The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg headline Kate Rusby’s South Yorkshire music festival

Independent family festival Underneath The Stars is set to return for its sixth year on August 2-4, promising three days of live music, performance arts and scrumptious food in rural South Yorkshire.

Sunday, 26th May 2019, 23:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th May 2019, 14:55 pm
Singer and campaigner Billy Bragg

Founded and run by the family production team of award-winning folk singer Kate Rusby, the festival boasts a stellar musical line-up of internationally renowned musicians and emerging talent from Yorkshire and beyond. They perform in the countryside setting of Cinderhill Farm, Barnsley.

The line-up features The Proclaimers, Billy Bragg, Kate Rusby, The Unthanks, Hope & Social, Ruth Jones, Le Vent du Nord, CoCo and the Butterfields, Baskery, CC Smugglers, Talisk, Sam Kelly Trio, Damien O’Kane with family & friends, Old Man Luedecke, Ruth Notman & Sam Kelly, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Cut Capers, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, You Tell Me, The Local Honeys, Shadowlark, Laurel, Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers, Bess Atwell, Hannah Read, Alden Paterson and Dashwood, Barnsley Youth Choir, Milly Johnson, Emma McGrath, Katherine Priddy and Toby Burton.

Headlining on Friday, The Proclaimers - twins Craig and Charlie Reid - have carved out a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. Topping Saturday’s bill, Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and political campaigner for over 35 years.

The festival will be brought to a close by the Barnsley nightingale, Kate Rusby, performing traditional folk and songs from her new album Philosophers, Poets and Kings.

The Unthanks will be bringing their North-East flavoured art-folk with a booming socially conscious heart and Hope & Social are returning by popular demand, throwing themselves into their anthemic songs and infectious melodies.