In The Bull Ring

In The Bull Ring

Friday 21 February to Sunday 23 February

Opening times: Fri & Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-4pm

Visitors to last year’s festival will remember the fully-heated, on-trend yurt at the heart of the Bull Ring. It’s back for 2020, and so is the Rhu-Bar. As the name suggests, this stylish venue will serve up all manner of alcoholic and soft drinks to thirsty festival-goers. Make sure you sample some of the more unusual fare – local craft beers, rhubarb gin, and everything in between.

Like last year, there’ll be live music adding to the convivial atmosphere. On Friday, the folk takeover from under the canopy continues, with a whole host of fabulous folk artists to enjoy. Then on Saturday, get ready for Long Division’s line-up of local legends. 

The Rhu-Bar’s not the only thing returning to the yurt. After a triumphant debut in 2019, the Festival is bringing back its Comedy Club. In keeping with everything else at this year’s festival, it’s gone bigger, and is now running over two nights – on Friday and Saturday from 7pm until 11pm.

On Sunday, relax and enjoy laid-back music with local acoustic musicians from Wakefield Music Collective's Rhubarb Jam throughout the final day of the festival.

Also in the Bull Ring is the ever-popular Chef’s Demo Marquee, running from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday. This year is themed, Friday is “Past”, so expect traditional recipes galore; Saturday is “Present”, a treat for contemporary cooks; and Sunday is “Future” – get your experimental heads on and cook up a storm!

Rhu Bar
Patrick Monahan

Rhubarb Foolin’ Around

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who attended last year that the Festival is bringing back the Comedy Club for 2020, with some big names and bigger laughs over Friday and Saturday evenings.

Friday sees compere Adam Rushton joined by funny men Gareth Richards and Danny Deegan, with the evening’s headliner being former Britain’s Got Talent contestant and eponymous star of BBC Radio 4's Dalisa Chapondo: Citizen of NowhereDaliso Chaponda.
Ticktets are £12, and you can get yours here

Saturday’s side-splitting session features compere Karen Bayley, with Barbara Nice (another Britain’s Got Talent graduate), Sully O’Sullivan and headliner Patrick Monahan (winner of TV's Take the Mike in 2001 and Show Me the Funny in 2011).
Once again, tickets are £12, and you can get them here

Chef's Demo Marquee

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 February

Friday: 

11am-5pm. With host George Akid

Saturday:

10am-5pm. With host Stephanie Moon

Sunday: 

11am-4pm. With host Stephanie Moon

Chef's Demo Marquee
Music in the Yurt

Music In The Yurt

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 February

Friday (11am-4.30pm), performances from: 
Chris and Friends; Matthew Weigold; Richard Moss; Roisin Ban; Ray Hearne; Dunc and Anne; The Hunch

Saturday (11.30am-4.30pm), performances from: 
Luna and the Moon; Mick Dailey; Arthur Dove; Singing Mums; SamhBen Robinson; The Bleeding Obvious

Sunday (11.30am-3.45pm), performances from: 
David Luke; Sally Cinnamon Duo; Matt Johnson; Diamond Dac; Ruby Macintosh; Charlie Padfield