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Cambridge Folk Fest announces more acts

Cambridge Folk Fest announces more acts

Cambridge Folk Festival has this week announced the final headliners and a whole host of new acts set to entertain the crowds at Cherry Hinton Hall August 1st – 4th. Newly announced as Friday’s headliners are the collective of Calexico and Iron & Wine. The trio...

Warwick Folk Festival celebrates 40 years

Warwick Folk Festival celebrates 40 years

The first names for the  Warwick Festival 2019 have been announced and is a unique Warwick mix of folk royalty, rising stars and old favourites, with the return of the marquee as its main venue Tickets are now on sale  you can experience that special Warwick Folk...

Tønder Festival Leads on Gender Balance

Tønder Festival Leads on Gender Balance

Women are well represented at Tønder Festival, which is joining a European initiative aimed at presenting more female musicians on festival stages. About 40% of Women are well represented at Tønder Festival, which is joining a European initiative aimed at presenting...

The Sidmouth Folk Festival reclaims its roots for 65th anniversary

The Sidmouth Folk Festival reclaims its roots for 65th anniversary

The red-cliffed East Devon coastal resort of Sidmouth is home to England’s most iconic folk festival. Proudly championing traditional music, dance and song every year since 1955, The Sidmouth Folk Festival is a living, breathing tradition in itself, recognised as a...

FOLKEAST’S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN!

FOLKEAST’S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN!

It’s ‘lucky seven’ time for East Anglia’s unique, fast-rising FolkEast – England’s most easterly folk music festival. Not only is it the seventh year the event has been held in the glorious grounds of Suffolk’s 16th century Glemham Hall but this year it will offer...

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 40th Anniversary line-up announced

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 40th Anniversary line-up announced

Fairport's Cropredy Convention three-day open-air music festival will celebrate its fortieth anniversary in 2019. Celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2019, the Convention presents three days of music in a stunning rural setting. Billed as Britain's friendliest...

Threshold announce first wave of artists for 2019 festival

Threshold announce first wave of artists for 2019 festival

With 4 months to go until Threshold Festival of Music & Arts 2019, organisers have revealed 12 artists from their burgeoning programme set to take over Liverpool's Baltic Triangle on March 29-30. The line-up reveal is the first wave of information released by the...

Bearded Theory announces Suede and The Cult to headline

Bearded Theory announces Suede and The Cult to headline

This year looks like being an incredible one for Bearded Theory Spring Gathering at Catton Hall Derbyshire 23-26 May 2019. Indie legends SUEDE headline the Pallet stage on Friday night. Saturday is topped by legendary British rock band THE CULT, and Sunday is closed...

Warwick Folk Festival announces Will Pound as patron for its 40th year

Warwick Folk Festival announces Will Pound as patron for its 40th year

Warwick Folk Festival, which celebrates its 40th year in 2019, has announced one of the biggest names in folk music as its new Patron – multi-instrumental wizard Will Pound. Pound, born in the county at Rugby, brought up in Whitnash and now living in Kenilworth, is...

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018: Not just your average festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018: Not just your average festival

The summer festival scene is often claimed to be a saturated market and, for sure, festivals come and go. However, having moved from its beginnings in Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury Folk Festival has staked its claim to being one of the biggest and best folk festivals around....

A tale of Bar Steward Sons, Beach Boys and Merry Hell!

A tale of Bar Steward Sons, Beach Boys and Merry Hell!

Summer is a coming, across the bridge and up the lane, to join the twenty thousand, come the sun or come the rain.  Weather proofed for all occasions, Simon Jones ventures to Cropredy 2018.     Summer eh? Who’d have it? Weeks of hot weather, a glorious run of sunny...

The Hives to headline Friday night at Beautiful Days 2018

The Hives to headline Friday night at Beautiful Days 2018

Monochrome five piece The Hives have been announced to headline Friday night at Beautiful Days. The unconventional Swedish rockers, whose hits including ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’, ‘Tick Tick Boom’ and ‘Walk Idiot Walk’, are renowned for their unmissable and...

Sark Folk Festival returns in 2019

Sark Folk Festival returns in 2019

The organisers of Sark Folk Festival have announced the dates for next years festival, 5th to the 7th July 2019. This comes after the festival took a year out in 2018 for a breather. The success of this little festival took everyone by surprise as soon as it left the...

Bath Folk Festival now in its 9th Year – 11 – 19 August 2018

Bath Folk Festival now in its 9th Year – 11 – 19 August 2018

Now in its ninth year, Bath Folk Festival runs from 11th - 19th August 2018 and presents great opportunities for players and listeners alike. The festival features concerts, lively pub and café sessions, storytelling, dance and the popular Bath Traditional Music...

Irregular Folks Summer Session – Oxfordshire 7th & 8th July 2018

Irregular Folks Summer Session – Oxfordshire 7th & 8th July 2018

Just two weeks away and Irregular Folks Festival is covering two days for the first time. The press release bills the 'eclectic music, maverick comedy, artisan drinks, eye-opening cinema, plus a uniquely bizarre lecture series' However they got me at the bit that says...

Purbeck Valley Festival gears up for family fun

Purbeck Valley Festival gears up for family fun

The four-day Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (16-19 August) is one of the biggest events in Dorset's calendar and hundreds are set to flock to the lush, rolling hills of Purbeck Valley Farm for the popular festival. Whether you’re camping or visiting over the weekend,...

Folk in the Field festival returns for a third year

Folk in the Field festival returns for a third year

East Yorkshire village fund raising folk festival 'Folk in the Field' returns for a third year Buoyed by the success of the 2017 event, the Folk in the Field Festival returns to Shiptonthorpe, East Yorkshire playing fields with two new artists for 2018. The third Folk...

Bearded Theory launches major ” FoodBank Holiday” Donation

Bearded Theory launches major ” FoodBank Holiday” Donation

Bearded Theory, a multi award-winning, family friendly festival, taking place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire over the late May Bank Holiday, has today announced plans for an ambitious food donation campaign to take place at this year’s event.Bearded Theory Festival. ...