September 16, 2021

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills to headline new StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival in Ripon this September

Radio 1 DJ and TV Presenter Scott Mills is set to headline the new StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival launching at Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon from 22-24 September 2017 – the destination food and fun festival for the family to discover.

Scott will be supported by 5ive, one of the UK’s biggest boybands alongside Huey Morgan, the charismatic front man of acclaimed rock and hip hop group Fun Lovin’ Criminals, laying down one of his compelling set selections.

Scott can be heard every weekday afternoon on BBC Radio 1 show – his show has created some of the most popular radio features, from Flirt Divert, Playground Insults and the world famous Innuendo Bingo, which has seen the likes of Lady Gaga, Simon Cowell, Hugh Jackman, Kylie Minogue and David Hasslehoff getting involved. Also known for hosting the Eurovision semi-finals, The National Lottery and taking a twirl as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, Scott is a much loved household name.

Saturday night festival goers can Slam Dunk Da Funk with boyband 5ive featuring original members – Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville and Scott Robinson. With countless top 10 hits, sell out tours and million selling albums, the group will be urging Everybody (to) Get Up!

New Yorker Huey Morgan completes the headliners, hosting a DJ set on Sunday, drawing from his eclectic musical background which finds him just as able to deliver loose funk, soul, reggae, cool jazz and hip hop as indie rock. In May Huey launched his brand new podcast ‘Huey: Off The Record’ on iTunes, where he talks to the likes of Ricky Gervais, Goldie and movie producer/Grammy award legend Dana Brunetti of ‘House of Cards’, ’50 Shades of Grey’ and ‘The Social Network’ and many more!

This new festival follows the successful inaugural event in Valley Gardens, Harrogate, but with so much more on offer.

The event will take festival goers and foodie fans on a gastronomic global journey of discovery, combined with a quirky and diverse mix of fun, film, current acts and bands on the main stage, as well as eclectic entertainment and general mayhem for the whole family to experience – all set in the backdrop of the beautiful Newby Hall grounds in North Yorkshire.

All manner of vehicles from horseboxes and AirStreams to Citreon H Vans and Campervans will serve a scrummy selection of street food from some 60 traders from around the world. Visitors can expect an array of colourful traders with character who will challenge the senses with a fusion of smells, tastes, sounds and food firsts – there’s something for every appetite. An Artisan Market will also feature some 30 producers with handpicked products for visitors to try, buy and take home.

Europe’s largest outdoor cinema will keep movie buffs entertained with iconic and classic films, including a nostalgic 80’s night. The film feast includes Back to the Future, The Lost Boys, The Matrix, The Jungle Book and Jurassic Park with some surprise dino-tastic guests dropping by the main stage, so hold onto your popcorn!

Fancy watching Jurassic from a jacuzzi or Jungle Book with bubbles – groups of eight film fans can even book one of four Luxury Hot Tub for an indulgent viewing experience.

From good grub to glamping, camping to craft beer teepees and cocktail bars, as well as movies to music, bath tubs to bushcraft and much more – festival goers will experience an exciting energy and enthusiastic menu of food, fun and entertainment throughout this three-day event.

Kick back in a vintage deckchair or beanbag and enjoy music from the main stage with a top celebrity DJ and current headline performers and bands from UK and Europe. Swoolish will fly in from Holland to bring his vintage living room set and vinyls to Yorkshire. Tunes will create a smooth and sultry jazz club atmosphere with an eclectic mix of boogaloo, calypso, boogie woogie, mambo and blue grass.

Festival fans looking for some chill time and a fancy foot rub can relax in our quirky Water Spa where our lazy chairs ‘wheely’ look like wheelbarrows. Put your feet up in the wheelbarrow loungers and let the mobile kettle cart pamper your pins with a warm footbath. What better way to enjoy the festival tunes.

The Naughty Tea Ladies, Jean and Morag will be brewing up a storm around the Gardens on their specially adapted tricycle causing mischief and mayhem. They interact with the children, photo bomb everyone, sing at the top of their very poor singing voices, kiss you on the cheek when you least expect it and steal your picnic!

A Wandering Band will take visitors on a magic carpet ride for an amazing musical trip crossing many corners of the earth. They’ve been astounding audiences throughout Europe for many years with their anarchic medley of traditional European and world musical styles of all eras, throwing them together to form an infectious unique brand of music that never fails to have audiences jumping around in a frenzy!

The StrEaters and Vintage Lawn Society will be on hand to entertain and amaze all day, the children can enjoy bushcraft survival skills and den building in the woods and can even cook up their own bug pancakes…if they really want too!

StrEat’s Glamping Village features hot tubs to book for private parties followed by a campfire chill-out…Beautiful Bell Tents are available for festival goers to book in the VIP village with The Outdoors People! Bushcraft-Glamping, it’s less of a straightforward ‘glamp’ and more of an adventure…

The key part of the experience is what’s going on outside the tent. Under giant shelters, the campfire burns, the kettle’s on, camp blankets and hot drinks are available for everyone and above it all: the stars!

At just £60 per adult for a weekend ticket (three days/nights) with children going FREE, this offers fantastic festival value for money. For more information visit, and twitter: @StrEat_Festival ‏.