Event Reports

Into the Valley 2022 - Friday 28th April - Sunday 30th April 2023

The 2023 ITV was held on the last weekend in April, for the second time at the Driffield Showground. The event was pre-book only, with a limit of 1300, it didn't quite sell out, but came pretty close.

Plenty of camping space and gravelled roads in and around the camping areas meant that even if there had been torrential rain all weekend, it wouldn't have been a mud bath to get off the site (as previous ITV's have been). It did rain on both days but being an agricultural showground, it's well drained and mostly level (not brilliant for pitching tents though as the top soil is only a couple of inches thick before you hit lots of gravel, so tent pegs can only go about half way in).

Same site layout as last year with two event halls for the bands with traders and food vans forming a corridor to get between the two.


The main 'marquee', the Pavilion is like a wedding venue, with carpets, curtain lined walls and get this, chandeliers ... rally goers, MAG is spoiling you !!! A welcome return for the Holy Joes tent too, which was missing at last year's ITV.

With the tent pitched up, it was time for food, beer and bands. The Backwater Bushwackers were the headline in the smaller of the two music halls and jolly good they were too.


They played lots of rock tracks from Motorhead, AC-DC, James amongst others, but in their own style, which worked really well as the hall was buzzing.

Saturday soon came round and time for the custom show. The bike show was relatively poorly attended (only 14 bikes and 3 trikes) but what it lacked in quantity was more than made up for in Quality.

The show winners were:

Saturday night headlining in the smaller music hall was Billy Mac, who had earlier on announced the winning bikes in the custom show.


Just the one guy and a guitar but he was brilliant and kept the audience well entertained.

And the verdict at the end of the rally ....... Cracking venue .... good quality beer ..... top quality tucker .... top entertainment ....... absolutely cracking weekend !!!!

Hope to see you at ITV 2024 !!!