Phil Jupitus, Willard White, Melvyn Tan, Courtney Pine, Young Musician:
Two premieres from the George Piper Dances starring Michael Nunn and William Trevitt and Alan Bennett’s Hymn, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, George Piper Dances. Artist in Residence; Michael Nyman.
Orchestra Baobab, The African All Stars, Craig Ogden, Denys Baptiste, Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Clare Teal, Mariza, Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival established: Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Colin Dexter, Reginald Hill.
Amy Winehouse, Wynton Marsalis, Heinrich Schiff and Roger Vignoles, Dame Stella Rimington, Karin Slaughter, Festival takes over running of NYMAZ, the North Yorkshire Youth Music Action Zone, hot-housing this vital county-wide music service for young people.
Festival nearly bankrupt & loses 50% of Harrogate BoroughCouncil grant.
Nicola Benedetti, Julian Bliss, Boris Berezovsky, Young Musician: Benjamin Grosvenor, Van Morrison Youssou N’Dour. Knaresborough Edwardian Christmas Markets established. Anthony Horowitz, Ruth Rendell, NJ Cooper, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Connelly.
José González, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Alfred Brendel, Dame Felicity Lott. Green Space Festival of Street Arts established. Musical Mums established. Kate Atkinson, John Harvey, Ian Rankin, Martina Cole, PD James, George Pelecanos.
Jacques Loussier, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Gwyneth Herbert, John Lill. Young Musician: Jamie Walton.
Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Val McDermid.
The Festival’s spiritual and historic home of the Royal Hall re-opens. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Black Dyke Band & Evelyn Glennie, John Lill, Zuckerman Chamber Players, Sa Dingding, The H2O Festival launched in partnership with Yorkshire Water celebrating the beauty of landscape and arts in a series of late night shows. Peter Robinson, Robert Crais, Andy McNab, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver.
Roberto Fonseca, James Taylor Quartet, Julie Fowlis, Joanna MacGregor, Berliner Symphoniker, Festival launches Young Musicians in Residence scheme. John Banville, Reginald Hill, David Simon, George Pelecanos, Mark Billingham.