UK Folk Festivals - Coming Soon

Folk Music Festivals Coming Soon

These are the festivals with a start date from today onwards for the next five weeks. So if you need a quick fix of your favourite musical genre, try one of these great music festivals. We're sure you'll enjoy the music. They are arranged in date order, with the soonest one first.

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.

Click on a festival name and it expands to reveal the full details (like the first one).

Taking place in May

Bearded Theory Spring Gathering - 25th May 2017 - Catton Park, DE12 8LN, Derbyshire

A multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest.
The Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival.

Includes some folk bands.

Winner of several festival awards over recent years.

Location: Catton Park, DE12 8LN
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Contact for info:
Website: www.beardedtheory.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Knockengorroch World Ceilidh - 25th May 2017 - nr Dalmellington, Dumfries and Galloway

The World Ceilidh melds together the most ancient roots music with the latest cutting edge sounds. This first truly backwoods upland music fest in Scotland hosts some of the best musicians and performers from across the world. All are invited to journey over hill and dale by rock and stream to our natural greenfield auditorium and to our upland stage to experience the biggest little festival this side of anywhere!

Location: nr Dalmellington
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £97
Also available Other options available
Contact for info: info@knockengorroch.org.uk
Website: www.knockengorroch.org.uk/
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Country: Scotland


Orkney Folk Festival - 25th May 2017 - Stromness, Orkney

Concerts, ceilidhs, dances, clubs and sessions.

The Orkney Folk Festival is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and special throughout Scotland, the UK and further afield.

The three venues that are used the most are the Stromness Town Hall, the Stromness Academy Lecture Theatre and the Stromness Hotel’s function room. Other events take place in local community centres/village halls.

Location: Stromness
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individually priced events
Contact for info: info@orkneyfolkfestival.com
Website: www.orkneyfolkfestival.com/
County: Orkney
Country: Scotland


Scilly Folk Festival - 25th May 2017 - Scilly, Isles of Scilly

This May sees the return of the ever popular annual Folk Festival. A long weekend of music, song and dance featuring some of the best folk music from Scilly and the South West.

Spread over many days and several locations, featuring dances, sessions and several festival events.
Being a facebook page, it will not open in our pop-up, so click here to view it

Location: Scilly
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07521 257118. warrren@tornandfrayed.net
Website: www.facebook.com/scillyfolkfestival/
County: Isles of Scilly
Country: England


Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival - 25th May 2017 - Portree, Hebrides

Scottish music on the Isle of Skye, accordions and fiddles galore!

Small event. so make sure you get your tickets in time.

Location: Portree
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@skyemusic.co.uk
Website: www.skyemusic.co.uk/festival.asp
County: Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Bude and Stratton Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Bude and Stratton, Cornwall

A small, friendly and very welcoming folk festival in the picturesque seaside town of Bude and nearby Stratton in North Cornwall, England, gaining a reputation on the folk circuit as a great little festival.

Music from Cornwall, and other countries, such as English and Celtic music. An entirely acoustic festival (apart from the ceilidhs), the festival offers a broad mix of singers, dancers and musicians

Location: Bude and Stratton
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: 07736 374003 / admin@budefolkfest.com
Website: www.budefolkfest.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Chester Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Kelsall, Cheshire

Concerts, Ceilidhs, workshops, singarounds, sessions, displays, craft fair, family events, children's entertainment.

This is a very popular long running event.

Location: Kelsall
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: www.chesterfolk.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Chippenham Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Chippenham, Wiltshire

A festival which still retains its 'village' atmosphere, providing three and a half days packed with song, dance, workshops and dance displays.
Described as "one of the friendliest festivals" with "a superb town setting" and "a great line up", we think it really is the best way to start your summers folk activities.
2017 is their 46th festival, so the countdown to the big Five Oh has begone.

Location: Chippenham
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@chippfolk.co.uk
Website: www.chippfolk.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Fishguard Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Fishguard’s 17th Folk Festival brings together its unique mix of local talent and well-known performers to provide four days of songs, tunes and dance. Most events are still free, and whether you want to play, sing, dance or just watch and listen, there is always a choice of things to do in throughout this fun-packed friendly festival. Add in the beauty of the location on the world famous Pembrokeshire coast and you have the perfect weekend.

Location: Fishguard
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mostly it's FREE !
Contact for info: judy.whitehouse@gmail.com
Website: www.pembrokeshire-folk-music.co.uk/Festival.htm
County: Pembrokeshire
Country: Wales


Gloucester Shanty Festival - 26th May 2017 - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucester's Third Annual sea shanty festival, which, this year, will run alongside the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival.

With a great line up of around 30 nationally and internationally acclaimed acts performing at various venues around the historic city.

Two showcase concerts in aid of the Severn Area Rescue Association.

Treasure Trail and Pirate Walk!

Children's Activities and Singarounds!

Location: Gloucester
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Often free events, day and concert tickets (£14)
Contact for info: 07530313599
Website: www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Ireby Festival - 26th May 2017 - Ireby, Cumbria

Ireby festival is for those who have a wide range of musical tastes, we don't focus an any specific genre, if it sounds good we'll give it a try. We will also keep you on the move too with a choice of venues.

So one for those with a wide range of musical tastes. Acoustic, folk, roots.

The festival has developed a reputation for selling out early.

Location: Ireby
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets £30 and £35
Contact for info: irebyfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.irebyfestival.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Montrose Music Festival - 26th May 2017 - Montrose, Angus

The festival covers a variety of music genres at several local venues. It includes acoustic sets but is not a folk festival per se.Often has a major act as the headliner,so it can be a good event.
25 local venues present a variety of music.

Location: Montrose
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@montrosemusicfestival.co.uk
Website: montrosemusicfestival.co.uk
County: Angus
Country: Scotland


Strathyre Music Festival - 26th May 2017 - Strathyre, Stirlingshire

Featuring Folk, Folk-Rock, Contempory and Blues music.

With many families enjoying the Festival's Carnival atmosphere, the Festival committee realise that its important to cater for all ages.

Location: Strathyre
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available £5 per day
Contact for info: festival@balvaig.co.uk
Website: www.balvaig.co.uk/
County: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland


The Great North Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Botton Village, near Whitby, YO21 2NJ, North Yorkshire

A small, friendly festival in a stunning rural location. Botton Village is a magical place in the heart of the North York Moors and boasts fantastic venues and facilities.

The Festival has an enviable reputation for always delivering a unique and exciting music programme - with more than a few surprises! Plus real ale bar and home cooking, song competition, camping, craft stalls, workshops, kids stuff, singarounds and sessions.

Location: Botton Village, near Whitby, YO21 2NJ
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Concessions, Day Tickets
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


The Islay Festival of Music and Malt - 26th May 2017 - Isle of Islay, Southern Hebrides

A diverse programme featuring traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting.

For the last number of years all of the Islay distilleries have held open days throughout the week of the festival, adding to the mix!

Location: Isle of Islay
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets.
Contact for info: enquiries@islayfestival.com
Website: www.islayfestival.com/
County: Southern Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Swaledale Festival - 27th May 2017 - Swaledale, Yorkshire

An annual celebration of music and arts in the beautiful landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale.

A music festival which brings a heady mix of concerts to chapels and churches, village halls and pubs, castles and barns in the glorious northern Yorkshire Dales. And talks; and exhibitions; and guided walks...

A mixture of music styles, includes acoustic and folk.

Location: Swaledale
Date: Saturday 27th May 2017 for 15 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info: enquiries@swalefest.org
Website: www.swaledale-festival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival - 31st May 2017 - Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary

Festival with a variety of music styles.

Organised by the well-known Irish musicians.

Multiple events.

Location: Carrick-on-Suir
Date: Wednesday 31st May 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Many individually priced events
Contact for info: enquiries@clancymusicfestival.org
Website: www.clancybrothersfestival.org/
County: County Tipperary
Country: Ireland


Taking place in June

Folk Ale - 1st Jun 2017 - Markbeech, Edenbridge, Kent

It’s about people coming together to eat, drink and make music. It is not a ‘traditional-music’ festival.

Lots of ales and concerts, open mike and sessions in the bar. Even some morris dancing. Small craft fair.

Location: Markbeech, Edenbridge
Date: Thursday 1st June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: sue.rule@grantrule.org
Website: www.grantrule.org/folkale/
County: Kent
Country: England


Wirral Folk Festival - 1st Jun 2017 - Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF, Cheshire

All-on-one-Site festival of folk & acoustic music, dance, poetry, and storytelling.

A festival of music and dance which has been held on the Wirral peninsula for several years.

Many performers booked. Includes a singer-songwriter competition. And fringe events that are free.

Location: Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF
Date: Thursday 1st June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 0151-678-9902
Website: www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Acoustic Festival of Great Britain - 2nd Jun 2017 - Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire

All things acoustic!
A prestigious and relaxed family friendly occasion for all generations with an eclectic programme of Unplugged and Acoustic music from the genres of Folk, Roots, Celtic, Blues, Pop, Rock, Ska, Blugrass and much more.
4 stages of entertainment and dozens of crafts and food tents together with a huge real ale tent over 200ft long, with a stage powered by bicycles.

Location: Uttoxeter Racecourse
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £89
Contact for info: info@acousticfestival.co.uk
Website: www.acousticfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Blowout - 2nd Jun 2017 - Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth, Warwickshire

A festival for fans of piping.

With concerts, dances and workshops, manufacturers, and sessions. Everything the bagpipe fan would want, in one place.

Site not fully updated for this year.

Location: Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@bagpipesociety.org.uk
Website: www.bagpipesociety.org.uk/blowout/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Fearby Folk Gathering - 2nd Jun 2017 - Fearby near Masham, Yorkshire

A new event from Pennine sky Folk and Roots.
A smalish event with a variety of styles of folk music.

Location: Fearby near Masham
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: penninesky@aol.com
Website: www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/news/final-plans-2017/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Fire in the Mountain - 2nd Jun 2017 - near Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

A small festival in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. They say the exact location is only available when you buy a ticket. but it's near Aberystwyth as they run a shuttle service to the location from there. So, a slightly mysterious event in Wales. It produces its own Folk music Mix tape if you wish to sample what sort of artists turn up, and there are three separate stages.

Location: near Aberystwyth
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: info@fireinthemountain.co.uk
Website: www.fireinthemountain.co.uk/
County: Ceredigion
Country: Wales


Stratford Folk Festival - 2nd Jun 2017 - Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

A new event, with a rather classy line-up.
Includes a ceilidh, Saturday and Sunday are jam packed with music, featuring internationally acclaimed headline acts, music workshops, storytellers, arts and crafts alongside stalls offering everything from crepes to keepsakes.

Sounds good.

Location: Stratford upon Avon
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day, half day and concert tickets too.
Contact for info:
Website: www.stratfordfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Wessex Folk Festival - 2nd Jun 2017 - Weymouth, Dorset

Includes dance, sessions, celidh, workshops, and music, all set in the delightful surroundings of Weymouth's old harbour

Location: Weymouth
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wessexfolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Wychwood Festival - 2nd Jun 2017 - Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

A multi-media festival, covering a variety of styles, includes several groups popular at folk festivals. Take a look at the band list as there are a variety of genres at this festival.

Over 100 bands on four stages, and real ale festival too.

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@wychwoodfestival.com
Website: www.wychwoodfestival.com
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Strawberry Fair - 3rd Jun 2017 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

rom 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 3rd June 2017 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


Durham Brass - 7th Jun 2017 - Durham, Durham

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: Wednesday 7th June 2017 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: Durham
Country: England


Eden Festival - 8th Jun 2017 - Moffat, DG11 1HQ, Dumfries and Galloway

This is very much a mixture of everything you might find at a festival of some sort - circus, jazz, rockabilly, acoustic, dance, folk. brass, swing.

Spread over four days, you might find something you like. Not your standard folk festival, but family friendly fun.

Location: Moffat, DG11 1HQ
Date: Thursday 8th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £129
Also available Huge discount for early birds!
Contact for info: enquiries@edenfestival.co.uk
Website: www.edenfestival.co.uk
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Country: Scotland


Gate To Southwell - 8th Jun 2017 - Southwell, Nottinghamshire

From its humble beginnings in 2007 as primarily an English folk music and dance festival, Southwell has evolved into one of the leading and most innovative folk events in the country.

Whilst English and Celtic music remain at the core they seriously embrace other roots music forms. Southwell has built a reputation for seeking out exciting new talent and providing something a little different. Quality remains the 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 8th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available Day and evening tickets from £21 - £40
Contact for info: information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.gtsf.uk/
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Arran Folk Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - Isle of Arran, Ayrshire

The folk festival on Scotland's lovely little island.

The festival will feature a weekend of open sessions, concerts and Ceilidhs.

Site not fully updated yet.

Location: Isle of Arran
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@arranevents.com
Website: www.arranevents.com/arranfolkfestival2017.php
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Bay Folk Weekend - 9th Jun 2017 - 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 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: 01947 880660
Website: folkweekend.rhbay.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bradninch Music Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - Bradninch, Devon

Mixed genre event with a strong folk presence.

The Bradninch Music Group’s mission is to make music accessible to the community and promote creative performers. We continue to be amazed and delighted by the new young musical talent which visits our town to share with others their love of musical performance

Location: Bradninch
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info:
Website: www.bradninchmusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Devon
Country: England


North Wales Cajun and Zydeco Weekend - 9th Jun 2017 - Conwy, Conwy

Cajun music seems to be spreading and becoming more popular, even the welsh boyos are doing it!

Location: Conwy
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: colincottrell@hotmail.com
Website: www.northwalescajun.co.uk/
County: Conwy
Country: Wales


Poetry and Lyrics - 9th Jun 2017 - London, Greater London

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

Back for a second 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: Friday 9th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, some free.
Contact for info: info@poetinthecity.co.uk
Website: poetinthecity.co.uk
County: Greater London
Country: England


St Neots Folk Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Site not fully updated yet.

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

Location: St Neots
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: stneotsfolkclub@aol.com
Website: www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Stepping Stones Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - Kirklinton Hall near Carlisle CA6 6BB, Cumbria

All the fun of the fair for everyone, plus loads of activities specially for kids!
Two under cover music venues plus pop-up events. Delicious local food. Craft beers. On-site camping. Craft Village. Music, dance and craft workshops

Location: Kirklinton Hall near Carlisle CA6 6BB
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Early bird £65, under 16s free
Contact for info: info@steppingstonesfestival.co.uk
Website: steppingstonesfestival.co.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


TMSA Keith FEstival - 9th Jun 2017 - Keith, Aberdeenshire

There are concerts, a dance, competitions, informal sessions and various other events during the weekend. This page will provide more details as events are finalised.
(Site incomplete just now.)

Location: Keith
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: keithfestival@gmail.com
Website: tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.co.uk/
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - Wallingford, Oxfordshire

The Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival is an independently run charity festival and the money raised from it goes towards promoting live music in Wallingford and helping to promote youth development projects in the town and surrounding areas.

And what a great url for their web site!

Location: Wallingford
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.bluesandbeer.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - 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 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: moe@wimbornefolk.co.uk
Website: www.wimbornefolk.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Barking Folk Festival - 10th Jun 2017 - 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
Abbey Ruins Live from 3pm is a ticketed event – get your free ticket through Eventbrite for both Saturday and Sunday’s event.

Location: Barking
Date: Saturday 10th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/leisure-libraries-and-museums/events/annual-events/barking-folk-festival/overview/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Knitted Character Folk Festival - 10th Jun 2017 - Temple Grafton, B49 6NR, Warwickshire

It's a bit different...

A celebration of folk music with a knitting twist! Live folk music and knitted folk heroes!

Come and enjoy a day of top flight music, stalls and great food and drink in this idyllic setting.
Bring along a knitted version of your favourite folk artist and place your knitted character on a special knitted stage (next to the 'real' one) complete with knitted PA and mic stands!!

Location: Temple Grafton, B49 6NR
Date: Saturday 10th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: kathrynmsewell@gmail.com
Website: www.knittedcharacterfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Lincoln Folk Roots and World Music - 10th Jun 2017 - Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincolnshire

Back after a successful first event last year!

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 10th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


Harpenden Folk, Roots & World Music Festival - 11th Jun 2017 - Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Last year obviously worked, so they are back for the second time this year.

They intend to showcase 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.

Tell your grandchildren when they are orn and first go to this one that you were there at the very first event!

Unusually they are repeating the event from Lincoln with the same acts.

Location: Harpenden
Date: Sunday 11th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: www.harpendenfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Alcester Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - 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

Location: Alcester
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07788536605
Website: www.alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Beverley Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - 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 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: 07568 593960
Website: www.beverleyfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Doolin Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Doolin, County Clare

For the fifth time now.
A great line up over three days with lots of Irish music.

Location: Doolin
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Also available Priced in euros. Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@hoteldoolin.ie
Website: www.doolinfestivals.ie/folk-festival.html
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


EdleFest - 16th Jun 2017 - Edlesborough, LU6 2EP, 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).

Now in its fifth year.

Location: Edlesborough, LU6 2EP
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £28
Also available £14 per night
Contact for info: edlefest@gmail.com
Website: www.edlesboroughchurch.org.uk/
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - 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 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Ballydehob, County Cork

An international festival based in the picturesque village of Ballydehob, West Cork, featuring maritime and other folk music.
Sea songs, shanties, dance, craft market, maritime food stalls, workshops, sea songwriting competition, busking, music in the pubs and main stage on Ballydehob pier. There will also be an Art Expo throughout the weekend.

Location: Ballydehob
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info: dickmiles77@gmail.com
Website: www.fastnetmaritime.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Joy Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Groombridge, TN3 9QG, Kent

Not a folk festival, but a festival with folk music.

Joy Festival is an innovative, eclectic & unique festival that brings together the latest trends in creative shopping, gastronomy, music and lifestyle.

Celebrate summer with eclectic and joyous live music and dancing, entertainment, sensational street food, pop up bars and creative workshops for all the family.

Live Acoustic & Folk Music, Roving Folk, Samba & Flamenco bands

Location: Groombridge, TN3 9QG
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: hello@joyfestival.co.uk
Website: joyfestival.co.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Lichfield Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Lichfield, WS14 9DE, Staffordshire


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

Dances - Displays - Workshops - Morris Tours

Location: Lichfield, WS14 9DE
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 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


Middlewich FAB Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Middlewich, Cheshire

Celebrating 27 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: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: events@middlewich.org.uk
Website: midfest.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Midsummer Festival of Folk - 16th Jun 2017 - Blaxhall, IP12 2DY, Suffolk

Based at the Ship Inn, this free festival features workshops, music, song, dance and sessions.

Site in the process of being updated.

Location: Blaxhall, IP12 2DY
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: theblaxhallship@btconnect.com
Website: www.blaxhallshipin.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Teignmouth Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Teignmouth, Devon

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

Location: Teignmouth
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 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


Ukulele Festival of Great Britain - 16th Jun 2017 - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Now in its 8th uke-tastic year.

Because most of us will never get the chance to go to Hawaii, this year we’re bringing a little bit of Hawaii to Cheltenham.

It's acoustic, so it should suit some of you nicely. It's also a bit different.

Awesome ukulele artists from around the world, workshops for all abilities, and loads of stalls

Location: Cheltenham
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: alisonjarvis7@gmail.com
Website: www.ukulelefestival.co.uk
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Folk at the Boat - 17th Jun 2017 - 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 17th June 2017 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 - 17th Jun 2017 - 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 17th June 2017 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


Martineau Gardens Storytelling Festival - 17th Jun 2017 - Birmingham, West Midlands

Not quite a folk festival, but we like to include a small number of other events as you may have noticed.

And there will be some folk music.

Look forward to a family-friendly day of storytelling, in the grounds of a
beautiful community garden, presented by the Traditional Arts Team. There
will be arts and crafts for children, and music plus food from ChangeKitchen
CIC. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and even tastes of a wild little corner of Birmingham.

Location: Birmingham
Date: Saturday 17th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £7
Contact for info: info@martineau-gardens.org.uk
Website: www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/events/storytelling-festival/
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Leigh Folk Festival - 22nd Jun 2017 - 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 22nd June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly, (two paid events)
Contact for info: info@leighfolkfestival.com
Website: www.leighfolkfestival.com
County: Essex
Country: England


Lymm Festival - 22nd Jun 2017 - 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 22nd June 2017 for 11 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


Boars Bridge Festival - 23rd Jun 2017 - 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 23rd June 2017 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


Dentdale Music & Beer Festival - 23rd Jun 2017 - 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 23rd June 2017 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 - 23rd Jun 2017 - 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 23rd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: 07522 404123
Website: www.belpermusicfestival.org.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Solas Festival - 23rd Jun 2017 - The Bield, Blackruthven, Perthshire

The festival aims to create a generous, hospitable space in Scotland where the arts can be performed and enjoyed by all.

Music, talks, film, dance, performing and visual arts.

Not explicitly a folk festival, but worth considering.

Location: The Bield, Blackruthven
Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Contact for info: office@solasfestival.co.uk
Website: www.solasfestival.co.uk
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


TOGfest - 23rd Jun 2017 - Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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 23rd June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@togfest.org
Website: togfest.org/
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


Folk on the Quay - 24th Jun 2017 - 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.

Music, morris dancing, ceilidh, sessions, workshops.

Location: Poole
Date: Saturday 24th June 2017 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


Scottish Traditional Boat Festival - 24th Jun 2017 - Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

Portsoy’s annual celebration of our rich maritime and cultural heritage. . . beautiful boats . . . exhilarating skiff races on the open seas . . . maritime and rural craft demonstrations . . . non-stop song and dance . . .mouth-watering food and drink and adventure at the Sports Village (not just for kids!). Not stop song and dance, with an acoustic and Scottish flavour.

Location: Portsoy
Date: Saturday 24th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: contact@stbfportsoy.com
Website: stbfportsoy.com/stbf-portsoy/
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Keynsham Music Festival - 27th Jun 2017 - Keynsham, Somerset

Part of a seven day music festival, with events from 27th June to 3rd July, with Saturday being the folk day.
Rated as one of the top three UK free summer events.

Location: Keynsham
Date: Tuesday 27th June 2017 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


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