After a year of dog shows, catwalks and floral celebrations, Harrogate BID is now preparing to host the town’s first ever three-day music event to showcase Harrogate’s hospitality.

Harrogate Music Weekender will see an array of live performances, street entertainers and special offers to drive footfall to the town centre hospitality venues. After being told by local businesses that trade slows down in between summer and Christmas, the BID is bringing its well-known creative flare back to the town to get people dancing and spending.

The music weekender will take place from Friday, October 13, until Sunday, October 15, and guests can expect everything from rock and acoustic to Ibiza anthems and throwback hits.

The weekend will be kicked off at the Yorkshire Hotel on the Friday evening. Grab your sunglasses and your friends for the Ibiza closing party-themed event, sound tracked by the chilled poolside beats of DJ Mark Green. It will transport you to the Balearic coast without the flight. Tickets cost £5 and include one free drink.

Saturday evening will welcome Singo Bingo to the Crown Hotel hosted by Your Harrogate’s Nick Hancock. Lots of great prizes will be up for grabs including Harrogate BID’s popular Harrogate gift card, retail vouchers and many more special offers. Tickets cost just £5 and include one free drink.

Those that wish to attend both opening events can bag a special £8 deal and two free drinks.

Live performances from Jake Pattinson and The Robbie Miller Band at The Den, a DJ at Piccolino and live performances at Revolution De Cuba are just a glimpse into the weekend of non-stop fun – with many acts still yet to be revealed.

Visitors from near and far can expect to see a spotlight on Harrogate’s spectacular range of hospitality sites, a weekend of rolling music, and maybe even some special offers on at the participating venues.

Bethany Allen, Business and Marketing Executive at Harrogate BID, said:

“A number of our BID members fed back to us that October can sometimes be a bit of a challenging gap between the summer and Christmas. With the confidence of a new 5-year term the BID team set about launching a new fun and exciting campaign that will showcase Harrogate in a different light. We are very excited to launch the first ever Harrogate Music Weekender and, with around 30 venues showing interest in being involved, it should be a weekend to remember!”

Bobs Cormak, Manager at The Den, said:
“I can’t wait for the Harrogate Music Weekender! It’s awesome to see our town rallying behind musicians, especially the venues that are taking on the challenge of hosting live music for the first time. I’ll, of course, be busy down in The Den – I’m very jealous of everyone who gets to explore the town centre, catching the fantastic acts along the way! It’s going to be an incredible weekend.”

The two opening events are ticketed and can be bought online now at the links below:

DJ Mark Green, Friday 13th October

Singo Bingo, Saturday 14th October


The rest of the events are free entry. Special offers from the BID and participating venues will be available throughout the weekend.

The weekend will host outdoor/public events, including the walking DJ booth and street performers.

More information can be found at