steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Image by Mike Kipling

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60s music festival

Are you ready to head back to the swinging 60s with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60s music festival? Head back in time along the iconic railway for music, displays and lots of entertainment along the line.

Join us Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of July for the railway’s second 60s music festival and celebration.

There’s fun to be had all along the railway line, starting in Pickering and heading through to Levisham, renamed ELVISham for the event, Goathland and finishing in Grosmont station.

Your ticket allows you to ride the rails as much as you like during the weekend so you can enjoy all the shows along the line without having to worry about transport. You can buy full weekend tickets or ones for the day.

The events and live music are free all the way along the line.

What’s on?

There’s so much to get involved with over the weekend. Not only are there great performances on through the 60s music festival, you’ll also find classic cars, delicious food, beer tents and gin bars, and a Pop-up Pirate Radio Show.

Pickering station

On Saturday 14th, you’ll get to see lots of great acts performing for you as well as a free evening concert – The Big Night Out.

11:00 The Sonics, Rock ‘n’ Roll band that eat, breathe and live the 60s
13:15 Fiona Harrison, The sounds of the 60s by Fiona
14:30 Beth Mann, Sounds of the Sixties
15:30 The Sonics
16:45 Beatles for Sale, an authentic sounding Beatles tribute act
17:45 Beth Mann, Sounds of the Sixties
19:00 Beatles for Sale

family getting of a train at Grosmont station to visit the 60s music festival

The Big Night Out – your big night out starts here so that you can sing and dance the night away. The free concert will take place between 6pm and 8pm, and the bar will stay open until 9pm.

The musical line up is no less impressive at Pickering on Sunday 15th. You’ll hear from:
11:30 Fiona Harrison, The sounds of the 60s by Fiona
13:15 The Sonics, Rock ‘n’ Roll band
14:15 The Stones, Rolling Stones Tribute
15:15 Fiona Harrison
16:15 The Stones

Of course, there’s also the Pop-up Pirate Radio Show, pub and gin bar to keep you entertained.

ELVISham station

At ELVISham station, you can get your fill of all things related to the King. There’s going to be an exhibition paying fitting tribute that you’ll not want to miss, as well as performances all weekend by a brilliant Elvis tribute act.

The Paddock Tea Hut is going to be transformed into a 60s style American take-out diner and will be open between 11am and 5pm, and you’ll also be able to get tasty treats from The Weighbridge Tea Hut too between 10am and 5:30pm.

It’s at the ELVISham station that you’ll find a display of 60s vehicles. There’s also an all important beer tent for refreshments.

Goathland station

Known for its Heartbeat fame as Aidensfield and Hogsmede Station in Harry Potter, Goathland is always worth a visit. During the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60s music festival, Goathland station is decked out in full 60s style and has a great line up of musicians all weekend. New for 2018 is Jo Farrow’s fabolous tribute to Cilla Black that you won’t want to miss.

There’s a real treat waiting for you on Saturday night at Goathland. Between 6:30pm and 10:30pm Tex Leon and Friends have an incredible set-list of iconic 60s music to get you up and dancing.

Goathland Station with train taking people to the 60s music festival

Grosmont station

Not quite the end of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway journey, but the last stop for your 60s music festival ride, Grosmont station is full of treats all weeekend.

Celebrate the women of the 60s and enjoy all the hits made famous by the great female singers of the decade. Little Miss Sixities will be around all weekend to keep the music flowing and you groovin’!

Rail prices

It would be a wasted opportunity not to ride the iconic line througout the festival. You can buy a rail pass for the day or the full weekend that will let you travel between Pickering and Grosmont and much as you like.

Day tickets cost: £26 per adult, £13 per child, £54 2 adults, 2 children, £55 2 adults, 3 children

Weekend tickets cost: £44.20 per adult, £22.10 per child.

Don’t want to stop your ride at Grosmont? You can buy tickets that will carry you all the way through to our lovely Whitby.

To travel between Pickering and Whitby, it’ll cost: £31 per adult, £15.50 per child, £64 2 adults, 2 children, £65 2 adults, 3 children.

To go between Whitby and Pickering all weekend, your tickets will cost: £52.70 per adult, £26.35 per child. What could be better than enjoying a weekend of great 60s music and entertainment with a stay night or two in Whitby? Find you accommodation here.

If you want to bring along your furry friend, you can buy a special ticket for your dog for only £3 per day.

Get your tickets here


Parking will be limited around the stations, so it’s advisable that you travel by rail for the festival. At Pickering, you can use Trout Farm car park which you’ll find near the station car park entrance. There’s no parking at Goathland station, so you’ll need to leave you car in Goathland village car park, and there’s no place for cars at either Levisham or Grosmont station.

We’re really excited for this year’s North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60s music festival. Will we see you there? Let us know if you’re coming and what you’re most excited about by getting in touch!

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