Yarty Party is back with a line-up to lift spirits and entertain

The Yarty Party

The Yarty Party in full swing - Credit: Supplied

The Yarty Party is back - and it runs from Friday, July 16, to Sunday July 18

There’s no denying the fact that it has been a tough 16+ months for the events industry globally. Yarty Party Festival is no exception, having had to cancel their event in 2020, like many others. However, despite the recent announcements, glimmers of hope shine through as Yarty Party Festival has forged ahead, working tirelessly to secure this year’s festival.

This year, the festival has evolved into a 3-day event with three stages, boasting over 60 acts. Performers include BBC Introducing bands such as Tourists and Samantics, who have both graced stages at the iconic Glastonbury Festival.

What’s more, you can expect a full and varied range of family entertainment. From the hugely popular BBC children’s entertainer, Nutty Noah, to circus workshops delivered by professional coaches who have been heavily involved in the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, the festival has something for all. And again this year, there’s lots of free workshops to take advantage of!

Born in 2017, Yarty Party Festival’s first event was a sell out success and set the precedent for each event thereafter. Since then it has continued to grow, year on year. Festival organiser, Dave Moore added, “We set out a 5-year plan, and we’ve managed to meet all our goals within that time period. We are really excited to achieve our next set of goals for the next five years.”
As a local, family friendly event, Yarty Party Festival is passionate about involving the local community. With this focus at the fore, organisers have offered all Axminster based small businesses the opportunity to trade at the festival for free, as well as inviting local gymnastics clubs to attend the circus and aerial workshops. Furthermore, the festival has offered Pippins Community Centre café the opportunity to run the Tea Tent, enabling them to raise money for themselves. Lastly, Yarty Party Festival has teamed up with The Flamingo Pool who will allow campers to use off site showers at the pool for a small charge.
Festival organiser, Kara Burrough said; “We strive to have a positive impact on our much loved town of Axminster. Collectively, we’re hoping that as we grow we can contribute to the town's economy as much as possible by increasing visitor numbers over this period.”
In line with the current COVID-19 regulations, there will be some changes to this year’s festival to ensure everyone’s safety. These include; face coverings in enclosed areas, social distancing and limited seating. Plus, the ticket office will be opening early on Friday 16th July 2021 to reduce crowding at the ticket office before the festival begins at 11:00am.
Event organiser, Dave Moore said; “As a team, we’ve worked really hard to ensure everyone's safety at the festival. We will have a dedicated qualified first aid team provided by Safeguard UK, as well as all the required extra measures that mean this event can go ahead. With all of this in mind, we are confident that we can deliver one of our best yearsyet!”
As always Yarty Party would like to thank Lisle Burrough and Family in allowing the use of their land.
Want to join in this year’s fun?
Due to the festival’s growing popularity, weekend tickets have now sold out! However there’s limited day tickets available to purchase via the website at www.yartyparty.co.uk/tickets or The Community Waffle House, Axminster.
For more information on all COVID-19 regulations, head to Yarty Party Festival’s website.

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