex Eva is
an experienced performer & offers something for everyone.

 

Danny Charles

 

Danny is a fantastic acoustic and electric guitarist with a soulful voice who brings a bit of cool to
any event he plays. With a repertoire that spans pop, indie, soul and classic rock Danny keeps
audiences captivated from start to finish.