Scarborough Fair 2016
We all were thrilled when we heard that the Scarborough Fair was back after an 18 year hiatus. Yup, that Scarborough Fair from the time of Simon & Garfunkel, although they were not making an appearance, but a host of other big names were, including Richard Ashcroft, Everything Everything and Lianne La Havas. And this time we've gone high tech - got big data working for us with our data science consultant keeping track of a huge number of performers, songs, record companies, producers, writers, artists (both musical and otherwise), members, ticket holders, and every kind of searchable database records you can think of to help us organize the best festival ever!
This website was created to promote the Scarborough Fair in 2016 and has been restored and archived to preserve the memory of that event. Much grateful thanks to those who helped revive that memory including the team at TNG/Earthling who provided the technical skills and archiving support systems. CEO Bob Sakayama personally oversaw the project with assistance from the original festival organizers. Content is from the site's 2016 archived pages and other sources.
Festival Office, Shed 6, Redcliffe Farm,
+44 (0)1723 282 281
But before the cancellation........
ROLL UP, ROLL UP.
This May, over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the Scarborough Fair comes back to town, after an 18 year hiatus. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Cayton Bay, we’ll be showcasing a handpicked selection of the very best arts and music from across the country.
For three days, the Yorkshire coast will experience a party like it’s never seen before.
See you there.
A weekend of music and live acts over 5 stages, including:
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING • SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA
Billy bragg • I AM KLOOT • FIELD MUSIC • CLARE TEAL
MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY • LAU • TELEMAN
Charlie Cunningham • KIKO BUN • ELIZA SHADDAD • Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip
ODDCHILD STAGE • MOSHI MOSHI STAGE • SINK THE PINK
CRAZY P (DJ SET) • RALPH LAWSON • TRISTAN DA CUNHA • DAVE BEER
james Barnsley • GAS HOUSE KIDS • JOSH PLEWS • ETHAN MARIn
Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music) • RENEGADE BRASS BAND
Smoove and Turrell • KATHRIN DEBOER (Belleruche)
Standard camping is included in the weekend ticket purchase.
Yurtel – The Finest Boutique Camping in the Land
Whether you’re looking for top end luxury or a more simple yet super easy accommodation option then look no further, treat yourselves to the YURTEL experience at Scarborough Fair this year.
Add a touch of decadence to your weekend with one of Yurtel’s Luxury Yurts (from the vintage French linen headboards on the kingsize beds to the handcrafted ash furniture and fresh flowers, it’s the attention to detail and little touches that make this a magical and memorable experience), their fabulous Deluxe Bell Tents or one of a choice selection of Classic Bells to suit a range of budgets.
Boutique Campers will also enjoy a range of other exclusive features including top notch loos and showers
Take a look at the YURTEL WEBSITE to see full details of what’s on offer and to book online. Or if you would prefer talk to a human being you can call their lovely team on 01225 290120.
Please note that the hiring of accommodation does not guarantee you entry to the festival – you require a separate WEEKEND FESTIVAL TICKET for entry.
tent hire &
HOW TO GET HERE BY TRAIN
Direct trains run to Scarborough from all over the country, please check National Rail for more info: www.nationalrail.co.uk.
There will be shuttle buses running between the train station and the festival site all weekend. Tickets will be £5 tickets and available on board.
HOW TO GET HERE BY CAR
You can access the festival by road and the site is just off the A165. This is the road that connects Scarborough to Bridlington and is often known as The Filey Road. You come off at the Cayton roundabout, and just follow signs to the festival.
Car Parking is in fields of Redcliffe Farm. You can save time and money by pre-buying you car park ticket from our website. Advance parking tickets are £10 for the day / £20 for the weekend.
TELL ME ABOUT TICKETS
Tickets will be sold in a tiered pricing system. Early bird weekend tickets are now sold out and Tier 1 tickets are now on sale. All weekend tickets include on site camping.
- Tier 1 – £119.00
- Tier 2 – £129.00
- Tier 3 – £139.00
- Tier 4 / Gate Tariff – £149.00
Day tickets are also available now at £39.50, with tiered pricing when these run out. Day tickets do not include camping.
Tier 1 – £44.00
Gate Tariff – £49.00
Weekend ticket holders will be allowed on site from 16.00 on Thursday 26th May and must have left the site by lunchtime on Monday 30th May. Day ticket holders are allowed on site at 10am on the date they have purchased a ticket for.
A deposit scheme is also available. The first payment will be 50% of ticket price at time of purchase, and you will be prompted to pay the balance of the final 50% by March 1st 2016.
A Teenage ticket (13-17 years) is 50% of the adult prices above.
A Child ticket (6-12) is 25% of the adult prices above.
Children 5 and under go free, but still need to register for a ticket.
E-tickets will be sent out via email at the time of purchase (or in the case of the deposit scheme upon receipt of the final payment).
Please print out your e-ticket(s) and bring them with you to the festival. Each ticket has a unique bar code identifier, and will be scanned and exchanged for your festival wristband at the gates. Please note you do not need to bring matching ID with you, but each barcode can only be scanned once.
Please note the following forms of ID can be used as proof of age for entering the festival:
- Current Passport
- Current UK Driver’s License or Provisional
- VALIDATE UK
- Citizen Card
- NUS Card
TELL ME ABOUT STUDENT TICKETS
We do offer (rather usually for a festival) a student discount. This will be as CASH BACK on arrival. Simply register as a student when you purchase your ticket, and we’ll make sure a little extra pocket money is waiting for you at the gate. Just remember to bring a valid student photo ID. The student discount is valid for weekend tickets only.