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Festival of Vintage North

York RacecourseRacecourse Road, Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX


Festival of Vintage North

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Just £28 for the Weekend

10am-5pm Both Days

(Please note there is no camping option)

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Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse

Festival of Vintage takes place over 3 buildings and 4 floors of York Racecourse plus an extensive outdoor area for Classic Vehicles and Displays. There is plenty to see and do! This event is so much more than a vintage fair,

its a whole vintage weekender! 

Enjoy our Vintage Dance Hall with a range of FREE Dance Lessons throughout the weekend as well as a chance for some social dancing.


Explore the Nostalgia Hall with the Main 'Rockin Stage' and Dance Floor. Bar & Refreshments, Chaps Lounge & Vinyl corner, Vintage Inspired Area & Vintage Hair Parlour.


The Vintage Arcade is packed to the rafters with arguably the best selection of early vintage fashion in the UK, plus a fantastic selection of specialist traders selling Art Deco, Atomic & Utility Home Items from the 1930's-1960's. You will also find the Victory Stage & Dance Area plus several DJ's across the different floors and a Vintage Talk Corner.


New for 2020 (as part of our York 10th year celebrations) The Haberdashery Hall. We will be celebrating the Make Do & Mend era and encouraging the creative spirit of the 1930's-1960's by introducing a new hall full of original dress patterns, buttons, fabric, knitting and crochet equipment, sewing machines and trims. Perfect for those who love to create accurate pieces of fashion and home soft furnishings


This is the York lineup for 2020

Plenty to watch, do and dance to!

Live Music & Vintage DJ's

We have a great lineup of Live Music and Dj's playing music from the 1930's-60's

The stages are indoors which means space to dance and no problems with the weather!



Our Live Music Stages.....


The 'Rockin' Stage

In the Nostalgia Hall

The Retrobaits

Saturday 

A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

The Delray Rockets

Saturday

Collegiate Shag is a fun & energetic partner dance from the 1920s danced primarily to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music. We run classes on Wednesdays at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 130 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.wordpress.com

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

11:15 am Saturday

2:45pm Sunday

Lew Lewis & His All Star Trio

Saturday

A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Lady Luck Lexy & The Riverside Boys

Saturday

Collegiate Shag is a fun & energetic partner dance from the 1920s danced primarily to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music. We run classes on Wednesdays at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 130 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.wordpress.com

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

11:15 am Saturday

2:45pm Sunday

Howlin Ric & Rocketeers

Sunday

The Swing Cats are a dance team brought together by the love of vintage dance and music. We want to share our passion and joy for swing dance nationwide and our aim is to get people dancing so they can become part of a large, friendly social dance scene which welcomes people of all ages. But most importantly, we want you to have fun! 

Tom Powell from Grassington runs the group with his partner Ellie Wilson and together, they have won several swing dance competitions (Tom won the one here last year!), as well as dancing on period dramas for the BBC! We are honoured to have been asked to teach at this year’s Festival of Vintage and we look forward to dancing to all the wonderful musicians!

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

Lindy Hop 12noon Saturday & 12:30pm Sunday

Partnered Charleston 3pm Saturday & 4:15pm Sunday

The Jive Aces

Sunday

A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Reverand Blacks 

Rock n Roll Revival

Sunday

A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Victory Stage

In the Vintage Arcade 

The Washboard Resonators

Saturday

A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Champagne Charlie

Saturday 


A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Miss Marina Mae 

Saturday


Collegiate Shag is a fun & energetic partner dance from the 1920s danced primarily to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music. We run classes on Wednesdays at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 130 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.wordpress.com

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

11:15 am Saturday

2:45pm Sunday

Paul 'Peaky' Shelby

Saturday & Sunday


A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Johnny Victory

Sunday


The Swing Cats are a dance team brought together by the love of vintage dance and music. We want to share our passion and joy for swing dance nationwide and our aim is to get people dancing so they can become part of a large, friendly social dance scene which welcomes people of all ages. But most importantly, we want you to have fun! 

Tom Powell from Grassington runs the group with his partner Ellie Wilson and together, they have won several swing dance competitions (Tom won the one here last year!), as well as dancing on period dramas for the BBC! We are honoured to have been asked to teach at this year’s Festival of Vintage and we look forward to dancing to all the wonderful musicians!

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

Lindy Hop 12noon Saturday & 12:30pm Sunday

Partnered Charleston 3pm Saturday & 4:15pm Sunday

The George Formby Experience

Sunday

York Vintage Dance Group run dance classes for beginners and intermediates in a wide range of dances and styles from the 1920's, 30's, 40's & 1950's, at two local venues in York and also at the Milton Rooms in Malton. They also hold Dance Workshops, and regularly run Vintage & 1940's themed Dance Nights, Social Dances in York and Malton. For further information visit

They will be teaching Rock & Roll Waltz & Cha Cha Cha Stroll

  www.yorkvintagedance.co.uk 

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

12:45pm York Vintage Progressive Jive Saturday

3:30pm The Cha Cha Stroll 

Sunday



Other Entertainment


Laurence Marshall One Man Band-Both Days on the Outdoor Stage​

York Vintage Dance Group run dance classes for beginners and intermediates in a wide range of dances and styles from the 1920's, 30's, 40's & 1950's, at two local venues in York and also at the Milton Rooms in Malton. They also hold Dance Workshops, and regularly run Vintage & 1940's themed Dance Nights, Social Dances in York and Malton. For further information visit

They will be teaching Rock & Roll Waltz & Cha Cha Cha Stroll

  www.yorkvintagedance.co.uk 

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

12:45pm York Vintage Progressive Jive Saturday

3:30pm The Cha Cha Stroll 

Sunday



The Weekends DJ's


CD Jive

Both Days on the Rockin Stage

The Swing Cats are a dance team brought together by the love of vintage dance and music. We want to share our passion and joy for swing dance nationwide and our aim is to get people dancing so they can become part of a large, friendly social dance scene which welcomes people of all ages. But most importantly, we want you to have fun! 

Tom Powell from Grassington runs the group with his partner Ellie Wilson and together, they have won several swing dance competitions (Tom won the one here last year!), as well as dancing on period dramas for the BBC! We are honoured to have been asked to teach at this year’s Festival of Vintage and we look forward to dancing to all the wonderful musicians!

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

Lindy Hop 12noon Saturday & 12:30pm Sunday

Partnered Charleston 3pm Saturday & 4:15pm Sunday

York Dance Group

DJ Both Days in the Vintage Arcade

York Vintage Dance Group run dance classes for beginners and intermediates in a wide range of dances and styles from the 1920's, 30's, 40's & 1950's, at two local venues in York and also at the Milton Rooms in Malton. They also hold Dance Workshops, and regularly run Vintage & 1940's themed Dance Nights, Social Dances in York and Malton. For further information visit

They will be teaching Rock & Roll Waltz & Cha Cha Cha Stroll

  www.yorkvintagedance.co.uk 

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

12:45pm York Vintage Progressive Jive Saturday

3:30pm The Cha Cha Stroll 

Sunday


A-Train Swing

Both Days The Vintage Dance Hall

A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Cliff Cadillac-

Both Days on the Rockin Stage

Collegiate Shag is a fun & energetic partner dance from the 1920s danced primarily to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music. We run classes on Wednesdays at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 130 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.wordpress.com

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

11:15 am Saturday

2:45pm Sunday

Vintage Rewind-

Both Days on the Victory Stage

Collegiate Shag is a fun & energetic partner dance from the 1920s danced primarily to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music. We run classes on Wednesdays at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 130 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.wordpress.com

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

11:15 am Saturday

2:45pm Sunday

The Anderson

4th Floor-Vintage Arcade

Collegiate Shag is a fun & energetic partner dance from the 1920s danced primarily to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music. We run classes on Wednesdays at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 130 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.wordpress.com

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

11:15 am Saturday

2:45pm Sunday

Vintage Displays & Activities

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Dance Lessons &

The Vintage Dance Hall 

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Dance Lessons & 

The Vintage Dance Hall 

Enjoy learning to Dance or brush up on your moves in our dedicated dance areas. We will be offering Free Lessons in Lindy Hop and more, so you can look the part and dance it too! See our full programme by following the link below. There will also be some time for social dancing to our resident DJ's playing music throughout the day.

BOOK WORKSHOPS HERE

FREE Dance Lessons

We have Dance Lesson & Demonstrations in various locations across the Festival  and the Vintage Dance Hall is back for 2020 with a full programme of Dance Lessons & Workshops. 

The Swing Cats

The Swing Cats are a dance team brought together by the love of vintage dance and music. We want to share our passion and joy for swing dance nationwide and our aim is to get people dancing so they can become part of a large, friendly social dance scene which welcomes people of all ages. But most importantly, we want you to have fun! 

Tom Powell from Grassington runs the group with his partner Ellie Wilson and together, they have won several swing dance competitions (Tom won the one here last year!), as well as dancing on period dramas for the BBC! We are honoured to have been asked to teach at this year’s Festival of Vintage and we look forward to dancing to all the wonderful musicians!

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

Lindy Hop 12noon Saturday & 12:30pm Sunday

Partnered Charleston 3pm Saturday & 4:15pm Sunday

York Dance Group

York Vintage Dance Group run dance classes for beginners and intermediates in a wide range of dances and styles from the 1920's, 30's, 40's & 1950's, at two local venues in York and also at the Milton Rooms in Malton. They also hold Dance Workshops, and regularly run Vintage & 1940's themed Dance Nights, Social Dances in York and Malton. For further information visit

They will be teaching Rock & Roll Waltz & Cha Cha Cha Stroll

  www.yorkvintagedance.co.uk 

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

12:45pm York Vintage Progressive Jive Saturday

3:30pm The Cha Cha Stroll 

Sunday


A-Train Swing

A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Shag up North​

Collegiate Shag is a fun & energetic partner dance from the 1920s danced primarily to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music. We run classes on Wednesdays at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 130 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.wordpress.com

Book Here 

Vintage Dance Hall

11:15 am Saturday

2:45pm Sunday

Dronfield Vintage Dance

Dronfield Vintage Dance is a small up coming dance social in the south Yorkshire area. They will be doing demos followed by a workshop on both days. Saturday, The Maddison & Sunday The Rock & Roll Waltz

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Vintage Dance Hall

2:15pm Dance Demo, followed by Workshop-The Rock & Roll Waltz Saturday

2pm Dance Demo, Followed by workshop-The Maddison

Raynor Rock & Roll

Rayner Rock 'n' Roll York was established 2002 Eileen is an experienced dance teacher who has been teaching Rock 'n' Roll for over 16 years. Elieen Rayner and her team of Dancers will be at FOV on boths Days . Offer a chance to take part and enjoy learning Rock 'n' Roll Jive, 50's stroll, Charleston Stroll and more at the Rockin Stage in the Nostalgia Hall

No Need to Book

Find them at the Rockin Stage

2pm Saturday & Sunday

Classic Vehicle Displays

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Featuring Cars, Vans, Motorcyles and Caravans from the 1930's-1969

Find a lovely variety of over 100 vehicles on the concourse area across the weekend  in front of the Vintage Arcade.

York 25th April

Saturday Night Dance Options

This requires a separate ticket

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Option 1 The Swing Commanders

This dance is at The De Grey Rooms, 

St Leonard's Pl, York YO1 7HD

Door Open 7:30pm for 8pm - Midnight

Tickets £18 per adult

Licensed Bar


Book Swing Commanders 

Saturday Night Dance

Option 2 Max Debon & The Debonaires

This dance is at The Gimcrack (Vintage Dance Hall)  

York Racecourse, Racecourse Road, 

York, YO23 1EX

Door Open 7:30pm for 8pm - Midnight

Tickets £18 per adult

Licensed Bar

Book The Debonaires

Saturday Night Dance

Lessons, Workshops & Competition

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Lessons, Workshops & Competition

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Top to Toe - a glimpse into the fashions of the 1930s and 1940s

A collaborative effort brought to you by Maggie Mae’s Vintage and The House of Foxy. Showcasing key outfits from the 1930s and 40s in both authentic vintage, vintage reproduction and how we might wear a mixture of both. We will be discussing design and manufacture elements and the extra details that can really top off you vintage outfit. 

Lessons, Workshops & Competition

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Get The Look!

with Edelweiss Vintage Salon

We like you to look the part at the Festival of Vintage, so we can offer the option to book one of our styling experts to get you looking top notch for the weekend:


This year we are working with Edelweiss Vintage Hair, click here for details and the link to BOOK.

Jack Barbers

A unique vintage inspired barbers shop, located in Hebden Bridge, Jack will be bringing his Popup salon to the Festival again. Offering vintage and contemporary hair styling, always a warm welcome and service with a smile.

No need to book, Jack will be working hard both days to keep the gents looking dapper.

Haircuts £10, Wet Shave £15, Blow Dry £5 Beard Trim £5

Shopping, Fashion Showcase, Talks and Well Dressed Visitors

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Visitors are welcome to dress in Vintage Attire!​

Every year, more and more of our visitors join in with the spirit of the Festival by wearing Vintage Attire. In fact many regulars festival goers spend days before planning their outfits to perfection for the weekend. This really is the event where you can dust off your best bib & tucker and make a statement about your favourite era. There is also the ever popular Best Dressed Competition to Enter each day too if you fancy a daunt down our runway!

Enter The BEST DRESSED Competition Here


Enter Here Soon

Lessons, Workshops & Competition

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Offering the Best Vintage Shopping 

in the UK

Over the years we have gained a reputation as one of the UK leading events to shop for Vintage Fashion from the 1920's-1960's. We also have a fantastic selection of Jewellery, Accessories and Home Items with 200 + exhibitors coming from across the UK for the weekend.

Visit The Vintage Arcade Ground Floor, Mezzanine and 1st Floor for original Vintage Fashion

Lessons, Workshops & Competition

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Discover Vintage Ltd (the promoter) reserve the right to make alterations to the published Event or programme. Artists and billed attractions are subject to change. Our liability for the cancellation, rescheduling or material change to an Event is limited to the refund set out in the Terms & condition