About Us

About Us

York Walls Festival takes place every Summer in the vibrant and historic city of York, in Yorkshire, England. Founded in 2018, the festival focusses on community and heritage, to celebrate all that goes on within and without the world-famous Bar Walls.

Friends of York Walls

Friends of York Walls

The Friends of York Walls are a registered charity who work closely with the Festival Team to deliver and support events at the Festival. The Friends look after the 500 year-old Fishergate Postern Tower on behalf of City of York Council, and have open days and events all year round at the tower, staffed by volunteers. Fishergate Postern Tower is open on Festival weekend, where additional festival events are held.

2021 Festival

2021 Festival

The 2021 York Walls Festival is coming in August this year. Building on the success of former festivals, the Festival Team are again planning a wide-range of in-person and on-line events throughout the city, again partnering with local organisations and community groups. All in-person events will comply with government guidance, and ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers

The York Walls Festival was held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2021

Festival details are listed in full on our 2021 Festival Events page. Visit the 2021 Festival Events tab to see the full programme that took place in 2021.