Copmanthorpe Carnival is rightly regarded as a fantastic opportunity for bands, both established and up and coming, to showcase their talents.  We’ve had some great bands over the years, the vast majority based in Yorkshire, and 2017 is no different.

These are just some of the 2017 performers:

Lion Papers

Two best mates, Curtis & Jimmy, have been in bands together for over 5 years. From playing small school concerts to bLion Papersig 1,000 capacity venues the boys have experienced both sides of the performing world. If you asked anyone that knew them they would probably tell you how energetic they are when they perform and how keen they are to make every single performance extra special. With their line-up being different to other bands you may have seen before they may just surprise you. Quotes from their audiences include ‘they’re a breath of fresh air’ and ‘they’re something different, I’ve never seen anything like that before, but it works!’. The duo are now trying to perform at as many venues and festivals as possible, to really showcase their music. Lion Papers are available for private functions and weddings. For more information please email the band at:

Minster Conspiracy

Formed aMinster ConspiracyRs a band in September 2010 from a group of like minded kids who enjoyed playing music together. We all started playing at 5 & 6 years old thanks to the Rocks N’ Pops project in primary schools in the York area. We have been lucky enough to play some pretty cool shows, including gigs at the Grand Opera House in York, the main Stage at Galtres Festival (after winning a competition), York Fake Festival on York’s famous Knavesmire as well as Fibbers and The Duchess and most recently at THE O2 ACADEMY in LEEDS, a venue where so many of our hero’s have played. We have been working HARD recently, writing new songs and getting ready to head back into the studio to record everything. 2017 promises to be busy with bookings coming in thick and fast and our 1st EP is on the way. A couple of us have GCSE’s this year, so gigging will be a little slower than usual, BUT we are still grafting away behind the scenes and are aiming for bigger and better stages, LOTS of excited things coming up including our 1st HOMETOWN HEADLINE show……………… We will be around a lot this year, we hope to see you down the front!!


(Think Raggle Taggle Gypsy’o) is a high energy Alternative Celtic / Gypsy Band based in York. They play all acoustic, traditional instruments in venues from small bars unamplified, to full-on ceilidhs, festivals and weddings. The band has been together since 2012 and has developed extensive repertoire, including many original tunes.  The band includes professional plLeather'oRayers from the touring Folk Rock scene with many years credits from theatre pit to festival, string quartet to rock band.  Tap your feet, drink your beer, dance, sing along, drink more beer, start shouting, stamp your feet, brilliant!