THIS YEAR’S Fallfest is set to break records for footfall as it presents another jam-packed weekend of music, drama and family fun.

The flagship event of the annual Glusburn festival, a concert by leading Queen tribute band The Bohemians, has already sold out. But there’s plenty more for local residents and visitors to see from September 27-29.

Fallfest normally takes place mostly in Glusburn Institute, but the community and arts centre is closed for refurbishment so festivities are being moved to a marquee at the nearby cricket club.

Fallfest will begin on the Friday with choirs from five local primary schools involved in a Sing Off on the theme of a Queen song. The performance in the festival marquee is free, and open to the public.

Falling Stars, who were originally formed specifically to perform at Fallfest, this year promise an immersive and gripping take on Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. Performed recently at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘To Be or Not To Be? – Purgatory is the Question’ explores the parallels of betrayal and power that all families experience.

Inspired by the timeless themes of family dynamics, Falling Stars examines them through the familiar and archaic Shakespearian characters. The Falling Stars members have performed together for a number of years and established themselves as a company that provides an immersive theatrical experience.

Fallfest’s popular Family Fun Day will be on the Saturday, with attractions including the Fallfest 5 Trail Race, interschools cross country, fun dog show teddy tombola, bouncy castles, street food, treasure hunt and cake stalls.

The fun dog show is being organised by Jill Hirst of Amora Dog Training and is sponsored by Ashland Vets. There will be an agility course, various categories to be judged, and a chance for dog owners to talk to canine specialists across a range of disciplines from health to daycare.

The annual beer and gin festival had to be cancelled after the brewery pulled out, but there will be a Festival Bar in a marquee next to the main festival marquee.

Music in the Marquee, on the Sunday afternoon, will feature Skipton Choir, formed by members of the long-running Rock Up And Sing Skipton which recently disbanded.

Visit for further information. Visit, call 0333 666 4466 or visit Aire Valley Kitchens in Cross Hills to book tickets.