Important Information about the Future of the Pickering 60s Festival
Pickering Sixties Festival was originally just a North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) event, but 7 years ago a group of local sixties music enthusiasts formed a committee to organise and fundraise for a Market Place event on the Saturday. Over the years there have been several retirements from the committee, and this year just 6 members met regularly to organise this summer's event. Attempts to find people prepared to join the committee to help with planning and organisation have been unsuccessful. At a meeting on Sunday 20th July 2014, two of the present committee announced their retirement. It was reluctantly agreed that it will no longer be possible for the remaining committee members to continue, so we will not be organising a Kirk Theatre Thursday night concert or the Market Place event next year. This website will be closed down at the end of September.
We believe that the NYMR will continue to organise their Swinging Sixties Weekend, and that other venues around town will also want to organise events, so hopefully it is not the end of the weekend, just the end of our part in it.
This Committee would like to thank all of you for your support over the last 7 years. We hope that you can continue to enjoy a weekend of sixties music in Pickering in the future.
Welcome to the Pickering 60s Festival Website
Pickering 60s Festival is a free annual event held in the small market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire. It is organised by a small committee of people and paid for by local fund raising events. Having now had six successful years the Pickering 60s Festival committee is currently busy planning its seventh year.
The Pickering 60s Festival event is held over 5 days of which the main attraction is live sixties music from both headline and local bands. Other activities include a parade of classic sixties vehicles, fancy dress, period hairstyling, memorabilia stalls, kiddies rides and much more. During the evening on each day of the event there is a local 60s tribute band in each Public House in Pickering. Simply pick your place and carry on the celebrations into the following morning.
Finally if you would like to support the Pickering 60s Festival in any way then please contact us or simply send us a donation. In return we will put your name or company name in our sponsors section and link back to your website. If you have already donated in any way then, thank you very much, we appreciate your support.