UK Folk Festivals - England

Folk Music Festivals in England

England is synonymous with folk festivals - they are among the best and most varied anywhere in the world. They often combine folk dancing and story-telling, But it's that large variety of styles that makes them so good. There are more folk music festivals in England than in the rest of the UK combined. Whether it's contempory or traditional music you love, you'll find it here.

Remember, we can't check every ticket price, unfortunately, as some are not listed until closer to the event, so we advise you to check the prices yourself.

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And if you spot that we have missed a festival, do let us know and we will update the lists as soon as possible.

We've edited the listing to show festivals from June onwards, to make it easier to find the most relevant ones first.

Taking place in June

Strawberry Fair - 1st Jun 2019 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

From humble beginnings, Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free, entirely volunteer run, one day music & arts event in Cambridge (and probably across Europe!), attracting over 30,000 visitors throughout the day. On the first Saturday of June and now passed our 40th year, residents and visitors have gathered together on Midsummer Common to celebrate their vibrant and creative city.

Quite a mixture here, films, talks, and a variety of music styles.

And a name everyone has heard of!

Location: Cambridge
Date: Saturday 1st June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's Free!
Contact for info: secretary@strawberry-fair.org.uk
Website: www.strawberry-fair.org.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


The Canal Boat Crew Sessions Festival - 1st Jun 2019 - North Wales and North West England, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Shropshire & Cheshire

14 sessions on 14 consecutive nights in 13 separate venues all over North Wales and North West England

We are a group of happy, friendly, musicians and singers wandering up and down the canals on a hire boat. Each evening we will be hosting a relaxed, all inclusive session of acoustic music in the various pubs and clubs we are visiting. Come along and enjoy yourselves by singing, playing or just listening. Everything is totally acoustic, although a small amp for a bass is fine.

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Location: North Wales and North West England
Date: Saturday 1st June 2019 for 14 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: cneil727@yahoo.com
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/CanalBoatCrew/
County: Flintshire, Denbighshire, Shropshire & Cheshire
Country: England


Gate to Southwell - 6th Jun 2019 - Southwell, Nottinghamshire

The Gate to Southwell Festival is now established as a leading international roots and acoustic music event rivaling other well-established festivals and receiving many accolades. We are on the edge of the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell next to the racecourse, and approximately 13 miles from Nottingham and 8 miles from the A1 and Newark.

Over 50 artists performing over 4 days on 4 main stages, on-site camping, kids activities, street theatre, comedy, spoken word and lots more. See who's booked already here.



We believe what sets us apart from many of the smaller UK festivals are two things - the first is the music. You will not find any "fill-in" artists at GTSF. Everyone on stage brings a unique talent, whether they're well-known names or up-and-coming stars, or are playing to gain exposure with a new audience, they will all have shown an element of "magic" in their performances to bring something special to the festival experience. There have been many artists who have played their first "proper festival" here, who now grace the main stages of some of the greatest festivals in the world. See them here first! e watchword so whether it's country or gypsy jazz, ska or rockabilly, bluegrass or punk, traditional or contemporary, it'll be good.

Location: Southwell
Date: Thursday 6th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Contact for info: information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.gtsf.uk/
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Bay Folk Weekend - 7th Jun 2019 - Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire

A FREE WEEKEND of Music Sessions and Singarounds in and around the 'famed city of Robin Hood's Bay' on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast

Location: Robin Hood's Bay
Date: Friday 7th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE!...mostly
Contact for info: 01947 880660
Website: folkweekend.rhbay.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


St Neots Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2019 - St Neots, PE19 2BH, Cambridgeshire

Site not fully updated yet.

They always seem to leave it until closer to the event to tell you what is happening.

Ticket prices will be known in March.

Location: St Neots, PE19 2BH
Date: Friday 7th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: stneotsfolkclub@aol.com
Website: www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - 7th Jun 2019 - Wimborne, Dorset

A new group of Wimborne residents and business folk have come together to proceed with the mammoth task of organising the next festival, and so far it is full steam ahead with plans to continue the legendary festival!
Traditional English and Celtic music and dance. Celidhs, Dance displays, children's entertainers, Market stalls.

Three days of folk, family & fun last weekend in the summer sunshine!

Location: Wimborne
Date: Friday 7th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available: Plus individual event tickets
Contact for info: moe@wimbornefolk.co.uk
Website: www.wimbornefolk.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Barking Folk Festival - 8th Jun 2019 - Barking, Greater London

A free family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance plus poetry, street theatre, art and family fun!

Headline acts as well as exciting folk acts to be announced shortly!
Music, dance and craft workshops
Crafters and stalls
Delicious street food
Festival locations include:

Gathering on the Green
Abbey Ruins Live
Shindig on the Square
The Broadway Circus

Location: Barking
Date: Saturday 8th June 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREEE!
Contact for info:
Website: www.lbbd.gov.uk/barking-folk-festival
County: Greater London
Country: England


Middlewich FAB Festival - 13th Jun 2019 - Middlewich, Cheshire

Celebrating 29 years of the Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival a fabulous weekend of folk & roots music.

Up to 15 venues host music and dance from lunchtime on Friday through to Sunday night. On the canalside and in the town centre, artists from around the UK - and beyond.

Also ticketed concerts each day.

Location: Middlewich
Date: Thursday 13th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA - usually free
Contact for info: events@middlewich.org.uk
Website: midfest.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


EdleFest - 14th Jun 2019 - Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire

Come for the music, the local brew and the stunning location. Come for a good time!

The festival is run by volunteers, and money raised is used to improve facilities /features in the venue (the church is no longer used for worship but used by the community for events and music).

Location: Edlesborough
Date: Friday 14th June 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £16
Also available: Price is each day
Contact for info: edlefest@gmail.com
Website: edlefest.site123.me
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - 14th Jun 2019 - Falmouth, Cornwall

Has three main aims in life

To create an enjoyable event for all involved

To raise money for the RNLI

To preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall

Location: Falmouth
Date: Friday 14th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Folk at the Boat - 15th Jun 2019 - Ipswich, IP2 8HW, Suffolk

The Steamboat is located on a man-made, but tidal, cut of the river. As it's a pub venue there are no accommodation facilities at the venue itself, but there are plenty of B&Bs and a nearby campsite, if you're coming from outside town.

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Location: Ipswich, IP2 8HW
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01473 601902
Website: folkattheboat.org.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Leamington Peace Festival - 15th Jun 2019 - Leamington, Warwickshire

Leamington Peace Festival exists to promote peace, environmental harmony and living in co-operation with others.

- By raising awareness of world and local issues

- By giving individuals ways of becoming involved in the world around them

- By providing an opportunity for local crafts people to demonstrate their skills and display their crafts

- By promoting fair trade practices

- By encouraging local artists and entertainers to share their skills

Not quite a folk festival, but it will appeal to some of you

Location: Leamington
Date: Saturday 15th June 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@peacefestival.org.uk
Website: www.peacefestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Lymm Festival - 20th Jun 2019 - Lymm, Cheshire

There will be around 50 events taking place in the village of Lymm including dance, drama, music, comedy and literature. During the Festival, Lymm celebrates the wealth and diversity of talents to be found amongst the members of the community, and provides plenty of opportunities for exploring and enjoying the local environment.

With music of all kinds, dance, drama, spoken word, comedy, visual arts and crafts

Location: Lymm
Date: Thursday 20th June 2019 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@lymmfestival.org.uk
Website: www.lymmfestival.org.uk/events/summer-festival/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Towerfest - 20th Jun 2019 - Drax Nr Selby, YO8 8PJ, Yorkshire

Country music in Yorkshire.

We often include somoething that isn't your traditional folk festival, and country music is sort of folky. So here it is.

Location: Drax Nr Selby, YO8 8PJ
Date: Thursday 20th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available: Day tickets £20
Contact for info: sales@towerfest.co.uk
Website: www.towerfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


West Somerset Folk Festival - 20th Jun 2019 - Carhampton, Somerset

Down where the cider apples grow lives a small friendly festival.
With a very friend ticket price!

Singalongs, Workshops, Concerts.

This year we will be repeating the independent Real Ale bar.

Location: Carhampton
Date: Thursday 20th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Beardy Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0EF, Shropshire

Beardy Folk Festival is a new, beautifully crafted, Midsummer music weekend boasting a brilliant line up of contemporary, traditional & acoustic indie folk music.

here's so much to see and do around the festival site with children's entertainment, a fabulous food court, real ale, cider & cocktail bars, circus workshops, traditional rides, climbing wall, yoga & a small trade village. We also have a woodland walk & some enchanted woods hosting children's activities & storytelling.

Location: Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 0EF
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: beardyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Beverley Fringe Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Beverley locations, Yorkshire

Large variety of acts, this replaces the Beverley Folk Festival.

This weekend many of the pubs host various sessions and the streets are alight with various performances including morris dancers, children's entertainers, musicians and mummers entertaining locals and visitors alike.

Sadly, no website can be traced just a facebook page at this location

Location: Beverley locations
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available: Individual event
Contact for info:
Website: www.facebook.com/beverleyfringefestival/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Lichfield Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Borrowcop Hill, Lichfield, WS14 9DE, Staffordshire

A weekend of dance and music
in this lovely cathedral city.

Dances - Displays - Workshops - Morris Tours

Location: Borrowcop Hill, Lichfield, WS14 9DE
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: freddiethirsk.folk@talktalk.net
Website: www.lichfieldfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Moor and Coast Session - 21st Jun 2019 - Whitby, Yorkshire

Formally known as Whitby Spring Session. This is a small event so book soon.

The format of the event is as follows:

- Live music is scheduled on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

- Camping is available from the Thursday. Showers and toilets are available.

- A Friday night Fish & Chip Supper is included as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

- The wonderful town of Whitby is a short walk or taxi ride away, there is lots to discover during the day.

Location: Whitby
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: moorcoast@yahoo.com
Website: moorandcoast.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Teignmouth Folk Festival - 21st Jun 2019 - Teignmouth, Devon

Concerts, Ceilidh, Sessions, Morris, Workshops.
Several local venues

Location: Teignmouth
Date: Friday 21st June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: annemgill@tiscali.co.uk
Website: www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Stogumber Festival - 22nd Jun 2019 - Stogumber, Somerset

A mixed genre festival. A celebration of the performing arts. Go on, check it out

Stogumber Festival is a celebration of the performing arts. For a few days in September each year this quiet West Somerset village is transformed into a centre for musical and other events.

Location: Stogumber
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 0845 539 0168
Website: www.stogumberfestival.com/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Leigh Folk Festival - 27th Jun 2019 - Leigh on Sea, Essex

The UK's biggest free festival.

Across a swathe of indoor and outdoor venues in public spaces around Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, our much-loved event is now widely recognised as the largest free folk festival in the country.
Two ticketed concerts, the rest is free.

Location: Leigh on Sea
Date: Thursday 27th June 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE, mainly, (a few paid events)
Contact for info: info@leighfolkfestival.com
Website: www.leighfolkfestival.com
County: Essex
Country: England


Dentdale Music & Beer Festival - 28th Jun 2019 - Dent, Cumbria

A weekend of family fun set in a beautiful location on the the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 16 miles east of Kendal in the south east corner of Cumbria.

A mixture of music genres, expect over 25 mainly Acoustic Acts covering Folk, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz & all points in between on 2 stages.

Wonder if free includes the beer...

Location: Dent
Date: Friday 28th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@debtmusicandbeer.com
Website: www.dentmusicandbeer.com/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Exile Music Festival - 28th Jun 2019 - Sabine Hay, Darley Dale, DE4 2LN, Derbyshire

A weekend event showcasing 15 to 20 local and independent music's best bands. Our goal is to create a reasonably priced, small summer music festival that provides an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable and fun, family experience for both attendees and musicians in a beautiful countryside setting for around 500 people. We also aim to support local young musicians by providing a stage for them.

Location: Sabine Hay, Darley Dale, DE4 2LN
Date: Friday 28th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: 07522 404123
Website: www.exilemusicfestival.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


NormaFest / Elephant at the Castle - 28th Jun 2019 - Mulgrave Castle, Whitby, Yorkshire

Eliza Carthy says, “It’s my mam’s 80th birthday next year, so we decided to move Normafest into the summer, next to a castle, and onto the back of a massive animatronic elephant. It’s gonna be a party and a half …”

Normafest is a celebration of all things to do with folk music legend Norma Waterson MBE bringing together the woman herself in exclusive live performance alongside friends, family and special guests. Norma , who resides in Robin Hoods Bay, received a lifetime Achievement Award from Radio 2 Folk Awards and is widely recognised as one of the most important figures in English Folk Music since the folk revival of the 1960s.

Location: Mulgrave Castle, Whitby
Date: Friday 28th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: elephantatthecastle.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


St Albans Folk Festival - 28th Jun 2019 - St Albans, Hertfordshire

The main events are on the Saturday. These will consist of a day of dance in the City Centre, a day of music with free showcase performances in local pubs and other venues, sessions and singarounds and a festival concert in the Maltings Arts Theatre.

Location: St Albans
Date: Friday 28th June 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 0333 666 3366
Website: www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Bury Folk Festival - 29th Jun 2019 - Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD, Suffolk

Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 5th Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town.
The one-day event will be on Saturday 30th June in the walled garden at Nowton Park. With craft stalls, children's activities, music workshops, hot food and a bar with local real ales, this promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family.
The festival is organised by Bury Folk Collective, a not-for-profit group which promotes a diverse range of excellent local folk acts at events throughout the year.

As well as the main stage acts, there will be an Acoustic Tent with beginners' music workshops, informal sessions and a competition for newcomers to folk performance. This is a great space to try making music yourself in a relaxed and friendly way.

Full disabled access to site, reserved viewing area and toilet facilities

Location: Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £17.5
Contact for info: contact@buryfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.buryfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Folk in the Field - 29th Jun 2019 - Shiptonthorpe, Yorkshire

A small event, new to our lists.
Top names, beer festival and great food.

New website now live.
Note how inexpensive this one is.

Location: Shiptonthorpe
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info:
Website: www.folkinthefield.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Folk on the Quay - 29th Jun 2019 - Poole, Dorset

With four outdoor music stages, two ceilidh dances and over twenty teams of morris dancers in the streets overlooking Poole's lovely Harbour.

With colourful displays of dance and outdoor stages for concerts and ceilidh and lovely views across the stunning harbour.

Location: Poole
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE !
Contact for info: info@folkonthequay.co.uk
Website: www.folkonthequay.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Taking place in July

Keynsham Music Festival - 1st Jul 2019 - Keynsham, Somerset

Part of a seven day music festival, with Saturday being the folk day.
Rated as one of the top three UK free summer events.

Location: Keynsham
Date: Monday 1st July 2019 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE!
Contact for info: info@keynshamfest.co.uk
Website: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


New Forest Folk Festival - 3rd Jul 2019 - Plaitford, Romsey,SO51 6EE, Hampshire

The New Forest Folk Festival is the small festival with the big names. Located to the north of The New Forest National Park near Southampton it's an ideal venue for campers with it's riverside campsite and unspoilt farm setting. The site opens Thursday lunchtime to allow travel and a chance to relax for the afternoon before the music begins. Additional attractions include local trade and craftsfolk, and of course local ale.

Location: Plaitford, Romsey,SO51 6EE
Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Barn On The Farm Festival - 4th Jul 2019 - Over Farm, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

An acoustic festival for indie and contemporary music.
Shortlisted for Best Independent Festival 2015. Best Small Festival.

Location: Over Farm, Gloucester
Date: Thursday 4th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: info@barnonthefarm.co.uk
Website: www.barnonthefarm.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Cleckheaton Folk Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - Cleckheaton, Yorkshire

Established festival in Yorkshire, popular with many people. Craft fair, sessions, and award winning headline acts.
Several local venues.

Lots of big names.

Come along and join in the fun!

Location: Cleckheaton
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
Website: www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Cornbury Music Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

Cornbury is eccentric, charming and irresistible - a homespun melting pot, with a variety of music styles to be heard.
An eclectic mix of music across 4 stages, the hugely popular Absolute Radio Comedy Tent, the brilliant Festival of Words hosted by QI and Unbound, a fantastic children's area with a complete programme of workshops.

Location: The Great Tew Park
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: mail@cornburyfestival.com
Website: www.cornburyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Folk in a Field - 5th Jul 2019 - King's Lynn PE32 1FB, Norfolk

Real Music, Real Ale, Real Field.
Taking place in the heart of Norfolk near to the village of West Acre, the "Folk in a Field Festival" brings together a diverse mix of performers from the acoustic, folk and roots music scene. The rural setting of the festival, surrounded by woodland, contributes to a real get away from it all vibe in which to enjoy some great music, take in interesting craft demonstrations, craft stalls or sample local food.

Location: King's Lynn PE32 1FB
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Contact for info: lukehorncastle@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.folkinafield.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Frome Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - Frome, Somerset

A general arts festival, with a variety of types of events, including some folk music.

(There's often a separate Folk Festival in February.)

Location: Frome
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@fromefestival.co.uk
Website: www.fromefestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Moonbeams Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby, YO25 3HS, Yorkshire

Perched on top of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Set in the grounds of the Wold Top Brewery.. Moonbeams Festival is one of the country's best kept secrets!

The festival provides the perfect weekend away to enjoy world class folk music and award winning ales in the most beautiful surroundings!

They also run an event in March.

The winter event can sell out quickly, so act fast if you are interested.

Location: Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby, YO25 3HS
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk
Website: www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - Sandwich, Kent

Many Sandwich Pubs will put on Folk music throughout the weekend, there will be street music and dancing.

The Pub events will be free to enter with main events at St. Mary's Arts Centre ticketed, see their website for details.

A free outdoor concert and Saturday and Sunday

Location: Sandwich
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mainly free or individual event tickets.
Contact for info: info@sandwichevents.info
Website: www.sandwichevents.org.uk/Folk-n-Ale-sandwich-events.shtml
County: Kent
Country: England


Sark Folk Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - The Island of Sark, Channel Islands

Festival on the island.
No cars, remember.

On festival weekend, visitors and musicians mingle with local people to treble Sark’s population in celebration of traditional and contemporary folk music. In fields, pubs, hotels and cafés, the island is alive with singing, playing and dancing.

At the festival itself, the music combines with breath-taking sea views, seafood fresh from the water and delicious Channel Island beer and cider to create a truly wonderful, unique event.

This event sold out last year by November!

Location: The Island of Sark
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available: Day tickets £40, £45, and £30
Contact for info: info@sarkfolkfestival.com
Website: sarkfolkfestival.com
County: Channel Islands
Country: England


The Maverick Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - Easton Farm Park,IP13 0EQ, Suffolk

Roots music from both sides of the Atlantic - Americana Music

"One of the friendliest, most sincere festivals in England... fine music, great fun, delightful people and an idyllic rural setting" said The Telegraph

Location: Easton Farm Park,IP13 0EQ
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available: Day tickets too.
Contact for info: paulspencer@maverickfestival.co.uk
Website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


UK Taiko Festival - 5th Jul 2019 - Various locations, Exeter

This one is a bit different!

Festival of the big drum groups that play Taiko! Spectacular to watch is not the word!

This exciting event is the biggest annual gathering of taiko players in Europe, offering the opportunity for taiko players of all ages and abilities to perform, learn, and share experiences. Groups come from all over the UK and abroad to inspire and be inspired by the energy, joy, and talent of the UK taiko community.

The site url may change to https://kagemusha.com/events/uk-taiko-festival/13th-uk-taiko-festival/

Location: Various locations
Date: Friday 5th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@taikofestival.org.uk
Website: taikofestival.org.uk
County: Exeter
Country: England


Festival in the Forest - 6th Jul 2019 - Lewisham, Greater London

At Devonshire Road Nature Reserve in Lewisham, South-East London. A day full of Country, Folk, Americana, Blues, and Irish music in South London's hidden natural gem. Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is 6 acres of woodland and wildflower meadows in the heart of south-east London. Stretch out on the grass and enjoy the relaxed family atmosphere of this unique local event. Superb freshly prepared food, and cask Ales from the East London Brewing Company. Now in it’s 9th year, the acclaimed and unique Festival in the Forest has become one of the most popular events in the local calendar.

As it's a Facebook page, you have to click here to view their page.

Location: Lewisham
Date: Saturday 6th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £13
Also available: Under 17s: £6
Contact for info: Nigel.Kersey@btinternet.com
Website: www.facebook.com/events/794922814223788/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Kimpton Folk Festival - 6th Jul 2019 - Kimpton, SG4, Hertfordshire

A new festival in 2016, it's back for the fourth time.

Spend a chilled-out day enjoying the nation's favourite folk artists in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

This is a one-day event with 4 separate venues including free events on the village green. Main stage has 3 ticketed concerts and there are workshops and a continuous concert in the 13th century church.

Location: Kimpton, SG4
Date: Saturday 6th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA. But some free events.
Contact for info: hello@kimptonfolk.uk
Website: www.kimptonfolk.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Worrall Festival and Gala - 6th Jul 2019 - Worrall, S35 0AR, Yorkshire

10th Birthday.

An annual music and ale festival held in the picturesque village of Worrall on the outskirts of Sheffield. With beautiful views of the Peak District Worrall is the ideal location for this celebration of live music, good food and fine local ales.

It is also usually one of the least expensive paid events.

Location: Worrall, S35 0AR
Date: Saturday 6th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: worrallfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.worrallfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bromsgrove Folk Festival - 11th Jul 2019 - Stoke Prior, B60 4BH, Worcestershire

Bromsgrove is so much more than a series of concerts with headline artists. Club singers and budding artists are encouraged to add to the Bromsgrove Experience with singarounds, open mics, and the like including, of course, the legendary sessions in the pub bar....then there is the Ukulele Workshop (BUMS) and the Festival Choir (BOTOMS)

Bromsgrove Folk Festival has been described as small and friendly, bijou even, but it is so much more than that......it is enormous in heart and aspiration. We have a pub for sessions (and beer of course), a large camping field (open from 2.00pm on Thursday), a 350 capacity Main Marquee for "up close and personal" concerts, a MiniMarquee (seating about 125) for smaller concerts, singarounds, etc., and excellent toilet facilities.

Location: Stoke Prior, B60 4BH
Date: Thursday 11th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info: bobcynfolk@aol.com
Website: www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/festival.html
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


South Essex Bluegrass Festival - 11th Jul 2019 - Bulphan, RM14 3RU, Essex

Main stage, open mike, workshops, jamming and a slow jam.

Now in its fourth year, and like all new festivals needs good support to be a success, so if you're free, why not pay them a visit. Prices are reasonable, aren't they.

Location: Bulphan, RM14 3RU
Date: Thursday 11th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 07974 497 466 / 07834 518 335
Website: southessexbluegrass.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire

Continuing our occasional festival that's not quite folk policy. (But it got blues...)
Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, the Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home.
Could this be the most breathtaking place to spend a weekend, soaking up the UK's hottest jazz and blues acts?

Location: Burton Agnes Hall
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: 01262 490324
Website: www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Durham Brass - 12th Jul 2019 - Durham, Durhan

Something just a bit different.

An explosion of bands and performers combining brass with folk, opera, dance and spectacular outdoor theatre descends on County Durham to fill some stunning venues and City streets with music and fantastic visual effects. With new, cutting edge collaborations, digital trails and established and emerging bands trumping brass in every genre imaginable, it's a feast of international cultures and sounds.

Location: Durham
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Various prices throughout the event
Contact for info: 03000 266 600
Website: www.brassfestival.co.uk
County: Durhan
Country: England


Ely Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - Ely, CB6 2SH, Cambridgeshire

With its beautiful cathedral towering majestically above the surrounding countryside, the City of Ely lies in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, famed for spectacular sunsets and the vast open sky. What better location for a weekend of the best in folk music and dance?

The Folk Festival is based on a single site which includes marquees, camping facilities, food stalls, trade stands, real-ale bar, real toilets, showers, children's entertainment.

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Location: Ely, CB6 2SH
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Also available: Day tickets £25 £41 £39
Contact for info: queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.elyfolk.co.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Furness Tradition - 12th Jul 2019 - Ulverston, Cumbria

"1st Birthday!
Furness Tradition is a folk-arts development group based in the Furness market town of Ulverston on the edge of the Lake District in north-west England. The group was initiated by volunteers to celebrate, encourage and make familiar the musical inheritance of the Furness and South Lakeland area of South Cumbria.

Location: Ulverston
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@furnesstradition.org.uk
Website: furnesstradition.org.uk/wp/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Priddy Folk Festival - 12th Jul 2019 - Priddy, nr Wells, Somerset

A friendly festival held in the idyllic setting of our Village Green high on the beautiful Mendip Hills AONB near Wells in Somerset. Now in its 24th year this festival has a reputation for exciting new folk. In the past we have had Kan, Treacherous Orchestra, and Flook. Some names booked already include the Will Pound Band and
Nizlopi. The weekend also provides great music, and dance, workshops, yoga sessions, club tent, an excellent craft and traders market, guided archaeology walks, a full programme of children's entertainment and much more

Location: Priddy, nr Wells
Date: Friday 12th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Contact for info: tickets@priddyfolk.org
Website: www.priddyfolk.org
County: Somerset
Country: England


Beggars Fair - 13th Jul 2019 - Romsey, Hampshire

In the streets and in venues all around the town the best of local performers bring you folk, jazz, blues and world music, colourful dance displays and children's entertainment.

The Beggars Fair has been running since 1993 and is living up to its aims of showcasing local talent in a friendly environment. From big bands on the Cornmarket stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling, the day has a great atmosphere that keeps bringing people (and performers!) back year after year.

Location: Romsey
Date: Saturday 13th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.beggarsfair.org.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Flixton Folk Festival - 13th Jul 2019 - Flixton, Greater Manchester

A large community festival spread over ten days. Not quite a festival, but several musical events.

Music, exhibitions, dancing, sessions.

Several events each day.
Event tickets are very affordable!

Location: Flixton
Date: Saturday 13th July 2019 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets, some free.
Contact for info: flixtonfolkfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.flixtonfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater Manchester
Country: England


Folk on the Dock - 13th Jul 2019 - Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Now in its fourth year, Folk On The Dock celebrates the role that Liverpool's waterways have played in exporting and importing music around the world. A mix of free and ticketed events, the main Dock Stage is free to watch and is hosted by Janice Long. Around 200 artists perform on 10 different stages and Folk On The Dock also incorporates The Liverpool Shanty Festival, where performers sing on boats and stages around the water's edge as well as in the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Website not yet fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool
Date: Saturday 13th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE, mostly. Some ticketed events.
Contact for info:
Website: folkonthedock.com/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Whitby SeaFest - 13th Jul 2019 - Whitby, Yorkshire

An annual festival celebrating all things nautical in the historic Yorkshire seaport of Whitby - One of Britain's premier maritime heritage sites.

A packed music programme of sea songs, shanties and folk music with a salty flavour! So far, our diverse Festival has included the cream of the folk, roots, sea music and the shanty world including local, national and overseas artists from Senegal, Sicily, Canada, Eire, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France and the USA. Come for the Weekend, a day or for our Grand Maritime Gala Concert.

Location: Whitby
Date: Saturday 13th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £13
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.whitbyseafest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Folk by the Oak - 14th Jul 2019 - Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Supports a local children's charity - Willow Foundation. They work to provide special days out for seriously ill young people.

Fairground Side Stalls :: Craft Tent :: Family Friendly atmosphere with Children's Activities :: Music Stalls :: Recycled Gifts :: Delicious Food :: Real Ale bar

Many big names come to this one day event.

Location: Hatfield House
Date: Sunday 14th July 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £38
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Larmer Tree Festival - 18th Jul 2019 - Cranborne Chase, Wiltshire

Set in the Victorian gardens in the beautiful landscapes of Cranborne Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty nestled between Dorset and Wiltshire, Larmer Tree Festival is an intimate delight for festival-goers of all ages. With an eclectic line-up that in 2016 included the likes of Tom Odell, The Stranglers and Jamie Cullum, not to mention a star studded comedy stage and plethora of family activities and more, the festival's reputation as being one of the highlights of the summer is well-deserved.

Location: Cranborne Chase
Date: Thursday 18th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Contact for info: info@larmertreefestival.co.uk
Website: larmertreefestival.co.uk
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Music on the Marr - 18th Jul 2019 - Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU, Cumbria

10th Birthday!
A village festival. Local, national and international folk, blues and jazz artists, comedy too. Includes Young Musician's Showcase.

Good food, good drink, outstanding hospitality and lots and lots of smiling are more than encouraged, we just can't help ourselves. A festival for the whole family.

Location: Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU
Date: Thursday 18th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Also available: Day and half day tickets too.
Contact for info: 01228 670 329
Website: www.musiconthemarr.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Upton Blues Festival - 18th Jul 2019 - Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Festival of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2015 and 2016.

Since the formation of the Blues Committee in 2001 there has been two aims, to produce a festival to promote Blues Music in Upton Upon Severn, and to support the local community. To achieve these aims the Upton Blues Festival has always, and will always be free from any admission charge.

What more can you want than the blues for free? 60 or 70 bands perhaps?

Location: Upton upon Severn
Date: Thursday 18th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk
Website: www.uptonbluesfestival.org.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Chagstock Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Chagford, EX20 2PR, Devon

A not for profit organisation supporting the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Water Aid. In its 13th year.

This is a mixed genre festival, with a folk element too.

Location: Chagford, EX20 2PR
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: organiser@chagstock.info
Website: www.chagstock.info/
County: Devon
Country: England


ChickenStock Music Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Pett Wood Cottage, Kent

It's back for the second time!
All genres of music but have a particular passion for Folk Rock, Folk, Roots and Acoustic music, which is the main genre of the Acts booked, but Folk as you may not expect!

Based in beautiful Kent country, but just 5 minutes from J5 of the M2, Chickstock Festival is buildings on last years 'magical' festival of folk, roots and acoustic music, with even more bands booked for this year!

Location: Pett Wood Cottage
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available: Day tickets - £15 and £30
Contact for info:
Website: www.chickenstockfestival.co.uk
County: Kent
Country: England


Guiting Music Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

For nearly half a century the Guiting Music Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswolds summer calendar, bringing an exciting variety of highly talented performances of Classical, Jazz, Blues and Folk music by artists from around the world. In that time it has built up a strong band of very loyal supporters.

Check through their programme to see what parts you like.

Location: Guiting Power
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Newark Traditions Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire

The website is not fully updated yet, but the date has been announced.

Location: Newark on Trent
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: All events FREE (except Saturday evening ceilidh: £5)
Contact for info: newarktraditions@gmail.com
Website: www.newarktraditions.org.uk
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Rothbury, Northumberland

A small, friendly, community based music festival set in the heart of Northumberland in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley. Over the last three decades Rothbury Festival has established a unique atmosphere that has drawn musicians and singers from throughout the country and beyond to spend a weekend sharing music and experiencing Northumbrian traditions.

Location: Rothbury
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 07815198680
Website: www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Stainsby Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Stainsby, Derbyshire


A well-established, intimate and family friendly event in a beautiful rural setting, held in large marquees on a greenfield site in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby.

Great folk and world music in traditional marquees, crafts stalls, childrens entertainment, music workshops of every kind, storytelling, a singers competition and walkabout events throughout the weekend with camping thrown in.

Location: Stainsby
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available: Day tickets available too.
Contact for info: news@stainsbyfestival.org.uk
Website: www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Trowbridge Festival - 19th Jul 2019 - Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield BA14 9LH, Wiltshire

Site for 2019 under construction at our last visit.

Ah, it's been updated now. Line is getting larger all the time.

Location: Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield BA14 9LH
Date: Friday 19th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: team@trowbridgefestival.co.uk
Website: www.trowbridgefestival.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Port Elliot Festival - 25th Jul 2019 - St Germans, Cornwall

This is a fiestival with a bit of everything. It's a literary festival with exhibitions, workshops, eating and drinking, science, music (which is why I am listing it), science, talks and lots more.

I suggest you take a look and see if there are things that you like.

Location: St Germans
Date: Thursday 25th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Also available: Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@porteliotfestival.com
Website: porteliotfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Warwick Folk Festival - 25th Jul 2019 - Warwick, Warwickshire

Singers and musicians, street entertainers and Morris dancers - it seems that anybody and everybody who enjoys folk music heads for Warwick in July each year.

Since its humble beginnings in 1979, the annual Warwick Folk Festival has developed into one of the most highly regarded folk events on the national and international scene, attracting fans from all over Britain and as far afield as the USA and Australia

Location: Warwick
Date: Thursday 25th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £134
Contact for info: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Womad Charlton Park - 25th Jul 2019 - Charlton Park, Wiltshire

THE World Music event.
International music resonates throughout the grounds, bounces off trees in the Arboretum, whirls through the green arena and dashes across acres of beautiful grass land which becomes the camping grounds during the last weekend in July. It is truly a unique event and we suggest you come along and experience the beauty for yourself.

Location: Charlton Park
Date: Thursday 25th July 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Beer and Bluegrass - 26th Jul 2019 - Poole, BH13 6AS, Dorset

Now in its fifth successful year and attracting top quality acts from across the world.

The Festival is set in the secluded grounds of Victoria School with a main stage within a natural amphitheatre, a woodland backdrop and the stunning ‘Claremont’ a Victorian former convent in the foreground.

Location: Poole, BH13 6AS
Date: Friday 26th July 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available: Day tickets £16 and £18
Contact for info: info@poolerhythmroots.co.uk
Website: www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Bridport Folk Festival - 26th Jul 2019 - Bridport, Dorset

After a successful second event last year, it's back again!

This is a new festival, and with so many festivals disappearing, you should make the effort to support any new event.

72 acts booked. 24 morris related sides, workshops, music sessions, headline gigs, ceilidhs and barn dances, performance and story telling, artisans, a childrens area and loads more.

Location: Bridport
Date: Friday 26th July 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Outdoors - £3, workshops £5. Some ticketed events. It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: bridportfolkfestival.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Taking place in August

Cambridge Folk Festival - 1st Aug 2019 - Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. It has become hugely popular and a regular sell out attracting ten thousand people, many of whom return year after year.
The Festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of music and a wide definition of what might be considered folk. The best traditional folk artists from the UK and Ireland.
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Location: Cherry Hinton Hall
Date: Thursday 1st August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £175.5
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Wickham Festival - 1st Aug 2019 - Wickham, PO17 5HD, Hampshire

Concerts, workshop, dance displays, craft fairs, sessions. Lots of things to keep you entertained.

There will be a good selection of food and drink including a great choice of real ales at the main venue. Some excellent village pubs, wine bars, restaurants, shops and bistros, all within easy walking distance of the main venue. There are also some lovely village and riverside walks around Wickham plus the historic Chesapeake Mill and Water Gardens that are well worth a visit

Location: Wickham, PO17 5HD
Date: Thursday 1st August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness - 1st Aug 2019 - Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

A place where art, intellectualism and fantastic gastronomy share equal billing with music.

A festival covering many different media - music, film, talks - all on a variety of genres. The London Folk Guild brings the very best in folk, blues, acoustic, Americana, bluegrass, roots and country from the UK and around the world.

Winner of several Festival awards.

Location: Cornbury Park
Date: Thursday 1st August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Lake District Folk Weekend - 2nd Aug 2019 - Staveley, Cumbria

Centred around Hawkshead Brewery's 'Beer Hall',

Concerts are held Friday and Saturday evenings in The River Bar above the Hawkshead Brewery's flagship tasting space, The Beer Hall, where more music will be on offer. The Village Hall hosts a concert on Friday and ceilidh on Saturday.

These concerts are supplemented by dozens of performances in the village pub and cafes. Workshops, singarounds and sessions in the brewery, pavilion and Eagle & Child allow all visitors to get involved.

Morris sides will perform in the village throughout the weekend.

Location: Staveley
Date: Friday 2nd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE, mainly, some ticketed evening events
Contact for info: lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Melton Folk Festival - 2nd Aug 2019 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

A festival set in the ancient market town of Melton Mowbray. With Craft fair, local market, Morris Dancing, sing-arounds, music session, outdoor market stage and 13 venues collected around its atmospheric center. Three days of music and mayhem so if you fancy playing or just want to eat the pie – come to Melton Folk Festival.

Location: Melton Mowbray
Date: Friday 2nd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE !
Contact for info: meltonfolk@gmail.com
Website: meltonfolkandcraftfair.com
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Sidmouth Folk Week - 2nd Aug 2019 - Sidmouth, Devon

Sidmouth FolkWeek is a unique week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song taking place in the charming East Devon regency coastal resort. A must in every festival goer's annual diary. There has been a folk festival in Sidmouth in the first week of August every year since 1955, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events with a promise of something for everyone, from major league concerts to small intimate sessions, from ceilidh dancing to lively roots parties, from family entertainment to youth-centred masterclasses, from social dance to colourful dance displays.

Location: Sidmouth
Date: Friday 2nd August 2019 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
Website: www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Underneath the Stars - 2nd Aug 2019 - Cannon Hall Open Farm, nr Barnsley, Yorkshire

Underneath the Stars Festival is a fresh new summer festival of arts and food. It is a collaboration between Barnsley folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby's family production team, and one of the finest Yorkshire visitor attractions and quality food producer Cannon Hall Open Farm.

The aim is to provide a weekend of world class entertainment in the heart of South Yorkshire, held in a purpose built big-top concert marquee and for the first time this year there will be the opportunity to pitch up and stay at the festival campsite.

Location: Cannon Hall Open Farm, nr Barnsley
Date: Friday 2nd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £132
Contact for info: info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
Website: www.underthestarsfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 3rd Aug 2019 - Salcombe Regis, Devon

This is a big fringe, over four evenings. Featuring a great line up, and it's all free!

All events in McBuzz's Barn.

The Fringe Sessions feature a mix of the most exciting emerging talent along with some established heavyweight favourites from across the UK and internationally. Entry is FREE to all music lovers but we have a donations bucket for the artists.

Location: Salcombe Regis
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: 01395 579564
Website: www.sidmouthfringe.co.uk/
County: Devon
Country: England


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 7th Aug 2019 - Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW, Hampshire

A large event covering a large variety of music styles, in it's tenth year. The event is spread over several stages, and there is a folk section . Research it and make your own decision on whether it suits you. The line-up includes many well-known acts.

Location: Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW
Date: Wednesday 7th August 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £229
Also available: Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@boomtownfair.co.uk
Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Fairport's Cropredy Convention - 8th Aug 2019 - Cropredy, Oxfordshire

Famous reunion festival taking place in Oxfordshire, for the legendary Fairport Convention. And lots of guests.

There aren't many acts that run their own famous festival! And this will be their 50th anniversary, so lookout for special surprize guests.

Location: Cropredy
Date: Thursday 8th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Contact for info: tickets@fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Alnwick Music Festival - 9th Aug 2019 - Alnwick, Northumberland

A mixed genre music festival with an international flavour. so a fair bit of variety, including some folk music and dance groups.

Location: Alnwick
Date: Friday 9th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: alnwickmusicfestival.com/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 9th Aug 2019 - Broadstairs, Kent

During Folk Week, life in Broadstairs really is set to music. In the parks, pubs, gardens and on the beaches and promenade- there really is a festival vibe in the town - nobody who arrives in Broadstairs during Folk Week wonders whether there is an event taking place - it's inescapable - in the best possible way!

Location: Broadstairs
Date: Friday 9th August 2019 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £189
Also available: Other tickets available too.
Contact for info: info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk / 01843 604080
Website: www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Dartmoor Folk Festival - 9th Aug 2019 - South Zeal near Okehampton, Devon

The Dartmoor Folk Festival is a friendly traditional festival, with highlights including Ceilidh, Song & Music Sessions, Dartmoor Stepdance and Broomdance Championships, Dartmoor Fayre, Craft Displays, Dances, Music Hall, Sunday Ramble, Folk Service, Pub Sessions & Children's Events.PLUS - Craft tent, Sideshows, Demonstrations, Dance Displays, Children's Entertainers and much more...The festival continues to attract some of the top national and local artists as guests, maintaining its reputation as one of the top events in the folk calendar.

Location: South Zeal near Okehampton
Date: Friday 9th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available: Day Tickets £37
Contact for info: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Saltburn Festival - 9th Aug 2019 - Saltburn, North Yorkshire

This year will see the 22nd Saltburn Folk Festival take place in the historic, Victorian town of Saltburn.

Many of you will know that we lost a great stalwart of the folk scene in October 2018, John Taylor. John was Director of the Saltburn Folk Festival since its inception in 1997, and for many years the Redcar Folk Festival before that. We are pleased to announce that a group of folk enthusiasts have got together to carry on the festival in John's memory. It will be held from 9th to 11th August, 2019

A number of top line artists have been invited, and there will be some special appearances of other past favourites. There will also be other regular folk festival activities including such as dancing displays, workshops and sing-arounds.

Location: Saltburn
Date: Friday 9th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available: Saturday tickets £40
Contact for info: 07868 115153 / info@saltburnfolkfestival.com
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance - 10th Aug 2019 - Billingham, Cleveland

An international festival, so a bit different to the norm. Artists from many countries, for those that like world music. A wide variety of styles and sounds.

Location: Billingham
Date: Saturday 10th August 2019 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Many individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@billinghamfestival.co.uk
Website: www.billinghamfestival.co.uk
County: Cleveland
Country: England


StockFest - Culture, Music & Arts Festival - 14th Aug 2019 - Stockcross, Berkshire

Not a nine day folk fest...
A multi-genre, event spread over 9 days, with a wide variety of entertainments. Includes an auctustic day and several wellknown folk acts.

Now in it's seventh year.

Check out their program of events to see if you like it.

Stockfest is a not for profit community festival based in the tiny village of Stockcross, Nr Newbury.

Location: Stockcross
Date: Wednesday 14th August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@stockfest.co.uk
Website: www.stockfest.co.uk
County: Berkshire
Country: England


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 15th Aug 2019 - Purbeck Valley Farm, Swanage, Dorset

Purbeck Folk Festival in the rolling hills of Dorset.

Located on a little sheep farm and in its fifth year, it's "how festivals used to be" - friendly, great for kids and adults alike, and small enough to be able to wander around and not lose your friends. Purbeck Folk Festival covers the broader definition of folk music and you can hear music from all around the world; some deep and meaningful, some get up and jump around.

Not to be confused with the nearby Swanage festivals

Location: Purbeck Valley Farm, Swanage
Date: Thursday 15th August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £117
Contact for info: cath@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Beautiful Days - 16th Aug 2019 - Escot Park, Devon

Beautiful Days is the Levellers' annual 15,000 capacity family-friendly weekend camping festival at Escot Park, which started in 2003.It has a huge children's area in the centre of the festival, comedy, theatre, family camping, a healing area, licensed real ale bars from Otter Brewery & carefully selected food and craft stalls.

Chosen as one of the Best Family Festivals in 2013 by the Guardian

Location: Escot Park
Date: Friday 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £142
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


FolkEast - 16th Aug 2019 - Glemham Hall, Suffolk

This event has been going for aorund six years now, in East Anglia (hence the name).

A fresh approach to a timeless tradition with an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional music. Re-kindling the Eastfolk folkmoots on the Glemham Hall Estate, where, for three days of the year, the folk of the East bring their families & gather for a bit of a to-do.

Location: Glemham Hall
Date: Friday 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Just So Festival - 16th Aug 2019 - Rode Hall, Cheshire

A not for profit family music and arts festival and although we don't call ourselves a folk festival the majority of our musical programming is folk, so we thought you might be interested.

Very family focused, with circus acts, music, films, children's entertainment.
Doesn't seem to like my pop-up box so click here instead to view their site.

Location: Rode Hall
Date: Friday 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Also available: Day tickets too.
Contact for info: hello@justsofestival.org.uk
Website: www.justsofestival.org.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Moira Furnace Folk Festival - 16th Aug 2019 - Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT, Leicestershire

It's Number 11

The festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists.

Location: Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT
Date: Friday 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £47
Also available: Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
Website: moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


White Horse Folk Festival - 16th Aug 2019 - Grove, near Wantage, Oxfordshire

A small, intimate, relaxed festival where there is an emphasis on creating an inclusive atmosphere and encouraging everyone to play a part in the weekend's events. There is plenty of opportunity to sing, play or tell a story with singarounds and music sessions every day.

Location: Grove, near Wantage
Date: Friday 16th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: WhiteHorseFest@aol.com
Website: www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Whitby Folk Week - 17th Aug 2019 - Whitby, Yorkshire

Seven days of dancing in the streets, music and singing in the pubs, concerts and dances until late into the night, and a whole lot more. Seven days of meeting old friends and making new ones.

With over 600 events, this long-standing celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles has taken on the trappings of a tradition in its own right.

Location: Whitby
Date: Saturday 17th August 2019 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £199
Also available: Day tickets £54 and £71
Contact for info: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Cornwall Folk Festival - 22nd Aug 2019 - Wadebridge, Cornwall

The Cornwall Folk Festival is the annual celebration of Folk and Roots Music and Dance in Wadebridge.

Now in its 46th year, we bring national and international performers to Cornwall
and showcase local talent to the wider artistic world, in front of Cornish and visiting audiences.

Location: Wadebridge
Date: Thursday 22nd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
Website: www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Shambala Festival - 22nd Aug 2019 - Secret, Northamptonshire

This festival covers many different music styles, including folk music. It will suit those with a wide range of musical interests. Over 200 diverse music acts across 12 live stages. comedy, electric,roots, reggae and folk, films and theatre. Some of everything.

Location is kept secret for quite some time.

Location: Secret
Date: Thursday 22nd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £166
Contact for info: enquiries@shambalafestival.org
Website: www.shambalafestival.org/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Cottingham Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2019 - Cottingham, Yorkshire

Now in it's fifth year,for the region's already blossoming music calendar, to be hosted in various venues in the picturesque East Yorkshire village of Cottingham across the first weekend of September. An exciting addition to a vibrant summer of events, this three-day extravaganza will see an incredible line-up of artists descend on what is thought to be the largest village in the UK

Location: Cottingham
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Greenbelt - 23rd Aug 2019 - Boughton Estate, Kettering,NN14 1BJ, Northamptonshire

An arts, faith and justice festival with a long and rich history.

Greenbelt covers a variety of styles of music and other things, including guest speakers and comedy.

Location: Boughton Estate, Kettering,NN14 1BJ
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: info@greenbelt.org.uk
Website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Maui Waui - 23rd Aug 2019 - Theberton, Suffolk

Not strictly a folk event. A mixture of styles and events that some of you may be interested in. A bit like Breaded Theory they say.

Location: Theberton
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £82
Contact for info: silas@mauiwauievents.co.uk
Website: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2019 - Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has a reputation for delivering the very finest acts from the UK and around the world, always searching to find new authentic artists as well as providing a platform for established performers, and never forgetting to add some fun and diversity to our concerts. We try to bring quality in depth.

Location: Shrewsbury
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Contact for info: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Solfest - 23rd Aug 2019 - Tarnside Farm, Tarns,CA7 4NQ, Cumbria

Cumbria's brightest and best music and arts festival, Solfest is delighted to announce another wave of the delightfully diverse and exciting range of artists who will grace the many stages and have you up and dancing at Solfest this summer.

As ever Solfest offers a dazzling array of entertainment across practically every musical genre.

Location: Tarnside Farm, Tarns,CA7 4NQ
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: info@solfest.org.uk
Website: www.solfest.org.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Stroud Fringe - 23rd Aug 2019 - Stroud, Gloucestershire

Stroud Fringe is a free music and arts festival that takes over Stroud in Gloucestershire every August bank holiday. With five official stages, parades, street entertainment, creative childrens' workshops, and great food and drink. Independent venues all over town celebrate the festival with their own events - the town really does come alive!

Location: Stroud
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@stroudfringe.co.uk
Website: stroudfringe.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Towersey Festival - 23rd Aug 2019 - Thame, Oxfordshire

A traditional village festival.

Four days and nights of the best Acoustic, Folk, Blues, World and Americana, with first class stages, massive family appeal, wonderful camping, arts, crafts, theatre, hands-on workshops, film and a sprinkling of Festival Magic in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Thame
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £129
Contact for info: info@towerseyfestival.com
Website: www.towerseyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Watchet LIVE Music Festival - 23rd Aug 2019 - Watchet, Somerset

After a rest last year, it's back!

Smallish festival with large variety of things going on. Includes folk music.

Profits used to fund community events and donations to charities.

Location: Watchet
Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £87.5
Contact for info: info@watchetfestival.co.uk
Website: www.watchetfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


England's Medieval Festival - 24th Aug 2019 - Herstmonceux Castle, BN27 1RN, East Sussex

A medieval event, with stage shows, jousting, music and dance, and lots of things for the kids too. They have a full line up of folk music. It's a one-of-a-kind event with a very special blend of history and fun for the whole family.

Something different especially if you like older music

Location: Herstmonceux Castle, BN27 1RN
Date: Saturday 24th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available: Day tickets £20
Contact for info: tickets@mgel.com
Website: www.englandsmedievalfestival.com/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Over the Hill - 26th Aug 2019 - Cogges Manor Farm, Oxfordshire

This is the first time for this event.
Features Americana and roots music. With authentic american food and bars, and beer from a local brewery - Wychwood Brewery, who are also sponsoring the event.

Location: Cogges Manor Farm
Date: Monday 26th August 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info:
Website: www.gloveboxlive.uk/gig/over-the-hill/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Fleetwood Folk and Blues - 29th Aug 2019 - Fleetwood, Lancashire

Concerts, Sessions, Dance, Heritage & Fringe Events

An intimate event bringing quality live Folk, Blues and Acoustic Music and Dance into 8 venues across Fleetwood, 2016 will be the second FaB event which has been encouraged by the passion and enthusiasm of the community and local businesses including pubs, tourist attractions and hotels. Fleetwood FaB has doubled in size this year to 8 venues plus the farm facilities/campsite

Location: Fleetwood
Date: Thursday 29th August 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available: Some individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleetwoodfolkandblues.com
Website: www.fleetwoodfolkandblues.com/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


BunkFest - 30th Aug 2019 - Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Music, dance, steam and beer. Over 60 acts.

Says it all, really.

Over the years, many tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the unique community atmosphere which the festival generates, the sense of magic, fun, otherness and togetherness which never fails to amuse and amaze its followers. Long may it continue!

Location: Wallingford
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@bunkfest.co.uk
Website: www.bunkfest.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Clennell Hall Singaround\Sessions Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Clennell Hall Country House Hotel, Alwinton, NE65 7BG, Northumberland

Chennel Hall host another a singaround / session event.

And the price is right!

Fantastic weekend of singing and music. Dance sides welcome too. Dog and children friendly venue in a superb Country House Hotel amongst the stunning Northumberland scenery. Heavily discounted accommodation. £10 per unit camping for the whole weekend (tents/caravans/motor homes/camper vans), normally £10 per night. Bed and Breakfast at £80 per night for a twin/double/family room, normally £95 per night. Bunk rooms £20 per night including breakfast, £15 per night without breakfast, normally £20 not including breakfast.

As it's a facebook page, click here

Location: Clennell Hall Country House Hotel, Alwinton, NE65 7BG
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE, but accomodation costs.
Contact for info: cneil727@yahoo.com
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/ClennellHallEventsFestivals/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Didmarton Bluegrass Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Kemble Airfield, GL7 6BQ, Gloucestershire

Once again we've included a few bluegrass festivals to give you a bit more variety. And besides, we noticed a few folk stars in the line up...

(We're not trying to cover every such festival, just a few samples for you enjoyment.)

Run by a new team of familiar faces.

Location: Kemble Airfield, GL7 6BQ
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: tickets@didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk
Website: didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Lyme Folk Revisited - 30th Aug 2019 - Lyme Regis, Dorset

Once again we are inviting some of the finest talent from previous festivals to return for a one-off evening of fabulous music - plus a brilliant new band coming to Lyme Regis for the first time.

Location: Lyme Regis
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01297 442138 / admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com/home
County: Dorset
Country: England


Lyme Folk Weekend - 30th Aug 2019 - Lyme Regis, Dorset

The line up, for a newish event, has been very start-studded as well, and this year will probably be just as great.

Singing, sessions, morris parade, shanty festival, story telling, and much more.

There will be free daily concerts on the Seafront Stage from noon to 5pm plus the usual Morris dancing and parade throughout the town.

Location: Lyme Regis
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01297 442138 / admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Moseley Folk Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Moseley Park, Birmingham, West Midlands

Our tradition of an eclectic folk selection continues this year.

Showcasing unsigned acts right alongside well established international artists makes for a really exciting bill.

Location: Moseley Park, Birmingham
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available: Day and two day tickets £48 and £82
Contact for info: info@moseleyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Off the Tracks - Summer Festival - 30th Aug 2019 - Castle Donington, Leicestershire

A great family site.
Atmospheric Surroundings - Great live music
60 Real Ales and Ciders - Acoustic Sessions
Excellent Camping Facilities & Showers
Arts & crafts stalls - Fantastic Food - Circus Workshops, and Parade
Family Friendly - Children's Play Area -Entertainment & activities for children
Shiatsu - Yoga - Energy work - Tai Chi - Chi Kung - Meditation

Location: Castle Donington
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@offthetracks.co.uk
Website: offthetracks.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Scalby Folk Weekend - 30th Aug 2019 - Scalby, YO13 0PT, Yorkshire

A free event where donations will be used to support the St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Now as it's free and as it supports a charity, you simply have to go and support them!

Location: Scalby, YO13 0PT
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: david.bell1947@talktalk.net
Website: www.thenagsheadinn.co.uk/facilities
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Wareham Wail - 30th Aug 2019 - Oakfield Farm,Verwood BH31 6JJ, Dorset

A very reasonably priced 3 day event.

Come and join in the singing with some of the finest traditional singers, all hand picked from folk clubs and festivals around the country, some well-known, some not heard of, but all of a high standard. A harvest of song complemented by good company, good food and drink.

Location: Oakfield Farm,Verwood BH31 6JJ
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £33
Contact for info: 01225 867031
Website: www.wail.org.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Wilkestock - 30th Aug 2019 - Stevenage, SG14 3RR, Hertfordshire

Charity Music Festival.

A variety of music styles, includes some acoustic and folk music.
A charity music festival, supporting Leukaemia Research and Keswick Mountain Rescue.
Check it out, to see if it suits your tastes.

Location: Stevenage, SG14 3RR
Date: Friday 30th August 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £71
Also available: Day tickets too.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wilkestock.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


SingFest - 31st Aug 2019 - Dockenfield, GU10 4HH, Surrey

Not your normal folk fest.

Learn joyous songs from five renowned conductors in fun, relaxed workshops
within the beautiful surroundings of Mellow Farm.

Singing Workshops
Camping, Ceilidh, Open Mic, Saturday Night BBQ, Lantern Making, Junk Samba workshop, Yoga, Family Activities, Local Beer & Cider and the best campfire sing-arounds you've ever heard.

Location: Dockenfield, GU10 4HH
Date: Saturday 31st August 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: vox@annatabbush.com
Website: www.singfest.org.uk/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Taking place in September

Bromyard Folk Festival - 5th Sep 2019 - Bromyard, Herefordshire

Started in 1968, still going strong.

Folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area - featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.

Some of the most outstanding local, national and international traditional folk festival musicians performing in concert, ceilidhs and displays.

Location: Bromyard
Date: Thursday 5th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk
Website: www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Medieval Music in the Dales - 5th Sep 2019 - Bolton Castle and Redmire, Yorkshire

An annual medieval music festival wholly dedicated to medieval music-making. It's unique in the UK.

Our theme for this year is The Matter of Britain - Medieval Music and Story of the British Isles.

A major event in the early music calendar - a weekend dedicated solely to the music of the middle ages. It's all happening at Bolton Castle in beautiful Wensleydale in North Yorkshire

Location: Bolton Castle and Redmire
Date: Thursday 5th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: medievalmusicinthedales@gmail.com
Website: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Settle Folk Gathering - 5th Sep 2019 - Settle, Yorkshire

Website not fully updated on our last visit, but some info that helps.

Location: Settle
Date: Thursday 5th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE !
Contact for info: info@settlefolk.co.uk
Website: www.settlefolk.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Poole Blues Festival - 6th Sep 2019 - Poole, Dorset

Blues bands and entertainment - a wide selection of bands across various venues. For more information about bands playing visit the 'Poole Blues Festival' Facebook page or the Poole Blues Festival website.

Location: Poole
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Depends on the event
Contact for info:
Website: poolebluesfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Sedgefield Folk Festival - 6th Sep 2019 - Sedgefield, Durham

One of our main objectives, being a small Festival, is to ensure that all visitors have an event to attend, be it concert, singaround, music session, workshop or dance display.
The festival has gradually expanded to cater for the tastes and interests of travelling folk music enthusiasts and local residents alike.
Includes the world spoon playing championships.

Location: Sedgefield
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info: info@sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Durham
Country: England


Swanage Folk Festival - 6th Sep 2019 - Swanage, Dorset

Now in it's 26th year.

Swanage comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers in their bright costumes and jingling bells, and folk music lovers, every year for the weekend on the second Friday after the August Bank Holiday Monday.
Concerts, join-in sessions, workshops, as well as dancers

Location: Swanage
Date: Friday 6th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: info@swanagefolkfestival.com
Website: www.swanagefolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


London Folk Festival - 7th Sep 2019 - Camden, Greater London

An all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. At the famous Cecil Sharp House, the heart of English Folk Music

Location: Camden
Date: Saturday 7th September 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Contact for info: folkandroots@gmail.com
Website: www.londonfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Bermondsey Folk Festival - 8th Sep 2019 - Bermondsey, London, SE16 4DG, Greater London

It's been around sinc 2015 and it's free. So if you are in the area, you can just pop round and enjoy yourself.

Location: Bermondsey, London, SE16 4DG
Date: Sunday 8th September 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.bermondseyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Bellingham all Acoustic Music Festival - 12th Sep 2019 - Brownrigg, Northumberland

Also known as BAAFest

A great mix of folk, jazz, blues and anything else that they fancy! As long as it's all acoustic.

No sheep were harmed in the production of their website.

Location: Brownrigg
Date: Thursday 12th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@baafest.com
Website: www.baafest.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Cranleigh Folk Festival - 13th Sep 2019 - Cranleigh, GU6 8JL, Surrey

Taking place in the "largest village in England".
Festival intends to support the 1170 charity, which aims to preserve St Nicolas Church in Cranleigh.

UPDATE - event is currently postponed.

Location: Cranleigh, GU6 8JL
Date: Friday 13th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: cranleighfolk.com/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Priston Festival - 13th Sep 2019 - Priston, near Bath, Somerset

Format will be largely unchanged from previous years with two free stages, great activities for all the family, special events in the village hall & church; and an art project and special venue for kids.
Enjoy a friendly and relaxed celebration of live music and culture.
An impressive line-up of live music (traditional, jazz, world, blues, rock, classical, choral)

Location: Priston, near Bath
Date: Friday 13th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mainly free plus some individual event tickets.
Contact for info: pristonfestival@googlemail.com
Website: www.priston.org.uk/festival/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Worcester Music Festival - 13th Sep 2019 - Worcester, WR1 2RS, Worcestershire

A mixed genre event, with a folk element for you to enjoy.

Worcester Music Festival are pleased to announce we will be working alongside Acorns Children's Hospice this year, with the money raised by the festival going towards Acorns' music therapy scheme.

Location: Worcester, WR1 2RS
Date: Friday 13th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE !
Contact for info: info@worcestermusicfestival.co.uk
Website: www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


St Ives September Festival - 14th Sep 2019 - St Ives, Cornwall

Two weeks of the arts and music in September.

A large variety of genres of music, usually with some folk and acoustic music from some major acts. Arts, literature and film events too.

For over 30 years St Ives Festival has been one of the must-play events for those of us on the Folk, Roots and Acoustic music scene.

Location: St Ives
Date: Saturday 14th September 2019 for 15 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mainly individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
Website: www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Southdowns Folk Festival - 19th Sep 2019 - Bognor Regis, Sussex

Price covers the headliners evening concerts - and there are several big name headliners too!

Supported by crowdfunding donations.

Location: Bognor Regis
Date: Thursday 19th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: rnash10@hotmail.com
Website: www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival - 20th Sep 2019 - Otley, Yorkshire

For the 28th time!

With concerts, dances, workshops, sessions and street entertainment on offer, there should be something for everybody.

Otley lies in picturesque Wharfedale on the A660 six miles from Ilkley and ten from Leeds (Menston Railway Station 1 mile {but it seems more if you walk}). The town is well equipped with shops, restaurants, take-aways and supermarkets as well as the Friday/Saturday market

Location: Otley
Date: Friday 20th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: OtleyFF@hotmail.com
Website: www.otleyfolkfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Stroud Folk Weekend - 20th Sep 2019 - Stroud, Gloucestershire

New name for the Stroud event.
Concerts,dance, sessions, singalons. Workshopd too.

Site not fully updated when last visited. But they assure me it is taking place.

Location: Stroud
Date: Friday 20th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: stroudfolk@yhoo.com
Website: www.stroudfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


The Little Big Gig - 20th Sep 2019 - Henry's Campsite in the Lizard, Cornwall

A music and ale festival which includes acoustic and folk acts. A family-friendly style of event.

Celebrating Cornwall's creative talent, in music, beer making and much more. This is Little Big Gig's eigth year!

Location: Henry's Campsite in the Lizard
Date: Friday 20th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@littlebiggig.co.uk
Website: www.littlebiggig.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Deepdale Festival - 26th Sep 2019 - Burnham, PE31 8DD, Norfolk

With a great line-up, this looks as if it could be a good weekend out. And it's not expensive either.

Come and enjoy some great live music, spoken word, drum workshops, street entertainment and the chilled atmosphere.

Location: Burnham, PE31 8DD
Date: Thursday 26th September 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: 01485 210256
Website: www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/festival/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Allen Valleys Folk Festival - 27th Sep 2019 - Allendale, Northumberland

Ignore the top banner if it still says 2018, it is in 2019.

Events are held at several locations around Allendale.

Established in 2014, celebrating the best in folk music, traditional dance and workshops.

Site not fully updated yet.

Location: Allendale
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Contact for info: davidcrellin@btinternet.com
Website: allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Charmouth Folk Festival - 27th Sep 2019 - Charmouth, Dorset

A new event!

In its first year, Charmouth Folk Festival combines a great weekend location on the south coast of England with a varied music event. Headlining is Richard Digence, supported by Kelly Oliver, and the event features a dozen performers across nine venues around the village.

Location: Charmouth
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: charmouthfolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Taking place in October

Swanage Blues Festival - 3rd Oct 2019 - Swanage, Dorset

There is also one in March as well!

15 Indoor Venues
30 Top Class Acts
60 Great Gigs, Open Mic and Jam Sessions

The Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of Blues Musicians, Fans and Friends for a weekend of Jams, Open Mics and Headline Performances that will have you coming back time after time.
Swanage hosts several festivals

Location: Swanage
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: info@swanage-blues.org
Website: www.swanage-blues.org/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Tenterden Folk Festival - 3rd Oct 2019 - Tenterden, Kent

A four day long festival of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Tenterden, situated in the ancient Weald of Kent, about 12 miles west of Ashford, is an ideal setting for this friendly, family festival of folk. Tenterden features one of the widest High Streets in the country lined with historic and listed buildings, numerous friendly pubs and restaurants and green verges. The festival includes many free events.

Location: Tenterden
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £44
Also available: Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Derby Folk Week - 4th Oct 2019 - Derby, DE1 3AH, Derbyshire

2019 will be the 13th year that we've held the festival right in the centre of Derby.

Concerts, workshops, sessions.

Mainly indoors, so no need to worry about the weather. There are individual concerts in Derby Cathedral on Friday evening, and Saturday, and concerts in The Old Bell Hotel on Friday evening, and through Saturday and Sunday.

Billed as Derby Folk Weekender for this year.

Location: Derby, DE1 3AH
Date: Friday 4th October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available: Variety of day and event tickets.
Contact for info: admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Edgworth Folk Festival - 4th Oct 2019 - Edgworth, BL7 OAP, Lancashire


A festival that both promotes folk music and supports a local community centre so it can continue to be open to the local community.

Links on the page take you to pdf files with some more info.

Car park at back. Parking place for campervans (but no campervan utilities available).

Location: Edgworth, BL7 OAP
Date: Friday 4th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: 01257 233513 / arawc51@gmail.com
Website: www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk/page49.htm
County: Lancashire
Country: England


GoosFest - 4th Oct 2019 - Goostrey, Cheshire

Goosfest is a "not for profit" arts and music festival held each year in October at various venues in and round the village of Goostrey in Cheshire. The festival offers a diverse programme of events, so whether it is classical, folk, jazz or contemporary music, theatre, stand-up comedy or craft that turns you on, Goosfest has it!

Location: Goostrey
Date: Friday 4th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: home@goosfest.com
Website: Goosfest.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Banbury Folk & Hobby Horse Festival - 11th Oct 2019 - Banbury, Oxfordshire

After the success of this year’s Banbury Folk Festival, we are pleased to announce it is happening again.

This year the festival will be held in 5 venues around the town centre.

Our Main Venue will be the GF Club Ballroom.

Location: Banbury
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: banburyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Big Blues Festival - 11th Oct 2019 - Southport, Merseyside

We hope you can join us for our fourth annual Big Blues Festival next October, it promises to be a weekend of great music, great food, great ale and great fun as we celebrate what rock, rhythm and blues has to offer!

The line-up is as big as it is bold and presents music that is desperate to be heard, with headliners Revolutionaires and Mike Sanches & His Band, it's a weekend you really don't want to miss!

Location: Southport
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/big-blues-festival-2019/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Bristol Cajun and Zydeco Festival - 11th Oct 2019 - Bristol, Bristol

We like to include a few not quite folk but sort of folk festivals, like this one. Just to broaden your outlook a bit.

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Bristol
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01634 932157
Website: bristolcajunfestival.com/
County: Bristol
Country: England


Festival des Panards - 11th Oct 2019 - Todmorden, Yorkshire

Something different...

French music and dance festival in Yorkshire.

Location: Todmorden
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: frenchdanceleeds.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival - 11th Oct 2019 - Harwich, Essex

A mixture of free open air entertainment, concerts, music sessions, classic boats, pub sessions and singarounds during the festival weekend. Events take place throughout the old town of Harwich at several local venues.

Location: Harwich
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets or FREE bits
Contact for info: info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk
Website: www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


Manchester Folk Festival - 16th Oct 2019 - Manchester, Lancashire

Manchester Folk Festival is a major new festival of English folk and acoustic roots music. From songs of struggle to joyful reels, from traditional to experimental, the festival will celebrate contemporary folk as it straddles genres, embraces cultures and absorbs new influences.

An urban festival. A gathering of all kinds of folk.

With craft workshops, pub sing-arounds and in-conversations with artists.

HOME is the festival hub, and nearby Gorilla, The Ritz and The International Anthony Burgess Foundation will also host gigs.

Location: Manchester
Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: hello@manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Hartlepool Folk Festival - 18th Oct 2019 - Hartlepool, Northumberland

Please join us for a sumptuous autumn weekend full of great music, food and drink, all set in lovely Old Hartlepool. We have put together a lineup containing some of the very best artists on the UK folk scene, but which pays special tribute to the incredibly rich culture and traditions of Teesside and the wider North East. This year, we’re commemorating the 30th anniversary of the end of the Miners’ Strike with a special series of events focusing on the music, dance and cultural heritage of our colliery communities.

Location: Hartlepool
Date: Friday 18th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: jonny@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
Website: www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Lichfield Festival of Folk - 18th Oct 2019 - Lichfield, Staffordshire

L2F - The Lichfield Festival of Folk, organised by arts charity Lichfield Arts, is in its seventh year and going from strength to strength. Held in the historic centre of Lichfield and focussed on the atmospheric Guildhall it offers the very best in folk music, dance displays and workshops. A lively, friendly atmosphere for very attractive prices.

Location: Lichfield
Date: Friday 18th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@lichfieldarts.org.uk
Website: www.l2f.co.uk/
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Musicport Festival - 18th Oct 2019 - Whitby, Yorkshire

A world music event, many different styles. Check the line up to see if it appeals to your tastes.

Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area.

The rather magical winner of the Indoor Festival of the Year 2013 (Fatea Awards

Location: Whitby
Date: Friday 18th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01947 603475
Website: www.musicportfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Dance Around the World - 26th Oct 2019 - Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London

Now in it's 19th year
Two days of workshops and performances by more than fifty groups, representing over thirty different countries "all the villages of the world - and in London, a marvellous concept". Saturday evening is a Balkan dance and Latin American night, Sunday evening, International Dance.

Visitors to the event will be able to watch and try for themselves traditional dance forms from all over the world.

Location: Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town
Date: Saturday 26th October 2019 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available: Day and evening tickets, £17 and £10
Contact for info: danceoffice@waitrose.com
Website: www.datw.org.uk
County: London
Country: England


Lowender Peran Celtic Music & Dance - 30th Oct 2019 - Newquay, Cornwall

Cornwall's Internatioanl Celtic Festival.
Newquay has a rich cultural heritage, and is a natural fit for a festival celebrating Cornish culture and its Celtic connections.

Celebrating Cornwall's distinctive heritage of traditional music, dance, songs, story telling and our links with Brittany, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales.

Lowender Peran is a registered Charity set up to encourage recognition of Cornwall`s heritage and Celtic links as a vibrant, living tradition that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in and enjoy. To recognise and value your own and roots and identity is an essential first step in recognising valuing and respecting other peoples.

Location: Newquay
Date: Wednesday 30th October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Often free events, day and concert tickets too
Contact for info: 01872 553413 / info@lowenderperan.co.uk
Website: www.lowenderperan.co.uk/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Taking place in November

Walthamstow Folk Festival - 2nd Nov 2019 - Walthamstow, Greater London

It's back, after a successful first time event.

Unfortunely, as it is a facebook page rather than a web site, it will not open in our standard pop-up window. So click this link instead Walthamstow Folk Festival

Location: Walthamstow
Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@walthamstowfolk.co.uk
Website: www.facebook.com/WalthamstowFolkFestival/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Bude Folk Roots and World Music - 15th Nov 2019 - Bude, Devon

Back for the fourth time with a name and location change - no longer at Ilfracombe, but 17 miles down the road at Bude

With a great line-up of tops names this promises to be a great event.

Location: Bude
Date: Friday 15th November 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: ilfracombefolkfestival.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Birmingham TradFest - 21st Nov 2019 - Birmingham, West Midlands

A trip to Birmingham TradFest is one of the UK's newer Irish Music Festival, to be staged over a four day weekend in the latter part of November 2016 in the Irish Quarter of the city (Digbeth). It will exhibit a colourful celebration of Irish culture, with sessions, concerts, workshops and ceilis

Location: Birmingham
Date: Thursday 21st November 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@birminghamtradfest.co.uk
Website: birminghamtradfest.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


The Great British Folk Festival - 30th Nov 2019 - Butlin's Skegness, Lincolnshire

A great big weekend break at Butlins, with many top acts booked.

Yes, festivals don't stop just because it is December.

Location: Butlin's Skegness
Date: Saturday 30th November 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Contact for info:
Website: www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/great-british-folk-festival.aspx
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


Taking place in December

Melton Folk Festival - 13th Dec 2019 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

The second event this year, the winter one.

A festival set in the ancient market town of Melton Mowbray. With Craft fair, local market, Morris Dancing, sing-arounds, music session, outdoor market stage and 13 venues collected around its atmospheric center. Three days of music and mayhem so if you fancy playing or just want to eat the pie – come to Melton Folk Festival.

Location: Melton Mowbray
Date: Friday 13th December 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE !
Contact for info: meltonfolk@gmail.com
Website: meltonfolkandcraftfair.com
County: Leicestershire
Country: England



The festivals below are older festivals who haven't yet updated their sites

This helps you check up on festivals we haven't yet confirmed are on in 2019. If you see any that HAVE recently updated to this year, let us know (email is given on the Contact page). And if we've missed a festival completely, do tell us.

Took place in February last year

Alcester Folk Festival - 16th Feb 2018, Alcester, Warwickshire

Held in a beautiful Roman town near to Stratford on Avon Warwickshire.
Concerts, sessions, folk clubs, story telling, morris dancers and street theatre.
Lots of time for YOU to sing.
Small friendly singers festival
3 venues including the wonderful Town Hall.

A traditional singers festival.

There is usually another event in the summer as well.

Location: Alcester
Date: Friday 16th February 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day and concert tickets too.
Contact for info: Marje 0778536605
Website: www.alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Took place in March last year

Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco - 15th Mar 2018, Malton, Yorkshire

The Festival is fast establishing itself in the calendar for enthusiasts from all over Britain and Europe.

We all know Yorkshire and Cajun go together like, em..., well, music.

Go on, have some fun.

Location: Malton
Date: Thursday 15th March 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: yorkshirecajun@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.yorkshirecajun.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Took place in April last year

Folk Weekend Oxford - 20th Apr 2018, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Music, singing, dancing too, in the Old Fire Station, mainly, plus a few other local venues for when they need more space - especially for the dancing bits.

Location: Oxford
Date: Friday 20th April 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@folkweekendoxford.co.uk
Website: www.folkweekendoxford.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Coastliners - Sea Shanty and Sea Folk Festival - 21st Apr 2018, Poole, BH15 1HP, dorset

Coastliners is a family-friendly festival bringing traditional sea shanties and sea-folk back to the good people of Dorset. It's time to sea what you've been missing out on and celebrate the cultural heritage of sea folk in the South-West!

The festival programme will include numerous performances by shanty bands and folk acts from the South-West, craft workshops, film screenings, cultural heritage talks and an exhibition.

Location: Poole, BH15 1HP
Date: Saturday 21st April 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available FREE and ticketed events
Contact for info:
Website: www.visit-dorset.com/whats-on/coastliners-sea-shanty-and-sea-folk-festival-p2381503
County: dorset
Country: England


Took place in May last year

Food and Folk Festival - 5th May 2018, Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU, Sussex

Not quite your standard folk festival, but if you are local to the area, why not go?

The very best of the South East's produce and folk traditions will be showcased at our charming spring event. Enjoy free cookery classes and short talks, traditional folk music and dancing, vendors selling local produce and crafts, plus much more. There will be lots of tasty samples to try before you buy!

Enjoy songs and music, and watch dancers perform on the folk music stage and around the Museum site.

Location: Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU
Date: Saturday 5th May 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: office@wealddown.co.uk
Website: www.wealddown.co.uk/events/food-and-folk/
County: Sussex
Country: England


Cottingham Springboard Live Music Festival - 25th May 2018, Cottingham, Yorkshire

An Annual Grassroots Music Festival in Cottingham.

Acoustic and electric music.

Multiple venues.

Check the lineup to see if it suits your tastes

Location: Cottingham
Date: Friday 25th May 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Some free events.
Contact for info:
Website: www.springboardfestival.org
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Took place in June last year

Poetry and Lyrics - 6th Jun 2018, London, Greater London

omething different.
The event looks at the spoken word in different music genres, including folk.

Back for a third year now.

Featuring two 'keepers of language' and two folk musicians, the event will shine a spotlight on the oral histories of England - exploring the way that local history is mapped through the dialect of a community, and the dialogue with its land.

Location: London
Date: Wednesday 6th June 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Indivual event tickets, some free.
Contact for info: info@poetinthecity.co.uk
Website: poetinthecity.co.uk
County: Greater London
Country: England


Beverley Folk Festival - 15th Jun 2018, Beverley Racecourse, Yorkshire

Large variety of acts, Beverley was short-listed for Family Festival Award 2010, 2011, 2012,and 2013 (!) listed as one of top ten festivals by The Sunday Times.
During the festival weekend many of the pubs host various sessions and the streets are alight with various performances including morris dancers, children's entertainers, musicians and mummers entertaining locals and visitors alike.
Twice nominated for the Family friendly Festival award, this year an even bigger programme of events for children.

Location: Beverley Racecourse
Date: Friday 15th June 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: 07568 593960
Website: www.beverleyfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Boars Bridge Festival - 22nd Jun 2018, Boars Bridge, nr Tadley, Hampshire

Boars Bridge Festival is a Charity music festival held over a weekend each year in mid-June.

The 3 day event is held in the lovely grounds of Boars Bridge House near Tadley, Hampshire and although it is a relatively small festival the atmosphere is always lively and fun.

Again this year we are supporting the MS Therapy Centre in Reading.

Go on, support their charity.
Musicians - go play and forget your fee.

Location: Boars Bridge, nr Tadley
Date: Friday 22nd June 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@boarsbridgefestival.co.uk
Website: www.boarsbridgefestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Night Garden Festival - 22nd Jun 2018, Firle Park, Sussex

A weekend of vibrant music from around the globe, award winning street food and wild banquet under the stars.

Several music genres, some acoustic from the look of it.

Location: Firle Park
Date: Friday 22nd June 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: nightgardenfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.nightgardenfestival.co.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Droylsden Folk Festival - 24th Jun 2018, Droylsden M43 7HL, Lancashire

Droylsden Folk Festival Weekend has put itself firmly on the map as one of the premier folk music festivals in the North West of England, attracting well-known performers and local artistes with its friendly, laid-back approach to having a good time.

Location: Droylsden M43 7HL
Date: Sunday 24th June 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: 0161 432 4830
Website: www.droylsdenfolkfestival.org/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


TogFest - 29th Jun 2018, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes,

An all-music festival, so a bit of everything. Yes, there are a couple of folk orientated acts appearing.

Two stages and 11 hours of non-stop live music of all genres

Location: Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes
Date: Friday 29th June 2018 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: Info@togfest.org
Website: togfest.org/
Country: England


WoW Music Festival - 29th Jun 2018, Diss, Norfollk

WoW is acoustic, roots, ska, bluegrass and everything in between mixed up with a bit of swing and our aim is to bring you the very best of East Anglian web-footed local brother/sister talent and then to sharpen up the gene pool with some class party acts from further afield. WoW is affordable, relaxed, intimate, bijou, family-friendly and adamantly sponsor-free.
We hope you enjoy WoW

Location: Diss
Date: Friday 29th June 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: wowfestnorfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.wow-arts.co.uk
County: Norfollk
Country: England


Took place in July last year

Radford Folk Festival - 7th Jul 2018, Radford Mill, BA2 0QF, Somerset

A one-day event that's new to our lists.

Traditional and contemporary folk music is what they intend to feature. At a reasonable price too.

The Cam Brook winds and gurgles its way through the middle of the farm, and the Folk Festival will be held in fields bordered by the brook. Lots of trees form the boundaries of the fields, and there's plenty of space for overnight camping, stretching your legs, energetic running about (mostly little people do this) and exercising the dog. You can park your horse or your caravan here - there's plenty of grazing.

They also have a blues festival on 11th August

Location: Radford Mill, BA2 0QF
Date: Saturday 7th July 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Contact for info: pat@hillsidestudios.co.uk
Website: www.radfordfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Somerset
Country: England


Ruskin House Folk and Blues Festival - 7th Jul 2018, Croyden, Surrey

Raising money for the Ruskin House Restoration Fund.

Small intimate festival.

Every summer we hold the annual Folk and Blues Festival in the grounds of Ruskin House. The festival features many of the regular musicians who play at the Sunday evening club along with a performance by a Russian children's choir, a team of Irish dancers, Scottish Pipers, a bouncy

Location: Croyden
Date: Saturday 7th July 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com
Website: www.folkandblues.org/Festival.htm
County: Surrey
Country: England


The Little Folk Festival - 7th Jul 2018, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

The Little Folk Festival is a one-day beautiful festival for all ages, a celebration of community, creativity and folk culture. Featuring Workshops, traditional crafts, folk music, dancing, circus skills, feasting, yoga, storytelling and more! A festival run by the parents of the Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley for the whole community.

Location: Kings Langley
Date: Saturday 7th July 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: info@thelittlefolkfestival.Co.UK
Website: thelittlefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Lincoln Folk Roots and World Music Festival - 14th Jul 2018, Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincolnshire

Back for the third time!

Showcases the quality of live music in the UK and have a strong line-up with at least one legendary name..., a mix of household names and emerging artists.

Location: Lincoln Drill Hall
Date: Saturday 14th July 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £23
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


Bradfield Traditional Music Festival - 19th Jul 2018, Bradfield, Yorkshire

The annual gathering of traditional singers and musicians. Sessions, workshops, talks and informal social gatherings.

Sadly, another event using Facebook instead of a proper website.

To open the page, click on this link.

Location: Bradfield
Date: Thursday 19th July 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.facebook.com/events/280401972477103/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Festival at the Edge - 20th Jul 2018, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ, Shropshire

Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England and has something for everyone.

A weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Shropshire countryside.

Location: Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Date: Friday 20th July 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 0754 044 126
Website: www.festivalattheedge.org/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


FolkWell - 21st Jul 2018, Fontwell Park Racecourse, Sussex

An outdoor music festival with the big outdoor stage set up outside Fontwell House with an eclectic line-up of singers and musicians including Richard Digance, Eric Sedge, Kitty MacFaland, Georgia Lewis Band, Pete Morton and Hobo and the Hippies. A family-friendly day out with plenty of things for the children to do. The perfect mid-summer chill-out event where the kids are welcome to run around and play. There will be so much to see and do with music artists on the main stage, an artisan food area including a hog roast, real ale and cider bars, a craft village, Morris dancing plus children's entertainment including ukulele workshops, traditional fairground rides with some family activities and storytelling. Plenty of fun to be had with Welly Wanging, Strong Man and the Tug of War (£200 first prize, teams of 6.)



There’s camping very close by so you can stay until late.

Location: Fontwell Park Racecourse
Date: Saturday 21st July 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Contact for info: info@fontwellpark.co.uk
Website: www.fontwellpark.co.uk/news/music-live/save-the-date
County: Sussex
Country: England


Maryport Blues Festival - 28th Jul 2018, Maryport, Cumbria

The annual Blues festival takes over the town for the weekend with more than 100 musicians from all over the globe performing on the main stage, outdoor family stage and in various pubs and clubs in the area.

The blues are sometimes considered to be folk music, and besides a bit of variety never done any harm.

Note: Right click our link to open in a new window. This seems to be a feature of some sites which have switched to using https, and we will re-write our code to handle this option sometime soon.

Location: Maryport
Date: Saturday 28th July 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Also available Day tickets £30 and £45
Contact for info: info@maryportblues.com
Website: maryportbluesfestival.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Took place in August last year

Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival - 4th Aug 2018, Mickleham, Dorking, RH5 6EE, Surrey

Bluegrass festival in its 18th year.
It is run more like a party for a bit of fun. It is a place to relax, meet new people, or meet up with old friends and listen to the music in a lovely location.

And very reasonably priced too.

Location: Mickleham, Dorking, RH5 6EE
Date: Saturday 4th August 2018 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Also available Day tickets £13
Contact for info: surreybluegrass@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.surreybluegrass.com
County: Surrey
Country: England


Bath Folk Festival - 11th Aug 2018, Bath, Somerset

Gigs,workshops, summer school, sessions.

This is an exciting festival, spread over many days, and it is going to be in it's eighth year and will be providing concerts education and opportunities to play folk music in this vibrant and culturally rich city. A variety of venues around the city will be used.

Location: Bath
Date: Saturday 11th August 2018 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Bridport Folk Festival
Contact for info: boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk
Website: www.bathfolkfestival.org/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Radford Blues Festival - 11th Aug 2018, Radford, BA2 0QF, Somerset

Another event at Radford Mill, this time it's a blues festival. The website doesn't mention much about it just now, as it's only just been mentioned there.

Location: Radford, BA2 0QF
Date: Saturday 11th August 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@radfordmillfarm.com
Website: www.radfordmillfarm.co.uk
County: Somerset
Country: England


Oxford Storytelling Festival - 24th Aug 2018, Waterperry House and Gardens, OX33 1LA, Oxfordshire

A new one for us.

Oxford Storytelling Festival, an exciting new boutique family festival is
coming to Waterperry this Summer. An August bank holiday full of Magic,
Myth and Mystery to enchant and enliven your senses. We are delighted to
announce an impressive line up of UK’s most engaging storytellers: *Jan
Blake, Ben Haggarty, Sally Pomme Clayton, Hugh Lypton, Katy Cawkwell, Jo
Blake Cave, Nell Phoenix, *poets: *Lisa Luxx, Keith Jarrett *and *Trudy
Howson (LGBT poet Laureatte) and *the famous *Story Museum *accompanied by
music from the fabulous *Jackie Oates, Carrie Tree, James Frost and Sika.*

Location: Waterperry House and Gardens, OX33 1LA
Date: Friday 24th August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Contact for info: info@oxfordstorytellingfestival.co.uk
Website: www.oxfordstorytellingfestival.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Took place in September last year

Head for the Hills - 14th Sep 2018, Ramsbottom Cricket Ground, Lancashire

Previously called Ramsbottom Festival, the event was founded in 2011 and is now in its seventh year.

An award winning weekend featuring over fifty amazing artists and musicians including international acts, emerging UK talent and local heroes.

Location: Ramsbottom Cricket Ground
Date: Friday 14th September 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@headforthehills.org.uk
Website: headforthehills.org.uk/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


The Folk Gathering - 14th Sep 2018, Alstonefield, DE6 2FR, Staffordshire

A grand gathering of friends and friends to be, many of whom are Folk Musicians and Singers, who come together to share music, songs and fellowship in an informal atmosphere, and to enjoy performances from some of our favourite national folk celebrities and some of the immensely talented local acts.

In the Peak District National Park.
Limited number of tickets, hurry as they usually sell out quickly.

Location: Alstonefield, DE6 2FR
Date: Friday 14th September 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Contact for info: thefolkgathering@gmail.com
Website: www.thefolkgathering.org/
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


East Anglian Traditional Music Trust - 15th Sep 2018, Bungay, Suffolk

The 17th Traditional Music Day (TMD) will take place in the picturesque market town of Bungay on the Norfolk/Suffolk Border, in the heart of the Waveney Valley.

Workshops on the melodeon, and more. A lovely lively busy buzzy day of learning and playing and generally celebrating all things squeezeboxy.

Including concert.

Location: Bungay
Date: Saturday 15th September 2018 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@eatmt.org.uk
Website: www.eatmt.org.uk/m&m.htm
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Looe Music Festival - 21st Sep 2018, Looe, Cornwall

An intimate 3-day late-season festival with the main stage on the beach, in the beautiful Cornish coastal town of Looe. 90 bands / 5 stages / 3 days / 1 big party on the beach! A dedicated music event, it's a festival with a difference. The relaxed vibe hits you the moment you arrive in the tiny fishing town. The stages are smack-bang in the centre of town, by the harbour-side and on the beach - the local bars and restaurants hosting live music during the weekend too.

Big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure.

Various genres, with some big Folk Music names.

Location: Looe
Date: Friday 21st September 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: contact@looemusic.co.uk
Website: www.looemusic.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


York Little Festival of Live Music - 21st Sep 2018, York, Yorkshire

Part of the ten day York Food Festival.

York's Little Festival of Live Music for over 30 hours of live music at this year's York Food and Drink Festival. Highly regarded as one of the top music festivals in York, this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Filled with a mixture of folk and roots music, we are sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Entry into the festival is free and the venue has no access restrictions.

Location: York
Date: Friday 21st September 2018 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's Free
Contact for info: admin@yorkfoodfestival.com
Website: www.yorkfoodfestival.com/programme/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Took place in October last year

Lewes Folk Festival - 12th Oct 2018, Lewes, East Sussex

Once again, the two Lewes folk clubs, The Royal Oak and The Lewes Saturday Folk Club are combining their efforts to promote this festival, largely based in their own clubrooms and other venues in the town.

Site not fully developed on our last visit.

Location: Lewes
Date: Friday 12th October 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: lewesfestival@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.lewesfolkfest.org/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Return to Camden Town Festival - 24th Oct 2018, Camden Town, Greater London

7 days of concerts, set dancing ceilis, album launches, sessions, workshops and more Featuring: Abbey Ceilí Band, Peter Carberry and Padraig McGovern, The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley, Claire Egan, Padraig McGovern and Peter Carberry, Altan, Cran, Danny Meehan and Le Cheile, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciaran O Maonaigh, Leitrim Equation and many more. Venues for this year's Festival include: Kings Place, London Irish Centre, The Green Note and more

Location: Camden Town
Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.returntocamden.org/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Took place in November last year

Fatea Festival - 2nd Nov 2018, Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth, Dorset

Fatea’s 30th Birthday Bash is a not for profit event run by volunteers. Every ticket sale or merchandise purchase will be directly contributing to the artists’s fees and running costs of the festival, and to the wider objectives of Fatea’s 30th anniversary activities and general support of the music scene.

About 20 different acts, acoustic with a strong folk bias.

Two stages of live music, open mic, workshops and sessions.

Location: Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth
Date: Friday 2nd November 2018 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets - £12 and £35
Contact for info:
Website: fateafestival.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


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