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 - 23rd Sep 2021 - 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 23rd September 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: 01485 210256
Website: www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/festival/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Jura Music Festival - 24th Sep 2021 - 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. A well-established favourite for lovers of the traditional music scene.

PS No need to bring your own deer.

Location: The Isle of Jura
Date: Friday 24th September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.juramusicfestival.com/
County: Inner Hebrides
Country: Scotland


Wilkestock - 24th Sep 2021 - Stevenage, SG14 3RR, Hertfordshire

Charity Music Festival.

A variety of music styles, includes some acoustic and folk music.
A charity music festival, supporting Leukaemia Research and Keswick Mountain Rescue.
Check it out, to see if it suits your tastes.

Location: Stevenage, SG14 3RR
Date: Friday 24th September 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £71
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wilkestock.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Tenterden Folk Festival - 30th Sep 2021 - 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 30th September 2021 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


Taking place in October

Cork Folk Festival - 1st Oct 2021 - 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: Friday 1st October 2021 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: infocorkfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.corkfolkfestival.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Derby Folk Week - 1st Oct 2021 - Derby, DE1 3AH, Derbyshire

2021 will be the 14th 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.

Location: Derby, DE1 3AH
Date: Friday 1st October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available Variety of day and event tickets.
Contact for info: admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Banbury Folk & Hobby Horse Festival - 8th Oct 2021 - 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 8th October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: banburyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival - 8th Oct 2021 - 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 8th October 2021 for 4 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


Plymouth - A Mayflower Garland 400 Folk Weekend - 9th Oct 2021 - Stoke, Plymouth, Devon

Plymouth Folk Roots in collaboration with Wren Music, Okehampton, were fortunate to be awarded funding from the Mayflower SPARKS 400 initiative. The event was scuppered by Covid. Whilst the official end of the events was in July 2021, we were given permission to stage our event in October 2021. The event is a celebration of what would have been the late Cyril Tawney's 90th birthday - 12 October 2020 and commemorates the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620.

Location: Stoke, Plymouth
Date: Saturday 9th October 2021 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Daytime events free. Evening Concerts £13.50
Contact for info: www.facebook.com/plymouthfolkroots
Website: www.facebook.com/plymouthfolkroots
County: Devon
Country: England


Blazin' in Beauly - 11th Oct 2021 - Beauly, Invernessshire

In Person this time! Sadly, no concerts this year.

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 11th October 2021 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Also available TBA
Contact for info: admin@blazininbeauly.com
Website: blazininbeauly.com
County: Invernessshire
Country: Scotland


Hartlepool Folk Festival - 15th Oct 2021 - 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.

Location: Hartlepool
Date: Friday 15th October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: jonny@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
Website: www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Manchester Folk Festival - 21st Oct 2021 - 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: Thursday 21st October 2021 for 4 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


Musicport Festival - 21st Oct 2021 - 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: Thursday 21st October 2021 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01947 603475
Website: www.musicportfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


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