Becoming a Festival Friend is a fantastic way to keep in touch with Swaledale Festival and to provide the long-term support that is so vital to the Festival's future. Our Friends play an important role in helping to fund, build and sustain all that we do.  

Benefits include:

  • A priority booking period, enabling Friends to buy tickets before the box office opens to the public
  • An invitation to an exclusive Friends' Reception during the Festival
  • Periodic newsletters throughout the year
  • The opportunity to be part of the Festival community with the knowledge that your support is helping it to thrive 

Becoming a Friend costs £30 (individual) or £50 (joint - two people at the same address) per annum.  

Single membership entitles you to buy two tickets to each event during the Friends' priority booking period and joint membership entitles you to buy four tickets per event.

  • To pay by standing order please download, print and complete this subscription form and post it to us.
  • To pay with a credit or debit card please submit this electronic form

If you agree to Gift Aid your Friends subscription, we can reclaim the tax on any qualifying subscriptions or donations at no extra cost to you.

"We feel privileged to have been Friends of the Festival for many years. With its abundance of events that appeal to a wide audience, its dynamic Artistic Director and the amazing and accomplished performers he presents, the Festival goes from strength to strength".

- Marilyn and Roger Selby



If you're an individual, couple or small business you could become an Angel!  Angels typically donate anything between £150 and £500 towards a specific Festival event and therefore play a key role in enabling it to happen.  Angels can choose their event from a list, subject to availability.

Benefits include:

  • An association with a particular concert or event
  • Two complimentary tickets to your 'Angelled' event with reserved seats
  • Acknowledgement in the Festival brochure, on our website and at the foot of every page in the event programme
  • Verbal thanks from the stage at the start of the event
  • Two invitations to our Friends Reception during the Festival fortnight
  • Introduction to the Artistic Director and artists where possible

If you are interested in becoming an Angel please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

"We wanted to be involved in the Festival as we felt is was important to support emerging, young and inspirational talent, and bring the highest calibre of artists to a wonderful part of England.  It has been all we wanted it to be".

- Diane and Paul Finan