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

Underneath the Stars - 22nd Jul 2018 - 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: Sunday 22nd July 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
Website: www.underthestarsfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Port Elliot Festival - 26th Jul 2018 - 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 26th July 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@porteliotfestival.com
Website: porteliotfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Southern Fried Festival - 26th Jul 2018 - Perth, Perthshire

For those who like a bit of variety. An American roots event in Scotland. Many styles of music including blues, country, Cajun, gospel, swing and soul.
Southern Fried Festival, which offers the widest choice of Americana of any comparable festival, has grown in reputation attracting festival-goers from throughout the UK and beyond.

Location: Perth
Date: Thursday 26th July 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individually priced events
Contact for info:
Website: www.southernfriedfestival.co.uk
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Warwick Folk Festival - 26th Jul 2018 - 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 26th July 2018 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 - 26th Jul 2018 - 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 26th July 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £185
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Beer and Bluegrass - 27th Jul 2018 - Poole, BH13 6AS, Dorset

Now in its fourth 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 27th July 2018 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available Day tickets £ 14 and £18
Contact for info: info@poolerhythmroots.co.uk
Website: www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Bridport Folk Festival - 27th Jul 2018 - Bridport, Dorset

After a successful first 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 27th July 2018 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 - 27th Jul 2018 - 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 27th July 2018 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


Eilean Dorcha Festival - 27th Jul 2018 - Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

Now in it's third 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 27th July 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.edf.scot/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Monmouth Festival - 27th Jul 2018 - 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: Friday 27th July 2018 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


Speyfest - 27th Jul 2018 - Fochabers, Morayshire

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 27th July 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@speyfest.com
Website: www.speyfest.com/
County: Morayshire
Country: Scotland


Traditional Singing Weekend - 27th Jul 2018 - 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 27th July 2018 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


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.

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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


Taking place in August

Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival - 2nd Aug 2018 - Ballyshannon, County Donegal

Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional music fesitval is the place to be as the sounds of traditional & folk music echo from the streets, pubs and theatre once again.

As well as plenty of pub sessions and street entertainment, and concerts, this will no doubt be another memorable festival weekend.

Location: Ballyshannon
Date: Thursday 2nd August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available 85 euros, day tickets too
Contact for info: info@ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
Website: www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - 2nd Aug 2018 - Beauly, 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
Date: Thursday 2nd August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £155
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 - 2nd Aug 2018 - 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 2nd August 2018 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 - 2nd Aug 2018 - 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 2nd August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness - 2nd Aug 2018 - 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 2nd August 2018 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 - 3rd Aug 2018 - 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 3rd August 2018 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 - 3rd Aug 2018 - 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 3rd August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: meltonfolk@gmail.com
Website: meltonfolkandcraftfair.com
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


National Eisteddfod of Wales - 3rd Aug 2018 - Cardiff Bay, South Glamorgan

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: Cardiff Bay
Date: Friday 3rd August 2018 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: South Glamorgan
Country: Wales


Sidmouth Folk Week - 3rd Aug 2018 - 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 3rd August 2018 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


Alnwick International Music Festival - 4th Aug 2018 - 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: Saturday 4th August 2018 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: alnwickmusicfestival.com/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 4th Aug 2018 - 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 4th August 2018 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


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


Acoustic Music Centre - 6th Aug 2018 - Edinburgh, Midlothians

AS part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Centre has a program of events covering a variety of acts. Like all things at the Fringe, there is bound to be something (or more accuratelt lots of things) that will catch your eye. Give it ago if you're in Edinburgh at this time.

Location: Edinburgh
Date: Monday 6th August 2018 for 22 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.stoneyport.biz/acoustic-music-centre
County: Midlothians
Country: Scotland


Feakle Festival - 8th Aug 2018 - 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 8th August 2018 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


Mull of Kintyre Music Festival - 8th Aug 2018 - Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

A mixture of events, includes a fair bit of acoustic music and ceilidhs, and traditional music.

Satisfying an ambition of the Festival to showcase the very best in traditional and contemporary music worldwide whilst also displaying the region's cultural individuality through the talents of the local musicians of all ages.

Location: Campbeltown
Date: Wednesday 8th August 2018 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: mokfest@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.mokfest.com/
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 9th Aug 2018 - 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.

Location: Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW
Date: Thursday 9th August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £216
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 - 9th Aug 2018 - 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 9th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 10th Aug 2018 - 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 10th August 2018 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk / 01843 604080
Website: www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Dartmoor Folk Festival - 10th Aug 2018 - 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 10th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Saltburn Festival - 10th Aug 2018 - Saltburn, Yorkshire

Seaside festival, includes singer/songwriter competition.
Folk music, dance and song.

Many acts booked already.

Location: Saltburn
Date: Friday 10th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £62
Also available Day tickets £40 and £30
Contact for info: 01287 622623
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
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


Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance - 11th Aug 2018 - 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 11th August 2018 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


Kilkenny Arts Festivals - 11th Aug 2018 - 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: Saturday 11th August 2018 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@kilkennyarts.ie
Website: www.kilkennyarts.ie
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


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


Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - 12th Aug 2018 - Ennis, County Clare

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: Ennis
Date: Sunday 12th August 2018 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleadhcheoil.ie
Website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


StockFest - Culture, Music & Arts Festival - 12th Aug 2018 - 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 sixth 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: Sunday 12th August 2018 for 8 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


Glasgow International Piping Festival - 13th Aug 2018 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire

What can I say?

It's in Scotland and it's all about piping!

Location: Glasgow
Date: Monday 13th August 2018 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: pipinglive.co.uk
County: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland


Green Man - 16th Aug 2018 - near Crickhowell, Powys

A large independant event, with a wide range of artists, and genres, more than 100 acts playing indie, psychedelia, Americana, and folk across 5 stages. Food stalls and a bar will be open in the evening. Many different themes.

Supports the Bevan Foundation as well.

Location: near Crickhowell
Date: Thursday 16th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@greenman.net
Website: www.greenman.net/
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 16th Aug 2018 - 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 16th August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £96
Contact for info: cath@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Beautiful Days - 17th Aug 2018 - 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 17th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


ChickenStock Music Festival - 17th Aug 2018 - Pett Wood Cottage, Kent

For the first 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!

Location: Pett Wood Cottage
Date: Friday 17th August 2018 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


FolkEast - 17th Aug 2018 - 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 17th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £111
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Innerleithen Music festival - 17th Aug 2018 - Innerleithen, Lothian

Bringing the stars of Celtic Music to the Scottish Borders. 30 miles south of Edinburgh.

Web site not fully updated at the time of our last visit.

Location: Innerleithen
Date: Friday 17th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: imfpublicity@aol.com
Website: www.innerleithenmusicfestival.org/
County: Lothian
Country: Scotland


Just So Festival - 17th Aug 2018 - 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.
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Location: Rode Hall
Date: Friday 17th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £135
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 - 17th Aug 2018 - Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT, Leicestershire

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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 17th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
Website: moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


White Horse Folk Festival - 17th Aug 2018 - 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 17th August 2018 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 - 18th Aug 2018 - 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 18th August 2018 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Also available Day tickets £54 and £71
Contact for info: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Masters of Tradition - 22nd Aug 2018 - Bantry, County Cork

As ever Ireland's unique Irish Traditional Music Festival will be headlined by Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity has brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world.

Location: Bantry
Date: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: westcorkmusic@eircom.net
Website: www.westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Cottingham Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2018 - Cottingham, Yorkshire

Now in it's fourth 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: Thursday 23rd August 2018 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


Marymass Folk Festival - 23rd Aug 2018 - Irvine, Ayrshire

On the picturesque Clyde Coast opposite Arran lies Irvine. It's a 30 minute train journey from Glasgow. There are concerts, sessions, an open stage competition, events in schools, community concerts and not forgetting two World Championships - the amazing Whammy-Diddling and the even more amazing Chuckie-Chucking.

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Location: Irvine
Date: Thursday 23rd August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: joyceifc@aol.com
Website: www.irvinefolkclub.org.uk/marymass/
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Shambala Festival - 23rd Aug 2018 - 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 23rd August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £155
Contact for info: enquiries@shambalafestival.org
Website: www.shambalafestival.org/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Cornwall Folk Festival - 24th Aug 2018 - 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: Friday 24th August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £57
Contact for info: info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
Website: www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Greenbelt - 24th Aug 2018 - 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 24th August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £155
Contact for info: info@greenbelt.org.uk
Website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Maui Waui - 24th Aug 2018 - 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 24th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £74
Contact for info: silas@mauiwauievents.co.uk
Website: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/
County: Suffolk
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


shrewsbury Folk Festival - 24th Aug 2018 - 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 24th August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Solfest - 24th Aug 2018 - 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 24th August 2018 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 - 24th Aug 2018 - 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 24th August 2018 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 - 24th Aug 2018 - 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 24th August 2018 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £119
Contact for info: info@towerseyfestival.com
Website: www.towerseyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Watchet LIVE Music Festival - 24th Aug 2018 - 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 24th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £82.5
Contact for info: info@watchetfestival.co.uk
Website: www.watchetfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Folk on the Dock - 25th Aug 2018 - Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Now in its third year, Folk on the Dock 2018 boasts ten stages and 200 artistes attracting music lovers and performers from all over the world. Also incorporating the Liverpool Shanty festival with music on boats around the water’s edge and the contemporary Dock Stage which is to be hosted by the legendary Janice Long. In 2018 a new venue will be added to the August Bank Holiday festival programme with a fantastic, ticketed launch event with a headline artist on Friday 24th August, in the stunning Museum of Liverpool.

Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool
Date: Saturday 25th August 2018 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mostly. Some ticketed events.
Contact for info:
Website: www.albertdock.com/whats-on/folk-on-the-dock/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


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