CornShed fundraising festival returns for 29th year


A charity music festival which has raised almost £230,000 for good causes since it was founded is gearing up for this year’s event. The CornShed, an annual festival in Hutton Rudby, returns for its 29th fundraising year this month – and celebrates 11 years of supporting the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). Organiser, Judy Kitching MBE, said:  “Music lovers return year on year to support the event and once again we have an exciting, talented and enthusiastic line-up of artists to entertain us.

A charity music festival which has raised almost £230,000 for good causes since it was founded is gearing up for this year’s event.

The CornShed, an annual festival in Hutton Rudby, returns for its 29th fundraising year this month – and celebrates 11 years of supporting the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

Organiser, Judy Kitching MBE, said:  “Music lovers return year on year to support the event and once again we have an exciting, talented and enthusiastic line-up of artists to entertain us. There will be lots of fresh faces and returning musicians alike.”

Judy founded the festival in 1986 in memory of her husband, Jim, who died after an accident at their farm when he was only 38-years-old.

The packed two-day event takes place at Sexhow Park Farm, near Hutton Rudby, on Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27.  

The CornShed sees a host of bands playing mainstream rock, blues and folk, as well as a dedicated acoustic tent.

Friday is a tribute night where four bands will perform on one stage. The artists are The SkaBeats, The Bryan Adams Experience, OasisJam and The Long Tall Beatles.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, there will be three stages and bands include The Mothers, Soul Street, Al Aitchison, Chloe Chadwick and #TheProject. 

Dave Llewellyn, of BBC Tees, will compere both nights. 

Judy said: “We love to support northern bands and musicians and this year is no different.

“There is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into the event and it is always worth it. I have a fantastic army of helpers that come together from all over the UK to turn the farm into a music venue. We couldn’t do it without the help and support of so many.”  

Tickets are still available for the festival and cost £15 for Friday and £25 for Saturday. Real ale and food is also on offer.  Buy online at www.thecornshed.co.uk

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