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Thank you everyone who made BAMfest 2014 such a fantastic weekend of music. An event like BAMfest takes months of planning and can only ...more

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WOW! What an amazing BAMfest 2014!

Fantastic weather yet again was perfect for enjoying all that Bedale Acoustic Music Festival had to offer - great music, great venues, great food and especially great beer, provided by our main sponsors T& R Theakston of Masham.

We promised that North Yorkshire's premier acoustic music festival was going to be bigger and even better than 2013 - if that was possible. But with our superb marquee, excellent light and sound and superb concert line-ups  we think we delivered!

The Blues Band, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Martin Carthy, Babajack, The Young'uns and Jez Lowe were among the headliners but we will also had more than sixty other performers from all musical genres over the Festival weekend

Sound Tradition won an incredible Song-writing Competition and were presented with the Harvey Blogg Cup. They were rewarded with a slot on the main stage on Sunday night.

The special folk club run by Folk 21 was a huge success, providing some memorable moments  such as BAMfest patron Henry Priestman and Blues Band bass player Gary Fletcher doing intimate solo spots.

There was a Festival craft market with more than 20 stalls and great children's activities during BAMfest, as well as a new Festival  bar - which was voted a huge success - and a great food menu.

Thank you to everyone who supported us in making 2014 such a memorable event. A huge thank you to our army of volunteers who did a magnificent job all round.

A special thank-you to all our sponsors for helping to put Bedale  - and BAMfest - on the map!

So what did think? Did we tick all the boxes? How can we improve BAMfest? Let us have your feedback by emailing us at

Keep visiting this site to keep up to date with what's happening as we have exciting BAMfest plans to announce in the coming weeks.


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