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

Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan - 15th Jul 2024 - Thurles, County Tipperary

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

Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan is the largest provincial Fleadh in Ireland as thousands of musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and visitors from the six counties of Munster and beyond gather for an annual celebration of our Irish cultural traditions. The town of Tralee is steeped in tradition and previously has hosted Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in 1978.

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: Thurles
Date: Monday 15th July 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: munsterfleadh@comhaltas.net
Website: www.munsterfleadh.ie/
County: County Tipperary
Country: Ireland


Hebridean Celtic Festival - 17th Jul 2024 - 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 17th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £155
Contact for info: office@hebceltfest.com
Website: www.hebceltfest.com/
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau - 18th Jul 2024 - 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: Thursday 18th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £62
Contact for info: pwyllgor@sesiwnfawr.cymru
Website: sesiwnfawr.cymru/en/home/
County: Snowdonia
Country: Wales


Guiting Music Festival - 19th Jul 2024 - Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

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 19th July 2024 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Mitcheldean Festival - 19th Jul 2024 - Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire

A village-based festival in the Forest of Dean with concerts, Morris dancing, village fete, busking, poetry and storytelling, ceilidh dance, song writing competition, live comedy, and a folk walk on the Sunday. Happens every year, third Saturday in July.

Location: Mitcheldean
Date: Friday 19th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: talktous@mitcheldeanfestival.fod.uk
Website: mitcheldeanfestival.fod.uk
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Speyfest - 19th Jul 2024 - 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 19th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £123
Contact for info: info@speyfest.com
Website: www.speyfest.com/
County: Morayshire
Country: Scotland


Stainsby Festival - 19th Jul 2024 - Stainsby, Derbyshire

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

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

Location: Stainsby
Date: Friday 19th July 2024 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


Upton Blues Festival - 19th Jul 2024 - Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Festival of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2015 and 2016. Best Blues Festival in UK Blues Awards in 2018 and 2023

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: Friday 19th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available Other tickets too
Contact for info: info@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk
Website: www.upton-blues-festival.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Joe Mooney Summer School - 20th Jul 2024 - Drumshanbo, County Leitrim

For the 34thtime!

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 continues 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 20th July 2024 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


Belfast TradFest - 21st Jul 2024 - Belfast, Antrim

Belfast TradFest, the pinnacle of world-class traditional music concerts, fiery pub sessions and Ireland's fastest growing summer school of traditional music, is set to celebrate its 5th edition this July across Belfast UNESCO City of Music.
Featuring a week long programme of workshops and a full programme of concerts, talks, lectures, sessions, ceilis and festival clubs.

Location: Belfast
Date: Sunday 21st July 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@belfasttraditionalmusic.com or 028 9031 4981
Website: www.belfasttraditionalmusic.com/
County: Antrim
Country: Ireland


Folk by the Oak - 21st Jul 2024 - Hatfield House, AL9 5NQ, Hertfordshire

Folk by the Oak is just outside of London but it feels a million miles away, surrounded by the leafy green parkland of Hatfield Park, where you will be immersed in music, history, ancient oaks, bunting, fun and laughter.

With the music alternating between 2 stages in one arena there's no FOMO at Folk by the Oak - From the intimacy of their Acorn Stage to the open-air festival buzz of the Main Stage, you can enjoy all the award-winning musicians and inspiring new talent in one memorable day.

The festival supports a local charity - Willow Foundation. They work to provide special days out for seriously ill young adults.

Vintage Tent :: 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, which in 2024 will be headlined by Levellers, plus Sekou Keita's Homeland Band, The Young'uns, Furrow Collective, Beans on Toast, Malin Lewis Trio, Grace Smith Trio and more.

Location: Hatfield House, AL9 5NQ
Date: Sunday 21st July 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Celtic Gathering Isle of Man - 22nd Jul 2024 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

47th year!

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 22nd July 2024 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
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 - 22nd Jul 2024 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering.

47th year!

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 22nd July 2024 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@ynchruinnaght.com
Website: www.celticgathering.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - 25th Jul 2024 - 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 25th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £182
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 - 25th Jul 2024 - 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.

Location: Cherry Hinton Hall
Date: Thursday 25th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £230
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Warwick Folk Festival - 25th Jul 2024 - Castle Park, 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: Castle Park, Warwick
Date: Thursday 25th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Womad - 25th Jul 2024 - Charlton Park, SN16 9LL, 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, SN16 9LL
Date: Thursday 25th July 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £260
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Bridport Folk Festival - 26th Jul 2024 - Bridport, Dorset

The festival supports several charities.

A fair number of morris related sides, workshops, music sessions, headline gigs, ceilidhs and barn dances, performance and story telling, artisans, a children's area and loads more are already booked.

Location: Bridport
Date: Friday 26th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Outdoors - £3, workshops £5. Some ticketed events. It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info: media@bridportfolkfestival.com
Website: bridportfolkfestival.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


ButeFest - 26th Jul 2024 - Ettrick Bay, Isle of Bute, 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: Ettrick Bay, Isle of Bute
Date: Friday 26th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: info@butefest.co.uk
Website: www.butefest.co.uk/
County: Isle of Bute
Country: Scotland


Eilean Dorcha Festival - 26th Jul 2024 - Liniclate Machair, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

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 26th July 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £150
Contact for info:
Website: www.edffestival.com
County: Outer Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Traditional Singing Weekend - 26th Jul 2024 - 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 26th July 2024 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


Taking place in August

ChickenStock Music Festival - 1st Aug 2024 - Stockbury, ME9 7RN, Kent

Boutique Festival with only 3000 tickets available. Headline Acts - often some of the biggest names!

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

Camping opens Thursday 27th July 2023 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 1st August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: 07830 626234
Website: www.chickenstockfestival.co.uk
County: Kent
Country: England


Feile an Phobail - 1st Aug 2024 - Belfast, Antrim

Advertises many Irish events as well as this 11 day festival.

Location: Belfast
Date: Thursday 1st August 2024 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@feilebelfast
Website: feilebelfast.com
County: Antrim
Country: Ireland


Wickham Festival - 1st Aug 2024 - Wickham, PO17 5HD, Hampshire

Variety of music styles, includes some top folk acts.

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

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

Location: Wickham, PO17 5HD
Date: Thursday 1st August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness - 1st Aug 2024 - Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

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

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

Winner of several Festival awards.

Location: Cornbury Park
Date: Thursday 1st August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £230
Also available Camping tickets extra
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Mugstock - 2nd Aug 2024 - Strathallan Castle, PH3 1JZ, Perthshire

Forget Woodstock, this is Mugstock!

A mixed and varied lineup with music of all sorts, including folk / acoustic music.

Everything I read on their site suggests a great fun event.

Location: Strathallan Castle, PH3 1JZ
Date: Friday 2nd August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Also available Various discounts too
Contact for info:
Website: mugstock.org
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


Sidmouth Folk Festival - 2nd Aug 2024 - Sidmouth, Devon

For the 70TH Time !

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

Location: Sidmouth
Date: Friday 2nd August 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £360
Also available Plus - Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Underneath the Stars - 2nd Aug 2024 - Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne near Barnsley, Yorkshire

10th Birthday.
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: Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne near Barnsley
Date: Friday 2nd August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £157
Contact for info: +44 (0) 1226 767872
Website: underneaththestarsfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Halsway Manor Family Folk Week - 3rd Aug 2024 - Halsway Manor, Crowcomb, Somerset

A week long residential event, so not quite a festival, but a long folk event.

Residential and non-residential tickets at a variety of prices.

Location: Halsway Manor, Crowcomb
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £320
Also available Rooms are extra
Contact for info: office@halswaymanor.org.uk
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/family-folk-week-2023/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Melton Folk Festival - 3rd Aug 2024 - 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: Saturday 3rd August 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: meltonfolk@gmail.com
Website: meltonfolk.com/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


National Eisteddfod of Wales - 3rd Aug 2024 - Rhondda Cynon Taf, 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: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2024 for 8 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 - 3rd Aug 2024 - 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.

The music is an eclectic mix of many genres - and has included folk/roots, bluegrass, stomp, blues, acoustic, jazzfusion, world and indie rock/pop - plus everything in-between.

Location: Salcombe Regis
Date: Saturday 3rd August 2024 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 - 4th Aug 2024 - Wexford, County Wexford

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: Wexford
Date: Sunday 4th August 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleadhcheoil.ie
Website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie/
County: County Wexford
Country: Ireland


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 7th Aug 2024 - Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW, Hampshire

A large event covering a large variety of music styles, in it's 11th year. The event is spread over several stages, and there is a folk section . Research it and make your own decision on whether it suits you. The line-up includes many well-known acts.

Location: Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW
Date: Wednesday 7th August 2024 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £270
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@boomtownfair.co.uk
Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Feakle Festival - 7th Aug 2024 - Feakle, County Clare

For the 37th Time!!

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 7th August 2024 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


Fairport's Cropredy Convention - 8th Aug 2024 - 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 for over 50 years, so lookout for special surprize guests.

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

Location: Cropredy
Date: Thursday 8th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Contact for info: tickets@fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Kilkenny Arts Festivals - 8th Aug 2024 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

An 11 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 8th August 2024 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@kilkennyarts.ie
Website: www.kilkennyarts.ie
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Big Weekend - 9th Aug 2024 - Welshampton, Shropshire

10th birthday!

A joyous celebration of Cajun, Creole and Louisiana roots music, dance and culture set in the heart of the beautiful North Shropshire Lakelands!

Location: Welshampton
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info:
Website: the-bigweekend.co.uk
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 9th Aug 2024 - Broadstairs, Kent

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

Location: Broadstairs
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £270
Also available Other tickets available too.
Contact for info: info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk / 01843 604080
Website: www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Dartmoor Folk Festival - 9th Aug 2024 - South Zeal near Okehampton, Devon

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

Location: South Zeal near Okehampton
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Fresh Ayr Folk Fest - 9th Aug 2024 - Rozelle Estate, Ayr, KA7 4NQ, Ayrshire

A new one for our lists.

It will bring established artists in the Folk, World and Roots scene to perform alongside new and emerging acts, both locally and from around the country.

Not only will the festival have some of Scotlandís finest artists, it will showcase some of the best acts from the rest of the UK and overseas.

Location: Rozelle Estate, Ayr, KA7 4NQ
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Contact for info:
Website: freshayrfolkfest.com
County: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland


Howth Roots and Blues - 9th Aug 2024 - Howth, Dublin

The HowthRootsandBluesFestival is a free music festival in Howth showcasing the best in Irish roots and blues artists.

While many of the artists are blues based the festival caters for fans of Country, Rhythm and Blues, Bluegrass, Americanna and reggae. Basically anything rootsy!!

The festival will take place across 6 local venues.

Location: Howth
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE !
Contact for info: paul.byrne@optophonic.com
Website: www.howthrootsandblues.com
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland


Saltburn Festival - 9th Aug 2024 - Saltburn, Cleveland

This year will see the 25th 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.

Location: Saltburn
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Saturday tickets £40
Contact for info: 07397 313159 / festivaloffice@saltburnfolkfestival.com
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: Cleveland
Country: England


The Magpies Festival - 9th Aug 2024 - Sutton Park, YO61 1DP, Yorkshire

2022 was the first such event, and it was successful enough to stage its third event, for 2024.

Transatlantic folk trio, The Magpies, have announced that they will be hosting their first festival - in the stunning parkland of York's stately home, Sutton Park. The line-up is set to include the likes of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Blair Dunlop and Katherine Priddy, with more exciting names to be announced.

Location: Sutton Park, YO61 1DP
Date: Friday 9th August 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Contact for info: themagpiesmusicinfo@gmail.com
Website: www.themagpiesfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Piping Live! - 10th Aug 2024 - Glasgow, Renfrewshire

A very focused festival, on piping.

Glasgow become the heart of the Piping world with events happening around the clock.

Lots of individual events spread over 7 days and 14 venues.

Location: Glasgow
Date: Saturday 10th August 2024 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Prices range from free to about £10
Contact for info: contact@pipinglive.co.uk
Website: pipinglive.co.uk
County: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland


Green Man - 15th Aug 2024 - 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.

Check to see if it matches your tastes.

Supports the Bevan Foundation as well.

Location: near Crickhowell
Date: Thursday 15th August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets £78 still available
Contact for info: info@greenman.net
Website: www.greenman.net/
County: Powys
Country: Wales


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 15th Aug 2024 - Purbeck Valley Farm, Swanage, Dorset

Purbeck Folk Festival in the rolling hills of Dorset.

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

Not to be confused with the nearby Swanage festivals

Location: Purbeck Valley Farm, Swanage
Date: Thursday 15th August 2024 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £155
Contact for info: cath@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Beautiful Days - 16th Aug 2024 - Escot Park, Devon

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

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

Location: Escot Park
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


Cumberlandia - 16th Aug 2024 - Stainburn, Workington CA14 1SZ, Cumbria

New to our listings.

This is a boutique folk festival, organised by a volunteer committee - musicians, artists, craftspeople, hard-workers - whose ambition is simply to put on a memorable weekend to shine a spotlight on local culture.

Main days are Friday and Saturday, with Sunday a relax and chill day with a few performances around lunchtime , and impromptu fireside sessions in the evening.

Location: Stainburn, Workington CA14 1SZ
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Under 12 = £20, same for camping.
Contact for info: info@cumberlandia.co.uk
Website: www.cumberlandia.co.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


FolkEast - 16th Aug 2024 - Glemham Hall, Suffolk

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

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

Location: Glemham Hall
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Just So Festival - 16th Aug 2024 - Rode Hall, ST7 3QT, 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, ST7 3QT
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: hello@justsofestival.org.uk
Website: www.justsofestival.org.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Moira Furnace Folk Festival - 16th Aug 2024 - Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT, Leicestershire

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

Location: Moira Furnace,Swadlicote, DE12 6AT
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £68
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
Website: moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


White Horse Folk Festival - 16th Aug 2024 - Grove, near Wantage (OX120AE), 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 (OX120AE)
Date: Friday 16th August 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info: WhiteHorseFest@aol.com or 07854-491358
Website: www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Folk in the Park - 17th Aug 2024 - Manor Park, Sutton, London, SM1 4AH, Greater London

Folk In The Park is a day-long live music festival in the heart of the South London borough of Sutton, taking place in the award-winning green space, Manor Park.

Location: Manor Park, Sutton, London, SM1 4AH
Date: Saturday 17th August 2024 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info:
Website: www.folkinthepark.com
County: Greater London
Country: England


SongFest - 17th Aug 2024 - Rugby, CV23 9LF, Warwickshire

A micro music festival celebrating really good songs and the folks who write them.

A weekend of powerful, poignant, and hilarious songs and stories by these acclaimed songsmiths.

Location: Rugby, CV23 9LF
Date: Saturday 17th August 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £87
Also available Accommodation available too
Contact for info: info@songfest.live
Website: songfest.live
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Whitby Folk Week - 17th Aug 2024 - Whitby, Yorkshire

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

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

Location: Whitby
Date: Saturday 17th August 2024 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £245
Also available Day tickets £54 and £71
Contact for info: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


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