FALLFEST has had to find a new home this year but still boasts a packed weekend of entertainment from September 27 to 29.

The popular festival is usually based in Glusburn Institute Community and Arts Centre but the building is undergoing extensive refurbishment. Instead a marquee at the nearby cricket field will host the main events.

The flagship attraction is a concert by leading Queen tribute band The Bohemians which has already generated sold out. Sue Ingham, one of the organisers, said the concert was likely to match the success of last year’s sell-out David Bowie tribute.

On the Saturday local athlete Sam Boatwright will give a talk about his involvement in extreme challenge sports events. There will be a five-mile trail race for adults and a junior cross-country race.

Another highlight will be the return of the Falling Stars Theatre Company following a summer season at the Edinburgh Fringe. In Edinburgh the actors are presenting To Be Or Not To Be Purgatory, described as a comedic take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet.

At Fallfest they will present serious play To Be Or Not To Be Purgatory on the Friday night andSunday afternoon.

Also on the Sunday will be a performance by the 70-strong Skipton Choir who were formed recently from the ashes of Rock Up And Sing, whose founder had retired. Sutton’s Got Brass will also perform on the Sunday.

The Great Fallfest Sing Off will return, with pupils from seven primary schools each singing Queen’s We Are The Champions. Each school will produce a display based on the song.

Visit ticketsource.co.uk/fallfest to book tickets.