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 September

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

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

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

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


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

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

Events are held at several locations around Allendale.

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

Site not fully updated yet.

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


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

A new event!

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

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


Jura Music Festival - 27th Sep 2019 - The Isle of Jura, Inner Hebrides

6000 deer. 200 people. 1 Jura Music Festival.

A music festival with a leaning towards traditional music, but other genres as well.

PS No need to bring your own deer.

Location: The Isle of Jura
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.juramusicfestival.com/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Llyn Guitar Festival - 27th Sep 2019 - Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

Aims to offer world class acoustic music and tuition to the guitar enthusiast of any level,Whether you want a full guitar retreat experience for a few days or just to turn up for the concerts, you will be most welcome

Location: Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £125
Contact for info: enquiries@oriel.org.uk
Website: llynguitarfestival.org.uk
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales


Queensferry Annual Folk Festival - 28th Sep 2019 - Queensferry, West Lothian

This year's acts include Rona Wilkie, who is a stunning fiddler and 2012 BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year. We also have Tarneybackle, famous across Scotland for their trademark close harmony singing. In addition we've been able to secure Gerry Callaghan and Bookends with their short, punchy story-songs. Moreover we have Marc Duff (ex Capercaillie) demonstrating the amazing versatility of the penny whistle. Plus pipers from the Uphall Station Mini Pipe Band, not to mention our own workshop players. And it's all under the watchful eye of our compere Graeme Pearson, well-kent South Queensferry musician.
See videos of our musicians here https://queensferrymusic.com/the-concert/

Location: Queensferry
Date: Saturday 28th September 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £7
Contact for info:
Website: queensferrymusic.com/
County: West Lothian
Country: Scotland


Taking place in October

Cork Folk Festival - 2nd Oct 2019 - Cork, County Cork

Traditional music from Ireland and England too. One of the major Irish festivals.

Since its birth in 1979, Cork Folk Festival has earned a reputation for bringing together some of the biggest names on the traditional and folk scene – as well as championing some of its up-and-coming stars.

Location: Cork
Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: infocorkfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.corkfolkfestival.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Glasgow Americana - 2nd Oct 2019 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Blues, country, folk and acoustic music with an American flavour.
In Glasgow of course.

Location: Glasgow
Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Individual event tickets too.
Contact for info: info@fallenangelsclub.com
Website: www.glasgowamericana.com
County: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland


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

There is also one in March as well!

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Concerts, workshops, sessions.

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

Billed as Derby Folk Weekender for this year.

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


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


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

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

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

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


Feis Na Mara - 4th Oct 2019 - Mallaig, Highlands and Argyl

Another festival in bonny Scotland with a highlands theme.

A traditional music festival, most the acts having a local connection, with workshops, a family dance and sessions in the local pubs.

Location: Mallaig
Date: Friday 4th October 2019 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: info@feis-na-mara.com
Website: www.feis-na-mara.com/
County: Highlands and Argyl
Country: Scotland


GoosFest - 4th Oct 2019 - Goostrey, Cheshire

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

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


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

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

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

Our Main Venue will be the GF Club Ballroom.

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

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


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

Something different...

French music and dance festival in Yorkshire.

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


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

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

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


Blazin' in Beauly - 14th Oct 2019 - Beauly, Invernessshire

Expect full immersion into the music, culture and craic of the Highlands of Scotland, things which Blazin' Fiddles have been championing throughout their 15 years in the Scottish music scene.

Sessions and tutors.

A unique opportunity to learn from the band and their special guest tutors as well as take part in sessions, concerts, masterclasses and ceilidhs whilst establishing new connections in a stunning part of the country.
Fab for fiddle fans.

Location: Beauly
Date: Monday 14th October 2019 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £275
Also available Day tickets £60, Concerts £40
Contact for info: admin@blazininbeauly.com
Website: blazininbeauly.com
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Musicport Festival - 18th Oct 2019 - Whitby, Yorkshire

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

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

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

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


Sligo Live - 23rd Oct 2019 - Sligo, County Sligo

Sligo Live Sessions is a national festival celebrating traditional, roots and acoustic music. Now in its eightth year, it has carved out a niche as one of the most relaxed, intimate and enjoyable music festivals in Ireland. Sligo Live.

100 events, 80% free, All Indoors. Intimate Concerts.Street Markets.Over 350 artists.Dynamic pub sessions. Cafe Culture & Sligo Live Showcase.

Location: Sligo
Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £119
Also available Price in euros, many free events
Contact for info:
Website: sligolive.ie
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


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

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

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

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


Perth Accordion and Fiddle Festival - 26th Oct 2019 - Perth, Perthshire

The 70th Event!!!

A major occasion in the Scottish music calendar incorporating the official Scottish Accordion Championships for traditional music alongside fiddle competitions and a range of individual and group sections covering a variety of musical styles.

Location: Perth
Date: Saturday 26th October 2019 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01738 492949
Website: www.perthaccordionfestival.co.uk/
County: Perthshire
Country: Scotland


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