UK Folk Festivals - England

Folk Music Festivals in England

England is synonymous with folk festivals - they are among the best and most varied anywhere in the world. They often combine folk dancing and story-telling, But it's that large variety of styles that makes them so good. There are more folk music festivals in England than in the rest of the UK combined. Whether it's contempory or traditional music you love, you'll find it here. For your convenience, we are showing festivals from June onwards before those from earlier in the year which have already taken place.

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).

And if you spot that we have missed a festival, do let us know and we will update the lists as soon as possible.

Taking place in June

Folk Ale - 1st Jun 2017 - Markbeech, Edenbridge, Kent

It’s about people coming together to eat, drink and make music. It is not a ‘traditional-music’ festival.

Lots of ales and concerts, open mike and sessions in the bar. Even some morris dancing. Small craft fair.

Location: Markbeech, Edenbridge
Date: Thursday 1st June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: sue.rule@grantrule.org
Website: www.grantrule.org/folkale/
County: Kent
Country: England


Wirral Folk Festival - 1st Jun 2017 - Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF, Cheshire

All-on-one-Site festival of folk & acoustic music, dance, poetry, and storytelling.

A festival of music and dance which has been held on the Wirral peninsula for several years.

Many performers booked. Includes a singer-songwriter competition. And fringe events that are free.

Location: Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF
Date: Thursday 1st June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 0151-678-9902
Website: www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Acoustic Festival of Great Britain - 2nd Jun 2017 - Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire

All things acoustic!
A prestigious and relaxed family friendly occasion for all generations with an eclectic programme of Unplugged and Acoustic music from the genres of Folk, Roots, Celtic, Blues, Pop, Rock, Ska, Blugrass and much more.
4 stages of entertainment and dozens of crafts and food tents together with a huge real ale tent over 200ft long, with a stage powered by bicycles.

Location: Uttoxeter Racecourse
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £89
Contact for info: info@acousticfestival.co.uk
Website: www.acousticfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Blowout - 2nd Jun 2017 - Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth, Warwickshire

A festival for fans of piping.

With concerts, dances and workshops, manufacturers, and sessions. Everything the bagpipe fan would want, in one place.

Site not fully updated for this year.

Location: Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@bagpipesociety.org.uk
Website: www.bagpipesociety.org.uk/blowout/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Fearby Folk Gathering - 2nd Jun 2017 - Fearby near Masham, Yorkshire

A new event from Pennine sky Folk and Roots.
A smalish event with a variety of styles of folk music.

Location: Fearby near Masham
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: penninesky@aol.com
Website: www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/news/final-plans-2017/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Stratford Folk Festival - 2nd Jun 2017 - Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

A new event, with a rather classy line-up.
Includes a ceilidh, Saturday and Sunday are jam packed with music, featuring internationally acclaimed headline acts, music workshops, storytellers, arts and crafts alongside stalls offering everything from crepes to keepsakes.

Sounds good.

Location: Stratford upon Avon
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available: Day, half day and concert tickets too.
Contact for info:
Website: www.stratfordfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Wessex Folk Festival - 2nd Jun 2017 - Weymouth, Dorset

Includes dance, sessions, celidh, workshops, and music, all set in the delightful surroundings of Weymouth's old harbour

Location: Weymouth
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wessexfolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Wychwood Festival - 2nd Jun 2017 - Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

A multi-media festival, covering a variety of styles, includes several groups popular at folk festivals. Take a look at the band list as there are a variety of genres at this festival.

Over 100 bands on four stages, and real ale festival too.

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse
Date: Friday 2nd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@wychwoodfestival.com
Website: www.wychwoodfestival.com
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Strawberry Fair - 3rd Jun 2017 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

rom humble beginnings, Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free, entirely volunteer run, one day music & arts event in Cambridge (and probably across Europe!), attracting over 30,000 visitors throughout the day. On the first Saturday of June and now passed our 40th year, residents and visitors have gathered together on Midsummer Common to celebrate their vibrant and creative city.

Quite a mixture here, films, talks, and a variety of music styles.

And a name everyone has heard of!

Location: Cambridge
Date: Saturday 3rd June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: secretary@strawberry-fair.org.uk
Website: www.strawberry-fair.org.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Durham Brass - 7th Jun 2017 - Durham, Durham

Something just a bit different.

An explosion of bands and performers combining brass with folk, opera, dance and spectacular outdoor theatre descends on County Durham to fill some stunning venues and City streets with music and fantastic visual effects. With new, cutting edge collaborations, digital trails and established and emerging bands trumping brass in every genre imaginable, it’s a feast of international cultures and sounds.

Location: Durham
Date: Wednesday 7th June 2017 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Various prices throughout the event
Contact for info: 03000 266 600
Website: www.brassfestival.co.uk
County: Durham
Country: England


Gate To Southwell - 8th Jun 2017 - Southwell, Nottinghamshire

From its humble beginnings in 2007 as primarily an English folk music and dance festival, Southwell has evolved into one of the leading and most innovative folk events in the country.

Whilst English and Celtic music remain at the core they seriously embrace other roots music forms. Southwell has built a reputation for seeking out exciting new talent and providing something a little different. Quality remains the watchword so whether it’s country or gypsy jazz, ska or rockabilly, bluegrass or punk, traditional or contemporary, it’ll be good.

Location: Southwell
Date: Thursday 8th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Also available: Day and evening tickets from £21 - £40
Contact for info: information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.gtsf.uk/
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Bay Folk Weekend - 9th Jun 2017 - Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire

A FREE WEEKEND of Music Sessions and Singarounds in and around the 'famed city of Robin Hood's Bay' on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast

Location: Robin Hood's Bay
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: 01947 880660
Website: folkweekend.rhbay.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bradninch Music Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - Bradninch, Devon

Mixed genre event with a strong folk presence.

The Bradninch Music Group’s mission is to make music accessible to the community and promote creative performers. We continue to be amazed and delighted by the new young musical talent which visits our town to share with others their love of musical performance

Location: Bradninch
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info:
Website: www.bradninchmusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Devon
Country: England


Poetry and Lyrics - 9th Jun 2017 - London, Greater London

Something different.
The event looks at the spoken word in different music genres, including folk.

Back for a second year now.

Featuring two 'keepers of language' and two folk musicians, the event will shine a spotlight on the oral histories of England - exploring the way that local history is mapped through the dialect of a community, and the dialogue with its land.

Location: London
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets, some free.
Contact for info: info@poetinthecity.co.uk
Website: poetinthecity.co.uk
County: Greater London
Country: England


St Neots Folk Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Site not fully updated yet.

They seem to leave it until closer to the event to tell you what is happening.

Location: St Neots
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: stneotsfolkclub@aol.com
Website: www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Stepping Stones Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - Kirklinton Hall near Carlisle CA6 6BB, Cumbria

All the fun of the fair for everyone, plus loads of activities specially for kids!
Two under cover music venues plus pop-up events. Delicious local food. Craft beers. On-site camping. Craft Village. Music, dance and craft workshops

Location: Kirklinton Hall near Carlisle CA6 6BB
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available: Early bird £65, under 16s free
Contact for info: info@steppingstonesfestival.co.uk
Website: steppingstonesfestival.co.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - Wallingford, Oxfordshire

The Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival is an independently run charity festival and the money raised from it goes towards promoting live music in Wallingford and helping to promote youth development projects in the town and surrounding areas.

And what a great url for their web site!

Location: Wallingford
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.bluesandbeer.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - 9th Jun 2017 - Wimborne, Dorset

A new group of Wimborne residents and business folk have come together to proceed with the mammoth task of organising the next festival, and so far it is full steam ahead with plans to continue the legendary festival!
Traditional English and Celtic music and dance. Celidhs, Dance displays, children's entertainers, Market stalls.

Three days of folk, family & fun last weekend in the summer sunshine!

Location: Wimborne
Date: Friday 9th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: moe@wimbornefolk.co.uk
Website: www.wimbornefolk.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Barking Folk Festival - 10th Jun 2017 - Barking, Greater London

A free family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance plus poetry, street theatre, art and family fun!

Headline acts as well as exciting folk acts to be announced shortly!
Music, dance and craft workshops
Crafters and stalls
Delicious street food
Festival locations include:

Gathering on the Green
Abbey Ruins Live
Shindig on the Square
The Broadway Circus
Abbey Ruins Live from 3pm is a ticketed event – get your free ticket through Eventbrite for both Saturday and Sunday’s event.

Location: Barking
Date: Saturday 10th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/leisure-libraries-and-museums/events/annual-events/barking-folk-festival/overview/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Knitted Character Folk Festival - 10th Jun 2017 - Temple Grafton, B49 6NR, Warwickshire

It's a bit different...

A celebration of folk music with a knitting twist! Live folk music and knitted folk heroes!

Come and enjoy a day of top flight music, stalls and great food and drink in this idyllic setting.
Bring along a knitted version of your favourite folk artist and place your knitted character on a special knitted stage (next to the 'real' one) complete with knitted PA and mic stands!!

Location: Temple Grafton, B49 6NR
Date: Saturday 10th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: kathrynmsewell@gmail.com
Website: www.knittedcharacterfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Lincoln Folk Roots and World Music - 10th Jun 2017 - Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincolnshire

Back after a successful first event last year!

Showcases the quality of live music in the UK and have a strong line-up with at least one legendary name..., a mix of household names and emerging artists.

Location: Lincoln Drill Hall
Date: Saturday 10th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


Harpenden Folk, Roots & World Music Festival - 11th Jun 2017 - Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Last year obviously worked, so they are back for the second time this year.

They intend to showcase the quality of live music in the UK and have a strong line-up with at least one legendary name..., a mix of household names and emerging artists.

Tell your grandchildren when they are orn and first go to this one that you were there at the very first event!

Unusually they are repeating the event from Lincoln with the same acts.

Location: Harpenden
Date: Sunday 11th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: www.harpendenfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Alcester Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Alcester, Warwickshire

Held in a beautiful Roman town near to Stratford on Avon Warwickshire.
Concerts, sessions, folk clubs, story telling, morris dancers and street theatre.

Lots of time for YOU to sing.

Small friendly singers festival
3 venues including the wonderful Town Hall

Location: Alcester
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 07788536605
Website: www.alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Beverley Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Beverley Racecourse, Yorkshire

Large variety of acts, Beverley was short-listed for Family Festival Award 2010, 2011, 2012,and 2013 (!) listed as one of top ten festivals by The Sunday Times.
During the festival weekend many of the pubs host various sessions and the streets are alight with various performances including morris dancers, children's entertainers, musicians and mummers entertaining locals and visitors alike.
Twice nominated for the Family friendly Festival award, this year an even bigger programme of events for children.

Location: Beverley Racecourse
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: 07568 593960
Website: www.beverleyfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


EdleFest - 16th Jun 2017 - Edlesborough, LU6 2EP, Buckinghamshire

Come for the music, the local brew and the stunning location. Come for a good time!

The festival is run by volunteers, and money raised is used to improve facilities /features in the venue (the church is no longer used for worship but used by the community for events and music).

Now in its fifth year.

Location: Edlesborough, LU6 2EP
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £28
Also available: £14 per night
Contact for info: edlefest@gmail.com
Website: www.edlesboroughchurch.org.uk/
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Falmouth, Cornwall

Has three main aims in life

To create an enjoyable event for all involved

To raise money for the RNLI

To preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall

Location: Falmouth
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Joy Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Groombridge, TN3 9QG, Kent

Not a folk festival, but a festival with folk music.

Joy Festival is an innovative, eclectic & unique festival that brings together the latest trends in creative shopping, gastronomy, music and lifestyle.

Celebrate summer with eclectic and joyous live music and dancing, entertainment, sensational street food, pop up bars and creative workshops for all the family.

Live Acoustic & Folk Music, Roving Folk, Samba & Flamenco bands

Location: Groombridge, TN3 9QG
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: hello@joyfestival.co.uk
Website: joyfestival.co.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Lichfield Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Lichfield, WS14 9DE, Staffordshire


A weekend of dance and music
in this lovely cathedral city.

Dances - Displays - Workshops - Morris Tours

Location: Lichfield, WS14 9DE
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: freddiethirsk.folk@talktalk.net
Website: www.lichfieldfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Middlewich FAB Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Middlewich, Cheshire

Celebrating 27 years of the Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival
a fabulous weekend of folk & roots music.

Up to 15 venues host music and dance from lunchtime on Friday through to Sunday night. On the canalside and in the town centre, artists from around the UK - and beyond.

Also ticketed concerts each day.

Location: Middlewich
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: events@middlewich.org.uk
Website: midfest.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Midsummer Festival of Folk - 16th Jun 2017 - Blaxhall, IP12 2DY, Suffolk

Based at the Ship Inn, this free festival features workshops, music, song, dance and sessions.

Site in the process of being updated.

Location: Blaxhall, IP12 2DY
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: theblaxhallship@btconnect.com
Website: www.blaxhallshipin.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Teignmouth Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Teignmouth, Devon

Concerts, Ceilidh, Sessions, Morris, Workshops.
Several local venues

Location: Teignmouth
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: annemgill@tiscali.co.uk
Website: www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Ukulele Festival of Great Britain - 16th Jun 2017 - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Now in its 8th uke-tastic year.

Because most of us will never get the chance to go to Hawaii, this year we’re bringing a little bit of Hawaii to Cheltenham.

It's acoustic, so it should suit some of you nicely. It's also a bit different.

Awesome ukulele artists from around the world, workshops for all abilities, and loads of stalls

Location: Cheltenham
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: alisonjarvis7@gmail.com
Website: www.ukulelefestival.co.uk
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Folk at the Boat - 17th Jun 2017 - Ipswich, IP2 8HW, Suffolk

The Steamboat is located on a man-made, but tidal, cut of the river. As it’s a pub venue there are no accommodation facilities at the venue itself, but there are plenty of B&Bs and a nearby campsite, if you’re coming from outside town.

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Location: Ipswich, IP2 8HW
Date: Saturday 17th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01473 601902
Website: folkattheboat.org.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Leamington Peace Festival - 17th Jun 2017 - Leamington, Warwickshire

Leamington Peace Festival exists to promote peace, environmental harmony and living in co-operation with others.

• By raising awareness of world and local issues

• By giving individuals ways of becoming involved in the world around them

• By providing an opportunity for local crafts people to demonstrate their skills and display their crafts

• By promoting fair trade practices

• By encouraging local artists and entertainers to share their skills

Not quite a folk festival, but it will appeal to some of you.

Location: Leamington
Date: Saturday 17th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@peacefestival.org.uk
Website: www.peacefestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Martineau Gardens Storytelling Festival - 17th Jun 2017 - Birmingham, West Midlands

Not quite a folk festival, but we like to include a small number of other events as you may have noticed.

And there will be some folk music.

Look forward to a family-friendly day of storytelling, in the grounds of a
beautiful community garden, presented by the Traditional Arts Team. There
will be arts and crafts for children, and music plus food from ChangeKitchen
CIC. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and even tastes of a wild little corner of Birmingham.

Location: Birmingham
Date: Saturday 17th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £7
Contact for info: info@martineau-gardens.org.uk
Website: www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/events/storytelling-festival/
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Leigh Folk Festival - 22nd Jun 2017 - Leigh on Sea, Essex

The UK's biggest free festival.

Across a swathe of indoor and outdoor venues in public spaces around Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, our much-loved event is now widely recognised as the largest free folk festival in the country.
Two ticketed concerts, the rest is free,

Location: Leigh on Sea
Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE, mainly, (two paid events)
Contact for info: info@leighfolkfestival.com
Website: www.leighfolkfestival.com
County: Essex
Country: England


Lymm Festival - 22nd Jun 2017 - Lymm, Cheshire

There will be around 50 events taking place in the village of Lymm including dance, drama, music, comedy and literature. During the Festival, Lymm celebrates the wealth and diversity of talents to be found amongst the members of the community, and provides plenty of opportunities for exploring and enjoying the local environment.

With music of all kinds, dance, drama, spoken word, comedy, visual arts and crafts

Location: Lymm
Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017 for 11 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@lymmfestival.org.uk
Website: www.lymmfestival.org.uk/events/summer-festival/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Boars Bridge Festival - 23rd Jun 2017 - Boars Bridge, nr Tadley, Hampshire

Boars Bridge Festival is a Charity music festival held over a weekend each year in mid-June.

The 3 day event is held in the lovely grounds of Boars Bridge House near Tadley, Hampshire and although it is a relatively small festival the atmosphere is always lively and fun.

Again this year we are supporting the MS Therapy Centre in Reading.

Go on, support their charity.
Musicians - go play and forget your fee.

Location: Boars Bridge, nr Tadley
Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@boarsbridgefestival.co.uk
Website: www.boarsbridgefestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Dentdale Music & Beer Festival - 23rd Jun 2017 - Dent, Cumbria

A weekend of family fun set in a beautiful location on the the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 16 miles east of Kendal in the south east corner of Cumbria.

A mixture of music genres, expect over 25 mainly Acoustic Acts covering Folk, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz & all points in between on 2 stages.

Wonder if free includes the beer...

Location: Dent
Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@debtmusicandbeer.com
Website: www.dentmusicandbeer.com/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Exile Music Festival - 23rd Jun 2017 - Sabine Hay, Darley Dale, DE4 2LN, Derbyshire

A weekend event showcasing 15 to 20 local and independent music’s best bands. Our goal is to create a reasonably priced, small summer music festival that provides an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable and fun, family experience for both attendees and musicians in a beautiful countryside setting for around 500 people. We also aim to support local young musicians by providing a stage for them.

Location: Sabine Hay, Darley Dale, DE4 2LN
Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: 07522 404123
Website: www.belpermusicfestival.org.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


TOGfest - 23rd Jun 2017 - Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

An all-music festival, so a bit of everything. Yes, there are a couple of folk orientated acts appearing.

Two stages and 11 hours of non-stop live music of all genres

Location: Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes
Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@togfest.org
Website: togfest.org/
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


Folk on the Quay - 24th Jun 2017 - Poole, Dorset

With four outdoor music stages, two ceilidh dances and over twenty teams of morris dancers in the streets overlooking Poole’s lovely Harbour.

Music, morris dancing, ceilidh, sessions, workshops.

Location: Poole
Date: Saturday 24th June 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@folkonthequay.co.uk
Website: www.folkonthequay.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Keynsham Music Festival - 27th Jun 2017 - Keynsham, Somerset

Part of a seven day music festival, with events from 27th June to 3rd July, with Saturday being the folk day.
Rated as one of the top three UK free summer events.

Location: Keynsham
Date: Tuesday 27th June 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@keynshamfest.co.uk
Website: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Barn on the Farm - 29th Jun 2017 - Over, Gloucester, GL2 8DB, Gloucestershire

An acoustic festival for indie and contemporary music.
Shortlisted for Best Independent Festival 2015. Best Small Festival.

Location: Over, Gloucester, GL2 8DB
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@bornonthefarm.co.uk
Website: www.barnonthefarm.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Rustic Music and Arts Festival - 29th Jun 2017 - Dutton, WA4 4LG, Cheshire

Family fun for all to enjoy.

Following the success of Rustic 2016 we are thrilled to be running the festival again.

2017 will see the festival grow in all respects with more attractions, more traders, bigger stages and of course bigger acts.

Location: Dutton, WA4 4LG
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £65
Also available: Day tickets £30
Contact for info:
Website: www.rusticfest.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire

Happy 10th birthday!!

Continuing our occasional festival that's not quite folk policy. (But it got blues...)
Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, the Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home.
Could this be the most breathtaking place to spend a weekend, soaking up the UK's hottest jazz and blues acts?

Location: Burton Agnes Hall
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01262 490324
Website: www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Folk in a Field - 30th Jun 2017 - King's Lynn PE32 1FB, Norfolk

Real Music, Real Ale, Real Field.
Taking place in the heart of Norfolk near to the village of West Acre, the "Folk in a Field Festival" brings together a diverse mix of performers from the acoustic, folk and roots music scene. The rural setting of the festival, surrounded by woodland, contributes to a real “get away from it all” vibe in which to enjoy some great music, take in interesting craft demonstrations, craft stalls or sample local food.

Location: King's Lynn PE32 1FB
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: lukehorncastle@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.folkinafield.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Maverick Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Easton Park Farm, Suffolk

Roots music from both sides of the Atlantic - Americana Music

"One of the friendliest, most sincere festivals in England... fine music, great fun, delightful people and an idyllic rural setting" said The Telegraph

Location: Easton Park Farm
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Also available: Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: paulspencer@maverickfestival.co.uk
Website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Sark Folk Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - The Island of Sark, Channel Islands

Festival on the island.
No cars, remember.

On festival weekend, visitors and musicians mingle with local people to treble Sark’s population in celebration of traditional and contemporary folk music. In fields, pubs, hotels and cafés, the island is alive with singing, playing and dancing.

At the festival itself, the music combines with breath-taking sea views, seafood fresh from the water and delicious Channel Island beer and cider to create a truly wonderful, unique event.

This event sold out last year by November!

Location: The Island of Sark
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available: Day tickets £40, £45, and £30
Contact for info: info@sarkfolkfestival.com
Website: sarkfolkfestival.com
County: Channel Islands
Country: England


UK Taiko Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Various locations, Exeter

This one is a bit different!

Festival of the big drum groups that play Taiko! Spectacular to watch is not the word!

This exciting event is the biggest annual gathering of taiko players in Europe, offering the opportunity for taiko players of all ages and abilities to perform, learn, and share experiences. Groups come from all over the UK and abroad to inspire and be inspired by the energy, joy, and talent of the UK taiko community.

Location: Various locations
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@taikofestival.org.uk
Website: taikofestival.org.uk
County: Exeter
Country: England


West Somerset Folk Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Carhampton, Somerset

Down where the cider apples grow lives a small friendly festival.

Singalongs, Workshops, Concerts.

This year we will be repeating the independent Real Ale bar.

Location: Carhampton
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Worrall Festival - 30th Jun 2017 - Worrall, Yorkshire

An annual music and ale festival held in the picturesque village of Worrall on the outskirts of Sheffield. With beautiful views of the Peak District Worrall is the ideal location for this celebration of live music, good food and fine local ales.

It is also one of the least expensive paid events.

Location: Worrall
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: worrallfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.worrallfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Taking place in July

Bury Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2017 - Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD, Suffolk

Music-lovers can look forward to a great day out this summer, as the 3rd Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival once again brings its own brand of magic to the town.
The one-day event will be on Saturday 1st July in the walled garden at Nowton Park, a delightful place to relax and enjoy high-quality live music. With craft stalls, children’s activities, music workshops, hot food and a bar with local real ales, this promises to be a wonderful day for the whole family.
The festival is organised by Bury Folk Collective, a not-for-profit group which promotes a diverse range of excellent local folk acts at events throughout the year.

As well as the main stage acts, there will be an Acoustic Tent with beginners’ music workshops, informal sessions and a competition for newcomers to folk performance. This is a great space to try making music yourself in a relaxed and friendly way.

Full disabled access to site, reserved viewing area and toilet facilities

Location: Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: contact@buryfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.buryfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Cleckheaton Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2017 - Cleckheaton, Yorkshire

Established festival in Yorkshire, popular with many people. Craft fair, sessions, and award winning headline acts.
Several local venues.

Lots of big names.

This will be their 30th year. Come along and join in the fun!

Location: Cleckheaton
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £58
Contact for info: info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
Website: www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Kimpton Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2017 - Kimpton, Hertfordshire

A new festival in 2016, it's back for the second time.

This is a one-day event with 4 separate venues including free events on the village green. Main stage has 3 ticketed concerts and there are workshops and a continuous concert in the 13th century church.

Location: Kimpton
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Some free events.
Contact for info:
Website: www.kimptonfolk.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Radford Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2017 - Radford, BA2 0QF, Somerset

A one day event that's new to our lists.

Traditional and contemporary folk music is what they intend to feature. At a reasonable price too.

Location: Radford, BA2 0QF
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: info@radfordmillfarm.com
Website: www.radfordmillfarm.co.uk
County: Somerset
Country: England


New Forest Folk Festival - 5th Jul 2017 - Plaitford near Romsey, SO51 6EE, Hampshire

The New Forest Folk Festival is the small festival with the big names. Located to the north of The New Forest National Park near Southampton it's an ideal venue for campers with it's riverside campsite and unspoilt farm setting. The site opens Thursday lunchtime to allow travel and a chance to relax for the afternoon before the music begins. Additional attractions include local trade and craftsfolk, and of course local ale.

Location: Plaitford near Romsey, SO51 6EE
Date: Wednesday 5th July 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Cornbury Music Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

Cornbury is eccentric, charming and irresistible - a homespun melting pot, with a variety of music styles to be heard.
An eclectic mix of music across 4 stages, the hugely popular Absolute Radio Comedy Tent, the brilliant Festival of Words hosted by QI and Unbound, a fantastic children’s area with a complete programme of workshops

Location: Great Tew Park
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £170
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: mail@cornburyfestival.com
Website: www.cornburyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Ely Folk Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Ely, CB6 2SH, Cambridgeshire

With its beautiful cathedral towering majestically above the surrounding countryside, the City of Ely lies in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, famed for spectacular sunsets and the vast open sky. What better location for a weekend of the best in folk music and dance?

The Folk Festival is based on a single site which includes marquees, camping facilities, food stalls, trade stands, real-ale bar, real toilets, showers, children's entertainment.

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Location: Ely, CB6 2SH
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.elyfolk.co.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Frome Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Frome, Somerset

A general arts festival, with a variety of types of events, including some folk music.

(There's often a separate Folk Festival in February.)

Location: Frome
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@fromefestival.co.uk
Website: www.fromefestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Furness Tradition - 7th Jul 2017 - Ulverston, Cumbria

Furness Tradition is a folk-arts development group based in the Furness market town of Ulverston on the edge of the Lake District in north-west England. The group was initiated by volunteers to celebrate, encourage and make familiar the musical inheritance of the Furness and South Lakeland area of South Cumbria.

Location: Ulverston
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@furnesstradition.org.uk
Website: furnesstradition.org.uk/wp/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Moonbeams Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby, YO25 3HS, Yorkshire

Perched on top of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Set in the grounds of the Wold Top Brewery.. Moonbeams Festival is one of the country’s best kept secrets!
Now in it’s 5th year, the festival provides the perfect weekend away to enjoy world class folk music and award winning ales in the most beautiful surroundings!

They also run an event in March.

Location: Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby, YO25 3HS
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk
Website: www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Priddy Folk Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Priddy, nr Wells, Somerset

This friendly festival is held in the idyllic setting of our Village Green high on the beautiful Mendip Hills AONB near Wells in Somerset. Now in its 24th year this festival has a reputation for exciting new folk. In the past we have had Kan, Treacherous Orchestra, and Flook. Some names booked already include the Will Pound Band and
Nizlopi. The weekend also provides great music, and dance, workshops, yoga sessions, club tent, an excellent craft and traders market, guided archaeology walks, a full programme of children’s entertainment and much more.

Location: Priddy, nr Wells
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: tickets@priddyfolk.org
Website: www.priddyfolk.org
County: Somerset
Country: England


Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Sandwich, Kent

Many Sandwich Pubs will put on Folk music throughout the weekend, there will be street music and dancing.

The Pub events will be free to enter with main events at St. Mary's Arts Centre ticketed, see their website for details.

A free outdoor concert and Saturday and Sunday

Location: Sandwich
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mainly free or individual event tickets.
Contact for info: info@sandwichevents.info
Website: www.sandwichevents.org.uk/Folk-n-Ale-sandwich-events.shtml
County: Kent
Country: England


WoW Music Festival - 7th Jul 2017 - Diss, Norfolk

WoW is acoustic, roots, blues, country and everything in between and our aim is to bring you the very best of East Anglian web-footed local brother/sister talent and then to sharpen up the gene pool with some class party acts from further afield. WoW is affordable, relaxed, intimate, bijou, family-friendly and adamantly sponsor-free.
We hope you enjoy WoW

Location: Diss
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Day tickets
Contact for info: wowfestnorfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.wow-arts.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Beggars Fair - 8th Jul 2017 - Romsey, Hampshire

In the streets and in venues all around the town the best of local performers bring you folk, jazz, blues and world music, colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment.

The Beggars Fair has been running since 1993 and is living up to its aims of showcasing local talent in a friendly environment. From big bands on the Cornmarket stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling, the day has a great atmosphere that keeps bringing people (and performers!) back year after year.

Location: Romsey
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.beggarsfair.org.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Flixton Folk Festival - 8th Jul 2017 - Flixton, Greater Manchester

A large community festival spread over nine days. Not quite a festival, but several musical events.

Music, exhibitions, dancing, sessions.

Several events each day.
Event tickets are very affordable!

Location: Flixton
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017 for 13 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets, some free.
Contact for info: flixtonfolkfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.flixtonfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater Manchester
Country: England


Ruskin House Folk and Blues Festival - 8th Jul 2017 - Croyden, Surrey

Raising money for the Ruskin House Restoration Fund.

Small intimate festival.

Every summer we hold the annual Folk and Blues Festival in the grounds of Ruskin House. The festival features many of the regular musicians who play at the Sunday evening club along with a performance by a Russian children's choir, a team of Irish dancers, Scottish Pipers, a bouncy

Location: Croyden
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com
Website: www.folkandblues.org/Festival.htm
County: Surrey
Country: England


Saughall Hoedown - 8th Jul 2017 - Saughall, Chester, Cheshire

A Celebration of Folk and Country.

Bands, Ceilidh, Family corner,Food, Hog Roast, Real Ales and ciders.

This year the Saughall Hoedown is in aid of Saughall Preschool, a charitable organisation run by a voluntary parent committee.

Location: Saughall, Chester
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: info@saughallhoedown.co.uk
Website: saughallhoedown.co.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


The Platform Festival - 12th Jul 2017 - Pockington, Yorkshire

A newish festival in its infancy. There are several genres of music, with a fair amount of folk music.

Back again, so last year must have been a success!

Location: Pockington
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individually priced concerts, dances, other events
Contact for info: (01759) 30154
Website: www.platformfestival.net/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bromsgrove Folk Festival - 13th Jul 2017 - Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

More folk music than you can shake a stick at. But why would you want to shake a stick?
The folk festival is definitely in the "small and friendly" category....but don't let that fool you! In our 400 seater marquee you will, this year, be "up close and personal" with the artists. Add to this concerts in our MiniMarquee with artists that you will want to get to know better, sessions in and around the pub where the festival is based, dance displays, morning walks, and of course the World Dry Foam Flinging Championships. A great weekend where you will be on first name terms with everybody else by the end of the weekend.

Location: Bromsgrove
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: bromsgroveman@outlook.com
Website: www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/festival.html
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


South Essex Bluegrass Festival - 13th Jul 2017 - Bulphan, RM14 3RU, Essex

Main stage, open mike, workshops, jamming and a slow jam.

Now in its third year, and like all new festivals needs good support to be a success, so if you're free, why not pay them a visit. Prices are reasonable, aren't they.

Location: Bulphan, RM14 3RU
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available: Day tickets £20 and £25
Contact for info: 07974 497 466 / 07834 518 335
Website: southessexbluegrass.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


DalesFest - 14th Jul 2017 - Silsden, BD20 9JH, Yorkshire

The UKs longest running festival of bluegrass and Americana music.

Great price for the full three day event too.

Location: Silsden, BD20 9JH
Date: Friday 14th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Contact for info: bbevhw5@aol.com
Website: www.dalesfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - 14th Jul 2017 - Rothbury, Northumberland

A small, friendly, community based music festival set in the heart of Northumberland in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley. Over the last three decades Rothbury Festival has established a unique atmosphere that has drawn musicians and singers from throughout the country and beyond to spend a weekend sharing music and experiencing Northumbrian traditions.

Location: Rothbury
Date: Friday 14th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Various event and day tickets
Contact for info: 07815198680
Website: www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Whitby Ahoy! Sea Festival - 14th Jul 2017 - Whitby, North Yorkshire

An annual festival celebrating all things nautical in the historic Yorkshire seaport of Whitby - One of Britain's premier maritime heritage sites.

A packed music programme of sea songs, shanties and folk music with a salty flavour! So far, our diverse Festival has included the cream of the folk, roots, sea music and the shanty world including local, national and overseas artists from Senegal, Sicily, Canada, Eire, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France and the USA. Come for the Weekend, a day or for our Grand Maritime Gala Concert.

Location: Whitby
Date: Friday 14th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available: Concessions, Day and part day tickets
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.whitbyseafest.co.uk
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


Folk by the Oak - 16th Jul 2017 - Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Supports a local children's charity - Willow Foundation. They work to provide special days out for seriously ill young people.

Fairground Side Stalls :: 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.

Location: Hatfield House
Date: Sunday 16th July 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £33
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Hull Folk and Matitime Festival - 20th Jul 2017 - Hull, East Yorkshire

Four days of music, dance and history that celebrate Hull’s rich and unique folk heritage. Hull's traditions and culture are brought to life with a family-friendly festival attracting artists of international renown as well as providing a platform for local talent. Featuring over eighty free performances and taking place at venues around the picturesque marina and historic Old Town, the festival features an outdoor main stage, a floating maritime and shanty stage, a real ale Festival, historic vessels moored in the marina, folk dancing, traditional crafts and folk art, indoor concerts, sessions and singarounds, historic talks and exhibitions and more!

A highlight of the city’s cultural calendar that is now into its 27th year!
Why not make a weekend of it and sample some of the many attractions on offer in the 2017 City of Culture!

Location: Hull
Date: Thursday 20th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mostly free, but with 2 ticketed concerts £10 each
Contact for info: Mark 07867 878338
Website: hullfolkandmaritimefestival.com/
County: East Yorkshire
Country: England


Music on the Marr - 20th Jul 2017 - Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU, Cumbria

A village festival. Local, national and international folk, blues and jazz artists, comedy too. Includes Young Musician's Showcase.

Good food, good drink, outstanding hospitality and lots and lots of smiling are more than encouraged, we just can't help ourselves. A festival for the whole family.

Location: Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU
Date: Thursday 20th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available: Day tickets from £15 - £30
Contact for info: 01228 670 329
Website: www.musiconthemarr.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Beer and Bluegrass Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Branksome Poole BH12 1AD, Dorset

Featuring bands from the USA Europe and the UK, the festival ws new last year.
With over 30 Real Ales and Ciders
Home Cooked food.

As if that’s not enough to wet your lips we are featuring some of the best Bluegrass and Americana acts from the USA and the UK live on stage.

Location: Branksome Poole BH12 1AD
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available: Day tickets £12 and £18
Contact for info: info@poolerhythmroots.co.uk
Website: www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Chagstock Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Whiddon Down, Devon

A not for profit organisation supporting the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Water Aid. In its 11th year.

This is a mixed genre festival, with a folk element too

Location: Whiddon Down
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Contact for info: organiser@chagstock.info
Website: www.chagstock.info/
County: Devon
Country: England


Guiting Music Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

For nearly 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 yo ulike.

Location: Guiting Power
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets.
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Stainsby Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Brunt's Farm, 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: Brunt's Farm, Stainsby
Date: Friday 21st July 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: news@stainsbyfestival.org.uk
Website: www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Underneath the Stars - 21st Jul 2017 - 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: Friday 21st July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
Website: www.underthestarsfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Upton Blues Festival - 21st Jul 2017 - Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Festival of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2015.

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 21st July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk
Website: www.uptonbluesfestival.org.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Cambridge Folk Festival - 27th Jul 2017 - 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 27th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £167
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Warwick Folk Festival - 27th Jul 2017 - 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 27th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £128
Contact for info: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Womad Charlton Park - 27th Jul 2017 - 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 27th July 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Festival at the Edge - 28th Jul 2017 - Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ, Shropshire

Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England and has something for everyone.

A weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more… surrounded by breathtaking views of the Shropshire countryside.

Location: Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ
Date: Friday 28th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £96
Contact for info: 0754 044 126
Website: www.festivalattheedge.org/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Maryport Blues Festival - 28th Jul 2017 - 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.

Location: Maryport
Date: Friday 28th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: info@maryportblues.com
Website: www.maryportbluesfestival.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Alnwick International Music Festival - 29th Jul 2017 - 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 29th July 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: alnwickmusicfestival.com/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Taking place in August

Wickham Festival - 3rd Aug 2017 - 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 3rd August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £160
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness Festival - 3rd Aug 2017 - 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 3rd August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £168
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Americana Folk & Roots - 4th Aug 2017 - Richmond DL11 6ED, Yorkshire

Now in its third year, another event at Tan Hill Inn presenting music with altitude.

A weekend of country and americana music.

Location: Richmond DL11 6ED
Date: Friday 4th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: penninesky@aol.com
Website: www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/folk-gatherings-sessions/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Sidmouth Folk Weekend - 4th Aug 2017 - 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 4th August 2017 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


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 5th Aug 2017 - 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 5th August 2017 for 4 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 - 5th Aug 2017 - Mickleham, RH5 6EE, Surrey

Bluegrass festival in its 1tth 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, RH5 6EE
Date: Saturday 5th August 2017 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


Boomtown Behind the Mask - 10th Aug 2017 - Matterley Estate, Winchester, SO21 1HW, Hampshire

A large event covering a large variety of music styles, in it's ninth 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 10th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £195
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 - 10th Aug 2017 - 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 10th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: www.fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance - 11th Aug 2017 - 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: Friday 11th August 2017 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


Bridport Folk Festival - 11th Aug 2017 - Bridport, Dorset

For the first time!!!

This is a new festival, and with so many festivals disappearing, you should make the effort to support any new event.

Over 50 acts will be there.

Location: Bridport
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: bridportfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 11th Aug 2017 - 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 11th August 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £220
Also available: Day tickets £35
Contact for info: info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk
Website: www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Dartmoor Folk Festival - 11th Aug 2017 - 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. Camping is available in fields close to the festival site, with events taking pla

Location: South Zeal near Okehampton
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available: Variety of individual event and day tickets
Contact for info: enquiries@dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Lake District Folk Weekend - 11th Aug 2017 - Staveley, Cumbria

In the beautiful Lake district, for the third year in a row..
Concerts, workshops, singarounds, sessions at various venues throughout the village.

Location: Staveley
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com
Website: thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Saltburn Festival - 11th Aug 2017 - Saltburn, Yorkshire

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

Many acts booked already.

Location: Saltburn
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Also available: Day tickets £44 and £34
Contact for info: 01287 622623
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bath Folk Festival - 12th Aug 2017 - 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 12th August 2017 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk
Website: www.bathfolkfestival.org/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Folk At The Fort - 12th Aug 2017 - Newhaven, BN9 9DS, Sussex

Another new event, part of the Newhaven Fort Festival. It's part of the Newhaven Fort Festival

Help get it off to a great start!
Folk At The Fort, like each festival in Newhaven’s series of festivals aims to be a charity festival.

With the proceeds going back into Newhaven Fort via Wave Trust we hope to raise money and awareness surrounding the site whilst still creating a phenomenal festival
experience that attendees will want to relive year after year.

Special discount code for those who saw this part of our site! FF20OFF2017

Location: Newhaven, BN9 9DS
Date: Saturday 12th August 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Contact for info: info@newhavenfortfestival.com
Website: www.newhavenfortfestival.com
County: Sussex
Country: England


Radford Mill Blues Festival - 12th Aug 2017 - Radford, BA2 0QF, Somerset

Aaanother new one, 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 12th August 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: pat@hillsidestudios.co.uk
Website: www.radfordmillfarm.co.uk
County: Somerset
Country: England


Beautiful Days - 18th Aug 2017 - 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 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


FolkEast - 18th Aug 2017 - Glemham Hall Grounds,, Suffolk

This is a relatively new festival, 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 Grounds,
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £96
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Just So Festival - 18th Aug 2017 - 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.
Doesn't seem to like my pop-up box so click here instead to view their site.

Location: Rode Hall
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £130
Also available: Day tickets £50
Contact for info: hello@justsofestival.org.uk
Website: www.justsofestival.org.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Moira Furnace Folk Festival - 18th Aug 2017 - Moira, Swadlicote, DE12 6AT, Leicestershire

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

Now in it's 9th year.

Location: Moira, Swadlicote, DE12 6AT
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available: Day tickets £10, £20 and £15
Contact for info: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
Website: moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


White Horse Folk Festival - 18th Aug 2017 - Grove, 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
Date: Friday 18th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: WhiteHorseFest@aol.com
Website: www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Whitby Folk Week - 19th Aug 2017 - 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 19th August 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £194
Also available: Various day tickets
Contact for info: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 24th Aug 2017 - 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 24th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: cath@purbeckfolk.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Shambala Festival - 24th Aug 2017 - 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 24th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £175
Contact for info: info@theticketsellers.co.uk
Website: www.shambalafestival.org/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Cornwall Folk Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - Wadebridge, Cornwall

The Cornwall Folk Festival is the annual celebration of Folk and Roots Music and Dance in Wadebridge.

Now in its 45th 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 25th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
Website: www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Cottingham Folk Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - Cottingham, Yorkshire

Now in it's third 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: Friday 25th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Greenbelt - 25th Aug 2017 - 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 25th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £165
Contact for info: info@greenbelt.org.uk
Website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Maui Waui Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - 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 25th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £72
Contact for info: silas@mauiwauievents.co.uk
Website: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 25th Aug 2017 - 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 25th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £150
Contact for info: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Solfest - 25th Aug 2017 - Tarns Nr Aspatria, CA7 4NG, 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: Tarns Nr Aspatria, CA7 4NG
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Contact for info: info@solfest.org.uk
Website: www.solfest.org.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Stroud Fringe - 25th Aug 2017 - Stroud, Gloucestershire

Stroud fringe is a free music and arts festival that takes over Stroud in Gloucestershire every august bank holiday. With four 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 25th August 2017 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 - 25th Aug 2017 - Towersey, 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: Towersey
Date: Friday 25th August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £128
Also available: Weekend tickets £88
Contact for info: info@towerseyfestival.com
Website: www.towerseyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


England's Medieval Festival - 26th Aug 2017 - Herstmonceux Castle, BN27 1RN, East Sussex

A medieval event, with stage shows, jousting, music and dance, and lots of things for the kids too. They have a full line up of folk music. It's their 25th anniversary this year and it's one-of-a-kind event with a very special blend of history and fun for the whole family.

Something different especially if you like older music

Location: Herstmonceux Castle, BN27 1RN
Date: Saturday 26th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: www.englandsmedievalfestival.com/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival - 26th Aug 2017 - Liverpool, Lancashire

Shanty UK's Liverpool Maritime Festival in conjunction with Folk on the Dock.

A great line up with groups from Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands joining artists from th elength and breadth of the UK.

There are a number of venues in the Albert dock and The Baltic Fleet Pub

Location: Liverpool
Date: Saturday 26th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: festivals@shanty.org.uk
Website: www.seashantyliverpool.co.uk/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Taking place in September

BunkFest - 1st Sep 2017 - Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Music, dance, steam and beer. Over 60 acts.

Says it all, really.

Over the years, many tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the unique community atmosphere which the festival generates, the sense of magic, fun, otherness and togetherness which never fails to amuse and amaze its followers. Long may it continue!

Location: Wallingford
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@bunkfest.co.uk
Website: www.bunkfest.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Didmarton Bluegrass Festival - 1st Sep 2017 - Kemble Aifield, GL7 6BQ, Gloucestershire

Once again we've included a few bluegrass festivals to give you a bit more variety. And besides, we noticed a few folk stars in the line up...

(We're not trying to cover every such festival, just a few samples for you enjoyment.)

Run by a new team of familiar faces.

Location: Kemble Aifield, GL7 6BQ
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: tickets@didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk
Website: didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend - 1st Sep 2017 - Fleetwood, Lancashire

Concerts, Sessions, Dance, Heritage & Fringe Events

An intimate event bringing quality live Folk, Blues and Acoustic Music and Dance into 8 venues across Fleetwood, 2016 will be the second FaB event which has been encouraged by the passion and enthusiasm of the community and local businesses including pubs, tourist attractions and hotels. Fleetwood FaB has doubled in size this year to 8 venues plus the farm facilities/campsite.

Location: Fleetwood
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available: Some individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleetwoodfolkandblues.com
Website: www.fleetwoodfolkandblues.com/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Lyme Folk Weekend - 1st Sep 2017 - Lyme Regis, Dorset

The line up, for a new event, has been very start-studded as well, and this year will probably be just as great.

Singing, sessions, morris parade, shanty festival, story telling, and much more.

There will be free daily concerts on the Seafront Stage from noon to 5pm plus the usual Morris dancing and parade throughout the town.

Location: Lyme Regis
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mixture of free and ticketed events
Contact for info: admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Moseley Folk Festival - 1st Sep 2017 - Moseley Park, Birmingham, West Midlands

Our tradition of an eclectic folk selection continues this year.

Showcasing unsigned acts right alongside well established international artists makes for a really exciting bill.

Location: Moseley Park, Birmingham
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Also available: Day tickets £45
Contact for info: info@moseleyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Off the Tracks - Summer Festival - 1st Sep 2017 - Castle Donington, Leicestershire

A great family site.
Atmospheric Surroundings - Great live music
60 Real Ales and Ciders - Acoustic Sessions
Excellent Camping Facilities & Showers
Arts & crafts stalls - Fantastic Food - Circus Workshops, and Parade
Family Friendly - Children's Play Area -Entertainment & activities for children
Shiatsu - Yoga - Energy work - Tai Chi - Chi Kung - Meditation

Location: Castle Donington
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@offthetracks.co.uk
Website: offthetracks.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Sedgefield Folk Festival - 1st Sep 2017 - Sedgefield, Durham

One of our main objectives, being a small Festival, is to ensure that all visitors have an event to attend, be it concert, singaround, music session, workshop or dance display.
The festival has gradually expanded to cater for the tastes and interests of travelling folk music enthusiasts and local residents alike.
Includes the world spoon playing championships.

Location: Sedgefield
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info: info@sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Durham
Country: England


Wareham Wail - 1st Sep 2017 - Oakfield Farm,Verwood BH31 6JJ, Dorset

reasonably priced event.

Come and join in the singing with some of the finest traditional singers, all hand picked from folk clubs and festivals around the country, some well-known, some not heard of, but all of a high standard. A harvest of song complemented by good company, good food and drink.

Apart from the regular song sessions, some of the highlights of the weekend are the Mediaeval Banquet, the Cream Tea Concert and the Themed Session.

Location: Oakfield Farm,Verwood BH31 6JJ
Date: Friday 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £28
Contact for info: 01225 867031
Website: www.wail.org.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Wilkestock - 1st Sep 2017 - Stevenage, SG14 3RR, Hertfordshire

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 1st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.wilkestock.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


London Folk Festival - 2nd Sep 2017 - Camden London, Greater London

An all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. At the famous Cecil Sharp House, the heart of English Folk Music

Location: Camden London
Date: Saturday 2nd September 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: folkandroots@gmail.com
Website: www.londonfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater London
Country: England


SingFest - 2nd Sep 2017 - Dockenfield, GU10 4HH, Surrey

Learn joyous songs from five renowned conductors in fun, relaxed workshops
within the beautiful surroundings of Mellow Farm.

Singing Workshops
Camping, Ceilidh, Open Mic, Saturday Night BBQ, Lantern Making, Junk Samba workshop, Yoga, Family Activities, Local Beer & Cider and the best campfire sing-arounds you've ever heard.

Location: Dockenfield, GU10 4HH
Date: Saturday 2nd September 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: vox@annatabbush.com
Website: www.singfest.org.uk/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Medieval Music in the Dales - 7th Sep 2017 - Bolton Castle, Wensleydale, Yorkshire

coming up in 2017...
Medieval Music in the Dales is an annual medieval music festival wholly dedicated to medieval music-making. It's unique in the UK. After a really successful inaugural event in 2016, we are now in our second year and going from strength to strength.


A major event in the early music calendar - a weekend dedicated solely to the music of the middle ages. It's all happening at Bolton Castle in beautiful Wensleydale in North Yorkshire

Location: Bolton Castle, Wensleydale
Date: Thursday 7th September 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £125
Also available: Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: medievalmusicinthedales@gmail.com
Website: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bromyard Folk Festival - 8th Sep 2017 - Bromyard, Herefordshire

Folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area - featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.

Some of the most outstanding local, national and international traditional folk festival musicians performing in concert, ceilidhs and displays.

Location: Bromyard
Date: Friday 8th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk
Website: www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Langdale Charity Folk Festival - 8th Sep 2017 - Great Langdale, Cumbria

Festival that donates the proceeds to charity. Running for 26 years now.

Runs twice a year, the other one is in May. Artists even give their services for free. Why not go to both events?.

Be there. Donate. Feel good

Location: Great Langdale
Date: Friday 8th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE ! Donations welcomed for charities
Contact for info: langdalefolkfestival@aol.co.uk
Website: www.langdalecharityfolkfestival.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Stogumber Festival - 8th Sep 2017 - Stogumber, Somerset

A mixed genre festival. A celebration of the performing arts. Go on, check it out

Stogumber Festival is a celebration of the performing arts. For a few days in September each year this quiet West Somerset village is transformed into a centre for musical and other events.

Location: Stogumber
Date: Friday 8th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 0845 539 0168
Website: www.stogumberfestival.com/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Swanage Folk Festival - 8th Sep 2017 - Swanage, Dorset

Swanage comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers in their bright costumes and jingling bells, and folk music lovers, every year for the weekend on the second Friday after the August Bank Holiday Monday.
Concerts, join-in sessions, workshops, as well as dancers

Location: Swanage
Date: Friday 8th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: swanageffboxoffice@gmail.com
Website: www.swanagefolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Sweet Sunny south - 8th Sep 2017 - Hastings, TN35 5DR, Sussex

Old Time American Music Festival.
Workshops . Concerts . Slow Jams . Picking Sessions . Real Ales . Pub Grub . Camping Facilities

Location: Hastings, TN35 5DR
Date: Friday 8th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: 01424 423230 sweetsunnysouth69@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.sweetsunnysouth.co.uk/
County: Sussex
Country: England


Bellingham All Aucoustic Music Festivalll - 9th Sep 2017 - Bellingham, Northumberland

Also known as BAAFest

A great mix of folk, jazz, blues and anything else that they fancy! As long as it's all acoustic.

No sheep were harmed in the production of their website.

Location: Bellingham
Date: Saturday 9th September 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: nfo@baafest.com
Website: www.baafest.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


St Ives September Festival - 9th Sep 2017 - St Ives, Cornwall

Two weeks of festival in September.

A large variety of genres of music, usually with some folk and acoustic music from some major acts.

Arts, literature and film events too.

Web site currently about to be updated.

Location: St Ives
Date: Saturday 9th September 2017 for 14 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mainly individual event tickets
Contact for info: secretary@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
Website: www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Priston Festival - 15th Sep 2017 - Priston, near Bath, Somerset

For the tenth time!
Format will be largely unchanged from previous years with two free stages, great activities for all the family, special events in the village hall & church; and an art project and special venue for kids.
Enjoy a friendly and relaxed celebration of live music and culture.
An impressive line-up of live music (traditional, jazz, world, blues, rock, classical, choral)

Location: Priston, near Bath
Date: Friday 15th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mainly free plus some individual event tickets.
Contact for info: pristonfestival@googlemail.com
Website: www.priston.org.uk/festival
County: Somerset
Country: England


Ramsbottom Festival - 15th Sep 2017 - Ramsbottom, Lancashire

Ramsbottom Festival has been named Small Tourism Event of the Year at the Manchester Tourism Awards 2013.

A boutique festival in the bohemian enclave of Ramsbottom (that's what it says!) Varied program with several different genres, and some folk music.

Location: Ramsbottom
Date: Friday 15th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: info@ramsbottomfestival.com
Contact for info: info@ramsbottomfestival.com
Website: www.ramsbottomfestival.com
County: Lancashire
Country: England


The Folk Gathering - 15th Sep 2017 - Alstonefield, DE6 2FR, Staffordshire

A grand gathering of friends and friends to be, many of whom are Folk Musicians and Singers, who come together to share music, songs and fellowship in an informal atmosphere, and to enjoy performances from some of our favourite national folk celebrities and some of the immensely talented local acts.

In the Peak District National Park.
Limited number of tickets, hurry as they usually sell out quickly.

Location: Alstonefield, DE6 2FR
Date: Friday 15th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £37
Contact for info: thefolkgathering@gmail.com
Website: www.thefolkgathering.org/
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Worcester Music Festival - 15th Sep 2017 - Worcester, Worcestershire

A mixed genre event, with a folk element for you to enjoy.

Worcester Music Festival are pleased to announce we will be working alongside Acorns Children’s Hospice this year, with the money raised by the festival going towards Acorns’ music therapy scheme.

Location: Worcester
Date: Friday 15th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: info@worcestermusicfestival.co.uk
Website: www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Southdowns Folk Festival - 21st Sep 2017 - Bognor Regis, Sussex


Now in its 5th year.
Price covers the headliners evening concerts - and there are several big name headliners too!

Supported by crowdfunding donations.

Site not fully developed on our last visit.

Location: Bognor Regis
Date: Thursday 21st September 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £69
Also available: Day tickets too
Contact for info: rnash10@hotmail.com
Website: www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Cornucopia Festival - 22nd Sep 2017 - Burton Constable Hall, Yorkshire

Cornucopia is folk, roots, acoustic, world music, blues, reggae and anything else we think will fit with the ethos of a chilled, late-September festival which our audience will enjoy! It also includes wellness, comedy, theatre, children’s entertainment, beer, food and the wonderful stately home which hosts the festival.

Location: Burton Constable Hall
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Contact for info: info@cornucopiafestival.co.uk
Website: www.cornucopiafestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


South London Folk Blues Festival - 22nd Sep 2017 - London, SE15 3BE, Greater London

One day event of folk and acoustic blues.
Blues with Soul

Bargain priced too.

Location: London, SE15 3BE
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: hugo@ivyhousenunhead.com
Website: thebarcodes.co.uk/Pages-Barcodes/SouthLondonBluesFestival.html
County: Greater London
Country: England


Stroud Folk Weekend - 22nd Sep 2017 - Stroud, Gloucestershire

New name for the Stroud event.
concerts,dance, sessions, singalons. Site not fully updated when last visited.

Location: Stroud
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.stroudfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


The Little Big Gig - 22nd Sep 2017 - Henry's Campsite in the Lizard, Cornwall

A music and ale festival which includes acoustic and folk acts. A family-friendly style of event.

Celebrating Cornwall’s creative talent, in music, beer making and much more. This is Little Big Gig's seventh year!

Location: Henry's Campsite in the Lizard
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@littlebiggig.co.uk
Website: www.littlebiggig.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


York's Little Festival of Live Music - 22nd Sep 2017 - York, Yorkshire

Part of the ten day York Food Festival.

York’s Little Festival of Live Music for over 30 hours of live music at this year's York Food and Drink Festival. Highly regarded as one of the top music festivals in York, this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Filled with a mixture of folk and roots music, we are sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Entry into the festival is free and the venue has no access restrictions.

Location: York
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: admin@yorkfoodfestival.com
Website: www.yorkfoodfestival.com/festival.php?cat=33
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Allen Valleys Folk Festival - 29th Sep 2017 - Allendale, Northumberland

Events are held at several locations around Allendale.

The website isn't updated for 2017 at the time of our last visit, but the event is definately own and tickets are for sale now.

Location: Allendale
Date: Friday 29th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £49.5
Contact for info: davidcrellin@btinternet.com
Website: allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Ingleton Folk Weekend - 29th Sep 2017 - Ingleton, Yorkshire

Sessions - Workshops - Morris
Concerts - Ceilidh - Open Mic - The Big Sing
The Big Session - Comic Song Competition

A weekend of folk events centered on the Yorkshire Dales village of Ingleton.

They also have an early season event as their funderaiser event, in February.

Location: Ingleton
Date: Friday 29th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: ingletonfolk @gmail.com
Website: www.ingletonfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Looe Music Festival - 29th Sep 2017 - Looe, Cornwall

An intimate 3-day late-season festival with the main stage on the beach, in the beautiful Cornish coastal town of Looe. 90 bands / 5 stages / 3 days … 1 big party on the beach! A dedicated music event, it's a festival with a difference. The relaxed vibe hits you the moment you arrive in the tiny fishing town. The stages are smack-bang in the centre of town, by the harbour-side and on the beach - the local bars and restaurants hosting live music during the weekend too.

Big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure.

Various genres, with some big Folk Music names.

Location: Looe
Date: Friday 29th September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Also available: Day tickets £30 and £40
Contact for info: contact@looemusic.co.uk
Website: www.looemusic.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Taking place in October

Swanage Blues festival - 5th Oct 2017 - Swanage, Dorset

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 5th October 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: £10 support wristband, to cover costs
Contact for info: info@swanage-blues.org
Website: www.swanage-blues.org/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Tenterden Folk Festival - 5th Oct 2017 - 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 5th October 2017 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


Banbury Folk & Hobby Horse Festival - 6th Oct 2017 - Banbury, Oxfordshire

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

In 2017 we will be offering an Early Bird Ticket in April and May before the main tickets go on sale in June.

Web site not fully developed when last visited.

Location: Banbury
Date: Friday 6th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Big Blues Festival - 6th Oct 2017 - Southport, Merseyside

We hope you can join us for our third 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 6th October 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/special-event/big-blues-festival-2017/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Derby Folk Festival - 6th Oct 2017 - Derby, Derbyshire

Concerts, workshops, sessions.

Mainly indoors, so no need to worry about the weather. On The Market Place, in the Guildhall Theatre and The Old Bell Hotel.

Location: Derby
Date: Friday 6th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £88
Contact for info: admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


GoosFest - 6th Oct 2017 - 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 6th October 2017 for 14 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: home@goosfest.com
Website: Goosfest.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Riverside Beer, Cider, Folk Music & Family Festival - 6th Oct 2017 - South Molton, Exmoor

In Aid of North Devon Air Amublance and Children's Hospice South West.

Location: South Molton
Date: Friday 6th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: relax@exmoorriverside.co.uk
Website: www.exmoorriverside.co.uk/
County: Exmoor
Country: England


Bristol Cajun and Zydeco Festival - 13th Oct 2017 - 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 13th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01634 932157
Website: bristolcajunfestival.com/
County: Bristol
Country: England


Hartlepool Folk Festival - 13th Oct 2017 - 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 13th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: jonny@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
Website: www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival - 13th Oct 2017 - 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 13th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk
Website: www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


Lewes folk Festival - 13th Oct 2017 - Lewes, East Sussex

Once again, the two Lewes folk clubs, The Royal Oak and The Lewes Saturday Folk Club are combining their efforts to promote this festival, largely based in their own clubrooms and other venues in the town.

Site not fully developed on our last visit.

Location: Lewes
Date: Friday 13th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: lewesfestival@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.lewesfolkfest.org/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Lichfield Festival of Folk - 13th Oct 2017 - Lichfield, Staffordshire

L2F - The Lichfield Festival of Folk, organised by arts charity Lichfield Arts, is in its fourth 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 13th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £59
Also available: Day and half day tickets from £17
Contact for info: info@lichfieldarts.org.uk
Website: www.l2f.co.uk/
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Clennell Hall Music Sessions Weekend - 20th Oct 2017 - Clennell Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland

This weekend is for you if you play,
sing or like to listen.
Singarounds, Music Sessions, Singaround/Sessions
in the Bar, Reception Area or in the unique Cellar, depending upon those attending. There may also be an opportunity for an open mike.

Free camping and hardstanding.

Location: Clennell Hall, Morpeth
Date: Friday 20th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE
Contact for info: 01669 650377
Website: www.glynnedavies.co.uk/clennell/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


music FestivalIlfracomve folk, Root and World - 20th Oct 2017 - Ilfracombe, EX34 8PF, Devon

With a great line-up of tops names this promises to be a great event.

Location: Ilfracombe, EX34 8PF
Date: Friday 20th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £145
Also available: Day tickets £25
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: ilfracombefolkfestival.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Musicport Festival - 20th Oct 2017 - 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 20th October 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01947 603475
Website: www.musicportfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


North Dorset Folk Festival - 21st Oct 2017 - Marnhull, DT101PR, Dorset

A one day event, a comfortable indoor venue with a bar, food-stalls, one stage, workshops and much, much more.

So no problems with the rain (unlike many festivals suffered from this last year!)

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Marnhull, DT101PR
Date: Saturday 21st October 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@northdorsetfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.northdorsetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Dance Around the World - 28th Oct 2017 - Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London

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, choose between a Cajun dance or Latin American night, Sunday evening, International Dance.

Location: Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town
Date: Saturday 28th October 2017 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


Taking place in November

Lowender Peran - 2nd Nov 2017 - Newquay, Cornwall

Cornwall's Internatioanl Celtic Festival.
Newquay has a rich cultural heritage, and is a natural fit for a festival celebrating Cornish culture and its Celtic connections.

Celebrating Cornwall's distinctive heritage of traditional music, dance, songs, story telling and our links with Brittany, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales.

Lowender Peran is a registered Charity set up to encourage recognition of Cornwall`s heritage and Celtic links as a vibrant, living tradition that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in and enjoy. To recognise and value your own and roots and identity is an essential first step in recognising valuing and respecting other peoples.

Location: Newquay
Date: Thursday 2nd November 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Often free events, day and concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@lowenderperan.co.uk
Website: www.lowenderperan.co.uk/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Southport Fiddle Festival - 11th Nov 2017 - Southport, PR8 1DB, Merseyside

Southport’s first ever Fiddle Festival!
A celebration of the learning, teaching, dancing and music of the fiddle and string section. With showcases from Lakeland Fiddlers, Palentine Fiddlers, Southport Strings and Brook Hall Fiddlers in the Foyer from 12pm – 3pm.

Location: Southport, PR8 1DB
Date: Saturday 11th November 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £28
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/special-event/southport-fiddle-festival/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Birmingham TradFest - 23rd Nov 2017 - Birmingham, West Midlands

A trip to Birmingham TradFest is one of the UK's newer Irish Music Festival, to be staged over a four day weekend in the latter part of November 2016 in the Irish Quarter of the city (Digbeth). It will exhibit a colourful celebration of Irish culture, with sessions, concerts, workshops and ceilis

Location: Birmingham
Date: Thursday 23rd November 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@birminghamtradfest.co.uk
Website: birminghamtradfest.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Bedworth Folk Festival - 24th Nov 2017 - Bedworth, Warwickshire

Winter Festival
The Grand Ceilidh, Concerts, Singarounds, Music Sessions, Poetry & Storytelling, Real Ale Bars, Workshops (Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion & Songwriting), Folk Clubs, Meet the Artiste, Friday evening "Rock 'n' Roll Party", Late Night Specials (Week-end Ticket Holders Only), "Themed" shows and sessions, Dance Displays, Craft Fair, The Famous "Bedworth Voices Concert", plus much more!

Location: Bedworth
Date: Friday 24th November 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: mail@bedworth-festival.info
Website: www.bedworth-festival.info/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Taking place in December

The Great British Folk Festival - 1st Dec 2017 - Butlin's Skegness, Lincolnshire

A great big weekend break at Butlins, with many top acts booked.

Yes, festivals don't stop just because it is December.

Location: Butlin's Skegness
Date: Friday 1st December 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Contact for info:
Website: www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/great-british-folk-festival.aspx
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


 

Earlier this year

Took place in January this year

NormaFest - 6th Jan 2017 - Whitby Pavilion, YO21 3EN

Normafest is a celebration of all things to do with folk music legend Norma Waterson MBE bringing together the woman herself in exclusive live performance alongside friends, family and special guests. Norma , who resides in Robin Hoods Bay, received a lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Radio 2 Folk Award and is widely recognised as one of the most important figures in English Folk Music since the folk revival of the 1960s. Together with her husband guitarist & singer Martin Carthy & multi-talented daughter Eliza Carthy (both MBEs too) , the family, including late brother Mike & sister Lal, are largely responsible for sustaining and growing the interest in English folk music since then and , through three Mercury Prize nominations, helping it reach out to new younger audiences. Due to on-going health issues Norma is now unable to travel so this is a rare chance to see her perform live.

Location: Whitby Pavilion, YO21 3EN
Date: Friday 6th January 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available: Day tickets £20 and £35
Contact for info: spaenquiries@siv.org.uk
Website: www.whitbyevents.co.uk/index.php?com=detail&eID=4681
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Straw Bear Festival - 13th Jan 2017 - Whittlesea

Folk tradition and folk music. Folk dancing. Straw Bear Parade.

Often the first festival of the year.

The 38th Straw Bear Festival celebrates the old Fenland plough custom of parading straw bears around the town every January.

Location: Whittlesea
Date: Friday 13th January 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Concert and day tickets, from £10
Contact for info: info@strawbear.org.uk
Website: www.strawbear.org.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Bradford Roots Festival - 14th Jan 2017 - Bradford

40-plus music acts on truly thrilling form, plus kids' shows and activities, open mic sessions, workshops, and showcases of fabulous local products, real ales and food.

Two days and four stages celebrating the breadth and diversity of Bradford's music scene with shimmering performances by the very finest of local talent

Location: Bradford
Date: Saturday 14th January 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Also available: Day tickets £15 and £12
Contact for info: info@wiltshiremusic.org.uk
Website: www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/bradfordrootsfestival
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Halsway Winter Warmer - 16th Jan 2017 - Halsway Manor, Crowcombe

A popular winter break of folk dancing, music and song for all abilities, led by a friendly and experienced team who’ll make sure you have an enjoyable stay! There will also be a variety of games and quizzes and some organised walks for those who want to get outside and see the lovely area. Above all the team aim to give everyone a fun experience and the opportunity to learn some new skills in the relaxed atmosphere of the manor.

Halsway Manor is a folk arts centre that regularly provides courses, events and activities for everyone interested in traditional folk music, dance and song, storytelling, folklore and arts and crafts.

Location: Halsway Manor, Crowcombe
Date: Monday 16th January 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £180
Also available: Price depends on ccomodation
Contact for info: 01984 618274
Website: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/winter-warmer/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Clennell Hall Winter Music Weekend - 20th Jan 2017 - Alwinton nr Rothbury

A winter event, feaaturing singalongs, music sessions and fun. They may even include a snowman...

Location: Alwinton nr Rothbury
Date: Friday 20th January 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01669 650377
Website: www.glynnedavies.co.uk/clennell/page6.html
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival - 27th Jan 2017 - Gloucester

The longest running Cajun festival in Europe.
Featuring the best bands and musicians from around the world for a weekend of non-stop partying, music, dancing, workshops, and authentic Cajun cuisine.

Location: Gloucester
Date: Friday 27th January 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: booking@gloucester.gov.uk
Website: venues.gloucester.gov.uk/Freetime/Guildhall/listings/music/Cajun-Festival-2017.aspx
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Took place in February this year

Folk at the Riverside - 4th Feb 2017 - Stratford St. Andrew,IP17 1LN

Not quite a festival, to be honest.
But I thought I might mention it again this year.

Promoting Traditional Music, song and dance in East Anglia.

Location: Stratford St. Andrew,IP17 1LN
Date: Saturday 4th February 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: mikelawrence@suffolkfolk.co.uk
Website: www.suffolkfolk.co.uk/riverside.php
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Love Folk Festival - 10th Feb 2017 - Southport

We like to think of ourselves as the little festival with the big heart. For the third year running we’ll be celebrating new, upcoming and traditional folk music across two days. So, come on, spend the most romantic weekend of the year with us – dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

Location: Southport
Date: Friday 10th February 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £38
Contact for info: 01704 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/special-event/love-folk-festival-2-2/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Alcester Folk Festival - 17th Feb 2017 - Alcester

Held in a beautiful Roman town near to Stratford on Avon Warwickshire.
Concerts, sessions, folk clubs, story telling, morris dancers and street theatre.
Lots of time for YOU to sing.
Small friendly singers festival
3 venues including the wonderful Town Hall

There is usually another event in the summer as well.

Location: Alcester
Date: Friday 17th February 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: Marje 0778536605
Website: www.alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Emade Winter Festival - 17th Feb 2017 - Kinnersley Castle

The Winter Festival held at Kinnersley Castle offers participants nine days of workshops, concerts and bals.
The festival embraces traditional music and dance from European countries.

Location: Kinnersley Castle
Date: Friday 17th February 2017 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £300
Also available: Half event tickets £160 or £140, accom. extra
Contact for info: patgoodacre@gmail.com
Website: www.emade.org.uk/winter.php
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival - 24th Feb 2017 - Cambridge

The country’s longest continually running folk festival. We warmly welcome folkies from around the globe and we really hope you’ll be there too! The Festival is particularly aimed at students, but it is open to everyone. Whatever style you go for, you’re bound to find like-minded people waiting to meet you. Over the years we’ve enjoyed a wide range of dances and ceilidhs including Scottish Country, Highland, Morris, Rapper Sword, Irish, and Playford and many, many, more.

Location: Cambridge
Date: Friday 24th February 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Also available: Non Students - £39
Contact for info:
Website: ivfdf2017.org.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Bursledon Music Festival - 25th Feb 2017 - Bursledon, SO31 8BZ

All the performers at the Bursfest have kindley donated their perfomance free of charge in support of The Village Hall centinary fund . Half of the profits and donations on the day will go directly to this fund. This will help the Trustees to ensure the continued enjoyment and improvement of the hall into the next century. The other half of the profits will go to our nominated charity. Which this year is Shine.

Location: Bursledon, SO31 8BZ
Date: Saturday 25th February 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Also available: Family ticket £18
Contact for info: 02380402787
Website: www.thebigbursfest.btck.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Chester February Folk Day - 25th Feb 2017 - Chester, CH2 3AU

One day event, by the same group that organise the larger Chester Festival

Concert, ceilidh, sessions, all the usual stuff.

Warming up the bands.

Location: Chester, CH2 3AU
Date: Saturday 25th February 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £18
Also available: Afternoon - £12, Evening - £10
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: chesterfolk.org.uk/folkday.html
County: Cheshire
Country: England


February Folk Day - 25th Feb 2017 - Chester, CH2 3AU

One day event, by the same group that organise the larger Chester Festival

Concert, ceilidh, sessions, all the usual stuff.

Warming up the bands.

Location: Chester, CH2 3AU
Date: Saturday 25th February 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 07005 977045
Website: chesterfolk.org.uk/folkday.html
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Ingleton Midwinter Weekend - 25th Feb 2017 - Ingleton

Not so much a fundraiser this time - more the opportunity to get together for music and song

Sessions and singarounds at venues around Ingleton

Come along, sing, make music or just listen.
No shaking of buckets but donations welcome in collecting containers at venues

Location: Ingleton
Date: Saturday 25th February 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: ingletonfolk @gmail.com
Website: www.ingletonfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


The Big Burfest - 25th Feb 2017 - Bursledon

All the performers at the Bursfest have kindley donated their perfomance free of charge in support of The Village Hall centinary fund . Half of the profits and donations on the day will go directly to this fund. This will help the Trustees to ensure the continued enjoyment and improvement of the hall into the next century. The other half of the profits will go to our nominated charity. Which this year is Shine.

Location: Bursledon
Date: Saturday 25th February 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: may185@btinternet.com
Website: www.thebigbursfest.btck.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Took place in March this year

Swanage Blues Festival - 2nd Mar 2017 - Swanage

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 2nd March 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: info@swanage-blues.org
Website: www.swanage-blues.org/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Manchester Irish Festival - 3rd Mar 2017 - Manchester

Manchester will once again be staging Europe's biggest Irish Festival.

Over 100 venues! Claims to attract over 200,000 visitors - so it's popular.

Live Irish music, dance events, plus club and pub events. Europe's biggest Irish Festival over 17 days.

You have to right click on the web address and choose open in new tab to vivist this site. Don't know why they force this to be done.

Location: Manchester
Date: Friday 3rd March 2017 for 17 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@manchesteririshfestival.co.uk
Website: www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Moonbeams Winter Gathering - 3rd Mar 2017 - Driffield

Once again Moonbeams will be taking over the Bell Hotel in Driffield for the very special.....
Moonbeams Winter Gathering
.... with two stages, concerts in both of its function rooms, plus sing-arounds and sessions in the bar

Location: Driffield
Date: Friday 3rd March 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £7.5
Contact for info:
Website: www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco - 16th Mar 2017 - Malton

The Festival is fast establishing itself in the calendar for enthusiasts from all over Britain and Europe.

We all know Yorkshire and Cajun go together like, em..., well, music.

Go on, have some fun.

Location: Malton
Date: Thursday 16th March 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available: Day and part day tickets too
Contact for info: yorkshirecajun@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.yorkshirecajun.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Lyme Folk Revisited - 18th Mar 2017 - Lyme Regis

We were so overwhelmed by the young artists on show at last year's Lyme Folk Weekend that we thought they deserved a bigger stage.
So, on Saturday March 18, for one night only, join us at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis for a brilliant night of top-notch, home-grown talent, hosted by our wonderful new patron, Jim Causley.

Location: Lyme Regis
Date: Saturday 18th March 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £0
Contact for info: 01297 442138 / admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Poppy Folk Day - 19th Mar 2017 - West Bridgford

A one day event at a very reasonable price.

Starts in the morning with a free singaround/session for anyone who fancies coming along. Then it has two separate afternoon concerts, followed by a session in the bar, then the evening concert.

Location: West Bridgford
Date: Sunday 19th March 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Also available: Individual event tickets too.
Contact for info: phil@poppyfolkclub.co.uk
Website: www.poppyfolkclub.co.uk/Poppy_Folk_Day_2017.html
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Pennine Sky Folk Spring Event - 24th Mar 2017 - Station Inn, Ribblehead

A picking session at the Station Inn at Ribblehead. All musicians, singers and listeners are welcome to this pub set in stunning scenery and serving real ale and pub food. It is dog friendly and camping is free! If you don’t want to camp, phone the pub and book one of their B&B rooms, or perhaps one of their newly refurbished bunk rooms

Location: Station Inn, Ribblehead
Date: Friday 24th March 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: penninesky@aol.com
Website: www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/news/final-plans-2017/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Melodeons and More - 25th Mar 2017 - Mendlesham

Workshops on the melodeon, and more. A lovely lively busy buzzy day of learning and playing and generally celebrating all things squeezeboxy.

Including concert.

It started in 2000, and is more popular each year.

Location: Mendlesham
Date: Saturday 25th March 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@eatmt.fsnet.co.uk
Website: www.eatmt.org.uk/m&m.htm
County: East Anglia
Country: England


Took place in April this year

Sovereign Seas Folk Festival - 1st Apr 2017 - Newhaven

he location of the Festival this year is Newhaven where we will have two full days of events at Newhaven Lifeboat House as well as at The Ship and The Ark Public Houses.

ALL PROFITS TO RNLI NEWHAVEN

Right click on our link and select open in a new tab - their site doesn't seem to like our pop-up windows

Location: Newhaven
Date: Saturday 1st April 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: rnlinewhaven.society@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.sovereignseasfestival.co.uk/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Banbury Song and Ale Weekend - 7th Apr 2017 - Banbury

This popular event is a fundraiser for the main Festival in October and is held in one venue, Banbury Cricket Club, which is also our Song Venue and Campsite at the Festival.

It's the tenth birthday event too.

Site not fully developed yet.

Location: Banbury
Date: Friday 7th April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 01295 709881
Website: www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Bowness Bay Blues - 7th Apr 2017 - Bowness-on-Windermere

A stunning line-up of brilliant blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District, on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere.
PLUS a free fringe event!

'a flagship for the very best of British blues' www.bluesinthenorthwest.com

'a thoroughly great weekend' North West Evening Mail

Raises money for charity.

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere
Date: Friday 7th April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available: Day tickets £20, £35, £25
Contact for info: info@bownessbayblues.co.uk
Website: www.bownessbayblues.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Harefest - 14th Apr 2017 - Harefield Hall, Pateley Bridge

There will be 3 days of top quality concerts plus endless opportunities for sessions and singarounds in this wonderful old pub which of course boasts log fires and a huge choice of real ales. The concert room is still an intimate size but large enough to provide our usual seating space plus some standing room for those who prefer that.

Not to be confused with the tribute band festival with the same name.

Location: Harefield Hall, Pateley Bridge
Date: Friday 14th April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: http://www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/news/exciting-plans-2017/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival - 15th Apr 2017 - Sheffield

Sheffield has been described (apparently) as the ‘Capital of UK Folk Music’ and, whilst many might disagree, we would still like to point out that the city does have a staggering number of folk music playing, singing and dancing opportunities.

Site not fully updated yet. Events in seven local locations.

Location: Sheffield
Date: Saturday 15th April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mainly free, but but some ticketed events
Contact for info: contact@sheffieldseshfest.org.uk
Website: www.sheffieldseshfest.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Folk Weekend Oxford - 21st Apr 2017 - Oxford

Music, singing, dancing too, in the Old Fire Station, mainly, plus a few other local venues for when they need more space - especially for the dancing bits.

Location: Oxford
Date: Friday 21st April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: info@folkweekendoxford.co.uk
Website: www.folkweekendoxford.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - 21st Apr 2017 - Morpeth

50th Anniversary !!!
The festival includes a vast array of competitions including crafts, performance and writing. Events of local interest nave been added to the programme of concerts, singarounds, barn dance, storytelling. theatre and street performance which includes a young people's pageant as part of the Border Cavalcade.

The emphasis of the Gathering is firmly upon the native traditions of Northumberland and. whilst there is plenty of scope for traditional music from all over the British Isles within the festival, the wealth of local culture is well to the fore.

Location: Morpeth
Date: Friday 21st April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@northumbriana.org.uk
Website: www.northumbriana.org.uk/gathering/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Raunds Music Festival - 27th Apr 2017 - Raunds

One of the Top 10 Festivals in the Midlands (Travelmag)

Dancing; Song and Tune sessions; Hot Food & Real Ale; local musicians & comedy

Friday evening Ceilidh
Concerts, Sessions, Dancing, Workshops, Ceilidh and much more.

Bringing live roots music to East Northhants. Includes workshops and dancers. Local and national talent from the folk world

Several award winning artists have recently been booked.

Location: Raunds
Date: Thursday 27th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available: Concerts £5-18, under 16s £1
Contact for info: 07756 015615
Website: www.raundsfestival.com
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival - 28th Apr 2017 - Eastbourne

The first folk dance festival of the year, usually.

Many workshop sessions.

This is a festival for dancers rather than listeners!

There's a full programme of English and American social dance as well as the International Israeli/Balkan/ European dance

Location: Eastbourne
Date: Friday 28th April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £100
Contact for info: 01823 401271 / eastbournefest@gmail.com
Website: www.eiff.org.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Hastings Jack in the Green - 28th Apr 2017 - Hastings

The Jack in the Green Festival is an annual event that takes place in various parts of the gorgeous seaside resort that is Hastings. It's a four day event and attracts thousands every year. This is a true British May Day celebration not to be missed. The four day event has been described as 'thee celebration of Morris dancing and traditional merriment, centering on the symbolic figure of Jack in the Green and culminating in a wild costumed parade - one of the most bizarre in Britain.' The long weekend event includes music of all genres from some of the best local and surrounding areas bands, sun, historic and social events, and is filled with family fun. The weekend is topped off by the main event on the May Bank Holiday Monday, with the Jack in the Green parade itself. The parade begins at 9.45am on the Bank holiday Monday setting off from the Fisherman's Huts in Rock-a-Nore Road in the Old Town, and finishes on the West Hill, where you will have an opportunity to see traditional folk dancers and music throughout the afternoon. The festival culminates with the slaying of Jack, to release the spirit of summer for this year. So come down, be merry and enjoy the true British festivities!

Location: Hastings
Date: Friday 28th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Multiple events, many are free
Contact for info: secretary@hastingsjack.co.uk
Website: www.hastingsjack.co.uk/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Scandimoot - 28th Apr 2017 - Claphan and Settle

We do like to find you something different every now and then..

Scandimoot offers one of the best opportunities you will find in the UK to learn tunes and dances from Scandinavian teachers. Each year we pick exceptional music and dance teachers from Norway and Sweden to come to this small, intimate event in Yorkshire. With such intensive work the standard of both your music and your dancing rapidly improves.

Location: Claphan and Settle
Date: Friday 28th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@scandimoot.org.uk
Website: scandimoot.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


The Big Session - 28th Apr 2017 - Buxton

Hosted by Oysterband, the cream of English folk gather in the handsome spa town of Buxton to welcome in the Summer. The festival features a series of concerts with a mini beer festival and Pavilion Gardens drinks Emporium providing the setting for the Big Session Ceilidh with the Oysterband and guests, and music sessions throughout the weekend led by Big Session concert artists and more.
This one is selling out fast!

Location: Buxton
Date: Friday 28th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Individual event tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/the-big-session
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival - 28th Apr 2017 - Upton-upon-Severn

The Folk Festival is promoted by the Upton upon Severn Folk Dance and Song Society and has a strong dance component, but with a fair bit of music thrown in too.

Location: Upton-upon-Severn
Date: Friday 28th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: boxoffice@uptonfolk.org
Website: www.uptonfolk.org/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Wath Festival - 28th Apr 2017 - Wath upon Dearne

Since 1972 Wath Festival has been all about great music, community spirit and having a good time.
Some of the biggest names in roots music have played at Wath.
Host of events, with the weekend being the highlight.
Winner "Best Village Festival 2013"
Feata Magazine

Runner up "Festival of the Year 2010" Feata Magazine

Location: Wath upon Dearne
Date: Friday 28th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available: Variety of individual event and day tickets
Contact for info: 07982 658467
Website: www.wathfestival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bristol Folk Festival - 29th Apr 2017 - Bristol

An event growing in popularity.
Although the web site says it is taking place, it also says it is taking a rest from th ebig stages. So check carefully before committing to going.

Location: Bristol
Date: Saturday 29th April 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: bristolfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Bristol
Country: England


Filey Folk Festival - 29th Apr 2017 - Filey

Filey Folk Festival is one of the mainstays of this North Yorkshire seaside town's musical year. Expect a broad range in styles of folk, blues, country and acoustic performers and bands, and a very warm welcome and a famously friendly atmosphere

Pub gigs run all weekend and admission is free for everyone.

Location: Filey
Date: Saturday 29th April 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Contact for info:
Website: fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Rochester Sweeps Festival - 29th Apr 2017 - Rochester

The Rochester Sweeps Festival is a colourful mix of music, dancing and entertainment with more than 60 Morris sides and entertainers celebrating throughout the three-day festival.

Sadly, it's still a facebook page, I'm afraid. That's not a real website. You need to right click the link and select open in new tab. Then search for information. Lots of guesswork involved.

As a web professional, I strongly advise every festival to have a real web site and a facebook page, but never just a facebook page.

There is some info at http://www.visitkent.co.uk/events/9580/

Location: Rochester
Date: Saturday 29th April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Various events, individually priced
Contact for info:
Website: www.facebook.com/RochesterSweepsFestival
County: Kent
Country: England


Clun Green Man - 30th Apr 2017 - Clun

The Clun Green Man Festival is a traditional springtime festival, held on the first May bank holiday weekend of the year

The Festival takes place in the picturesque town of Clun in South Shropshire.

The programme is full of live music, drama, colour and medieval malarkey and is fun for all the family.

Location: Clun
Date: Sunday 30th April 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Usually free, some ticketed events
Contact for info: info@clungreenman.org.uk
Website: www.clungreenman.org.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Folk Concert - 30th Apr 2017 - Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU

It's a food festival in the morning and afternoon, followed by a folk concert in the evening. So not your normal folk event, but it might appeal to some of you.
A not for profit event.

Location: Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU
Date: Sunday 30th April 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Contact for info: office@wealddown.co.uk
Website: www.wealddown.co.uk/events/folk-concert/
County: Sussex
Country: England


Took place in May this year

Hastings Folk Fest - 3rd May 2017 - Hastings

This will be a low budget, no bureaucracy, easy-going event for folk who prefer their entertainment natural and unadorned. Please sign up to keep informed of what we’ve got lined up for your pleasure.

Spread over several venues.

Location: Hastings
Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: hastingsfolkfest.org/
County: Kent
Country: England


Folk on the Pier - 5th May 2017 - Cromer

Folk on the Pier is held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Cromer, Norfolk, on England's beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg as "the best gig on the North Sea", Folk on the Pier is a highly regarded showcase for the finest folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond. Details of this year's line-up can be found on the Who's Playing page.

Location: Cromer
Date: Friday 5th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £97.5
Contact for info: info@deckchairproductions.co.uk
Website: www.folkonthepier.co.uk/
County: Norfok
Country: England


Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - 5th May 2017 - Huddersfield

The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival is a festival with a bit of a difference.
A team of dedicated ukulele-playing music enthusiasts who volunteer our time to produce a festival that is truly like no other. Every year we try to find new talent to showcase, we develop new activities to get people playing and sharing music with each other.

There's a range of workshops (including one where you build your own diddly bow), events for all ages and a chance to do something a bit unique.

Location: Huddersfield
Date: Friday 5th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £44
Contact for info: info@northernuke.com
Website: www.northernuke.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Great Alne Long Weekend - 5th May 2017 - Great Alne, nr Alcester

Participation in Dance, song & music.

Dutch, French, American Contra, Breton sets, Morris, Longsword, Cajun, Scottish dancing.

Dutch group dancing in costume (to join-in); Maypole, Handbells, Evenings of Social Dancing.

Folk song sessions/ part song groups/ walks.
The extended weekend explores varied traditional folk activities & dance from around the world.

Location: Great Alne, nr Alcester
Date: Friday 5th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: Paul 0121 689 1802
Website: www.greatalnefolk.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Langdale Charity Folk Festival - 5th May 2017 - Great Langdale

Festival that donates the proceeds to charity. Running for 26 years now.

Runs twice a year, the other one is in September. Artists give their services for free.

Be there. Donate. Feel good

Location: Great Langdale
Date: Friday 5th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: It's FREE ! Donations welcomed for charities
Contact for info: langdalefolkfestival@aol.co.uk
Website: www.langdalecharityfolkfestival.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Holmfirth Festival of Folk - 6th May 2017 - Holmfirth

Every year the town puts on an amazing line up of musicians. There are a variety of paying and free concerts across the weekend, in both large and intimiate venues. The line up will include old festival favourites and lots of new or local talent

Location: Holmfirth
Date: Saturday 6th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Mainly free, but but some ticketed events
Contact for info: enquiries@holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
Website: www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Crossover - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music - 12th May 2017 - Congleton, CW12 2LR

A brand new festival, featuring American Oldtime and Bluegrass festival.
So while not a pure folk festival, it has some America-style folk music. Worth a visit, as it is not exactly expensive especially if you just go for one day.

And when it's big and famous, you can tell your kids you were there at the very first event.

Location: Congleton, CW12 2LR
Date: Friday 12th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £52
Also available: Day and half day tickets from £17
Contact for info: info@crossoverfest.com
Website: crossoverfest.com/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Doncaster Folk Festival - 12th May 2017 - Doncaster

Concerts, Ceilidh, Dance Displays, Sessions and Singarounds.

At four venues around the town

Location: Doncaster
Date: Friday 12th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: doncasterfolkfestival@virginmedia.com
Website: www.doncasterfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival - 12th May 2017 - Hebden Bridge, HX7

Bringing you the best in local music together with friends from further afield.
Set in the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge full of cosy cafes, pretty pubs, vivacious venues, we bring you an intimate music festival full of great sounds, with great beer and even greater countryside.

A folk and roots festival covering a wide variety of roots music, from folk and blues to ska and americana. Ceilidh, workshops, sessions, street performers, spoken word. Lots of variety.

Location: Hebden Bridge, HX7
Date: Friday 12th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: hebdenfolkroots@gmail.com
Website: www.hebdenfolkroots.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Hardraw Folk Gathering - 13th May 2017 - Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw

Not quite a festival, more of a gathering where people get together and enjoy good music over three nights.
Pennine Sky Folk and Roots.

Location: Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw
Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/folk-gatherings/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair - 13th May 2017 - Shorewell, PO30 3JS

In aid of Leukaemia Research and Brighstone School.

The live music stage will provide a full programme, featuring the best of the Island’s Folk & Blues musicians. .

A family friendly event including BBQ, Tea Tent, children’s activities and Circus Skills. The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair looks set to be a celebration of all that’s good about our Island’s local food & music talent.

Always at a bargain price!

Location: Shorewell, PO30 3JS
Date: Saturday 13th May 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@folkandblues.org.uk
Website: folkandblues.org.uk/
County: Isle of Wight
Country: England


Shepley Spring Festival - 19th May 2017 - Shepley, HD8 8AP

From Friday 'til late Sunday. Concert marquee, Dance tent, Showground stage and more. On site camping, market and food stalls, crafts, children's festival and youth programme.

Family friendly festival based in Shepley, a small village on the Pennine fringe, in West Yorkshire between Huddersfield and Barnsley.

Mixture of music styles.

Location: Shepley, HD8 8AP
Date: Friday 19th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available: Day tickets £25, £40 and £35
Contact for info: info@shepleyspringfestival.com
Website: www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Ushaw Folk Festival - The Millstone on Tour - 19th May 2017 - Ushaw College, Durham

Back for a second time.

The festival has a North East flavour offering Northumbrian Pipes workshops and pipe sessions in the café/bar.

Location: Ushaw College, Durham
Date: Friday 19th May 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £14
Contact for info: tickets@ushaw.org
Website: www.ushaw.org
County: County Durham
Country: England


Trinity Folk Festival - 20th May 2017 - Guildford

Held in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Trinity Church on Guildford High Street. With its excellent acoustics and prime location it has proved to be a very popular venue. The festival has two sessions, the daytime session runs from 1pm until 6pm, and the evening starts at 7.00pm.

TFF is a non-profit making event. Aims to feature the very best of folk, roots and acoustic music while raising money for local charities

Location: Guildford
Date: Saturday 20th May 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: Carolyn@trinityfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.trinityfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Bearded Theory Spring Gathering - 25th May 2017 - Catton Park, DE12 8LN

A multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest.
The Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival.

Includes some folk bands.

Winner of several festival awards over recent years.

Location: Catton Park, DE12 8LN
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £110
Contact for info:
Website: www.beardedtheory.co.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Scilly Folk Festival - 25th May 2017 - Scilly

This May sees the return of the ever popular annual Folk Festival. A long weekend of music, song and dance featuring some of the best folk music from Scilly and the South West.

Spread over many days and several locations, featuring dances, sessions and several festival events.
Being a facebook page, it will not open in our pop-up, so click here to view it

Location: Scilly
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: 07521 257118. warrren@tornandfrayed.net
Website: www.facebook.com/scillyfolkfestival/
County: Isles of Scilly
Country: England


Bude and Stratton Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Bude and Stratton

A small, friendly and very welcoming folk festival in the picturesque seaside town of Bude and nearby Stratton in North Cornwall, England, gaining a reputation on the folk circuit as a great little festival.

Music from Cornwall, and other countries, such as English and Celtic music. An entirely acoustic festival (apart from the ceilidhs), the festival offers a broad mix of singers, dancers and musicians

Location: Bude and Stratton
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available: Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: 07736 374003 / admin@budefolkfest.com
Website: www.budefolkfest.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Chester Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Kelsall

Concerts, Ceilidhs, workshops, singarounds, sessions, displays, craft fair, family events, children's entertainment.

This is a very popular long running event.

Location: Kelsall
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: www.chesterfolk.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Chippenham Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Chippenham

A festival which still retains its 'village' atmosphere, providing three and a half days packed with song, dance, workshops and dance displays.
Described as "one of the friendliest festivals" with "a superb town setting" and "a great line up", we think it really is the best way to start your summers folk activities.
2017 is their 46th festival, so the countdown to the big Five Oh has begone.

Location: Chippenham
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: TBA
Contact for info: tickets@chippfolk.co.uk
Website: www.chippfolk.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Gloucester Shanty Festival - 26th May 2017 - Gloucester

Gloucester's Third Annual sea shanty festival, which, this year, will run alongside the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival.

With a great line up of around 30 nationally and internationally acclaimed acts performing at various venues around the historic city.

Two showcase concerts in aid of the Severn Area Rescue Association.

Treasure Trail and Pirate Walk!

Children's Activities and Singarounds!

Location: Gloucester
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Often free events, day and concert tickets (£14)
Contact for info: 07530313599
Website: www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Ireby Festival - 26th May 2017 - Ireby

Ireby festival is for those who have a wide range of musical tastes, we don't focus an any specific genre, if it sounds good we'll give it a try. We will also keep you on the move too with a choice of venues.

So one for those with a wide range of musical tastes. Acoustic, folk, roots.

The festival has developed a reputation for selling out early.

Location: Ireby
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available: Day tickets £30 and £35
Contact for info: irebyfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.irebyfestival.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


The Great North Folk Festival - 26th May 2017 - Botton Village, near Whitby, YO21 2NJ

A small, friendly festival in a stunning rural location. Botton Village is a magical place in the heart of the North York Moors and boasts fantastic venues and facilities.

The Festival has an enviable reputation for always delivering a unique and exciting music programme - with more than a few surprises! Plus real ale bar and home cooking, song competition, camping, craft stalls, workshops, kids stuff, singarounds and sessions.

Location: Botton Village, near Whitby, YO21 2NJ
Date: Friday 26th May 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available: Concessions, Day Tickets
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


Swaledale Festival - 27th May 2017 - Swaledale

An annual celebration of music and arts in the beautiful landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale.

A music festival which brings a heady mix of concerts to chapels and churches, village halls and pubs, castles and barns in the glorious northern Yorkshire Dales. And talks; and exhibitions; and guided walks...

A mixture of music styles, includes acoustic and folk.

Location: Swaledale
Date: Saturday 27th May 2017 for 15 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available: Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info: enquiries@swalefest.org
Website: www.swaledale-festival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England



The festivals below are older festivals who haven't yet updated their sites

This helps you check up on festivals we haven't yet confirmed are on in 2017. If you see any that HAVE recently updated to this year, let us know (email is given on the Contact page). And if we've missed a festival completely, do tell us.

Took place in January last year

Straw Bear Festival - 15th Jan 2016, Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire

Folk tradition and folk music. Folk dancing. Straw Bear Parade.

Often the first festival of the year.

The Straw Bear Festival celebrates the old Fenland plough custom of parading straw bears around the town every January.

Location: Whittlesea
Date: Friday 15th January 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £10
Contact for info: info@strawbear.org.uk
Website: www.strawbear.org.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Bradford Roots Festival - 16th Jan 2016, Bradford, Wiltshire

40-plus music acts on truly thrilling form, plus kids' shows and activities, open mic sessions, workshops, and showcases of fabulous local products, real ales and food.

Two days and four stages celebrating the breadth and diversity of Bradford's music scene with shimmering performances by the very finest of local talent

Location: Bradford
Date: Saturday 16th January 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £18
Also available Day tickets £13 and £8
Contact for info: info@wiltshiremusic.org.uk
Website: www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/bradfordrootsfestival
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Halsway Winter Warmer - 17th Jan 2016, Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset

A popular winter break of folk dancing, music and song for all abilities, led by a friendly and experienced team who'll make sure you have an enjoyable stay! There will also be a variety of games and quizzes and some organised walks for those who want to get outside and see the lovely area. Above all the team aim to give everyone a fun experience and the opportunity to learn some new skills in the relaxed atmosphere of the manor.

Halsway Manor is a folk arts centre that regularly provides courses, events and activities for everyone interested in traditional folk music, dance and song, storytelling, folklore and arts and crafts.

Location: Halsway Manor, Crowcombe
Date: Sunday 17th January 2016 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £150
Contact for info: 01984 618274
Website: www.halswaymanor.org.uk/portal/alias__Halsway/lang__en/tabid__4461/eventid__618/default.aspx
County: Somerset
Country: England


Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival - 29th Jan 2016, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

The longest running Cajun festival in Europe.
Featuring the best bands and musicians from around the world for a weekend of non-stop partying, music, dancing, workshops, and authentic Cajun cuisine.

Location: Gloucester
Date: Friday 29th January 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Contact for info: booking@gloucester.gov.uk
Website: venues.gloucester.gov.uk/Freetime/Guildhall/listings/music/Cajun-Festival-2016.aspx
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Took place in February last year

Folk At The Riverside - 6th Feb 2016, Stratford St. Andrew, Suffolk

Not quite a festival, to be honest.
But I thought I might mention it this year.

Promoting Traditional Music, song and dance in East Anglia.

Location: Stratford St. Andrew
Date: Saturday 6th February 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: mikelawrence@suffolkfolk.co.uk
Website: www.suffolkfolk.co.uk/riverside.php
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Folk Three - 12th Feb 2016, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Three great concerts packed with some of the top folk acts around.
Plus and afternoon Ceilidh.
Not quite a festival but sounds great.

Location: Cheltenham
Date: Friday 12th February 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £62
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: boxoffice@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk
Website: www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/folkthree/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Love Folk - 12th Feb 2016, Southport, Merseyside

For the second year running, in a row, they celebrate new, upcoming and traditional folk and roots music across 2 days. Come and spend the most romantic weekend of the year with us dancing, singing, drinking eating and generally loving folk!

Location: Southport
Date: Friday 12th February 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £36
Contact for info: (01704) 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/love-folk-2016/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Alcester Winter Warmer - 19th Feb 2016, Alcester, Warwickshire

Held in a beautiful Roman town near to Stratford on Avon Warwickshire.
Concerts, sessions, folk clubs, story telling, morris dancers and street theatre.
Lots of time for YOU to sing.
Small friendly singers festival
3 venues including the wonderful Town Hall.

They usually have a summer event, so watch out for that one later in the year.

Location: Alcester
Date: Friday 19th February 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Contact for info: 07788536605
Website: www.alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Chester February Folk Day - 20th Feb 2016, Chester, Cheshire

One day event, by the same group that organise the larger Chester Festival

Concert, ceilidh, sessions, all the usual stuff.

Warming up the bands.

Location: Chester
Date: Saturday 20th February 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: chesterfolk.org.uk/folkday.html
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Ingleton Spring Fundraiser - 26th Feb 2016, Ingleton, Yorkshire

Join us at the Ingleton Folk Weekend Fundraiser at the end of February for sessions, singarounds and the Fundraiser Concert.

Events are free but we'll be making collections to fund the main event in the Autumn, and look out for the raffle with loads of great prizes.

Location: Ingleton
Date: Friday 26th February 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: ingletonfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.ingletonfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival - 26th Feb 2016, Coventry, Warwickshire

The country’s longest continually running folk festival. We warmly welcome folkies from around the globe and we really hope you’ll be there too! The Festival is particularly aimed at students, but it is open to everyone. Whatever style you go for, you’re bound to find like-minded people waiting to meet you. Over the years we’ve enjoyed a wide range of dances and ceilidhs including Scottish Country, Highland, Morris, Rapper Sword, Irish, and Playford and many, many, more.

Location: Coventry
Date: Friday 26th February 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: ivfdf@warwickfolk.co.uk
Website: www.warwickfolk.co.uk/ivfdf/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


The Big Bursfest - 27th Feb 2016, Bursledon, Hampshire

All the performers at the Bursfest have kindley donated their perfomance free of charge in support of The Village Hall centinary fund . Half of the profits and donations on the day will go directly to this fund. This will help the Trustees to ensure the continued enjoyment and improvement of the hall into the next century. The other half of the profits will go to our nominated charity. Which this year is Shine.

Location: Bursledon
Date: Saturday 27th February 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: may185@btinternet.com
Website: www.thebigbursfest.btck.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Took place in March last year

Swanage Blues Festival - 3rd Mar 2016, Swanage, Dorset

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 March 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA , usually free, but weekend £10
Contact for info: info@swanage-blues.org
Website: www.swanage-blues.org/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Manchester Irish Festival - 4th Mar 2016, Manchester, Lancashire

Manchester will once again be staging Europe's biggest Irish Festival.

Over 100 venues! Claims to attract over 200,000 visitors - so it's popular.

Live Irish music, dance events, plus club and pub events. Europe's biggest Irish Festival over 11 days.

21st year!

Location: Manchester
Date: Friday 4th March 2016 for 15 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@manchesteririshfestival.co.uk
Website: www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Moonbeams March Weekend - 4th Mar 2016, Driffield, Yorkshire

The 4th Moonbeams March Folk Weekend, using the hotel function rooms for its concerts and its bar areas for singarounds and sessions.

There is an impressive line up of artists for this exciting venture.

And the price is very reasonable too.

Location: Driffield
Date: Friday 4th March 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day tickets £15
Contact for info: leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk
Website: www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk/march-folk-weekend/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Penkhull Folk Week - 13th Mar 2016, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

For the fourth time in a row!

This is a 9 day festival covering several venues in the village of Penkhull. Many events are free. See website for details.

Song and dance, sessions and workshops.

Location: Penkhull, Stoke on Trent
Date: Sunday 13th March 2016 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mostly. some ticketed events.
Contact for info: boatband@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.penkhull.org.uk/content.aspx?pId=80
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco - 17th Mar 2016, Malton, Yorkshire

The Festival is fast establishing itself in the calendar for enthusiasts from all over Britain and Europe.

We all know Yorkshire and Cajun go together like, em..., well, music.

Go on, have some fun.

Location: Malton
Date: Thursday 17th March 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Day and part day tickets £12 - £26
Contact for info: yorkshirecajun@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.yorkshirecajun.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bowness Bay Blues - 18th Mar 2016, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

A stunning line-up of brilliant blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District, on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere.
PLUS a free fringe event!

'a flagship for the very best of British blues' www.bluesinthenorthwest.com

'a thoroughly great weekend' North West Evening Mail

Raises money for charity.

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere
Date: Friday 18th March 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@bownessbayblues.co.uk
Website: www.bownessbayblues.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Lyme Folk Revisited - 18th Mar 2016, Lyme Regis, Dorset

We were so overwhelmed by the young artists on show at last year's Lyme Folk Weekend that we thought they deserved a bigger stage.
So, on Saturday March 18, for one night only, join us at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis for a brilliant night of top-notch, home-grown talent, hosted by our wonderful new patron, Jim Causley.

Location: Lyme Regis
Date: Friday 18th March 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: 01297 442138 / admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Melodeons and More - 19th Mar 2016, Mendlesham, East Anglia

Workshops on the melodeon, and more. A lovely lively busy buzzy day of learning and playing and generally celebrating all things squeezeboxy.

Including concert.

It started in 2000, and is more popular each year.

Location: Mendlesham
Date: Saturday 19th March 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@eatmt.fsnet.co.uk
Website: www.eatmt.org.uk/m&m.htm
County: East Anglia
Country: England


Sea Shanty Festival - 25th Mar 2016, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Shanty UK will provide opportunities for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds to observe, perform and participate in the celebration of maritime music and related activities and will work through education and demonstration to preserve the oral maritime tradition which is an important part of our national cultural heritage.

Location: Ellesmere Port
Date: Friday 25th March 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £11
Contact for info: derek@shanty.org.uk
Website: www.shanty.org.uk/our_festival/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Sheffield Folk Sessions - 25th Mar 2016, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Sheffield has been described (apparently) as the ‘Capital of UK Folk Music’ and, whilst many might disagree, we would still like to point out that the city does have a staggering number of folk music playing, singing and dancing opportunities.

Site not fully updated yet.

Location: Sheffield
Date: Friday 25th March 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info: contact@sheffieldseshfest.org.uk
Website: www.sheffieldseshfest.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Took place in April last year

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - 1st Apr 2016, Morpeth, Northumberland

This will be the 49th Gathering!
he festival includes a vast array of competitions including crafts, performance and writing. Events of local interest nave been added to the programme of concerts, singarounds, barn dance, storytelling. theatre and street performance which includes a young people's pageant as part of the Border Cavalcade.

The emphasis of the Gathering is firmly upon the native traditions of Northumberland and. whilst there is plenty of scope for traditional music from all over the British Isles within the festival, the wealth of local culture is well to the fore.

Location: Morpeth
Date: Friday 1st April 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: enquiries@northumbriana.org.uk
Website: www.northumbriana.org.uk/gathering/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Sovereign Seas International Maritime Folk Festival - 2nd Apr 2016, Newhaven, East Sussex

The location of the Festival this year is Newhaven where we will have two full days of events at Newhaven Lifeboat House as well as at The Ship and The Ark Public Houses.

ALL PROFITS TO RNLI NEWHAVEN

Right click on our link and select open in a new tab - their site doesn't seem to like our pop-up windows

Location: Newhaven
Date: Saturday 2nd April 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £17
Also available Day and part day tickets £5 - £10
Contact for info: rnlinewhaven.society@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.sovereignseasfestival.co.uk/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Banbury Song and Ale Weekend - 8th Apr 2016, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Banbury Folk Festival are once again running the Banbury Song & Ale Weekend at Drayton Leisure Golf Centre, Banbury. This event is a fundraiser for their main festival in October.

Web site not fully developed when last visited.

Location: Banbury
Date: Friday 8th April 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Also available Day and part day tickets £5 - £10
Contact for info: 01295 7090881
Website: www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Folk Weekend Oxford - 15th Apr 2016, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Music, singing, dancing too, in the Old Fire Station, mainly, plus a few other local venues for when they need more space - especially for the dancing bits.

Location: Oxford
Date: Friday 15th April 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £52
Contact for info: info@folkweekendoxford.co.uk
Website: www.folkweekendoxford.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Malton and Norton Folk Festival - 15th Apr 2016, Malton and Norton, North Yorkshire

Events take place in various venues around Malton & Norton, North Yorkshire.

All Friday events will be held in Malton and all Saturday events, including the musicians session, will be held in Malton ...putting the venues within easy reach of public and performers in particular the musicians from the dance teams.
The Sunday events are in Norton,

Location: Malton and Norton
Date: Friday 15th April 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £12
Also available Some free events.
Contact for info: mnff@live.co.uk
Website: maltonfolk.co.uk
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


Great Alne Long Weekend - 22nd Apr 2016, Great Alne, nr Alcester, Warwickshire

Participation in Dance, song & music.

Dutch, French, American Contra, Breton sets, Morris, Longsword, Cajun, Scottish dancing.

Dutch group dancing in costume (to join-in); Maypole, Handbells, Evenings of Social Dancing.

Folk song sessions/ part song groups/ walks.
The extended weekend explores varied traditional folk activities & dance from around the world.

Location: Great Alne, nr Alcester
Date: Friday 22nd April 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available Day and part day tickets £6 - £14
Contact for info: Paul 0121 689 1802
Website: www.greatalnefolk.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Scandimoot Festival - 22nd Apr 2016, Clapham Village, nr Austwick, Yorkshire

We do like to find you something different every now and then..

Scandimoot offers one of the best opportunities you will find in the UK to learn tunes and dances from Scandinavian teachers. Each year we pick exceptional music and dance teachers from Norway and Sweden to come to this small, intimate event in Yorkshire. With such intensive work the standard of both your music and your dancing rapidly improves.

Location: Clapham Village, nr Austwick
Date: Friday 22nd April 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@scandimoot.org.uk
Website: scandimoot.org.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Raunds Music Festival - 28th Apr 2016, Raunds, Northamptonshire

Concerts, Sessions, Dancing, Workshops, Ceilidh and much more.

Bringing live roots music to East Northhants. Includes workshops and dancers. Local and national talent from the folk world

Several award winning artists have recently been booked.

Location: Raunds
Date: Thursday 28th April 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07756 015 615
Website: www.raundsfestival.com
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival - 29th Apr 2016, Eastbourne, Sussex

The first folk dance festival of the year, usually.

Many workshop sessions.

This is a festival for dancers rather than listeners!

There's a full programme of English and American social dance as well as the International Israeli/Balkan/ European dance.

Location: Eastbourne
Date: Friday 29th April 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £97
Contact for info: 01823 401271 / eastbournefest@gmail.com
Website: www.eiff.org.uk
County: Sussex
Country: England


Filey Folk Festival - 29th Apr 2016, Filey, Yorkshire

Live music and street performances, eight venues.
Filey Folk Festival is one of the mainstays of this North Yorkshire seaside town's musical year. Expect a broad range in styles of folk, blues, country and acoustic performers and bands, and a very warm welcome and a famously friendly atmosphere

Pub gigs run all weekend and admission is free for everyone.

Note:they seem to have two sites, the second one here www.fileyfolkfestival.co.uk redirects you to the main site

Location: Filey
Date: Friday 29th April 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Contact for info:
Website: fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Hastings Jack-in-the-Green - 29th Apr 2016, Hastings, East Sussex

A long standing festival, mising dancing and music sessions.

Morris dancing, singing, traditional festival.

Location: Hastings
Date: Friday 29th April 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, many are free
Contact for info: secretary@hastingsjack.co.uk
Website: www.hastingsjack.co.uk/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival - 29th Apr 2016, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire

The Folk Festival is promoted by the Upton upon Severn Folk Dance and Song Society and has a strong dance component, but with a fair bit of music thrown in too.

Location: Upton-upon-Severn
Date: Friday 29th April 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: boxoffice@uptonfolk.org
Website: www.uptonfolk.org/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Wath Festival - 29th Apr 2016, Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire

Since 1972 Wath Festival has been all about great music, community spirit and having a good time.
Some of the biggest names in roots music have played at Wath.
Host of events, with the weekend being the highlight.
Winner "Best Village Festival 2013"
Feata Magazine

Runner up "Festival of the Year 2010" Feata Magazine

Location: Wath upon Dearne
Date: Friday 29th April 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: wathfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.wathfestival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Whitby Spring Session - 29th Apr 2016, Whitby, North Yorkshire

A celebration of food, drink, music, song & dance. At a popular seaside location.

Whitby hosts several other events too.

Location: Whitby
Date: Friday 29th April 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info: moorcoast@yahoo.com
Website: moorandcoast.co.uk/
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


Bristol Folk Festival - 30th Apr 2016, Bristol, Bristol

The festival returned after a 32 year rest period in 2011, so help keep it alive this year and in the future.
It's going from strength to strength with each year.

Location: Bristol
Date: Saturday 30th April 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £58
Contact for info:
Website: bristolfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Bristol
Country: England


Took place in May last year

Clun Green Man Festival - 1st May 2016, Clun, Shropshire

The Clun Green Man Festival is a traditional springtime festival, held on the first May bank holiday weekend of the year

The Festival takes place in the picturesque town of Clun in South Shropshire.

The programme is full of live music, drama, colour and medieval malarkey and is fun for all the family.

Location: Clun
Date: Sunday 1st May 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Usually free, some ticketed events
Contact for info: info@clungreenman.org.uk
Website: www.clungreenman.org.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Rochester Sweeps Festival - 2nd May 2016, Rochester, Kent

The Rochester Sweeps Festival is a colourful mix of music, dancing and entertainment with more than 60 Morris sides and entertainers celebrating throughout the three-day festival.

Sadly, it's still a facebook page, I'm afraid. That's not a real website. You need to right click the link and select open in new tab. Then search for information. Lots of guesswork involved.

Location: Rochester
Date: Monday 2nd May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various events, individually priced
Contact for info:
Website: www.facebook.com/RochesterSweepsFestival
County: Kent
Country: England


Hastings Folk Festival - 3rd May 2016, Hastings, Kent

This’ll be a low budget, no bureaucracy, easy-going event for folk who prefer their entertainment natural and unadorned. Please sign up to keep informed of what we’ve got lined up for your pleasure.

Spread over several venues.

Location: Hastings
Date: Tuesday 3rd May 2016 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: hastingsfolkfest.org/
County: Kent
Country: England


Folk on the Pier - 6th May 2016, Cromer, Norfolk

Folk on the Pier is held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Cromer, Norfolk, on England's beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg as "the best gig on the North Sea", Folk on the Pier is a highly regarded showcase for the finest folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond. Details of this year's line-up can be found on the Who's Playing page.

Location: Cromer
Date: Friday 6th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: info@deckchairproductions.co.uk
Website: www.folkonthepier.co.uk/
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Holmfirth Festival of Folk - 6th May 2016, Holmfirth, Yorkshire

Every year the town puts on an amazing line up of musicians. There are a variety of paying and free concerts across the weekend, in both large and intimiate venues. The line up will include old festival favourites and lots of new or local talent

Location: Holmfirth
Date: Friday 6th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free, but but some ticketed events
Contact for info: enquiries@holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
Website: www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Langdale Charity Folk Festival - 6th May 2016, Great Langdale, Cumbria

Festival that donates the proceeds to charity. Running for 25 years now.

Runs twice a year, the other one is in September. Running for 25 years now.

Be there. Donate. Feel good

Location: Great Langdale
Date: Friday 6th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE ! Donations welcomed for charities
Contact for info: 01253869033 langdalefolkfestival@aol.co.uk
Website: www.langdalecharityfolkfestival.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Trinity Folk Festival - 7th May 2016, Guildford, Surrey

Held in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Trinity Church on Guildford High Street. With its excellent acoustics and prime location it proved to be a very popular venue in 2013. The festival has two sessions, the daytime session runs from 1pm until 6pm, and the evening starts at 7.00pm.

TFF is a non-profit making event. Aims to feature the very best of folk, roots and acoustic music while raising money for local charities

Location: Guildford
Date: Saturday 7th May 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: Carolyn@trinityfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.trinityfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Crediton Folk Weekend - 13th May 2016, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon

Crediton's Early Spring Festival.
Music, story tellers, Morris dancers, sing-arounds.
And more music

Location: Cheriton Fitzpaine
Date: Friday 13th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: creditonfolkfestival@yahoo.co.uk
Website: creditonfolkweekend.co.uk/
County: Devon
Country: England


Hardraw Folk Gathering - 13th May 2016, Hardraw, Yorkshire

Not quite a festival, more of a gathering where people get together and enjoy good music over three nights.
Pennine Sky Folk and Roots.

Location: Hardraw
Date: Friday 13th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/folk-gatherings/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival - 13th May 2016, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Bringing you the best in local music together with friends from further afield.
Set in the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge full of cosy cafes, pretty pubs, vivacious venues, we bring you an intimate music festival full of great sounds, with great beer and even greater countryside.

A folk and roots festival covering a wide variety of roots music, from folk and blues to ska and americana. Ceilidh, workshops, sessions, street performers, spoken word. Lots of variety.

Location: Hebden Bridge
Date: Friday 13th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Contact for info: hebdenroots@gmail.com
Website: www.hebdenfolkroots.org/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair - 14th May 2016, Shorewell, Isle of Wight

In aid of Leukaemia Research and Brighstone School.

The live music stage will provide a full programme, featuring the best of the Island’s Folk & Blues musicians. .

A family friendly event including BBQ, Tea Tent, children’s activities and Circus Skills. The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair looks set to be a celebration of all that’s good about our Island’s local food & music talent.

At a bargain price!

Location: Shorewell
Date: Saturday 14th May 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £9
Also available £6 early bird
Contact for info: folkfair@wolvertonmanor.co.uk
Website: folkandblues.org.uk/
County: Isle of Wight
Country: England


Clennell Hall Folk Fest - 20th May 2016, Alwinton nr Rothbury, Northumberland

In a country house hotel lives a small folk festival. A small and friendly great little festival.
Great fun, great folks, great music.

Location: Alwinton nr Rothbury
Date: Friday 20th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Contact for info: 01669 650377
Website: clennellfolkfest.wix.com/program
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Doncaster Folk Festival - 20th May 2016, Doncaster, Yorkshire

Concerts, Ceilidh, Dance Displays, Sessions and Singarounds.

At four venues around the town.

Location: Doncaster
Date: Friday 20th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Also available Day, concert, and ceilidh tickets too - £6 - £30
Contact for info: doncasterfolkfestival@virginmedia.com
Website: www.doncasterfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Shepley Spring Festival - 20th May 2016, Shepley, Yorkshire

From Friday 'til late Sunday. Concert marquee, Dance tent, Showground stage and more. On site camping, market and food stalls, crafts, children's festival and youth programme.

Family friendly festival based in Shepley, a small village on the Pennine fringe, in West Yorkshire between Huddersfield and Barnsley.

Mixture of music styles.

Location: Shepley
Date: Friday 20th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available Variety of individual event and day tickets
Contact for info: info@shepleyspringfestival.com
Website: shepleyspringfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bearded Theory - 26th May 2016, Catton Hall, Derbyshire

A multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest.
The Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival.

Includes some folk bands.

Winner of several festival awards over recent years.

Location: Catton Hall
Date: Thursday 26th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £97
Contact for info:
Website: www.beardedtheory.co.uk/
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Scilly Folk Festival - 26th May 2016, Scilly, Isles of Scilly

Music and dancing on a lovely island.

Spread over many days and several locations, featuring dances, sessions and several festival events.

Location: Scilly
Date: Thursday 26th May 2016 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Many Free Events, some ticketted ones
Contact for info: info@scillyfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.scillyfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Isles of Scilly
Country: England


Bude and Stratton Folk Festival - 27th May 2016, Bude and Stratton, Cornwall

A small, friendly and very welcoming folk festival in the picturesque seaside town of Bude and nearby Stratton in North Cornwall, England, gaining a reputation on the folk circuit as a great little festival.

Music from Cornwall, and other countries, such as English and Celtic music. An entirely acoustic festival (apart from the ceilidhs), the festival offers a broad mix of singers, dancers and musicians

Location: Bude and Stratton
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: 07736 374003 / admin@budefolkfest.com
Website: www.budefolkfest.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Chester Folk Festival - 27th May 2016, Chester, Cheshire

Concerts, Ceilidhs, workshops, singarounds, sessions, displays, craft fair, family events, children's entertainment.

This is a very popular long running event.

Location: Chester
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@chesterfolk.org.uk
Website: www.chesterfolk.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Chippenham Folk Festival - 27th May 2016, Chippenham, Wiltshire

A festival which still retains its 'village' atmosphere, providing three and a half days packed with song, dance, workshops and dance displays.
Described as "one of the friendliest festivals" with "a superb town setting" and "a great line up", we think it really is the best way to start your summers folk activities.

Location: Chippenham
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@chippfolk.co.uk
Website: www.chippfolk.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Don't Wake the Fish - 27th May 2016, The Gurnard's Head, Zennor, Cornwall

A three day music and ale festival in the garden of the Gurnard's Head. Features 30 real ales from their favourite Cornish breweries and a range of real ciders. Food in collaboration with with James Strawbridge as well as the Gurnard's Head barbeque.

There will be a diverse mixture of music all weekend including the Odd Folk, Sandy Acre 7 and Black Friday. Fun for all the family including morris dancing, pot throwing, face painting and traditional garden games.

Camping in the next door field.

As it's a facebook page, you will have to click here instead

Location: The Gurnard's Head, Zennor
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: eavan@eatdrinksleep.ltd.uk
Website: www.facebook.com/events/382219191957791/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Festival on the Moor - 27th May 2016, Botton, Yorkshire

15th Birthday.

Join us for 4 fantastic days of great music, workshops, singarounds
sessions, great food, real ale, crafts, stalls, kids fun... and much more
in the heart of the North York Moors

Location: Botton
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £42
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@festivalonthemoor.co.uk
Website: www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk/folkweekend/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Gloucester Shanty Festival - 27th May 2016, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Three showcase concerts in aid of Severn Area Rescue Association.

With a great line up of around 30 nationally and internationally acclaimed acts performing at various venues around a historic city.

Children's Activities, Beach Party and Singarounds!

Two showcase concerts in aid of Severn Area Rescue Association.

Location: Gloucester
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Often free events, day and concert tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - 27th May 2016, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival is a festival with a bit of a difference. For a start, it's in the North & it aims to be one of the most welcoming & inclusive festivals of its kind. It's also very much about making (music, instruments, connections and more).

Our line-up includes some of the best folk, blues & ukulele players from around the world and the UK.

There's a range of workshops (including one where you build your own diddly bow), events for all ages and a chance to do something a bit unique.

Location: Huddersfield
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £44
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: info@northernuke.com
Website: www.northernuke.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Ireby Festival - 27th May 2016, Ireby, Cumbria

Ireby festival is for those who have a wide range of musical tastes, we don't focus an any specific genre, if it sounds good we'll give it a try. We will also keep you on the move too with a choice of venues.

So one for those with a wide range of musical tastes. Acoustic, folk, roots.

This is the festival’s 14th year and has developed a reputation for selling out early.

Location: Ireby
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £57
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: irebyfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.irebyfestival.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Riverside Irish Festival - 27th May 2016, South Molton, Exmoor

Not quite a festival but three days featuring Irish bands at the Riverside Caravan Park.

Location: South Molton
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: relax@exmoorriverside.co.uk
Website: www.exmoorriverside.co.uk/
County: Exmoor
Country: England


Scarborough Fair - 27th May 2016, Scarborough, Yorkshire

A rather well known name...
An arts and music fair for all the family, includes folk acts.

A weekend of music and live acts over 5 stages.

An eclectic mix of pop, folk, funk, jazz and dance music talent, the event will also offer comedy performances, Talks Tent and a film space.

Location: Scarborough
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Contact for info: +44 (0)1723 282 281
Website: scarboroughfairfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


The Great North Folk Festival - 27th May 2016, Botton Village, near Danby, Yorkshire

Roots North organises Folk, Blues, Americana and ROOTS music events in Teesside and North Yorkshire.

Experience our handpicked programme of Folk and Roots Music with performances in superb venues from the best local, national and overseas artists.

Location: Botton Village, near Danby
Date: Friday 27th May 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.rootsnorth.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Swaledale Festival - 28th May 2016, Swaledale, Yorkshire

An annual celebration of music and arts in the beautiful landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale.

A music festival which brings a heady mix of concerts to chapels and churches, village halls and pubs, castles and barns in the glorious northern Yorkshire Dales. And talks; and exhibitions; and guided walks...

A mixture of music styles, includes acoustic and folk.

Location: Swaledale
Date: Saturday 28th May 2016 for 14 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info: enquiries@swalefest.org
Website: www.swaledale-festival.org.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Took place in June last year

Folk Ale - 2nd Jun 2016, Markbeech, Edenbridge, Kent

It’s about people coming together to eat, drink and make music. It is not a ‘traditional-music’ festival.

Lots of ales and concerts, open mike and sessions in the bar. Even some morris dancing. Small craft fair.

Location: Markbeech, Edenbridge
Date: Thursday 2nd June 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: sue.rule@grantrule.org
Website: www.grantrule.org/folkale/
County: Kent
Country: England


The London FolkFest - 2nd Jun 2016, Balham, London, Greater London

We are excited to announce The London FolkFest 2016, which this year takes place from June 2nd-5th. It’s back for a 6th exciting year filled with amazing music taking place at The Bedford in Balham.

With more than 50 artists performing over 4 days, across 3 stages, plus many outdoor and secret performances, it’s going to be an event not to be missed.

This year’s artists will include Luke Concannon (Nizlopi), Hunter and the Bear, The Thumping Tommys, Blair Dunlop (Radio 2 award winner) and many more!

Location: Balham, London
Date: Thursday 2nd June 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £27.5
Also available Day tickets £12.50 and Sunday show is free.
Contact for info: info@thelondonfolkfest.com
Website: www.musicglue.com/the-london-folkfest/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Wirral Folk Festival - 2nd Jun 2016, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

All-on-one-Site festival of folk & acoustic music, dance, poetry, & storytelling.

A festival of music and dance which has been held on the Wirral peninsula for several years.

Many performers booked. Includes a singer-songwriter competition. And fringe events that are free.

Location: Ellesmere Port
Date: Thursday 2nd June 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £84
Also available Day and part day tickets £22 - £38
Contact for info: 0151-678-9902
Website: www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Acoustic Festival of Britain - 3rd Jun 2016, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire

A prestigious and relaxed family friendly occasion for all generations with an eclectic programme of Unplugged and Acoustic music from the genres of Folk, Roots, Celtic, Blues, Pop, Rock, Ska, Blugrass and much more.
4 stages of entertainment and dozens of crafts and food tents together with a huge real ale tent over 200ft long, with a stage powered by bicycles.

Location: Uttoxeter Racecourse
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £85
Contact for info: 0333900919
Website: www.acousticfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Blowout - 3rd Jun 2016, Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth, Warwickshire

A festival for fans of piping.

With concerts, dances and workshops, manufacturers, and sessions. Everything the bagpipe fan would want, in one place.

Location: Polesworth Abbey, near Tamworth
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@bagpipesociety.org.uk
Website: www.bagpipesociety.org.uk/blowout/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Pennine Sky Folk & Roots Weekend at Tan Hill - 3rd Jun 2016, Tan Hill Inn, Yorkshire

Another event from the guys who run Pennine Sky Folk & Roots.
You could call it a high point of the year, as its the highest pub in Britain at 528 m / 1,732 feet.

Location: Tan Hill Inn
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info:
Website: www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk/news/tan-hill-lineup/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Stroud Americana Festival - 3rd Jun 2016, Stroud, Gloucestershire

A weekend of fine blues, acoustic and country music from both sides of the pond. Local, national and international musicians come together to turn the town into the 51st state of the Union for a few days. Tickets are available now so don’t miss out.

Location: Stroud
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 01453 760900
Website: www.stroudamericanafestival.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Ushaw Folk Festival - 3rd Jun 2016, Ushaw College, Durham, County Durham

For the first time!

Another new event. The festival has a North East flavour offering Northumbrian Pipes workshops and pipe sessions in the café/bar. As well as Kathryn Tickell and Superfolkus, opening the festival in our Gothic theatre, we have Alistair Anderson with Northlands his brand new band making their debut at the festival. Coast Road on the Sunday afternoon offering an acoustic jazz-folk collective featuring 3 singer song writers, beautiful arrangements and lashings of "close" harmony. Windy Gyle will offer traditional folk sessions in the café/bar on Saturday afternoon - a wonderful local band. The Rachael Dadd band follow on the Sunday evening; her distinctive style will leave audiences in no doubt Ushaw is a great place for folk!

Location: Ushaw College, Durham
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: tickets@ushaw.org
Website: www.ushaw.org
County: County Durham
Country: England


Wessex Folk Festival - 3rd Jun 2016, Weymouth, Dorset

Includes dance, sessions, celidh, workshops, and music, all set in the delightful surroundings of Weymouth's old harbour

Location: Weymouth
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info:
Website: www.wessexfolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Wychwood Festival - 3rd Jun 2016, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

A multi-media festival, covering a variety of styles, includes several groups popular at folk festivals. Take a look at the band list as there are a variety of genres at this festival.

Over 100 bands on four stages, and real ale festival too.

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £125
Contact for info: info@wychwoodfestival.com
Website: www.wychwoodfestival.com
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Knitted Character Folk Festival - 4th Jun 2016, Temple Grafton, Warwickshire

It's a bit different...

A celebration of folk music with a knitting twist! Live folk music and knitted folk heroes!

Come and enjoy a day of top flight music, stalls and great food and drink in this idyllic setting.
Bring along a knitted version of your favourite folk artist and place your knitted character on a special knitted stage (next to the 'real' one) complete with knitted PA and mic stands!!

Location: Temple Grafton
Date: Saturday 4th June 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £22
Contact for info: kathrynmsewell@gmail.com
Website: www.knittedcharacterfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Strawberry Fair - 4th Jun 2016, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

From humble beginnings, Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free, entirely volunteer run, one day music & arts event in Cambridge (and probably across Europe!), attracting over 30,000 visitors throughout the day. On the first Saturday of June and now passed our 40th year, residents and visitors have gathered together on Midsummer Common to celebrate their vibrant and creative city.

Quite a mixture here, films, talks, and a variety of music styles.

And a name everyone has heard of!

Location: Cambridge
Date: Saturday 4th June 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: secretary@strawberry-fair.org.uk
Website: www.strawberry-fair.org.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Gate to Southwell Festival - 9th Jun 2016, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

From its humble beginnings in 2007 as primarily an English folk music and dance festival, Southwell has evolved into one of the leading and most innovative folk events in the country.

Whilst English and Celtic music remain at the core they seriously embrace other roots music forms. Southwell has built a reputation for seeking out exciting new talent and providing something a little different. Quality remains the watchword so whether it’s country or gypsy jazz, ska or rockabilly, bluegrass or punk, traditional or contemporary, it’ll be good.

Location: Southwell
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £111
Also available Day and evening tickets from £21 - £40
Contact for info: information@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.gtsf.uk/
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Bay Folk Weekend - 10th Jun 2016, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire

A FREE WEEKEND of Music Sessions and Singarounds in and around the 'famed city of Robin Hood's Bay' on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast

Location: Robin Hood's Bay
Date: Friday 10th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: 01947 880660
Website: folkweekend.rhbay.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bradninch Music Festival - 10th Jun 2016, Bradninch, Devon

Mixed genre event with a strong folk presence.

The Bradninch Music Group’s mission is to make music accessible to the community and promote creative performers. We continue to be amazed and delighted by the new young musical talent which visits our town to share with others their love of musical performance.

Location: Bradninch
Date: Friday 10th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.bradninchmusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Devon
Country: England


Poetry & Lyrics - 10th Jun 2016, London, Greater London

Something different.
The event looks at the spoken word in different music genres, including folk.

Location: London
Date: Friday 10th June 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, some free.
Contact for info:
Website: www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/curated-weeks/poetry-lyrics
County: Greater London
Country: England


St Neots Folk festival - 10th Jun 2016, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Site not fully updated yet.

They seem to leave it till closer to the event to tell you what is happening.

Location: St Neots
Date: Friday 10th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: stneotsfolkclub@aol.com
Website: www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Stepping Stones Festival - 10th Jun 2016, Kirklinton Hall near Carlisle, Cumbria

A friendly, magical music festival.

A week-end of live music kicking off with a Ceilidh on the Friday night and 3 big name concerts. There will also be a full programme of children and family friendly activities in between, including local bands and open mic sessions on a second stage. Steeleye Span are heading the line-up on the Sunday afternoon concert, Maddy Prior being the driving force behind this event.

Location: Kirklinton Hall near Carlisle
Date: Friday 10th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: info@steppingstonesfestival.co.uk
Website: steppingstonesfestival.co.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival - 10th Jun 2016, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

The Wallingford Blues and Beer Festival is an independently run charity festival and the money raised from it goes towards promoting live music in Wallingford and helping to promote youth development projects in the town and surrounding areas.

And what a great url for their web site!

Location: Wallingford
Date: Friday 10th June 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day tickets £25 and £20
Contact for info:
Website: www.bluesandbeer.co.uk
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Wimborne Minster Folk Festival - 10th Jun 2016, Wimborne, Dorset

A new group of Wimborne residents and business folk have come together to proceed with the mammoth task of organising the next festival, and so far it is full steam ahead with plans to continue the legendary festival!
Traditional English and Celtic music and dance. Celidhs, Dance displays, children's entertainers, Market stalls.

Three days of folk, family & fun last weekend in the summer sunshine!

Location: Wimborne
Date: Friday 10th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: moe@wimbornefolk.co.uk
Website: www.wimbornefolk.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Folk at the Boat - 11th Jun 2016, Ipswich, Suffolk

The Steamboat is located on a man-made, but tidal, cut of the river. As it’s a pub venue there are no accommodation facilities at the venue itself, but there are plenty of B&Bs and a nearby campsite, if you’re coming from outside town.

Location: Ipswich
Date: Saturday 11th June 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01473 601902
Website: folkattheboat.org.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - 15th Jun 2016, Rothbury, Northumberland

A small, friendly, community based music festival set in the heart of Northumberland in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley. Over the last three decades Rothbury Festival has established a unique atmosphere that has drawn musicians and singers from throughout the country and beyond to spend a weekend sharing music and experiencing Northumbrian traditions.

Location: Rothbury
Date: Wednesday 15th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various event and day tickets
Contact for info: 07815198680
Website: www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Lymm Festival - 16th Jun 2016, Lymm, Cheshire

There will be around 50 events taking place in the village of Lymm including dance, drama, music, comedy and literature. During the Festival, Lymm celebrates the wealth and diversity of talents to be found amongst the members of the community, and provides plenty of opportunities for exploring and enjoying the local environment.

With music of all kinds, dance, drama, spoken word, comedy, visual arts and crafts

Location: Lymm
Date: Thursday 16th June 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@lymmfestival.org.uk
Website: www.lymmfestival.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Alcester Folk Festival - 17th Jun 2016, Alcester, Warwickshire

Held in a beautiful Roman town near to Stratford on Avon Warwickshire.
Concerts, sessions, folk clubs, story telling, morris dancers and street theatre.
Lots of time for YOU to sing.
Small friendly singers festival
3 venues including the wonderful Town Hall

Location: Alcester
Date: Friday 17th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: Marje 0778536605
Website: www.alcesterfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Beverley Folk Festival - 17th Jun 2016, Beverley Racecourse, Yorkshire

Large variety of acts, Beverley was short-listed for Family Festival Award 2010, 2011, 2012,and 2013 (!) listed as one of top ten festivals by The Sunday Times.
During the festival weekend many of the pubs host various sessions and the streets are alight with various performances including morris dancers, children's entertainers, musicians and mummers entertaining locals and visitors alike.
Twice nominated for the Family friendly Festival award, this year an even bigger programme of events for children.

Location: Beverley Racecourse
Date: Friday 17th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £95
Contact for info: 01377 219112
Website: www.beverleyfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival - 17th Jun 2016, Falmouth, Cornwall

50 groups confirmed for the event.
Has three main aims in life

To create an enjoyable event for all involved

To raise money for the RNLI

To preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall

Location: Falmouth
Date: Friday 17th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Lichfield Folk Festival - 17th Jun 2016, Lichfield, Staffordshire

A weekend of dance and music
in this lovely cathedral city.

Dances - Displays - Workshops - Morris Tours

Location: Lichfield
Date: Friday 17th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: freddiethirsk.folk@talktalk.net
Website: www.lichfieldfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Middlewich FAB Festival - 17th Jun 2016, Middlewich, Cheshire

Celebrating its 26th anniversary

Up to 15 venues host music and dance from lunchtime on Friday through to Sunday night. On the canalside and in the town centre, artists from around the UK - and beyond.

Also ticketed concerts each day.

Location: Middlewich
Date: Friday 17th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: events@middlewich.org.uk
Website: midfest.org.uk
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Teignmouth Folk Festival - 17th Jun 2016, Teignmouth, Devon

Concerts, Ceilidh, Sessions, Morris, Workshops.
Several local venues

Location: Teignmouth
Date: Friday 17th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: annemgill@tiscali.co.uk
Website: www.teignmouthfolk.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Ukulele Festival of Great Britain - 17th Jun 2016, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Now in its SEVENTH uke-tastic year.

Because most of us will never get the chance to go to Hawaii, this year we’re bringing a little bit of Hawaii to Cheltenham.

It's acoustic, so it should suit some of you nicely. It's also a bit different.

Awesome ukulele artists from around the world, workshops for all abilities, and loads of stalls

Location: Cheltenham
Date: Friday 17th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £43
Contact for info: info@ukulelefestival.co.uk
Website: www.ukulelefestival.co.uk
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Leamington Peace Festival - 18th Jun 2016, Leamington , Warwickshire

A free festival featuring two entertainment areas, children's & workshop tents, over 120 stalls - charities, activists, spiritual groups, healers, crafts and fair-traders.

Not quite a folk festival, but it will appeal to some of you.

Location: Leamington
Date: Saturday 18th June 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@peacefestival.org.uk
Website: www.peacefestival.org.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Leigh Folk Festival - 23rd Jun 2016, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

The UK's biggest free festival.

Across a swathe of indoor and outdoor venues in public spaces around Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, our much-loved event is now widely recognised as the largest free folk festival in the country.

Location: Leigh-on-Sea
Date: Thursday 23rd June 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: tony@priority.ms
Website: www.leighfolkfestival.com
County: Essex
Country: England


Boars Bridge Festival - 24th Jun 2016, Boars Bridge, nr Tadley, Hampshire

Boars Bridge Festival is a Charity music festival held over a weekend each year in mid-June.

The 3 day event is held in the lovely grounds of Boars Bridge House near Tadley, Hampshire and although it is a relatively small festival the atmosphere is always lively and fun.

Again this year we are supporting the MS Therapy Centre in Reading.

Go on, support their charity. Musicians - go play and forget your fee.

Location: Boars Bridge, nr Tadley
Date: Friday 24th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@boarsbridgefestival.co.uk
Website: www.boarsbridgefestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Dentdale Music & Beer Festival - 24th Jun 2016, Dent, Cumbria

A weekend of family fun set in a beautiful location on the the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 16 miles east of Kendal in the south east corner of Cumbria.

A mixture of music genres, expect over 25 mainly Acoustic Acts covering Folk, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz & all points in between on 2 stages.

Wonder if free includes the beer...

Location: Dent
Date: Friday 24th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@debtmusicandbeer.com
Website: www.dentmusicandbeer.com/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Edlesborough Festival - 24th Jun 2016, Dunstable, Buckinghamshire

Come for the music, the local brew and the stunning location. Come for a good time!

The festival is run by volunteers, and money raised is used to improve facilities /features in the venue (the church is no longer used for worship but used by the community for events and music).

Now in its fourth year.

Location: Dunstable
Date: Friday 24th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.edlesboroughchurch.org.uk/
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


Exile Music Festival - 24th Jun 2016, Sabine Hay, Darley Dale, Derbyshire

A weekend event showcasing 15 to 20 local and independent music’s best bands. Our goal is to create a reasonably priced, small summer music festival that provides an overwhelmingly positive, comfortable and fun, family experience for both attendees and musicians in a beautiful countryside setting for around 500 people. We also aim to support local young musicians by providing a stage for them.

Location: Sabine Hay, Darley Dale
Date: Friday 24th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 07983 250980
Website: www.belpermusicfestival.org.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


TogFest - 24th Jun 2016, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

An all-music festival, so a bit of everything. Yes, there are a couple of folk orientated acts appearing.

Two stages and 11 hours of non-stop live music of all genres

Location: Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes
Date: Friday 24th June 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Contact for info: info@togfest.org
Website: togfest.org/
County: Buckinghamshire
Country: England


West Somerset Folk Festival - 24th Jun 2016, Carhampton, Somerset

Down where the cider apples grow lives a small friendly festival.

Singalongs, Workshops, Concerts.

This year we will be repeating the independent Real Ale bar.

Location: Carhampton
Date: Friday 24th June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £12
Contact for info: enquiries@westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Folk on the Quay - 25th Jun 2016, Poole, Dorset

With four outdoor music stages, two ceilidh dances and over twenty teams of morris dancers in the streets overlooking Poole’s lovely Harbour.

Music, morris dancing, ceilidh, sessions, workshops.

Location: Poole
Date: Saturday 25th June 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@folkonthequay.co.uk
Website: www.folkonthequay.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Martineau Gardens Storytelling Festival - 25th Jun 2016, Birmingham, West Midlands

Not quite a folk festival, but we like to include a small number of other events as you may have noticed.

And there will be some folk music.

Look forward to a family-friendly day of storytelling, in the grounds of a
beautiful community garden, presented by the Traditional Arts Team. There
will be arts and crafts for children, and music plus food from ChangeKitchen
CIC. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and even tastes of a wild little corner of Birmingham.

Location: Birmingham
Date: Saturday 25th June 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £7
Contact for info: info@martineau-gardens.org.uk
Website: www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/events/storytelling-festival/
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Droylsden Folk Festival - 26th Jun 2016, Droylsden, Lancashire

Droylsden Folk Festival Weekend has put itself firmly on the map as one of the premier folk music festivals in the North West of England, attracting well-known performers and local artistes with its friendly, laid-back approach to having a good time.

Location: Droylsden
Date: Sunday 26th June 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: 0161 432 4830
Website: www.droylsdenfolkfestival.org/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


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Barn on the Farm - 1st Jul 2016, Over Farm, Over, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

An acoustic festival for indie and contemporary music.
Shortlisted for Best Independent Festival 2015. Best Small Festival.

Location: Over Farm, Over, Gloucester
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £105
Contact for info: info@bornonthefarm.co.uk
Website: www.barnonthefarm.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - 1st Jul 2016, Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire

Continuing our occasional festival that's not quite folk policy. (But it got blues...)
Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, the Festival is set in the award winning grounds and Great Hall of this Elizabethan stately home.
Could this be the most breathtaking place to spend a weekend, soaking up the UK's hottest jazz and blues acts?

Location: Burton Agnes Hall
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Day and evening tickets too, from £35
Contact for info: 01262 490324
Website: www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival.html
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Cleckheaton Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2016, Cleackheaton, Yorkshire

Established festival in Yorkshire, popular with many people. Craft fair, sessions, and award winning headline acts.

Lots of big names.

This will be their 29th year.

Location: Cleackheaton
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £56
Contact for info: info@cleckheatonfolkfestival.org
Website: www.cleakheatonfestival.org
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Folk in a Field - 1st Jul 2016, West Acre, Norfolk

Real Music, Real Ale, Real Field.
Taking place in the heart of Norfolk near to the village of West Acre, the "Folk in a Field Festival" brings together a diverse mix of performers from the acoustic, folk and roots music scene. The rural setting of the festival, surrounded by woodland, contributes to a real “get away from it all” vibe in which to enjoy some great music, take in interesting craft demonstrations, craft stalls or sample local food.

Location: West Acre
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available Day tickets, £30 and £25
Contact for info: lukehorncastle@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.folkinafield.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


Frome Festival - 1st Jul 2016, Frome, Somerset

A general arts festival, with a variety of types of events, including some folk music.

(There's a separate Folk Festival in February.

Location: Frome
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: office@fromefestival.co.uk
Website: www.fromefestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Maverick Festival - 1st Jul 2016, Easton Farm Park, Suffolk

Roots music from both sides of the Atlantic.

"One of the friendliest, most sincere festivals in England... fine music, great fun, delightful people and an idyllic rural setting" said The Telegraph

Location: Easton Farm Park
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: paulspencer@maverickfestival.co.uk
Website: www.maverickfestival.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


National Forest Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2016, Moira, near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

The Festival takes place at The Moira Miners Welfare Club, with a great line up.

There are 6 concerts and a ceilidh on offer this year, and the key feature of the Festival is that none of the events clash, so it is possible to see absolutely everything on offer.

Location: Moira, near Ashby de la Zouch
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: festival@nationalforestfolk.com
Website: www.nationalforestfolk.com/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Sark Folk Festival - 1st Jul 2016, The Island of Sark, Channel Islands

Festival on the island.
No cars, remember.

On festival weekend, visitors and musicians mingle with local people to treble Sark’s population in celebration of traditional and contemporary folk music. In fields, pubs, hotels and cafés, the island is alive with singing, playing and dancing.

At the festival itself, the music combines with breath-taking sea views, seafood fresh from the water and delicious Channel Island beer and cider to create a truly wonderful, unique event.

Location: The Island of Sark
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Also available Sold out in November, in 30 minutes!
Contact for info: info@sarkfolkfestival.com
Website: sarkfolkfestival.com
County: Channel Islands
Country: England


Worrall Festival - 1st Jul 2016, Worrall, Yorkshire

An annual music and ale festival held in the picturesque village of Worrall on the outskirts of Sheffield. With beautiful views of the Peak District Worrall is the ideal location for this celebration of live music, good food and fine local ales.

It is also one of the least expensive paid events.

Location: Worrall
Date: Friday 1st July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: worrallfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.worrallfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Compton Verney Festival - 2nd Jul 2016, nr Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Enjoy all the fun of the fair with Dodgems, Helter Skelter and children’s carousel.
Learn a new trick to impress your friends at our circus skills area or try out your hula hooping skills.
Be entertained by our stilt walkers and balloon modellers.
Get into the festival spirit and get your face painted. Great fun for the young or the young at heart!
Be creative with our hands-on arts and crafts activities.
Get your taste buds tingling with a delicious dish from our festival stalls including BBQ, pulled pork, paella, ice cream or crepes.
Enjoy a refreshing pint from our cider and beer tent or savour a jug of Pimms with your friends in the sunshine as you watch a fantastic line-up of live music

Location: nr Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £26
Also available Day tickets £15 and £13
Contact for info: 01926 645 500
Website: www.comptonverney.org.uk/thing-to-do/compton-verney-festival/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Merry Tom Folk Festival - 2nd Jul 2016, Rushden Hall Gardens, Northamptonshire

As a Community Interest Company none of the directors can benefit financially from the Festival. We share a love of folk music events and understand the value such events bring to all, audience, artists and the community.

Experience high-quality arts events, on a limited budget and at a convenient location. Work-shops or after-performance opportunities to meet artists and discuss music making.

Location: Rushden Hall Gardens
Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £17.5
Also available Evening concert tickets too
Contact for info:
Website: www.merrytom.co.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Saughall Hoedown - 2nd Jul 2016, Saughall, Chester, Cheshire

A Celebration of Folk and Country.

Bands, Ceilidh, Family corner,Food, Hog Roast, Real Ales and ciders.

This year the Saughall Hoedown is in aid of Saughall Preschool, a charitable organisation run by a voluntary parent committee.

Location: Saughall, Chester
Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £15
Contact for info: info@saughallhoedown.co.uk
Website: saughallhoedown.co.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Keynsham Music Festival - 3rd Jul 2016, Keynsham, Somerset

Part of a seven day music festival, with events from 27th June to 3rd July, with Saturday being the folk day.
Rated as one of the top three UK free summer events.

Location: Keynsham
Date: Sunday 3rd July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@keynshamfest.co.uk
Website: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


WoW Music Festival - 3rd Jul 2016, Diss, Norfolk

WoW is acoustic, roots, blues, country and everything in between and our aim is to bring you the very best of East Anglian web-footed local brother/sister talent and then to sharpen up the gene pool with some class party acts from further afield. WoW is affordable, relaxed, intimate, bijou, family-friendly and adamantly sponsor-free.
We hope you enjoy WoW

Location: Diss
Date: Sunday 3rd July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Day tickets
Contact for info: wowfestnorfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.wow-arts.co.uk
County: Norfolk
Country: England


New Forest Folk Festival - 6th Jul 2016, Plaitford, Romsey, Hampshire

The New Forest Folk Festival is the small festival with the big names. Located to the north of The New Forest National Park near Southampton it's an ideal venue for campers with it's riverside campsite and unspoilt farm setting. The site opens Thursday lunchtime to allow travel and a chance to relax for the afternoon before the music begins. Additional attractions include local trade and craftsfolk, and of course local ale.

Location: Plaitford, Romsey
Date: Wednesday 6th July 2016 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: nick@newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Bromsgrove Folk Festival - 7th Jul 2016, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

For the 25th time!
More folk music than you can shake a stick at. But why would you want to shake a stick?
The folk festival is definitely in the "small and friendly" category....but don't let that fool you! In our 400 seater marquee you will, this year, be "up close and personal" with the artists. Add to this concerts in our MiniMarquee with artists that you will want to get to know better, sessions in and around the pub where the festival is based, dance displays, morning walks, and of course the World Dry Foam Flinging Championships. A great weekend where you will be on first name terms with everybody else by the end of the weekend.

Location: Bromsgrove
Date: Thursday 7th July 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: bromsgroveman@outlook.com
Website: www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/festival.html
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Cornbury Music Festival - 8th Jul 2016, Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

Cornbury is eccentric, charming and irresistible - a homespun melting pot, with a variety of music styles to be heard.
An eclectic mix of music across 4 stages, the hugely popular Absolute Radio Comedy Tent, the brilliant Festival of Words hosted by QI and Unbound, a fantastic children’s area with a complete programme of workshops

Location: Great Tew Park
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £170
Contact for info: mail@cornburyfestival.com
Website: www.cornburyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Ely Folk Festival - 8th Jul 2016, Ely, Cambridgeshire

With its beautiful cathedral towering majestically above the surrounding countryside, the City of Ely lies in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, famed for spectacular sunsets and the vast open sky. What better location for a weekend of the best in folk music and dance?

The Folk Festival is based on a single site which includes marquees, camping facilities, food stalls, trade stands, real-ale bar, real toilets, showers, children's entertainment.

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Location: Ely
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.elyfolk.co.uk
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Furness Tradition Festival - 8th Jul 2016, Ulverston, Cumbria

Furness Tradition is a folk-arts development group based in the Furness market town of Ulverston on the edge of the Lake District in north-west England. The group was initiated by volunteers to celebrate, encourage and make familiar the musical inheritance of the Furness and South Lakeland area of South Cumbria.

Location: Ulverston
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Plus day and event tickets
Contact for info: info@furnesstradition.org.uk
Website: www.furnesstradition.org.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Leamington Spa Ukulele Festival - 8th Jul 2016, Warwick Racecourse, Warwickshire

A one day event at the Warwick Racecourse and its grounds featuring the ukulele, as you might have guessed from the name.

There's a warm up day and a warm down day as well.

Featuring many groups,out door and indoor stages, workshops, stalls, open mic sessions.

Location: Warwick Racecourse
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: dave@spa-strummers.co.uk
Website: spa-strummers.co.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Mansfield Folk festival - 8th Jul 2016, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Spotted on the Mansfield Folk Club's website, this two day event is free. Includes a barndance in the marquee

Location: Mansfield
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: kochut.co.uk/folk_club.php
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England


Moonbeams Wold Top Festival - 8th Jul 2016, Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby, Yorkshire

Perched on top of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Set in the grounds of the Wold Top Brewery.. Moonbeams Festival is one of the country’s best kept secrets!
Now in it’s 5th year, the festival provides the perfect weekend away to enjoy world class folk music and award winning ales in the most beautiful surroundings!

They also run an event in March.

Location: Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £70
Contact for info: leila@moonbeamsevents.co.uk
Website: www.moonbeamsevents.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Priddy Folk festival - 8th Jul 2016, Priddy, nr Wells, Somerset

This friendly festival is held in the idyllic setting of our Village Green high on the beautiful Mendip Hills AONB near Wells in Somerset. Now in its 24th year this festival has a reputation for exciting new folk. In the past we have had Kan, Treacherous Orchestra, and Flook. Some names booked already include the Will Pound Band and
Nizlopi. The weekend also provides great music, and dance, workshops, yoga sessions, club tent, an excellent craft and traders market, guided archaeology walks, a full programme of children’s entertainment and much more.

Location: Priddy, nr Wells
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Also available Day tickets too.
Contact for info: tickets@priddyfolk.org
Website: www.priddyfolk.org
County: Somerset
Country: England


Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival - 8th Jul 2016, Sandwich, Kent

Many Sandwich Pubs will put on Folk music throughout the weekend, there will be street music and dancing.

The Pub events will be free to enter with main events at St. Mary's Arts Centre ticketed, see their website for details.

A free outdoor concert and Saturday and Sunday

Location: Sandwich
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free or individual event tickets.
Contact for info: info@sandwichevents.info
Website: www.sandwichevents.org.uk/Folk-n-Ale-sandwich-events.shtml
County: Kent
Country: England


Whitby Sea Festival - 8th Jul 2016, Whitby, North Yorkshire

An annual festival which takes place in and around the historic Yorkshire seaport of Whitby. One of Britain's premier maritime heritage sites.

Promotes local musicians alongside those with international acclaim. So far, our programme has included the cream of the folk, roots, sea music and the shanty world .We have also enjoyed music from other nations including Senegal, Sicily, Canada, Eire, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France and the USA.

Location: Whitby
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £28
Also available Day and part day tickets too
Contact for info: moorfolk@googlemail.com
Website: www.whitbyseafest.co.uk/
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


Beggars Fair - 9th Jul 2016, Romsey, Hampshire

In the streets and in venues all around the town the best of local performers bring you folk, jazz, blues and world music, colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment.

The Beggars Fair has been running since 1993 and is living up to its aims of showcasing local talent in a friendly environment. From big bands on the Cornmarket stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling, the day has a great atmosphere that keeps bringing people (and performers!) back year after year.

Location: Romsey
Date: Saturday 9th July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.beggarsfair.org.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Flixton Folk Festival - 9th Jul 2016, Flixton, Greater Manchester

A large community festival spread over nine days. Not quite a festival, but several musical events.

Music, exhibitions, dancing, sessions.

Several events each day.
Event tickets are very affordable!

Location: Flixton
Date: Saturday 9th July 2016 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, some free.
Contact for info: flixtonfolkfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.flixtonfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater Manchester
Country: England


Great Midland Ukulele Festival - 9th Jul 2016, Warwick Racecourse, Warwickshire

Many acts, mass busks, open mics, workshops, stalls, food & drink, great family day. Two main stages.

Also, Friday night July 8th, pre fest uke knees up in the huge marquee at racecourse.

Many family and childrens attractions
Bouncy castles
Children's magician

Location: Warwick Racecourse
Date: Saturday 9th July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: dave@spa-strummers.co.uk
Website: spa-strummers.co.uk/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Kimpton Folk - 9th Jul 2016, Kimpton, Hertfordshire

A new festival for 2016.

This is a one-day event with 4 separate venues including free events on the village green. Main stage has 3 ticketed concerts and there are workshops and a continuous concert in the 13th century church.

Location: Kimpton
Date: Saturday 9th July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £27
Also available Some free events.
Contact for info:
Website: www.kimptonfolk.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Ruskin House Folk and Blues Festival - 9th Jul 2016, Croyden, Surrey

Raising money for the Ruskin House Restoration Fund.

Small intimate festival.

Every summer we hold the annual Folk and Blues Festival in the grounds of Ruskin House. The festival features many of the regular musicians who play at the Sunday evening club along with a performance by a Russian children's choir, a team of Irish dancers, Scottish Pipers, a bouncy

Location: Croyden
Date: Saturday 9th July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com
Website: www.folkandblues.org/Festival.htm
County: Surrey
Country: England


The Platform Festival - 12th Jul 2016, Pocklington, Yorkshire

A newish festival in its infancy. There are several genres of music, with a fair amount of folk music.

Location: Pocklington
Date: Tuesday 12th July 2016 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@platformfestival.net
Website: www.platformfestival.net/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Larmer Tree Festival - 13th Jul 2016, Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire

As usual the festival will be making the first line-up announcements in early 2016, with the full line up including comedy acts to follow in the Spring. We'll be sure to send any press releases over to you over the next few months.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury
Date: Wednesday 13th July 2016 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £225
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@larmertreefestival.co.uk
Website: www.larmertreefestival.co.uk/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Brass: Durham International Festival - 14th Jul 2016, Durham, Durham

Something just a bit different.

An explosion of bands and performers combining brass with folk, opera, dance and spectacular outdoor theatre descends on County Durham to fill some stunning venues and City streets with music and fantastic visual effects. With new, cutting edge collaborations, digital trails and established and emerging bands trumping brass in every genre imaginable, it’s a feast of international cultures and sounds.

Location: Durham
Date: Thursday 14th July 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Various prices throughout the event
Contact for info: 03000 266 600
Website: www.brassfestival.co.uk
County: Durham
Country: England


South Essex Bluegrass Festival - 14th Jul 2016, Bulphan, Essex

Main stage, open mike, workshops, jamming and a slow jam.

All new festivals need good support to be a success, so if you're free, why not pay them a visit. Prices are reasonable, aren't they.

Location: Bulphan
Date: Thursday 14th July 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £45
Also available Day and part day tickets too
Contact for info: 07974 497 466 / 07834 518 335
Website: southessexbluegrass.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


Festival at the Edge - 15th Jul 2016, Wenlock Edge, Shropshire

Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England and has something for everyone.

A weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more… surrounded by breathtaking views of the Shropshire countryside.

Location: Wenlock Edge
Date: Friday 15th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £96
Contact for info: 0754 044 126
Website: www.festivalattheedge.org/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Folk And Routes - 15th Jul 2016, Pershore, Worcestershire

A cleverly named free folk and acoustic music festival in Pershore.

Location: Pershore
Date: Friday 15th July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info:
Website: folkandroutes.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Hull Folk and Maritime Festival - 15th Jul 2016, Hull, Yorkshire

Hull Folk Festival is about celebration – a celebration of music, culture, arts, crafts, dancing, real ales, good food and anything else you can give us folk to celebrate. We don’t really need an excuse but it’s always nice to have one in mind.
Over 70 acts will be performing mostly free of charge at a variety of venues; there will singaround and tunes sessions in local pubs, and dance team displays, while several historic vessels will be moored up in the Marina, providing public access and hosting performances. Running alongside the event will be a real ale festival, with over 60 top quality beers to choose from.

Location: Hull
Date: Friday 15th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, mostly FREE
Contact for info: hello@hull-folk.co.uk
Website: www.hull-folk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Southport Beer and Folk Festival - 15th Jul 2016, Southport, Merseyside

he 3 day event includes 200+ Real Ales, Ciders & Perries, a live Folk Music Stage hosted by The Atkinson, Liverpool Gin, continental bottled beers, wines and local food -what more could you ask for this summer!

Location: Southport
Date: Friday 15th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Contact for info: (01704) 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/special-event/beer-folk-fest/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Stainsby Festival - 15th Jul 2016, Brunt's Farm, 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: Brunt's Farm, Stainsby
Date: Friday 15th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: news@stainsbyfestival.org.uk
Website: www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Upton Blues Festival - 15th Jul 2016, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Festival of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2015.

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 15th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@uptonbluesfestival.org.uk
Website: www.uptonbluesfestival.org.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


Swanfest - 16th Jul 2016, Ascott-u-Wychwood, OX7 6AY, Oxfordshire

A small event based around the Swan Inn.
Site not fully developed when we last visited.

Location: Ascott-u-Wychwood, OX7 6AY
Date: Saturday 16th July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.wychwoodfolkclub.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Ashbourne Highland Gathering - 17th Jul 2016, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Pipe band competitions, dancing and a folk stage. Not quite a festival, but it has a folky theme.

Includes Folk Tent, with an all day acoustic music festival.

Location: Ashbourne
Date: Sunday 17th July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: information@ashbournegathering.com
Website: www.ashbournegathering.com/
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Dalesfest - 17th Jul 2016, Silsden, Yorkshire

The UKs longest running festival of bluegrass and Americana music.

Great price for the full three day event too.

Location: Silsden
Date: Sunday 17th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Contact for info: bbevhw5@aol.com
Website: www.dalesfest.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Music on the Marr - 21st Jul 2016, Castle Carrock, Brampton, Cumbria

A village festival now in fifth year. Local, national and international folk, blues and jazz artists, comedy too. Includes Young Musician's Showcase.

Good food, good drink, outstanding hospitality and lots and lots of smiling are more than encouraged, we just can't help ourselves. A festival for the whole family.

Location: Castle Carrock, Brampton
Date: Thursday 21st July 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: mom@orangehome.co.uk
Website: www.musiconthemarr.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Warwick Folk Festival - 21st Jul 2016, 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 21st July 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Beer and Bluegrass Festival - 22nd Jul 2016, Branksome, Poole, Dorset

Featuring bands from the USA Europe and the UK, the festival ws new last year.
With over 30 Real Ales and Ciders
Home Cooked food.

As if that’s not enough to wet your lips we are featuring some of the best Bluegrass and Americana acts from the USA and the UK live on stage.

Location: Branksome, Poole
Date: Friday 22nd July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £25
Also available Day tickets £12 and £18
Contact for info: info@poolerhythmroots.co.uk
Website: www.beerandbluegrass.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Chagstock Festival - 22nd Jul 2016, Whiddon Down, Devon

A not for profit organisation supporting the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Water Aid. In its tenth year.

This is a mixed genre festival, with a folk element too.

Location: Whiddon Down
Date: Friday 22nd July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Contact for info: organiser@chagstock.info
Website: www.chagstock.info/
County: Devon
Country: England


Underneath the Stars - 22nd Jul 2016, 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: Friday 22nd July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: info@underthestarsfest.co.uk
Website: www.underthestarsfest.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Village Pump Folk Festival - 22nd Jul 2016, White Horse Country Park, Westbury, Wiltshire

Entertainment throughout the weekend featuring some of the best folk and roots acts on the scene + dance sides, street entertainers, sessions, open mic, workshops and family activities. Top quality sound and lighting. Great food, craft and trade stalls + real ales. Free camping on a flat well- drained site.

Many top acts booked already.

This is it's 43rd year! Must be doing something right, eh.

Location: White Horse Country Park, Westbury
Date: Friday 22nd July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Contact for info: tickets@villagepumpfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.villagepumpfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Folk by the Oak - 24th Jul 2016, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Supports a local children's charity - Willow Foundation. They work to provide special days out for seriously ill young people.

Fairground Side Stalls :: 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.

Location: Hatfield House
Date: Sunday 24th July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £39
Contact for info: info@folkbytheoak.com
Website: www.folkbytheoak.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Cambridge Folk Festival - 28th Jul 2016, 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 28th July 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £159
Also available Day tickets £26.50, £57.50, £67.50
Contact for info: tickets@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk
Website: www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England


Womad Charlton Park - 28th Jul 2016, 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 28th July 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £175
Contact for info: info@womad.org
Website: womad.co.uk/charlton_park/
County: Wiltshire
Country: England


Maryport Blues Festival - 29th Jul 2016, 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.

Location: Maryport
Date: Friday 29th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@maryportblues.com
Website: www.maryportblues.co.uk/
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Sidmouth Folk Week - 29th Jul 2016, 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 29th July 2016 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


Torver Folk Festival - 29th Jul 2016, Torver, Nr Coniston, Cumbria

Bar, refreshments and food available.
Open mike session on Saturday afternoon.

A really beautiful location for a beautiful event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: Torver, Nr Coniston
Date: Friday 29th July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Also available Day tickets £10 and £15
Contact for info: carolebarr2@aol.com
Website: www.torver.org/folk-festival-2016
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Alnwick Music Festival - 30th Jul 2016, 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 30th July 2016 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: alnwickmusicfestival.com/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Riverfolk Festival - 30th Jul 2016, Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire

Now in it's ninth year.
Expanded to become a two day event.
Great live music all day
50 local musicians, singers and bands
Guest Ales
Good food and drink
BBQ

Location: Lechlade-on-Thames
Date: Saturday 30th July 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: jaymathews124@mac.com
Website: www.riverfolk.co.uk/riff-9.html
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Sidmouth Fringe Sessions - 30th Jul 2016, 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 30th July 2016 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


Guiting Music Festival - 31st Jul 2016, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

A mixed genre event, covering Classical, Folk, Jazz and some other styles.

They emailed to say that Sunday 31 July was the folk day.
Some of you might be interested in the other genres too, so visit their site for more information. The event starts on 22nd July.

Location: Guiting Power
Date: Sunday 31st July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Contact for info: enquiries@guitingfestival.org
Website: www.guitingfestival.org
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Lincoln Folk, Roots & World Music Festival - 31st Jul 2016, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

For the first time!

They intend to showcase the quality of live music in the UK and have a strong line-up with at least one legendary name..., a mix of household names and emerging artists.

Tell your grandchildren when they are orn and first go to this one that you were there at the very first event!

Unusually they repeat the event at Harpenden with the same acts.

Location: Lincoln
Date: Sunday 31st July 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £21
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: www.lincolnfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


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Wickham Festival - 4th Aug 2016, Wickham, 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
Date: Thursday 4th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £130
Contact for info: eastfest@talk21.com
Website: www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Wilderness - 4th Aug 2016, 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 4th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £164
Contact for info: info@wildernessfestival.com
Website: www.wildernessfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Broadstairs Folk Week - 5th Aug 2016, 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 5th August 2016 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £205
Also available Day tickets £35
Contact for info: 01843 604080 info@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk
Website: www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Dartmoor Folk Festival - 5th Aug 2016, 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. Camping is available in fields close to the festival site, with events taking place in the nearby village hall and playing fields.

Location: South Zeal near Okehampton
Date: Friday 5th August 2016 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


Lake District Folk Weekend - 5th Aug 2016, Staveley, Cumbria

In the beautiful Lake district, for the second year in a row..
Concerts, workshops, singarounds, sessions at various venues throughout the village.

Location: Staveley
Date: Friday 5th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets from £12
Contact for info: lakedistrictfolk@gmail.com
Website: thelakedistrictfolkweekend.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


NiddFest - 5th Aug 2016, Nidderdale, Yorkshire

This is a literary festival but it includes a performance from Mercury Prize-nominated folk singer Kathryn Williams.

So perhaps it will appeal to some of you.

Location: Nidderdale
Date: Friday 5th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@niddfest.com
Website: www.niddfest.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Bath Folk Festival - 6th Aug 2016, Bath, Somerset

Gigs,workshops, summer school, sessions.

This is a relatively new and exciting festival, and it is going to be in it's seventh 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 6th August 2016 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: boxoffice@bathfestivals.org.uk
Website: www.bathfolkfestival.org/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Surrey Mini bluegrass Festival Summer Party - 6th Aug 2016, Mickleham, Surrey

Bluegrass festival in its 16th 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.

Very reasonably priced.

Location: Mickleham
Date: Saturday 6th August 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £18
Also available Day tickets £13
Contact for info: surreybluegrass@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.surreybluegrass.com
County: Surrey
Country: England


Boomtown Fair - 11th Aug 2016, Matterly Estate, Winchester, Hampshire

A large event covering a large variety of music styles. The event is spread over several stages,a nd there is a folk section. REsearch it and make your own decision.

Location: Matterly Estate, Winchester
Date: Thursday 11th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £150
Also available Variety of other tickets
Contact for info: info@boomtownfair.co.uk
Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
County: Hampshire
Country: England


Fairport's Cropredy Convention - 11th Aug 2016, 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!

Location: Cropredy
Date: Thursday 11th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@fairportconvention.com
Website: www.fairportconvention.com
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Billingham International Folklore Festival - 12th Aug 2016, 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: Friday 12th August 2016 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


Saltburn Folk Festival - 12th Aug 2016, Saltburn, Yorkshire

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

Many acts booked already.

Location: Saltburn
Date: Friday 12th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: 01287 622623
Website: www.saltburnfolkfestival.com
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


White Horse Folk Festival - 12th Aug 2016, Grove, 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
Date: Friday 12th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day, concert, and ceilidh tickets too
Contact for info: WhiteHorseFest@aol.com
Website: www.whitehorsefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Extraordinary Music Festival - 13th Aug 2016, Battersea Bridge Barge, Greater London

A joyful, creative, musical event for the benefit of the London community, to showcase original, unique, and avant-garde musical talent on the Thames in London on a dedicated music venue; The Battersea Barge.

Performing will be 12 exciting talented acts ranging from original acoustic, soul, roots blues, grass roots and folk over a whole weekend to bring this emerging talent from around the UK to showcase to us music loving Londoners.

Our intention is to fairly reward, acknowledge and enjoy the creativity of emerging musicians striving for commercial success. And to give you the audience a really great time.

First act on at 2pm on Saturday 13th August

Location: Battersea Bridge Barge
Date: Saturday 13th August 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Also available Day tickets £25
Contact for info: info@extraordinaryfestival.co.uk
Website: www.extraordinaryfestival.co.uk
County: Greater London
Country: England


Beautiful Days - 19th Aug 2016, 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 19th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@beautifuldays.org
Website: www.beautifuldays.org/
County: Devon
Country: England


Folk East - 19th Aug 2016, Glemham Hall, Suffolk

This is a relatively new festival, 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 19th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £115
Contact for info: info@folkeast.co.uk
Website: www.folkeast.co.uk
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Just So Festival - 19th Aug 2016, Rode Hall Estate, 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 Estate
Date: Friday 19th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £125
Also available Day tickets £50
Contact for info: hello@justsofestival.org.uk
Website: www.justsofestival.org.uk/
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Moira Furnace Folk Festival - 19th Aug 2016, Moira, Swadlicote, Leicestershire

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

Location: Moira, Swadlicote
Date: Friday 19th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £35
Contact for info: info@moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk
Website: moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Whitby Folk Week - 20th Aug 2016, Whitby, Yorkshire

Celebrating the grand old age of 50 !

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 20th August 2016 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £186
Also available Day tickets £54, weekend £71
Contact for info: folk@whitbyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Purbeck Valley Folk Festival - 25th Aug 2016, 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 25th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £120
Also available Day tickets £50
Contact for info: cath@purbeckfolk.co.uk
Website: www.purbeckfolk.co.uk
County: Dorset
Country: England


Shambala Festival - 25th Aug 2016, 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 25th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £169
Contact for info:
Website: www.shambalafestival.org/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Cornwall Folk Festival - 26th Aug 2016, Wadebridge, Cornwall

The Cornwall Folk Festival is the annual celebration of Folk and Roots Music and Dance in Wadebridge.

Now in its 44th 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 26th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@cornwallfolkfestival.com
Website: www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Folk Festival on the Dock - 26th Aug 2016, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

Albert Dock Liverpool is excited to announce details of a brand new music festival for Liverpool – Folk Festival on the Dock (August 26-29) – showcasing the very best in folk, acoustic and roots music.

Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool
Date: Friday 26th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mostly. some ticketed events.
Contact for info:
Website: www.albertdock.com/events/event/folk-festival-dock/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Greenbelt - 26th Aug 2016, Broughton House, nr Kettering, 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: Broughton House, nr Kettering
Date: Friday 26th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £135
Contact for info: info@greenbelt.org.uk
Website: www.greenbelt.org.uk/
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England


Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 26th Aug 2016, 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 26th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £150
Also available Day tickets £35 - £55
Contact for info: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Shropshire
Country: England


Solfest - 26th Aug 2016, Tarns, near Aspatria, 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: Tarns, near Aspatria
Date: Friday 26th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £89
Contact for info: info@solfest.org.uk
Website: www.solfest.org.uk
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Stroud Fringe - 26th Aug 2016, Stroud, Gloucestershire

A mixture of genres, including some folk.

Stroud Fringe is a free music and arts festival that takes over Stroud in Gloucestershire every August Bank Holiday. With four 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 comes alive!

Location: Stroud
Date: Friday 26th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: info@stroudfringe.co.uk
Website: www.stroudfringe.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Towersey Festival - 26th Aug 2016, Towersey, 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: Towersey
Date: Friday 26th August 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £136
Also available Day tickets £30 - £40
Contact for info: info@towerseyfestival.com
Website: www.towerseyfestival.com/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Watchet LIVE Festival - 26th Aug 2016, Watchet, Somerset

They will be ten years old this summer.

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 26th August 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £140
Contact for info: info@watchetfestival.co.uk
Website: www.watchetfestival.co.uk/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Harpenden Folk, Roots & World Music Festival - 27th Aug 2016, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

For the first time!

They intend to showcase the quality of live music in the UK and have a strong line-up with at least one legendary name..., a mix of household names and emerging artists.

Tell your grandchildren when they are orn and first go to this one that you were there at the very first event!

Unusually they are repeating the event from Lincoln with the same acts.

Location: Harpenden
Date: Saturday 27th August 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £21
Contact for info: solidentertainments@live.co.uk
Website: www.harpendenfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


Cottingham Folk Festival - 29th Aug 2016, Cottingham, Yorkshire

A new event in it's second 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: Monday 29th August 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Took place in September last year

BunkFest - 2nd Sep 2016, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Music, dance, steam and beer. Over 60 acts.

Says it all, really.

Over the years, many tens of thousands of people have enjoyed the unique community atmosphere which the festival generates, the sense of magic, fun, otherness and togetherness which never fails to amuse and amaze its followers. Long may it continue!

Location: Wallingford
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, but you pay if you camp there.
Contact for info: info@bunkfest.co.uk
Website: www.bunkfest.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Didmarton Bluegrass Festival - 2nd Sep 2016, Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire

Once again we've included a few bluegrass festivals to give you a bit more variety. And besides, we noticed a few folk stars in the line up...

(We're not trying to cover every such festival, just a few samples for you enjoyment.)

Run by a new team of familiar faces.

Location: Kemble airfield
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £60
Also available Day tickets too
Contact for info: tickets@didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk
Website: didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend - 2nd Sep 2016, Fleetwood, Lancashire

An intimate event bringing quality live Folk, Blues and Acoustic Music and Dance into 8 venues across Fleetwood, 2016 will be the second FaB event which has been encouraged by the passion and enthusiasm of the community and local businesses including pubs, tourist attractions and hotels. Fleetwood FaB has doubled in size this year to 8 venues plus the farm facilities/campsite.

Location: Fleetwood
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@fleetwoodfolkandblues.com
Website: www.fleetwoodfolkandblues.com/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Maui Waui - 2nd Sep 2016, 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 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £75
Also available Day tickets£30 - £40
Contact for info: silas@mauiwauievents.co.uk
Website: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/
County: Suffolk
Country: England


Moseley Folk Festival - 2nd Sep 2016, Moseley Park, Birmingham, West Midlands

Our tradition of an eclectic folk selection continues this year.

Showcasing unsigned acts right alongside well established international artists makes for a really exciting bill.

Location: Moseley Park, Birmingham
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Also available Day tickets £45
Contact for info: info@moseleyfolk.co.uk
Website: www.moseleyfolk.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Off the Tracks - Summer Festival - 2nd Sep 2016, Castle Donington, Leicestershire

A great family site.
Atmospheric Surroundings - Great live music
60 Real Ales and Ciders - Acoustic Sessions
Excellent Camping Facilities & Showers
Arts & crafts stalls - Fantastic Food - Circus Workshops, and Parade
Family Friendly - Children's Play Area -Entertainment & activities for children
Shiatsu - Yoga - Energy work - Tai Chi - Chi Kung - Meditation

Location: Castle Donington
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Also available Day tickets too, £15 - £35
Contact for info: info@offthetracks.co.uk
Website: offthetracks.co.uk/
County: Leicestershire
Country: England


Sedgefield Folk Festival - 2nd Sep 2016, Sedgefield, Durham

One of our main objectives, being a small Festival, is to ensure that all visitors have an event to attend, be it concert, singaround, music session, workshop or dance display.
The festival has gradually expanded to cater for the tastes and interests of travelling folk music enthusiasts and local residents alike.
Includes the world spoon playing championships.

Location: Sedgefield
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Multiple events, individually priced
Contact for info: info@sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.sedgefieldfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Durham
Country: England


Stogumber Festival - 2nd Sep 2016, Stogumber, Somerset

A celebration of the performing arts. For a few days in September each year this quiet West Somerset village is transformed into a centre for musical and other events.

Includes folk music of course.

Location: Stogumber
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 0845 539 0168
Website: www.stogumberfestival.com/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Stogumber Festival - 2nd Sep 2016, Stogumber, Somerset

A mixed genre festival, new to our list. A celebration of the performing arts. Go on, check it out.

Location: Stogumber
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 0845 539 0168
Website: www.stogumberfestival.com/
County: Somerset
Country: England


Wareham Wail - 2nd Sep 2016, Oakfield Farm, Verwood, Dorset

A very reasonably priced festival.

A weekend of unaccompanied singing in a variety of styles, suiting all tastes of traditional song. There are no organized events: the weekend is for all standards of singers to get together and swap ideas, songs and learn new techniques. The standard of singing is very high and I try to keep it that way by inviting unknown singers as well as the more well-known folk singers. The resulting mix and match brings out some of the best song sessions in the South.

Location: Oakfield Farm, Verwood
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £28
Contact for info: 01225 867031
Website: www.wail.org.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Wilkestock - 2nd Sep 2016, Frogmore Hill, Hertfordshire

A variety of music styles, includes some acoustic and folk music.
A charity music festival, supporting Leukaemia Research and Keswick Mountain REscue..

Location: Frogmore Hill
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £40
Contact for info:
Website: www.wilkestock.com/
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England


London Folk Festival - 3rd Sep 2016, Cecil Sharp House, London, Greater London

An all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. At the famous Cecil Sharp House, the heart of English Folk Music

Location: Cecil Sharp House, London
Date: Saturday 3rd September 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info:
Website: www.londonfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Greater London
Country: England


SingFest - 3rd Sep 2016, Dockenfield, Surrey

Singing Workshops
Camping, Ceilidh, Open Mic, Saturday Night BBQ, Lantern Making, Junk Samba workshop, Yoga, Family Activities, Local Beer & Cider and the best campfire sing-arounds you've ever heard.

Location: Dockenfield
Date: Saturday 3rd September 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £71
Contact for info: vox@annatabbush.com
Website: www.singfest.org.uk/
County: Surrey
Country: England


Medieval Music in the Dales - 4th Sep 2016, Bolton Castle, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Medieval Music in the Dales is a major event in the early music calendar - a weekend dedicated solely to the music of the middle ages. It's all happening at Bolton Castle in beautiful Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, on the 2nd to 4th September 2016. It is a weekend of music-making and musical inspiration with instruments for sale, concerts, workshops, sessions, a medieval feast and a medieval market.

Location: Bolton Castle, Wensleydale
Date: Sunday 4th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Concert and day tickets, from £25
Contact for info: medievalmusicinthedales@gmail.com
Website: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk/
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England


BAAFest - 9th Sep 2016, Bellingham, Northumberland

A great mix of folk, jazz, blues and anything else that they fancy! As long as it's all acoustic.

No sheep were harmed in the production of thei website.

Location: Bellingham
Date: Friday 9th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@baafest.com
Website: www.baafest.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Bromyard Folk Festival - 9th Sep 2016, Bromyard, Herefordshire

Folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area - featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.

Some of the most outstanding local, national and international traditional folk festival musicians performing in concert, ceilidhs and displays.

Location: Bromyard
Date: Friday 9th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk
Website: www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Herefordshire
Country: England


Langdale Charity Folk Festival - 9th Sep 2016, Great Langdale, Cumbria

Festival that donates the proceeds to charity. Running for 25 years now.

Runs twice a year, the other one is in May. Running for 25 years now.

Be there. Donate. Feel good

Location: Great Langdale
Date: Friday 9th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE ! Donations welcomed for charities
Contact for info: 01253869033 langdalefolkfestival@aol.co.uk
Website: www.langdalecharityfolkfestival.com
County: Cumbria
Country: England


Lyme Folk Weekend - 9th Sep 2016, Lyme Regis, Dorset

For the fourth year...

The line up, for a new event, has been very start-studded as well, and this year will probably be just as great.

Singing, sessions, morris parade, shanty festival, story telling, and much more.

There will be free daily concerts on the Seafront Stage from noon to 5pm plus the usual Morris dancing and parade throughout the town.

This year, we’re also supporting the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow charity.

Location: Lyme Regis
Date: Friday 9th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mixture of free and ticketed events
Contact for info: admin@lymefolk.com
Website: www.lymefolk.com
County: Dorset
Country: England


Swanage Folk Festival - 9th Sep 2016, Swanage, Dorset

Swanage comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers in their bright costumes and jingling bells, and folk music lovers, every year for the weekend on the second Friday after the August Bank Holiday Monday.
Concerts, join-in sessions, workshops, as well as dancers

Location: Swanage
Date: Friday 9th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: swanageffboxoffice@gmail.com
Website: www.swanagefolkfestival.com/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Sweet Sunny South - 9th Sep 2016, Hastings, Sussex

Old Time American Music Festival.
Workshops . Concerts . Slow Jams . Picking Sessions . Real Ales . Pub Grub . Camping Facilities

Location: Hastings
Date: Friday 9th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £33
Also available Day tickets £12 and £20
Contact for info: sweetsunnysouth69@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.sweetsunnysouth.co.uk/
County: Sussex
Country: England


Artree Festival of Folk - 10th Sep 2016, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire

For the Second Year in a row!

One day event featuring ticketed theatre shows + 8 hours of live music completely free to the public. Theatre show needs tickets. Real ale tent, food, kids activities etc.

Location: South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
Date: Saturday 10th September 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: festivaloffolk@artree.org.uk
Website: www.festivaloffolk.artree.org.uk/
County: Berkshire
Country: England


St Ives September Festival - 10th Sep 2016, St Ives, Cornwall

Two weeks of festival in September.

A large variety of genres of music, usually with some folk and acoustic music from some major acts.

Arts, literature and film events too.

Web site currently about to be updated.

Location: St Ives
Date: Saturday 10th September 2016 for 15 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly individual event tickets
Contact for info: secretary@stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
Website: www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival - 16th Sep 2016, Otley, Yorkshire

The TWENTY FIFTH Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival!

Otley lies in picturesque Wharfedale on the A660 six miles from Ilkley and ten from Leeds (Menston Railway Station 1 mile {but it seems more if you walk}). The town is well equipped with shops, restaurants, take-aways and supermarkets as well as the Friday/Saturday market

Location: Otley
Date: Friday 16th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: OtleyFF@hotmail.com
Website: www.otleyfolkfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Priston Festival - 16th Sep 2016, Priston, near Bath, Somerset

Format will be largely unchanged from previous years with two free stages, great activities for all the family, special events in the village hall & church; and an art project and special venue for kids.
Enjoy a friendly and relaxed celebration of live music and culture.
An impressive line-up of live music (traditional, jazz, world, blues, rock, classical, choral)

Location: Priston, near Bath
Date: Friday 16th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free plus some individual event tickets.
Contact for info: pristonfestival@googlemail.com
Website: www.priston.org.uk/festival
County: Somerset
Country: England


Ramsbottom Festival - 16th Sep 2016, Ramsbottom, Lancashire

Ramsbottom Festival has been named Small Tourism Event of the Year at the Manchester Tourism Awards 2013.

A boutique festival in the bohemian enclave of Ramsbottom (that's what it says!) Varied program with several different genres, and some folk music.

Location: Ramsbottom
Date: Friday 16th September 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Contact for info: info@ramsbottomfestival.com
Website: www.ramsbottomfestival.com
County: Lancashire
Country: England


Worcester Music Festival - 16th Sep 2016, Worcester, Worcestershire

A mixed genre event, with a folk element for you to enjoy.

Worcester Music Festival are pleased to announce we will be working alongside Acorns Children’s Hospice this year, with the money raised by the festival going towards Acorns’ music therapy scheme.

Location: Worcester
Date: Friday 16th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: info@worcestermusicfestival.co.uk
Website: www.worcestermusicfestival.co.uk/
County: Worcestershire
Country: England


South Yorkshire Folk, Roots & World Music Festival - 18th Sep 2016, Doncaster, Yorkshire

A new festival in Yorkshire, with a line-up of established and emerging artists with something for every taste in music.

Location: Doncaster
Date: Sunday 18th September 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £19
Contact for info: 01472 349 222
Website: www.southyorkshirefolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Penkhull Festival - 22nd Sep 2016, Penkhull, Staffordshire

A celebration of the world of art, music, literature and poetry of the Potteries and North Staffordshire.

Not quite a folk festival.
But they also run a folk week in March

Location: Penkhull
Date: Thursday 22nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@penkhullfestival.com
Website: www.penkhullfestival.com/
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Cornucopia Festival - 23rd Sep 2016, Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, Yorkshire

Cornucopia is folk, roots, acoustic, world music, blues, reggae and anything else we think will fit with the ethos of a chilled, late-September festival which our audience will enjoy! It also includes wellness, comedy, theatre, children’s entertainment, beer, food and the wonderful stately home which hosts the festival.

Location: Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh
Date: Friday 23rd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Contact for info: info@cornucopiafestival.co.uk
Website: www.cornucopiafestival.co.uk
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Looe Music Festival - 23rd Sep 2016, Looe, Cornwall

An intimate 3-day late-season festival with the main stage on the beach, in the beautiful Cornish coastal town of Looe. 90 bands / 5 stages / 3 days … 1 big party on the beach! A dedicated music event, it's a festival with a difference. The relaxed vibe hits you the moment you arrive in the tiny fishing town. The stages are smack-bang in the centre of town, by the harbour-side and on the beach - the local bars and restaurants hosting live music during the weekend too.

Big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure.

Various genres, with some big Folk Music names.

Location: Looe
Date: Friday 23rd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £79
Contact for info: contact@looemusic.co.uk
Website: www.looemusic.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


South London Folk Blue Festival - 23rd Sep 2016, London, Greater London

One day event of folk and acoustic blues.

Bargain priced too.

Location: London
Date: Friday 23rd September 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £10
Contact for info: hugo@ivyhousenunhead.com
Website: thebarcodes.co.uk/Pages-Barcodes/SouthLondonBluesFestival.html
County: Greater London
Country: England


Southdowns Folk Festival - 23rd Sep 2016, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Price covers the headliners evening concerts - and there are several big name headliners too!

Supported by crowdfunding donations.

Site not fully developed on our last visit.

Location: Bognor Regis
Date: Friday 23rd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA , usually free, but weekend £10
Contact for info: rnash10@hotmail.com
Website: www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk
County: West Sussex
Country: England


Stroud Folk Weekend - 23rd Sep 2016, Stroud, Gloucestershire

New name for the Stroud event. Site not fully updated when last visited.

Location: Stroud
Date: Friday 23rd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.stroudfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England


The Little Big Gig - 23rd Sep 2016, Henry's Campsite in the Lizard, Cornwall

A music and ale festival which includes acoustic and folk acts. A family-friendly style of event.

Celebrating Cornwall’s creative talent, in music, beer making and much more. This is Little Big Gig's sixth year!

Location: Henry's Campsite in the Lizard
Date: Friday 23rd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@littlebiggig.co.uk
Website: www.littlebiggig.co.uk
County: Cornwall
Country: England


York's Little Festival of Live Music - 23rd Sep 2016, York, Yorkshire

Come and join York’s Little Festival of Live Music for over 30 hours of live music at this year's York Food and Drink Festival. Highly regarded as one of the top music festivals in York, this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Filled with a mixture of folk and roots music, we are sure there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Musicians and bands that will be performing during the festival include: David Ward Maclean, Ingrid Schwartz, Dan Webster, The Duncan McFarlane Band, Stillhouse, King Courgette, Mulholland, Leather'o Boss Caine, Edwina Hayes, Gracie Falls, Joshua Burnell and Band, The Bronze and five-piece folk extravaganza Ramble Gamble.

Entry into the festival is free and the venue has no access restrictions.

Location: York
Date: Friday 23rd September 2016 for 9 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE ! Donations will be accepted.
Contact for info: admin@yorkfoodfestival.com
Website: www.yorkfoodfestival.com/festival.php?cat=33
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Tenterden Folk Festival - 29th Sep 2016, Tenterden, Kent

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

Location: Tenterden
Date: Thursday 29th September 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets too
Contact for info: info@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Website: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk/
County: Kent
Country: England


Allen Valleys Folk festival - 30th Sep 2016, Allendale, Northumberland

Some big name acts playing alongside local talent from the north east and beyond.

Location: Allendale
Date: Friday 30th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £49.5
Contact for info: AVFFticketinfo@btopenworld.com
Website: allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Derby Folk Festival - 30th Sep 2016, Derby, Derbyshire

Concerts, workshops, sessions.

Mainly indoors, so no need to worry about the weather. On The Market Place, in the Guildhall Theatre and The Old Bell Hotel.

Location: Derby
Date: Friday 30th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £80
Contact for info: admin@derbyfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.derbyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Derbyshire
Country: England


Goosfest Arts & Music Festival - 30th Sep 2016, Goostrey, Cheshire

This is a not for profit event with the purpose of promoting Folk music at our village arts festival.

Folk at the Marquee is a new feature this year at an arts and music festival held each year in October, designed to enhance the cultural life of the people of Cheshire. With day-time and evening events at different venues in and around the village of Goostrey, Goosfest promises something for everyone. The festival involves both professional and amateur acts across the full spectrum of the arts. So whether it is theatre, stand-up comedy, classical, reggae, folk. jazz or contemporary music, poetry, painting or craft that turns you on, Goosfest has it.

Location: Goostrey
Date: Friday 30th September 2016 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: home@goosfest.com
Website: Goosfest.com
County: Cheshire
Country: England


Ingleton Folk Weekend - 30th Sep 2016, Ingleton, Yorkshire

Site not fully update yet.

They also have an early season event as their funderaiser event, in February.

Location: Ingleton
Date: Friday 30th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: ingletonfolk @gmail.com
Website: www.ingletonfolk.co.uk/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Riverside Beer, Music & Family Festival - 30th Sep 2016, South Molton, Devon

In Aid of North Devon Air Amublance and Children's Hospice South West.

Riverside Caravan and Camping Park are delighted to be growing and hosting our third beer, folk and music festival here at the park.

Stall holders and street acts welcome.

Location: South Molton
Date: Friday 30th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: relax@exmoorriverside.co.uk
Website: www.exmoorriverside.co.uk/beer-folk-festival.ashx
County: Devon
Country: England


Took place in October last year

Swanage Blues Festival - 6th Oct 2016, Swanage, Dorset

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 6th October 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available £10 wristbands, to cover costs.
Contact for info: info@swanage-blues.org
Website: www.swanage-blues.org/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Banbury Folk Festival - 7th Oct 2016, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Site incomplete when we visited in late February

Location: Banbury
Date: Friday 7th October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01295 709881
Website: www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England


Big Blues Festival - 7th Oct 2016, Stockport, Merseyside

Join us for a weekend of great music, great food, great ale and great fun at our first Big Blues Festival, as we celebrate what rock, rhythm and blues has to offer!

The line-up is big and bold and presents music that is desperate to be heard! Come along and hear Chicago style rhythm & blues, gospel, rock and roots to the experimental across the 2 day event.

Location: Stockport
Date: Friday 7th October 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £39
Also available Some individual event tickets too.
Contact for info: (01704) 533 333
Website: www.theatkinson.co.uk/special-event/big-blues-festival-2016/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Edgworth Folk Festival - 7th Oct 2016, Edgworth, Greater Manchester

Ceilidh, dancing, concerts, sessions, singarounds. All the usual stuff that makes a festival go.

Location: Edgworth
Date: Friday 7th October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01257 233513
Website: www.bromleycrossfolkclub.org.uk/
County: Greater Manchester
Country: England


Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival - 7th Oct 2016, 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 7th October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@harwichshantyfestival.co.uk
Website: www.harwichshantyfestival.co.uk/
County: Essex
Country: England


Lewes Folk Festival - 7th Oct 2016, Lewes, East Sussex

Once again, the two Lewes folk clubs, The Royal Oak and The Lewes Saturday Folk Club are combining their efforts to promote this festival, largely based in their own clubrooms and other venues in the town

Location: Lewes
Date: Friday 7th October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: lewesfestival@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.lewesfolkfest.org/
County: East Sussex
Country: England


Bristol Cajun & Zydeco Festival - 14th Oct 2016, 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 14th October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01634 932157
Website: bristolcajunfestival.com/
County: Bristol
Country: England


Clennell Hall Music Sessions - 14th Oct 2016, Morpeth, Northumberland

A new event.
Wall to wall music with sessions going on in at least three areas. Something for everyone. The weekend is for you if you play, sing or listen.

Free camping and hardstanding.

Location: Morpeth
Date: Friday 14th October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE
Contact for info: 01669 650377
Website: www.glynnedavies.co.uk/clennell/
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Lichfield Festival of Folk - 14th Oct 2016, Lichfield, Staffordshire

L2F - The Lichfield Festival of Folk, organised by arts charity Lichfield Arts, is in its third 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 14th October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@lichfieldarts.org.uk
Website: www.l2f.co.uk/
County: Staffordshire
Country: England


Baring-Gould Folk Weekend - 21st Oct 2016, Okehampton, Devon

Song sessions, Morris dancing, ceilidh Site not fully updated, but provisional artists list.
You’ll hear a whole range of great artists from Devon and beyond with plenty of chances for you to get ‘up close and personal’ with performers.

Part of a week long Song School
All activities are suitable for all ages, and some have been specially devised for families

Location: Okehampton
Date: Friday 21st October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Contact for info: 01837 53754
Website: www.baring-gould.co.uk
County: Devon
Country: England


Hartlepool Folk Festival - 21st Oct 2016, 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 21st October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £90
Also available Individual event tickets too.
Contact for info: jonny@hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
Website: www.hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk
County: Northumberland
Country: England


Musicport Festival - 21st Oct 2016, 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 21st October 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.musicportfestival.com/
County: Yorkshire
Country: England


Dance Around the World - 22nd Oct 2016, Cecil Sharp House, London

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, choose between a Cajun dance or Latin American night, Sunday evening, International Dance.

Location: Cecil Sharp House
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016 for 2 day(s)
Full Price: £30
Also available Day - £17 , Evening only £10
Contact for info: danceoffice@waitrose.com
Website: www.datw.org.uk
County: London
Country: England


Kultura Festival - 22nd Oct 2016, Manchester, Lancashire

Well we like to bring you something different every now and then...

Ukranian Roots Music.

The festival’s aim is to give the public an opportunity to see some of the best musicians Ukrainian culture has produced. All over the world, artists use their Ukrainian heritage to inspire their performances, and very few of them are seen in Britain.

In the UK, there are many people interested in eastern roots music, not only general music fans, but new migrants and the established diaspora communities. The Kultura Festival will bring these groups and their audience together for an evening full of Ukrainian spirit.

Location: Manchester
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £26.95
Contact for info: contact@kulturafestival.com
Website: www.kulturafestival.com/
County: Lancashire
Country: England


North Dorset Folk Festival - 22nd Oct 2016, Marnhull, Dorset

A one day event, a comfortable indoor venue with a bar, food-stalls, one stage, workshops and much, much more.

So no problems with the rain (unlike many festivals suffered from this last year!)

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Marnhull
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@northdorsetfolkfestival.co.uk
Website: www.northdorsetfolkfestival.co.uk/
County: Dorset
Country: England


Return to Camden Town - 25th Oct 2016, Camden, Greater London

7 days of concerts, set dancing céilís, album launches, sessions, workshops and more Featuring: Abbey Céilí Band, Peter Carberry and Padraig McGovern, The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley, Claire Egan, Padraig McGovern and Peter Carberry, Altan, Cran, Danny Meehan and Le Cheile, Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Leitrim Equation and many more. Venues for this year’s Festival include: Kings Place, London Irish Centre, The Green Note and more …

Location: Camden
Date: Tuesday 25th October 2016 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info:
Website: www.returntocamden.org/
County: Greater London
Country: England


Took place in November last year

International Guitar Festival of Great Britain - 1st Nov 2016, Wirral, Merseyside

The long running International Guitar Festival is based in the Wirral. The festival celebrates all things guitar, presenting concerts, workshops and related events throughout November. This year’s festival features the usual eclectic mix of genres and artists that highlight the importance of the guitar within every form of music. Acoustic, yes, but not sure about folky.

Event generally spread over the whole month.

Location: Wirral
Date: Tuesday 1st November 2016 for 12 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: 0151 666 0000
Website: www.bestguitarfest.com/
County: Merseyside
Country: England


Lowender Peran - 2nd Nov 2016, Newquay, Cornwall

Cornwall's Internatioanl Celtic Festival.
Newquay has a rich cultural heritage, and is a natural fit for a festival celebrating Cornish culture and its Celtic connections.

Celebrating Cornwall's distinctive heritage of traditional music, dance, songs, story telling and our links with Brittany, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales.

Lowender Peran is a registered Charity set up to encourage recognition of Cornwall`s heritage and Celtic links as a vibrant, living tradition that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in and enjoy. To recognise and value your own and roots and identity is an essential first step in recognising valuing and respecting other peoples.

Location: Newquay
Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2016 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Often free events, day and concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@lowenderperan.co.uk
Website: www.lowenderperan.co.uk/
County: Cornwall
Country: England


Birmingham TradFest - 24th Nov 2016, Birmingham, West Midlands

A trip to Birmingham TradFest is one of the UK's newer Irish Music Festival, to be staged over a four day weekend in the latter part of November 2016 in the Irish Quarter of the city (Digbeth). It will exhibit a colourful celebration of Irish culture, with sessions, concerts, workshops and ceilis.

Location: Birmingham
Date: Thursday 24th November 2016 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@birminghamtradfest.co.uk
Website: birminghamtradfest.co.uk
County: West Midlands
Country: England


Bedworth Folk Festival - 25th Nov 2016, Bedworth, Warwickshire

40 years old !
Winter Festival
The Grand Ceilidh, Concerts, Singarounds, Music Sessions, Poetry & Storytelling, Real Ale Bars, Workshops (Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion & Songwriting), Folk Clubs, Meet the Artiste, Friday evening "Rock 'n' Roll Party", Late Night Specials (Week-end Ticket Holders Only), "Themed" shows and sessions, Dance Displays, Craft Fair, The Famous "Bedworth Voices Concert", plus much more!

Location: Bedworth
Date: Friday 25th November 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Contact for info: mail@bedworth-festival.info
Website: www.bedworth-festival.info/
County: Warwickshire
Country: England


Took place in December last year

The Great British Folk Festival - 2nd Dec 2016, Skegness, Lincolnshire

A great big weekend break at Butlins, with many top acts booked.

Yes, festivals don't stop just because it is December.

Location: Skegness
Date: Friday 2nd December 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £109
Contact for info:
Website: http://www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/great-british-folk-festival.aspx
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England


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