Halifax's Lizzie Jones set to headline virtual Great Yorkshire Show

The 'Sporting Soprano' will perform via live-stream as part of the Great Yorkshire Show's digital celebrations.

Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd July 2020, 10:28 am
Lizzie Jones MBE

As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, this year's Great Yorkshire Show will be an online event, celebrating Yorkshire grown produce, businesses and talent.

The event will take place on the show's original dates - July 14-16.

Halifax classical singer Lizzie Jones MBE will headline the entertainment, accompanied by the Leyburn Band.

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Other attractions include a performance by East Yorkshire-based TV stunt performers Atkinson Action Horses, a cook-off between top chefs Rosemary Shrager and Stephanie Moon, a Q&A with the stars of The Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright and Julian Norton, and a behind the scenes tour with Olympic showjumper Graham Fletcher.

Livestock, farriery, beekeeping, cheesemaking and much more will be showcased as part of a packed programme of virtual events.

Charles Mills, Show Director of the Great Yorkshire Show, said: “While the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of our iconic annual event, we are determined that the show must go on, albeit in a different format this year.

“Never before has the Great Yorkshire Show been celebrated as a virtual event and so we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has contributed to bringing the Show to life in this way.

“The Yorkshire Agricultural Society recognises that the Great Yorkshire Show offers a fantastic platform to celebrate and champion the very best of British agriculture and so we hope to achieve that virtually this year.

“There will be something for everyone to enjoy online over the show’s three days and we dearly hope that you will join us for what promises to be a very special showcase of all that is great about Yorkshire, its rural traditions and the region’s enviable reputation for producing high-quality British food.”

A full schedule for the Great Yorkshire Virtual Show will be published soon via the Great Yorkshire Show website, www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk.