We are delighted to invite you to our 3rd CRESFEST celebrating local music, art and beer! We will also be toasting our 2nd year here at The Crescent Community Venue. We would like to thank everyone from staff to customers for all your support so far!

Just a reminder… it’s all ABSOLUTELY FREE!


FRIDAY night’s front bar entertainment comes courtesy of our monthly mashup event M*A*S*H*E*D playing bootlegs, remixes and unheard versions of your favourite tunes. The main room will be host to some our newest DJ club nights and events featuring deep disco and house from LOW-KEY; dancefloor funk old and new from Dead Funky; an eclectic range of electronic beats from SKIN; and an epic disco and techno finale from the Indigo_303 collective.

SATURDAY sees a very special day and night of live music curated by our new manager: Harkirit Boparai, and MC’d by the one and only Tom Beer!

Soma Crew
Amy May Ellis
Kitty VR
Encouraging The Loony
DJ sets from Tropica

SUNDAY is our family day, with children welcome until 8pm. The soundtrack will be provided by resident and guest DJs all day and night from the likes of: Irie Vibes Sound System, Ouroboros, Please Please You, The Herbal Mafia, Bad Chapel, Bangarang and Purple Radio

We will also be running Open Decks in the front bar in the afternoon so you can play your new vinyl purchases from stalls by Vinyl Eddie, FortyFive Vinyl Café and Heart of Wax – Vinyl.


There will art on display all weekend from York-based artists curated by Ella Hebbron and displayed in the front bar and corridors. List of artists to be announced soon! Prints and originals will be for sale.

Stalls and workshops on the Sunday from 12pm-6pm:
Outside In – Plants and Horticulture
Lu Mason
Mini Mosaics
Arty Farty Kids
Kerry Fox Art
James Matthew Taylor Art


We will have 12-14 of the finest quality local ales supplied from Half Moon Brewery, Brew York, We are BAD Co., Treboom Brewery and more, keep your eyes out for announcements!


Retro Computer Games all day on the Sunday in the Games Room; choose from Nintendo Snes, Wii & GameCube or PLaystation 1 & 2 or Xbox & Xbox 360, all free to play!

The bi-annual bar BILLIARDS Crescent Open Knockout will be held in the games room on the Saturday 29th September from 1pm until 10pm.

Entry is open to all, costs £1 per player; the winner receives a gallon of beer to drink at their own convenience and a trophy, as well as their name going on the winners’ trophy!

Please register by Tuesday 26th September to confirm entry. No age or skill restrictions! Names to

The format is a single frame knockout, competitors will be drawn at random with match times issued before the competition by email on Wednesday 27th September.