UK Folk Festivals

Folk Music Festivals in the UK


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We are now updating the festivals for 2024. After last year's Covid problems, we are a bit behind with things, but WILL be adding events, and hope that more virtual events take place as well.
Use our earlier year links for just now.

If you are a folk / traditional / acoustic music festival organiser and your festival's site is not listed / updated, just drop us a line with the details that we typically display. (See the Contact page.)

The UK folk music scene is a large and vibrant music genre, with folk and traditional music clubs in almost every town in the the country. Folk music festivals are an important part of the folk or traditional music scene. They give artists a chance to showcase their talents to a much larger audience than the average folk music club will provide. I don't know anyone who has gone to a festival and not returned with news of some new band that impressed them. (Okay, a group that was new to them anyway.)

Finding a folk festival has now become easier. We aim to list almost all the festivals in the UK. If you know of one that's missing, do let us know, so we can update the lists. We have arranged the festivals by country and by date, as well as our famous Big List which covers all those festivals that we know about. Festivals starting within the next five weeks can be found on our This Month page.

The list of music festivals is initially compressed when displayed, to make scrolling through it easier. Clicking on a festival name expands the details to show the festival location, dates, ticket prices and a brief summary of the event.

Prices - concession prices, early birds, full adult and family prices would complicate our listings, so we tend to list either the full adult price, or the adult early bird price if it is available for a long time. Perhaps next year we'll list all of them.

We have taken a slightly liberal view in our interpretation of a folk festival, in an attempt to include as wide a variety as possible (we don't usually include dance only festivals, but there are a few). Better to have a wider choice than you wanted than miss out something that you would really like to know about. And we make a point of visiting every web site listed, to check the festival is on and the site is live.

And now we have a shop here selling folk music cds - give it a visit!

Melton Winter Festival

Location: Melton Mowbray
Date: Saturday 9th December 2023 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available tba
Contact for info:
County: Leicestershire
Country: England

West Coast Folk Festival

Location: Blackpool, Winter Gardens, FY1 1HL
Date: Friday 12th January 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £167
Contact for info:
County: Lancashire
Country: England

Straw Bear Festival

Location: Whittlesea
Date: Friday 12th January 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £12
Contact for info:
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England

Celtic Connections

Location: Glasgow
Date: Thursday 18th January 2024 for 18 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available TBA for 2024
Contact for info:
County: Strathclyde
Country: Scotland

Halsway Folk Harp Weekend

Location: Halsway Manor, TA44BD
Date: Friday 19th January 2024 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £190
Also available Residential accomodation is extra
Contact for info:
County: Somerset
Country: England

Bradford Roots Festival

Location: Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ
Date: Saturday 20th January 2024 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £18
Also available Virtual tickets for each event.
Contact for info:
County: Wiltshire
Country: England

Member of a folk music club? Then help your fellow folk fans by placing a link to our site on your club's website, thus spreading the news about festivals in the UK to more folk music enthusiasts.

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