This article refers to the 2018 event.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is calling all people, young and old, to dig out their finest drainpipe jeans and capri pants and steam in to its annual 60s Fest on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July.

At this popular event families will get the chance to head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the popular railway. Enjoy the hits of the great female singers at Grosmont Station. Visit Goathland, once known as Aidensfield of Heartbeat fame, with classic cars and live music. Be transported to Memphis, as Levisham becomes ELVISham with the King’s greatest hits, Elvis exhibition and classic cars.  

What’s more, Pickering will also have live music, displays and an evening show dubbed 'The Big Night Out', which will be hosted by the fantastic Minster FM. 60s Fest will also see the return of the Pop-Up Pirate Radio Show, which will focus on the early days of BBC Radio One and local stations; pop-up Pub and Gin Bar!

New music acts at Pickering Station include The Sonics, Rock ‘n’ Roll band, Fiona Harrison performing the female sounds of sixties and ‘The Stones’ who pay an accurate, energetic and charismatic tribute. Along the line Jo Farrow will be performing at Goathland Station throughout the weekend with hits from the iconic Cilla Black and Little Miss Sixties will be performing at Grosmont Station.

Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said: “After the success of last year, we just had to bring the 60s Fest back for 2018 and we’re very much looking forward to seeing so many people rolling back the years for a weekend of fun.”

Get your ticket to ride and enjoy the groovy sounds of the sixties for our biggest music event of the year across the railway. If you want to sing and dance into the night bringing back the memories of yesteryear, then join us for our second 60s Fest with free entertainment when you travel along the heritage line.

Travel along the heritage line (Pickering to Grosmont Return - hop on & hop off all day and enjoy the sounds of the 60s) Adult £26, Child £13 and Family (2x Adults & 2x Children) £54. Multi-Day Tickets available. For more information about 60s Fest, or to book tickets, please visit


For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Louise Iles – PR Account Director: [email protected]

Sam Wright – Senior Account Executive: [email protected]


Notes for editors

Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey aims to raise £2,500,000. Keeping 18 miles of railway with more than thirty bridges through the difficult countryside of the North York Moors in top-notch condition is a continuing challenge. The 180-year old railway already invests around £1 million annually but there’s only so much the fare box can generate and much more is needed for the railway bridges and its 50-100 year old vehicles to remain viable.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not for profit charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway it owns from Pickering to Grosmont.
  • The heritage railway operates over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • The charity provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • The NYMR is an Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The railway is a fully accredited museum.