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 July

Cornbury Music Festival - 10th Jul 2020 - 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 10th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £175
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: mail@cornburyfestival.com
Website: www.cornburyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Durham Brass - 10th Jul 2020 - 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 10th July 2020 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 - 10th Jul 2020 - 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.

Location: Ely, CB6 2SH
Date: Friday 10th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
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 - 10th Jul 2020 - Ulverston, Cumbria

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 10th July 2020 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


Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival - 10th Jul 2020 - Newton Stewart & Minnigaff, Dumfries & Galloway

A family run festival in two towns separated by a river.

This is it's sixth year of existance.
The title says it all.

Location: Newton Stewart & Minnigaff
Date: Friday 10th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: 01671 404924
Website: www.tradmusic.com
County: Dumfries & Galloway
Country: Scotland


Priddy Folk Festival - 10th Jul 2020 - 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 10th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £76
Contact for info: tickets@priddyfolk.org
Website: www.priddyfolk.org
County: Somerset
Country: England


Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - 10th Jul 2020 - 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.

Can't find their website, but the facebook page has details.

Location: Rothbury
Date: Friday 10th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07815198680
Website: www.facebook.com/musicfestival.rothbury/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Rudry Music Festival - 10th Jul 2020 - Rudry, Caerphilly

Deep in the heart of Wales, Rudry, population 1000, is the Rudry Music Festival. Two days of originalmusic and spoken word, for all ages.Features contemporary, alternative and traditional music artists, with food and real ale.

Family freindly

Location: Rudry
Date: Friday 10th July 2020 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £47
Contact for info:
Website: www.rudrymusicfestival.org/
County: Caerphilly
Country: Wales


Stonehaven Folk Festival - 10th Jul 2020 - Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

The small NE Coastal Town of Stonehaven comes alive with a Weekend of Music and song - Concerts in the Town Hall plus workshops, Ceilidh, sessions, late night concerts, free afternoon concerts, Family show, Aqua ceilidh, World paper and Comb Championships, Tradition Bearers Concert and more all around the Town.

Location: Stonehaven
Date: Friday 10th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £82
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: admin@stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Tiree Music Festival - 10th Jul 2020 - Tiree, Inner Hebrides

Think picture-perfect white sands. World-famous surf. Deserted roads lined with lush greenery and wild flowers. Not forgetting more sunshine than practically anywhere else in the UK. It's little wonder that the tiny Hebridean island of Tiree is nicknamed the Hawaii of the North.

Add to this three separate campsites - the main campsite, family campsite and campervan area - and the now famous Community Village with its many stalls and events, and TMF guarantees you an authentic flavour of Tiree. Which, in a nutshell, is the whole idea behind the festival.

Location: Tiree
Date: Friday 10th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info:
Website: tireemusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Beggars Fair - 11th Jul 2020 - 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 11th July 2020 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.beggarsfair.org.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Festival of the Celts - 11th Jul 2020 - Llandeilo, Swansea

It is sold out each of the past 5 or 6 years in the beautiful Green Valley, Upper Cwmtwrch. So now looks to expand in a bigger green field area. The best of Celtic music over 3 days, with camping. The Welsh language music day being primarily the Friday evening.

The best of IRISH SCOTTISH WELSH and CORNISH, BRITTON and ISLE OF MAN artists come together.
Celebrating music from the Celtic nations.

Now expanding into Foods, Drink and Arts and moving throughout the town centre and around the National Trust grounds of Dinefwr Castle Park, for the foreseeable future years.

Location: Llandeilo
Date: Saturday 11th July 2020 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free plus some individual event tickets.
Contact for info: 0333 9000 919
Website: www.festivalofthecelts.co.uk/
County: Swansea
Country: Wales


South Sligo Summer School - 12th Jul 2020 - Tubbercurry, County Sligo

Summer School of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance. Our programme includes a broad range of classes, workshops, interactive talks and masterclasses as well as nightly ceilis, concerts and informal music sessions.

Location: Tubbercurry
Date: Sunday 12th July 2020 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: southsligosummerschool@eircom.net
Website: www.sssschool.org
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan - 13th Jul 2020 - Cork, County Cork

Competitions, concerts, workshops, street entertainment, ceili, sessions, singing.
What do you expect? It's Ireland.

An abundance of music, song and dance at the many impromptu sessions as well as dancing venues around the town.

Includes a wide selection of outdoor and indoor concerts, workshops, competitions, and street sessions.

Location: Cork
Date: Monday 13th July 2020 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: munsterfleadh@comhaltas.net
Website: www.munsterfleadh.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Hebridean Celtic Festival - 15th Jul 2020 - Stornoway, Outer Hebrides

This is not a single venue event so you cannot buy one ticket that covers all events. Please choose carefully to make sure you make the most of your festival experience.
There will be a weekend ticket covering the events in the main arena
Features Hebridean music galore

Location: Stornoway
Date: Wednesday 15th July 2020 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Contact for info: office@hebceltfest.com
Website: www.hebceltfest.com/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Larmer Tree Festival - 16th Jul 2020 - 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 16th July 2020 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 - 16th Jul 2020 - Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU, Cumbria

In it's 11th year
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 16th July 2020 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 - 16th Jul 2020 - 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 16th July 2020 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk
Website: www.upton-blues-festival.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - 17th Jul 2020 - 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 17th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: 01262 490324
Website: www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Claremorris Folk Festival - 17th Jul 2020 - Claremorris, County Mayo

Music is a universal language understood by all people but folk music in particular has defined cultures throughout history and continues to do so today. It is sewn into the very fabric of our society, inseparable from our cultural identity.

The Claremorris Folk Festival will be a 2 day celebration of the rich traditions that define this intimate genre as it continues to evolve across generations.

We hope to see you there!

Location: Claremorris
Date: Friday 17th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available The price is in euros. Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@claremorrisfolkfestival.com
Website: claremorrisfolkfestival.com
County: County Mayo
Country: Ireland


Llangollen Fringe Festival - 17th Jul 2020 - Llangollen, Denbighshire

Mixture of various media, incliding folk music, celebrating its 20th anniversary. With individual event tickets, you can choose your favourite artists to suit your taste in music and entertainment.

The Fringe is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.

As well as attracting visitors from all over the UK, the Fringe continues to grow its local following and is achieving its aim to become 'the festival for the town in the town' - thanks to everyone in our audience.

Location: Llangollen
Date: Friday 17th July 2020 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: contact@llangollenfringe.co.uk
Website: llangollenfringe.co.uk
County: Denbighshire
Country: Wales


Newark Traditions Festival - 17th Jul 2020 - Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire

Back for the 4th time.
Features dancing, but the rest of the program was not available when last visited.

Location: Newark on Trent
Date: Friday 17th July 2020 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


Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau - 17th Jul 2020 - Dolgellau, Snowdonia

A Welsh festival of, well, Welsh folk music. One of the biggest Welsh Festivals.

If you have a guitar in the attic, or a bodhran in the cupboard, or maybe a fiddle under the bed, then bring them along! There is sure to be a jamming session in a pub or two.

If you’re a musician who would like to play in front of an audience, there will be a busking stage on the Square where you could perform in front of the crowd.

Location: Dolgellau
Date: Friday 17th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Contact for info: pwyllgor@sesiwnfawr.cymru
Website: sesiwnfawr.cymru/en/home/
County: Snowdonia
Country: Wales


Stainsby Festival - 17th Jul 2020 - 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 17th July 2020 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


Dance on the Mountain - 18th Jul 2020 - Blaenavon, Gwent

For the sixth time.

A bit unusual for a folk music site - this is a folk dance event. With quite a variety of dance styles from a large number of locations and countries. I know some of you like this sirt of thing, so it's here.

Site not fully updated yet, but things are progressing.

Also know as the Blaenavon Dance Festival.

Location: Blaenavon
Date: Saturday 18th July 2020 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info:
Website: www.dawns.blaenavon-online.co.uk/
County: Gwent
Country: Wales


Joe Mooney Summer School - 18th Jul 2020 - Drumshanbo, County Leitrim

Every July Drumshanbo plays host to the award winning Joe Mooney Summer School, a week long festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance named after the man who did so much to promote the cause of Leitrim and his beloved town. The committee continue to emulate his high ideals, endeavouring to promote Leitrim's heritage of traditional music while handing on the best traditions of the past to future generations.

Location: Drumshanbo
Date: Saturday 18th July 2020 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: +353 (0)71 964 1213
Website: www.joemooneysummerschool.com
County: County Leitrim
Country: Ireland


Fiddler's Green International Festival - 19th Jul 2020 - Rostrevor, County Down

It began as a one day event, progressed to a weekend one and now extends to eight days and seven nights of music, culture and craic. With up to 200 events the festival caters for music fanatics, families who wish to enjoy a safe, child focused festival, and those who come just to soak up the scenery, the friendliness and the free outdoor music.

Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor. There will be free outdoor ceilis, an open air stage, art exhibitions, children's entertainment and even a literary pub crawl, with the emphasis on 'literary' rather than 'crawling'!

All musical tastes are catered for (folk, blues, country, classical).

Location: Rostrevor
Date: Sunday 19th July 2020 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £100
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@fiddlersgreenfestival.eu
Website: fiddlersgreenfestival.eu/
County: County Down
Country: Ireland


Folk by the Oak - 19th Jul 2020 - 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 19th July 2020 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £42
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Celtic Gathering Isle of Man - 20th Jul 2020 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

Based in Peel, Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering is a celebration of Manx
culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five
Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany).

Musicians, singers and dancers!! Concerts, ceilis, sessions, free events and workshops.

As in previous years we are posting this under Scotland and Ireland due to its Celtic theme, as we don't have a separate Isle of Man page.

Location: Peel
Date: Monday 20th July 2020 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@ynchruinnaght.com
Website: www.celticgathering.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Scotland


Celtic Gathering Isle of Man - 20th Jul 2020 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

Based in Peel, Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering is a celebration of Manx
culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five
Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany).

Musicians, singers and dancers!! Concerts, ceilis, sessions, free events and workshops.

As in previous years we are posting this under Scotland and Ireland due to its Celtic theme, as we don't have a separate Isle of Man page.

Location: Peel
Date: Monday 20th July 2020 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@ynchruinnaght.com
Website: www.celticgathering.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


Feakle Festival - 22nd Jul 2020 - Feakle, County Clare

Visitors from all over the world come to a festival that now has international recognition.

Variety of events over a week long festival.

Location: Feakle
Date: Wednesday 22nd July 2020 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@feaklefestival.ie
Website: www.feaklefestival.ie/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


ChickenStock Music Festival - 23rd Jul 2020 - Stockbury, ME9 7RN, Kent

Back for its 3rd year! Boutique Festival with only 3000 tickets available. Headline Act - Show Of Hands, Hayseed Dixie & 3 Daft Monkeys

Set in beautiful Kent just 5 mins from J5 on M2.

Camping opens Thursday 23rd July 2020 with entertainment and sing-a-rounds in the bar from 5pm.

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 building on previous years' 'magical' festival of folk, roots and acoustic music, with even more bands booked for this year!

Location: Stockbury, ME9 7RN
Date: Thursday 23rd July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Contact for info:
Website: www.chickenstockfestival.co.uk
County: Kent
Country: England


Warwick Folk Festival - 23rd Jul 2020 - 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 23rd July 2020 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 - 23rd Jul 2020 - 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 23rd July 2020 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £225
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Beer and Bluegrass - 24th Jul 2020 - Poole, BH13 6AS, Dorset

Now in its sixth 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 24th July 2020 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 - 24th Jul 2020 - 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 24th July 2020 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


ButeFest - 24th Jul 2020 - Rothesay, Isle of Bute

A newish three day festival of music, food and fun that is going from strength to strength. This accessible and hugely friendly family festival all takes places a mere thirty-five miles as the crow flies from Glasgow.
Lots of great bands.
Plus a great variety of foods for you to try.

Location: Rothesay
Date: Friday 24th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £91
Contact for info: info@butefest.co.uk
Website: www.butefest.co.uk/
County: Isle of Bute
Country: Scotland


Chagstock Festival - 24th Jul 2020 - 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 24th July 2020 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: organiser@chagstock.info
Website: www.chagstock.info/
County: Devon
Country: England


Eilean Dorcha Festival - 24th Jul 2020 - Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

Now in it's fourth year, EDF is working in conjunction with charitable and educational bodies to identify emerging talent on the island and to give them a platform to perform. There will also be opportunities to learn about digital media, the Gaelic language and to listen to local and visiting musicians.

EDF is about a lot more than just the music. We will also be showcasing "Made in the Hebrides" products.

Location: Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula
Date: Friday 24th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info:
Website: www.edf.scot/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Guiting Music Festival - 24th Jul 2020 - Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

50th Birthday Event!
For 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 24th July 2020 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Speyfest - 24th Jul 2020 - Fochabers, Morayshire

25th Anniversary!

At the end of July, the playing fields on East Street in the Moray town of Fochabers will be home to the 23rd annual Speyfest, three days of the best in traditional and contemporary Celtic music.

Concerts, Ceilidhs and Stomps. Free to enter Craft Fair and Festival Clubs. Some of the biggest names from the world of traditional and contemporary Celtic music.

Location: Fochabers
Date: Friday 24th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: info@speyfest.com
Website: www.speyfest.com/
County: Morayshire
Country: Scotland


Traditional Singing Weekend - 24th Jul 2020 - Cullerlie, Aberdeenshire

The Festival is a unique celebration, bringing together outstanding traditional singers from Scotland, England, and Ireland. The event is especially for those who like to hear, enjoy, and join in unaccompanied traditional singing. Essentially informal, friendly and non-competitive, it will be just the place to encourage the young and less experienced as well as the old hands. The weekend includes ceilidhs featuring the guest singers, singarounds for everyone who can join in, workshops, craft demonstrations and a talk.

Location: Cullerlie
Date: Friday 24th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01224 645486
Website: www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/public-engagement/cullerlie.php
County: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland


Monmouth Festival - 25th Jul 2020 - Monmouth, Monmouthshire

Mixed genre event with something for everyone.

Attracting visitors from all over the world, it is proud to be considered one of the longest running, largest and best free volunteer organised festivals in Europe.

Music is the very essence of Monmouth Festival. We take great delight in showcasing an eclectic mix of iconic legends, local artists and up and coming young talent, dance, classical, country, folk, jazz, pop, rock n roll, ska, world music and so much more. Our aim is to enable everyone to enjoy a live music performance whether it is in the open air, in a church or pub; whether it is an old favourite, new or local talent, there is something to please everyone.

Location: Monmouth
Date: Saturday 25th July 2020 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@monmouthfestival.co.uk
Website: www.monmouthfestival.co.uk/
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - 30th Jul 2020 - Beauly, IV4 7BA, Invernessshire

Describes itself as quirky. Has quite a variety of styles of music, some of which may appeal to you. Large number of acts, including folk groups.
Vote the UK's most popular summer music festival at TripAdvisor, so it's clearly doing something right.

Location: Beauly, IV4 7BA
Date: Thursday 30th July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £162
Also available Two day and one day tickets as well
Contact for info: info@tartanheartfestival.co.uk
Website: www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk/
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Cambridge Folk Festival - 30th Jul 2020 - 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 30th July 2020 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £182
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Wilderness - 30th Jul 2020 - 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 30th July 2020 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts - 31st Jul 2020 - Cahersiveen, County Kerry

The Festival has entertained locals and visitors every August Bank Holiday Weekend for the past nineteen years. This year will be one of the biggest and best festivals to date. We have music for all generations from Folk to Country. There will be loads of street entertainment through out the days with lots of activities for all the family.

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Location: Cahersiveen
Date: Friday 31st July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: +353 87 2211 667
Website: www.celticmusicfestival.com/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Feile an Phobail Summer Festival - 31st Jul 2020 - Belfast, County Antrim

Ireland's Biggest Community Festival.
Music, Comedy, Talks, Tours, Theatre, Debate, Family, Community and more.

Quite a variety of events, some of which will be popular with folk fans. You'll have to check the program to find them

Location: Belfast
Date: Friday 31st July 2020 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@feilebelfast.com
Website: feilebelfast.com/
County: County Antrim
Country: Ireland


Lake District Folk Weekend - 31st Jul 2020 - 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 31st July 2020 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 - 31st Jul 2020 - 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 31st July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: meltonfolk@gmail.com
Website: meltonfolk.com/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Sidmouth Folk Week - 31st Jul 2020 - 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 31st July 2020 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 - 31st Jul 2020 - 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 31st July 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £132
Contact for info: info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
Website: www.underthestarsfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Taking place in August

National Eisteddfod of Wales - 1st Aug 2020 - Ceredigion, Conwy County

The BIG one!
The National Eisteddfod of Wales is one of the great festivals of the world, attracting over 160,000 visitors every year. An eclectic mixture of culture, music, visual arts and all kinds of activities for people of all ages, there's something for everyone on the Maes during the first week of August every year.

The Eisteddfod is a travelling festival which belongs to the people of Wales.

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Location: Ceredigion
Date: Saturday 1st August 2020 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various event and day tickets
Contact for info: gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk
Website: www.eisteddfod.org.uk/
County: Conwy County
Country: Wales


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 1st Aug 2020 - 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 1st August 2020 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


Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann - 2nd Aug 2020 - Mullingar, County Westmeath

A week long event, featuring concerts, competitions, singing, walking tours, and lots more. There's even FleadhTV which will broadcast live from 8.30pm to 11.30pm over four nights from Thursday to Sunday on TG4 as well as live on tg4.tv and here on fleadhcheoil.ie

Location: Mullingar
Date: Sunday 2nd August 2020 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleadhcheoil.ie
Website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie/
County: County Westmeath
Country: Ireland


Kilkenny Arts Festivals - 6th Aug 2020 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

A 10 day feast of visual art, classical music, theatre and dance, jazz world and traditional Irish music, literature, film, architecture, indie music, craft and children's events.

Location: Kilkenny
Date: Thursday 6th August 2020 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@kilkennyarts.ie
Website: www.kilkennyarts.ie
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Wickham Festival - 6th Aug 2020 - 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 6th August 2020 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 7th Aug 2020 - 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 7th August 2020 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 - 7th Aug 2020 - 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 7th August 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day Tickets £37
Contact for info: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Falkland Traditional Music Festival - 7th Aug 2020 - Falkland, Fife

Village festival with traditional music festival. We will have some of Scotland’s best and well known acts here to perform, also some of Scotland’s best up and coming traditional musicians.
Our guests perform at the concerts as well as taking workshops, and adjudicating competitions so there is plenty of chances to see them over the three days.

Location: Falkland
Date: Friday 7th August 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available tba
Contact for info:
Website: www.falklandfestival.co.uk
County: Fife
Country: Scotland


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 12th Aug 2020 - 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 12th August 2020 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £246
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@boomtownfair.co.uk
Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Shetland Fiddle Frenzy - 12th Aug 2020 - Various locations, Shetlands

Fiddle Frenzy is Shetland Arts’ annual celebration of the Shetland fiddle tradition. The week of events runs from Sunday to Sunday, during the first week in August each year, centered on workshops teaching the distinctive tunes and technique of the Shetland fiddle style. An opportunity to learn the secrets of Shetland Fiddle from a range of experienced tutors, explore the thriving musical traditions of our unique and beautiful islands, or simply be part of our Festival Week which is packed with a range of Frenzy Fringe options and Evening Concerts.

Location: Various locations
Date: Wednesday 12th August 2020 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £465
Contact for info: fiddle.frenzy@shetlandarts.org
Website: www.shetlandarts.org/whats-on/festivals/fiddle-frenzy/
County: Shetlands
Country: Scotland


Fairport's Cropredy Convention - 13th Aug 2020 - 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.

Tickets tend to sell out fast, so don't miss out.

Location: Cropredy
Date: Thursday 13th August 2020 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Contact for info: tickets@fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Saltburn Festival - 13th Aug 2020 - Saltburn, Cleveland

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

An annual town based traditional and contemporary folk festival for all ages, with concerts, Street Entertainment, Singarounds, Music Sessions, Ceilidhs, Choirs, Maritime, Craft Stalls, Kids Events, Dance Teams, Workshops, Music Hall, Camping, Free Fringe Events.

Guests invited for 2020 include: O’Hooley & Tidow, Narthen, Granny’s Attic, Mrs Ackroyd, Jes Lowe, Bernard Wrigley, Said the Maiden, T’ Antiques Roadshow, She Shanties, Archer Mattews & Russell, The Wilsons, Damien Barber, Marie Little and lots more. Visit the website now

Location: Saltburn
Date: Thursday 13th August 2020 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Saturday tickets £40
Contact for info: 07397 313159 / tickets@saltburnfolkfestival.com
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: Cleveland
Country: England


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