The Pickering 60s Festival is a free annual event held in the small market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire. It is organised by a small committee of people and paid for by local fund raising events. The event was started in 2008 and has grown in popularity each year.
The Pickering 60s Festival event is held over 2 days of which the main attraction is live sixties music from both headline and local bands. Other activities include a parade of classic sixties vehicles, fancy dress, period hairstyling, memorabilia stalls, kiddies rides and much more. During the evening on each day of the event there is a local 60s tribute band in each Public House in Pickering.
In order to raise money for the event The Pickering 60s Festival has organised several 60s tribute acts to play at The Kirk Theatre in Pickering with tickets costing around £6 to £8 per person depending on the act. These tribute nights have included an Elvis Tribute Night (which was throughly excellent), an Everly Brothers Tribute Night and a Roy Orbison and Dusty Springfield Tribute Night. It also holds a regular quiz night at Bar Number 4, Pickering, on the last Thursday of every month from September to November and January to May. Many of the local businesses also contribute their time and money (while others just complain even though their takings increase).
The Pickering 60s Festival is also closely linked to the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway (NYMR). On the same weekend of The Pickering 60s Festival the NYMR always have a Swinging Sixties weekend. This includes bands and 60s vehicles at most of the stations along the line.
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