Scarborough Fair Festival Website

Jellyhaus were very excited to partner with Creature of London to develop and build the  Scarborough Fair Festival Website, a new arts and music festival to take place on 27th – 29th May 2016. Scarborough Fair Festival will have headlining acts including; Everything Everything and Lianne La Havas, as well as a Jellyhaus favourite… Public Service Broadcasting. In addition to music the North Yorkshire festival will include a film site by Michael Fassbender’s DMC, an art programme by Alice Sharp and camping supplied by Yurtel.

With designs provided by Creature, Jellyhaus built a clean, functional, responsive website that will allow the users to easily find all the information about the festival that they may need.

About Scarborough Fair Festival:

This May, over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the Scarborough Fair comes back to town, after an 18 year hiatus. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Cayton Bay, we’ll be showcasing a hand-picked selection of the very best arts and music from across the country.

For three days, the Yorkshire coast will experience a party like it’s never seen before.  Welcome to the ride, see you there!

The “Scarborough Fair” song is a traditional English ballad about the Yorkshire town of Scarborough and relates the tale of a young man, who instructs the listener to tell his former love to perform for him a series of impossible tasks, such as making him a shirt without a seam and then washing it in a dry well, adding that if she completes these tasks he will take her back. Often the song is sung as a duet, with the woman then giving her lover a series of equally impossible tasks, promising to give him his seamless shirt once he has finished!  As the song spread, it was adapted, modified, and rewritten to the point that dozens of versions existed by the end of the 18th century, although only a few are typically sung nowadays. The references to the traditional English fair, “Scarborough Fair” and the refrain “parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme” date to 19th century versions.  Perhaps this year we will be treated to a revised 21st century version by one of the super dooper acts appearing!?!  Public Service Broadcasting…over to you guys??!