“When you mention Harrogate wherever you are in the world there are three things that are likely to get a mention from the person you are speaking to. Our sulphur spa water, bettys cafe and the Harrogate International Festivals.”
Wallace Sampson CEO Harrogate Borough Council.

“The Festival has won a reputation for spotting the proverbial ‘next big thing’ in music, having previously introduced Harrogate audiences to Amy Winehouse and Paloma Faith”
Harrogate Advertiser

“There’s nothing more wonderful than the intimacy of experiencing music live, or as exhilarating as hearing a young musician you know is destined for big things. It’s a unique opportunity.”
Lesley Garrett CBE

“I never used to sing with my kid because I felt a bit daft, now we know loads of songs and actions, it’s really fun”
Musical Mum

“It’s absolutely beautiful! A beacon of cultural awareness. Keep it going”
Audience Member

“Takes the good name of Harrogate around the world in a way no amount of advertising could achieve”
The Guardian