The ‘Otley Live’ music festival has announced a number of acts who will be performing at venues across the town from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, August 1.

The festival, organised by the Otley Music Alliance (OMA), is promoting a range of afternoon and evening gigs at Otley Courthouse, The Black Horse, The Woolpack Music Studios, The Rookery, Otley Tap House, and the Labour Rooms.

The festival offers a mix of genres to appeal to all tastes and some gigs will be ticketed, whilst others will be free for people to walk up to.

Highlights for Friday evening include local Leeds legend, Mik Artistik, at The Black Horse, the Snake Davis Band at Otley Courthouse, and Otley singer/songwriter Andy Aitchison at The Rookery.

At the same time, Otta’s Leah is hosting an evening of acoustic/folk music, including Yan Yan Tether, John Budworth and Elias Smith, whilst Otley psychedelic/indie combo, Death Valley Picnic will be playing the Labour Rooms.

On Saturday afternoon, there will be a wide range of bands and musicians playing on the outdoor stage at The Woolpack Music Studios, at Otley Courthouse and at The Black Horse. In the evening, The Rookery is hosting the Dunwells, with Bella Hardy playing at Otley Courthouse, and The Woolpack Music Studios promoting three exciting indie acts at Otley Social Club on Weston Lane in the shape of Hannah Ashcroft, Josephine Sillars and Dilettante.

The music continues on Sunday on the outdoor stages at The Woolpack Music Studios and Otley Taps with Otta’s Leah closing the festival in the evening with a mix of folk and Americana in the shape of Matthew Sturgess, Nick Wood, and Errant Thieves. Further additions to the line-up will also be announced shortly, along with details about gigs featuring local young people’s bands.

A spokesperson for OMA said, “The line-up for the festival has come together quickly thanks to the efforts of the venues, a number of local music enthusiasts and Otley Town Council. We would encourage everyone to check-out the line-up via the link and buy tickets for the paid events as these will go quickly.

"We think this festival is going to put a spring back in the town’s step and we are really excited about welcoming back music lovers to Otley - there really will be something for everyone.”

The OMA was formed to bring live music back post-lockdown and to promote the town. When it was launched a spokesperson said: “We think that we can achieve more working together than separately and really appreciate the financial support being provided by Otley Town Council for events at the Woolpack Music Studios.”

Visit for details about the line up, venues and tickets.