GoodFest is the biggest free annual festival hosted by the best college at the University of York: Goodricke! Originally started in 2009 as a small one-day festival, this year GoodFest is back and is set to be bigger and better than ever!
The entire event will be held around the Goodricke College nucleus on Heslington East, with a bar offering cheap drinks and a variety of food options. In the daytime, there will be many attractions to look forward to, such as a shisha lounge, comedians, poets, local music talent and high-energy games. The evening will see live music acts until 11pm, followed by the official after party at the Glasshouse, hosted by Insomnia Sounds.
Make sure Sunday 16th June is free in your diary, and keep an eye out for more official GoodFest announcements coming soon. Make sure you join the Facebook event for instant updates!
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You might have already seen Glass Caves whilst entering retail therapy through the city centre of York. This pontefract outfit have taken York to their heart busking on the streets every weekend and building a huge following, and even scribing a fan favourite "Eboracum" with the city's Roman moniker.
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Metal band from Maidenhead, UK. Calling on a diverse range of musical influences, Remnant combine heavy driving riffs with screaming guitar solos and dual vocals.
Bungee trampoline Krispy Kreme donuts Barbecue Bar
Henna Tattoos Face painting Shisa Poets Comedians
Ice cream Fruit stall Volunteering Jousting Raffle
Photo booth Societies Cheerleading
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Goodricke floor events between mid-day and 6pm:
GoodFest is situated in and around Goodricke College on the Heslington East campus. See the highlighted area on aerial shot to the right for specific location.
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