Plus a taster event in May
Events Days 1 to 11
Order of events from 27th June to 7th July 2007
The Playground Party
Featuring: Courtney Pine, Kate Rusby, the James Taylor
Quartet, Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers, Cara Robinson
and much more
How to find us
Sponsors and Supporters
11 the Playground Party Saturday 07.07.07
Venue: Garforth Community College, from
Sorry, CAR PARKING on Glebelands cancelled due to bad
weather. Alternative parking will be signposted on all
routes into Garforth.
Event Fine all on hard-standing
PLEASE REMEMBER - No Food or Drink can be brought
into the event.
Tickets: £15.00 (£30.00 for a family ticket)
NOTE: There will be an additional administration charge
for tickets purchased at the event.
hotline: 07982 215613
TICKETS available for this event online from www.digyorkshire.com
BOOKING AVAILABLE UNTIL 11.59pm TONIGHT 6 July
2007. AFTER THIS TIME PLEASE CALL THE HOTLINE NUMBER
OR PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE EVENT.
LINE-UP: COURTNEY PINE - SAXOPHONES, CAMERON
PIERRE - GUITAR, ROBERT FORDJOUR - DRUMS, CHRIS
JEROME - PIANO/KEYBOARDS, DARREN TAYLOR - BASS,
OMAR PUENTE - ELECTRIC VIOLIN
Its almost two decades since Courtney
Pine journeyed to the urge within and released
a shock-and-awe debut album that put contemporary
jazz in the British Top 40 album charts for
the first time. He is a multi-award winning
artist and now broadcaster with a live touring
history that has brought his sound to audiences
across the world.
His music crosses genres, bringing together
jazz, reggae, hip hop and drum and bass influences
in a totally inclusive way.
2007 sees the re-release of his classic Modern
Day Jazz Stories (a Mercury Music Prize
Album of The Year) so expect to hear old favourites
alongside first airings of new album material
and gems from his current Resistance
The UKs most important jazz instrumentalist
Unmissable DJ MAGAZINE
Kate Rusby has not only become one of the British
folk scenes best loved and most revered
artists, she has taken the music to startling
new territories, seducing audiences whod
normally run a mile from folk music.
Kate was awarded BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the
Year 2000, Best Original Song in 2002 and Best
Live Act in 2006.The album Sleepless, was awarded
BBC Radio 2 Best Folk Album of the year in 2000
and also won a Mercury Music Prize in 1999.
An utterly life-affirming evening!
London Evening Standard
a great singer, not just a great
folk singer The Guardian
James Taylor, Hammond guru, has consistently remained
at the forefront of the jazz funk scene since
his debut twenty years ago. JTQs first album
in 1987, Mission Impossible, laid the foundation
for what would become their signature sound: funked-up,
sleazed-down, keyboard-driven jazz that could
be Websters entry for groovy.
Renowned for their film and TV themes, live favourites
include JTQs debut single Blow Up,
the mesmerising 2001, and of course,
the inimitable, infamous Starsky & Hutch.
Carthy and the Ratcatchers
Twice nominated for the prestigious Nationwide
Mercury Prize (Red Rice Topic/1999
and Anglicana/2003) Eliza is
also the winner of an unrivalled seven BBC Radio
2 Folk Awards. In 2003 she became the first traditional
English musician to be nominated a BBC Radio 3
Award for World Music (for Anglicana). Describing
herself simply as a modern British musician
she has revitalised and made folk music relevant
to new audiences with intelligent, charismatic
and boundary-crossing performances.
Eliza Carthy is one of the figureheads
of the English folk revival
A gloriously natural singer
Even during the early stages of her career, Cara
Robinson was writing and recording with notable
artists from a huge range of musical genres, including
David Holmes, LTJ Bukem and Corinne Bailey Rae.
She has toured throughout the UK as a session
singer, backing singer and solo artist and has
worked with Jamiroquai and Beverley Knight. A
soulful voice combined with tight grooves and
love keeper lit its
Corinne Bailey Rae,
speaking about Caras album.
performances by: tin pan alley, skaforth, shiny band,
soul sounds, north stars steel orchestra, garforth jazz
rock band, and much more
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of the Garforth Arts Festival one week prior to the official
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Where concession rates are advertised, these apply to: senior
citizens, children under 16, NUS students, and anyone receiving
unemployment or disability benefit (upon proof of entitlement).
For 'The Playgrount Party' on July 7th, a limited number
of discounted tickets at £8.50 will be made available
to local residents. This offer extends to Friday 29th June
2007. For full details, contact the festival box office
or phone the hotline on 07982 215613
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