Live in Barnsley

Jun 2020

Barnsley City Centre

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The basics

Indoor metropolitan music festival in Barnsley. Most of the festival venues are within walking distance of each other, clustered around the Town Hall, Market Hill and Peel Square. 

The festival

Starting up an urban festival is risky. Take it from us, we once tried to put together a live music weekender in Aberystwyth but it never caught on for some reason. Apparently there's not much of an audience for Slovakian folk music in that corner of Wales.

On the other hand, Live in Barnsley works because it showcases a huge number of diverse artists across loads of different venues, so you will be sure to find something that tickles your pickles. The festival is doing great things to support musicians in Yorkshire, bringing together local artists for one jam-packed day of beer and bands.

Live in Barnsley also works because it's totally free - all you have to do is turn up and enjoy. That attracts people of all ages and walks of life and gives the whole day a wonderfully celebratory and laid back atmosphere.

Our tip

Show your appreciation for the bands (who perform totally voluntarily at the festival) by heading over to the central merchandising area and purchasing some of their music, or even treat yourself to a t-shirt. You deserve it.




Getting there

How do I get there?

Located in the heart of South Yorkshire, Barnsley is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

By car

There are multiple routes in Barnsley, with the main road route being the M1. Access to Barnsley is via J36, J37 or J38.


Barnsley Council provides a range of parking facilities throughout the borough. There are over 2,400 pay and display parking spaces within the town centre. There are a number of controlled parking zone areas managed by the council where all on-street parking is managed and restricted. This means that parking is allowed in designated parking spaces, with the remainder of kerbside parking being under 'yellow line' restrictions. Zones are signed around their boundaries.

By train

There are frequent rail services to Barnsley from Sheffield, Wakefield and Leeds. Barnsley Train station is location in the centre of town. To plan your journey to Barnsley using public transport please visit or call 0871 2002233.



Entry to all festival venues is FREE.

When can I get them?

Tickets on sale now

Where can I get them?

No tickets - just turn up!

More info

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