VIKING FESTIVAL READY TO RETURN TO YORK IN FEBRUARY
The Vikings will once again be pitching their tents in central York in February 2022 with the welcome return of the JORVIK Viking Festival! Dates have been announced for a nine-day Festival, which will include the battle spectacular, Viking banquet, living history, craft workshops and many other favourite activities, from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February 2022.
Regular festival visitors will welcome the return of events like the Best Beard Competition and the Strongest Viking competition, and if restrictions remain lifted, the March to Coppergate through the city centre. The Viking banquet, this year themed around Ragnar Lothbrok’s life, takes place on the first Saturday (19 February) at Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, whilst the evening finale – the Battle Spectacular in the Land of Darkness – will return to the Eye of York on Saturday 26 February. The full programme will be released in January.
“We will be revealing the full programme of activity in January, but it is gearing up to be a fantastic event. We have some fun plans to relax our interpretation of ‘Vikings’ on the first weekend, so will be welcoming cosplayers alongside our historically-accurate Vikings – we’re expecting to see lots of people dressed in outfits inspired by Marvel’s Thor and Loki, as well as the wonderfully styled characters from History Channel’s Vikings! We want this to be the most interactive JORVIK Viking Festival ever – an event that local people and visitors to the city alike will love, and bring their families and friends to so they can really absorb the Norse spirit!” comments festival manager, Gareth Henry.
The first tickets for JORVIK Viking Festival 2022 have sold out but more will be available in early January to buy online at jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk where visitors can also sign up for the latest news about the Festival programme.