It has proved such a hit it has been dubbed a “mini Glastonbury”.

And the Shepley Spring Festival returns for its ninth event this weekend, with another stellar line up of performers in traditional music, song and dance.

The three-day festival kicks off on Friday, and performers this year include The Young’uns, who were recently chosen as Best Group at the BBC Folk Awards.

Other headliners are Anxo Lorenzo from Galicia, Rura from Scotland, along with Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band, Melrose Quartet and another BBC Folk Awards winner from this year, Sam Kelly.

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There are over 30 other performers and groups including Allan Yn Y Fan from Wales, Belshazzar’s Feast, and shanty singing from Kimber’s Men.

Last year the festival returned after a year’s absence and was relocated from Shepley Cricket Ground to Marsh Lane. As well as the main arena, events are staged throughout the village.

Shepley Spring Festival in 2013

Festival Director Nikki Hampson said: “We moved to a new site in 2015 and it is here we have developed the facilities and we’ll be bringing you another crop of top quality musicians.”

The event has evolved into much more than a folk festival. Voted ‘Village Festival of the Year’ in 2012, the local community embraces the event.

Prices range from £25 for a one day adult ticket for Friday to £105 weekend ticket with camping.

There is more at http://www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk .