TWO Keighley-district festivals are set to strike a chord with music lovers.

A country music festival is returning for a third year at Manor House Farm, Glusburn.

And the annual Crickfest will take place once again at Cullingworth Cricket and Sports Club.

Live country music will be on offer throughout the afternoon and evening at Glusburn’s Hillbilly Honkytonk on Saturday, August 12 – plus a rodeo bull, food and drink.

Returning is popular performer Andrea Pattison as Dolly Parton.

There will be Irish country rock from The Counterfeit Celts, and Megan Lee and her band will perform country covers as well as her own chart-topping music.

Completing the line up is Wakefield-based singer-songwriter Matt Hodges, who has been making a mark on the live music scene in the UK, Europe and USA over the past decade-plus.

Gates open at noon.

Tickets are £35 per person, with under-12s admitted free, and can be obtained from Ripon Farm Services, Kildwick, or online – with a small booking fee – at

Camping is available. Call 07828 050501.

Crickfest is being staged on Sunday, August 27, and organisers say the event will be “bigger and better” than ever before.

Headlining is one of the UK’s leading tribute acts, Don’t Stop Queen Now, which has been endorsed by Adam Lambert himself, who tours as lead singer of Queen.

Other confirmed performers include the Voices of Yorkshire choir, acoustic duo Waiting For Wednesday, rock covers band Last Orders, indie covers band Coverts, Juke House Jam Band, Identity Crisis, solo artists Francesca and Ainsleigh and DJ Tommy H with club classics.

There will also be bars, food stalls and a range of family activities.

Sean Connolly, who is heading up the organising team, says: “We really want to put on a great show and ensure a fantastic family experience where the whole community can enjoy live music together, and all at a low price. Therefore we have chosen a range of acts so there’s something for everyone and ticket prices start at £15 for adults and £8 for children aged five-plus, and family tickets are just £50.

“Last year the event sold very well and it has gained an excellent reputation, so we have stepped things up this time, with a big headliner and two stages. We are therefore expecting this year to be a sell-out.”

Tickets are available from the club or go to