Channel 5 launches new '5 on the farm' Yorkshire festival

People will be able to meet the stars of some of their favourite Channel 5 shows at an outdoor festival in Yorkshire in August 2021.

From Our Yorkshire Farm, which follows the lives of two hill shepherds, Amanda and Clive Owen, to Our Yorkshire Vet starring Julian Norton and Peter Wright, and the revival of All Creatures Great and Small, Channel 5 has struck TV gold with its Yorkshire content.

Millions have tuned in through the dreary days of the pandemic, captivated by Yorkshire’s countryside, landscape and people.

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Now the channel has revealed it is launching a three-day outdoor festival at at Cannon Hall Farm, near Cawthorne, Barnsley, which is home of its popular This Week on the Farm.

Channel 5 is launching the inaugural event in August 2021

It will be hosted by presenters Helen Skelton, Jules Hudson and JB Gill, along with Cannon Hall farmers Dave and Rob Nicholson.

Visitors can fill their boots with panels and Q&As, watch live demonstrations, take part in a host of countryside activities, meet the animals and see their favourite stars perform.

For children there will be a Milkshake! Meadow with activities and live performances from presenters Derek Moran, Jen Pringle and Kemi Majeks.

The line-up for the “5 on the farm” event, over the Bank Holiday weekend of August 28 to 30, so far includes vets Peter Wright and Julian Norton, a Yorkshire Post columnist, and Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen.

Farmers Rob and Dave Nicholson from Cannon Hall Farm, near Cawthorne, Barnsley

Rob Nicholson said: “We had a real pinch yourself moment when Channel 5 approached us with the idea for this event.

“We are still blown away by how many people have been watching the show and we honestly cannot thank all our supporters and farm fans enough because it is undoubtedly due to their interest in the show that this has come about.

“Amanda is extremely popular nationally and her involvement can only make it more successful, and the Yorkshire vets are incredibly popular too.”

The working farm has been open to visitors since 1989, and people used to visit from around an hour’s drive away.

Presenter Helen Skelton

But now dedicated fans will travel the length of the country to see them.

Mr Nicholson said: “It makes us proud - we are a little farm in Barnsley and we feel we are punching above our weight in lots of ways. It is good for Barnsley and good for Yorkshire.”

A Christmas on the Farm special will be going out on Christmas Eve at 7.30pm and they are currently filming for future series.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, Visit www.seetickets.com and www.5onthefarm.com