Limetree Festival celebrates its 5th year, located in the rural area of Grewelthorpe, near Ripon in North Yorkshire. Anyone who has been to Yorkshire can guess that the site of Limetree is green, hilly and beautiful, due to this particular county in the UK having a vast amount of space. I certainly got a spacious feeling entering Limetree Festival and most definitely enjoyed the drive though the scenic country roads. Festivals during the August bank holiday range from the historic Notting Hill Carnival to the popular Leeds festival running at the same time as Limetree. It doesn't really matter though as Limetree has been created as an alternative festival to Leeds and is in fact a reminder of how festivals used to be. Married couple Sean and Karen Birdsell have been running the site since 2008 and their vision was very much to create a Big Chill of the North.
There's an abundance of music festivals dotted all over the UK these days, some big, some small, some independent and some commercial. This August bank holiday we have a hive of activity especially in the Yorkshire area, with carnivals, a big name festival and a truly unique and independent gem Limetree Festival. Founders Sean and Karen Birdsell conceived the idea in 2007 and have been running the festival since 2008. Limetree is staged in Grewelthorpe, a stunning site in North Yorkshire that has its own stone circle, energy points and beautiful natural beauty. The ethic of Limetree is all about eco-friendly consciousness and preserving the land. With a loyal following of regulars who know what a good event this is, it's always like a happy reunion, having the best party towards the end of the summer, for those that know.