‘THE Greatest Disco in the World’ is set to get people from far and wide ‘boogying on down’ at the award winning Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival in Skipton this summer.

Brutus Gold and his 70’s Love Train Disco will be making his first appearance at the weekend festival as he tours the country in a bid to ‘convert the good people of the world back to the ways of disco’.

The interactive show will occupy the main stage on the Friday with an A to Z of everyone’s Disco favourites, such as the Bee Gees ‘Staying’ Alive ‘, ‘Sex Machine’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’, ‘I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet’, ‘Car Wash’, Le Freak’ and lots more.

Rachael Higgins, one of the festival organisers, said: “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be welcoming Brutus Gold’s Love Train to our festival this year.

“I spent many a year dancing to the ‘Love Train’ in my college days. The show is fantastic and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the festival this year.”

The festival, holder of Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards ‘tourism event of the year, is this year celebrating its fifth birthday and is due to celebrate with a party in the afternoon and into the evening on the Friday.

Getting everyone in the mood will be Little Mix tribute act, Little Fix, ahead of the Love Train show later in the evening.

Held at Funkirk Farm, off the A59 between Skipton and Broughton, the event will run from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19.

Yorkshire born chef James Martin will be returning for another year along with the ‘King of the Caribbean Kitchen’, Ainsley Harriott. Both will be carrying out demonstrations to and there will also be a chance to meet Ainsley at a book signing.

The event, said to be the largest of its kind in Yorkshire, sets out to showcase the best of regional food and drink traders, from artisan producers to award winning brands and products.

There is also a vintage fun fair, live music throughout the weekend, including tribute acts to Pink, Ed Sheeran, Take That and Kylie, and plenty of free workshops to make the event something for all the family.

For the children, there will be free cookery classes, circus skills, a mini world cup tournament, a ‘princess party’ and a dedicated area for children with lots to keep them entertained.

Festival goers can either go along for the day, or pitch up with a tent or caravan and stay put for the whole weekend. There are also ‘glamping tents’ for those who like a bt of luxury with their camping, or holiday cottages to rent for the weekend.

Tickets are available online now at: yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com