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Sark Folk Festival to take a break in 2018

Sark Folk Festival to take a break in 2018

Festival organisers have announced that they will be taking a break in 2018 and the Sark Folk Festival will have a year off. SFF has been hugely successful since the first festival in 2010. It has been run, right from the start, by a very committed group of volunteers...

10 years of Bearded Theory – Exclusive Interview

10 years of Bearded Theory – Exclusive Interview

Award-winning festival Bearded Theory celebrates its ten year anniversary at the end of this month, we caught up for a pre festival interview with Rich Bryan, Festival Organiser..... For a festival that started life as a private party in a pub, you’ve come a long way,...

Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2017

Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2017

BEARDED THEORY’S SPRING GATHERING 2017 THURSDAY 25TH – SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017 MADNESS | SEASICK STEVE SKUNK ANANSIE | SLAVES THE ALARM | NEW MODEL ARMY ALABAMA 3 | THE SELECTER | CAST SUGAR HILL GANG & FURIOUS FIVE | ANTI-PASTI FOY VANCE | DON LETTS | DREADZONE |...

Latest line up announced for Underneath The Stars Festival

Latest line up announced for Underneath The Stars Festival

21 - 23rd July, Cannon Hall Open Farm, Hawthorne, South Yorkshire Latest names added EDWARD II | RODDY WOOMBLE | JOHN TAMS & BARRY COOPE | MARRY WATERSON | ÍMAR | ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA | DAMIEN O’KANE | SHEELANAGIG | YOLA CARTER | THE DESTROYERS...

Maverick Festival 2017 celebrates 10th anniversary

Maverick Festival 2017 celebrates 10th anniversary

Maverick Festival is celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary this year, taking place from Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017, showcasing the most authentic and talented musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Over the past decade the Maverick Festival  organisers...

First acts announced for FolkEast 2017

First acts announced for FolkEast 2017

FolkEast is back for the sixth time this August 18-20. And it will be packing a punch with a plethora of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners and nominees across six stages, including folk legend Jon Boden and Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. This will be one of Jon Boden's...

Win with Show of Hands – Prizes worth over £7000!

Win with Show of Hands – Prizes worth over £7000!

The generous people from Enjoy Travel, the organisers of Costa del Folk, are hosting a fantastic competition, giving you the chance to win a cruise where you’ll be joined on board by one of the UK’s leading acts in British Folk Music, Show of Hands accompanied by the...

Kate Rusby announced for the 10th Folk by the Oak festival

Kate Rusby announced for the 10th Folk by the Oak festival

For their 10th festival Folk by the Oak are welcoming back Kate Rusby - in the year that marks 25 years of her glorious music making. Of all the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament few shine so bright.  Kate was actually the original inspiration for a folk...

Two free tickets to Ragged Bear Festival

Two free tickets to Ragged Bear Festival

Ragged Bear Festival is a new tradition; a multi-genre music festival based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire with free entry 'fringe' events on 11th & 13th November, as well as a ticketed event on Saturday 12th November. There are multiple venues across the town centre,...

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2016

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2016

11 -13th  August. Cropredy, Oxfordshire. Breakfast on a barge floating in the canal is a good thing, it helps to watch the assembled Cropredyites negotiate the tow path and various obstacles. All the world seems to pass as a full English is prepared and mugs of tea...

Spiers and Knight – Surprise collaboration at FolkEast

Spiers and Knight – Surprise collaboration at FolkEast

A unique collaboration between folk legends Peter Knight and John Spiers has been announced for East Anglia’s festival FolkEast. The three day festival at the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall will witness the debut performance of the pair...

Sark Folk Festival 2016

Sark Folk Festival 2016

Now in its seventh year, the Sark Folk Festival is more popular than ever - if you gauge popularity by how quickly the tickets sell out then Sark is surely the most popular festival in the UK - less than an hour currently seems the par for them to be snapped up. We...

FolkEast gets wrapped in in six week countdown

FolkEast gets wrapped in in six week countdown

An arboreal artwork that traditionally marks the start of the countdown to East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast festival has been unveiled. The annual dressing of a 65 foot dead oak tree on the festival site at Suffolk’s Glemham Hall Estate began in 2013. Visible from...

Swanfest 3, Ascott under Wychwood – 16th July 2016

Swanfest 3, Ascott under Wychwood – 16th July 2016

Wychwood Folk Club & The Swan Inn proudly present the third Swanfest on Saturday 16th July 2016 in Ascott under Wychwood. Last year’s event saw internationally acclaimed headline act Barbara Dickson give a sensational performance with Nick Holland accompanying her...

Gate to Southwell Festival 2016

Gate to Southwell Festival 2016

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Gate to Southwell Roots and Acoustic Music Festival, or as everyone calls it, the Southwell Festival. This is also the fest's second year at its new home on the Southwell Racecourse, which brings the benefit of good...

Cambridge Folk Fest – The Den lineup

Cambridge Folk Fest – The Den lineup

The line-up for emerging talent stage The Den at the Cambridge Folk Festival has been announced. there are always a few real gems in here, just make sure you get there early if you particularly want to see anyone as it's a small venue, all of which adds to it charm....

Levellers announced as Sunday headliner for Watchet Festival

Levellers announced as Sunday headliner for Watchet Festival

WATCHETLIVE C.I.C, the organisers of WATCHETLIVE FESTIVAL have announced the final headliner for their 10th Birthday Party across Bank Holiday 2016, and it’s a blinder! Former Glastonbury Festival headliners, Levellers will close the festival in their own imitable...

Dylan 75th Birthday Tribute At Gate To Southwell Festival

Dylan 75th Birthday Tribute At Gate To Southwell Festival

It was Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday on May 24th and, fashionably late, there’ll be a special tribute concert at next month’s 10th Gate To Southwell Festival on Saturday June 11th. Backed by a fantastic festival band, led by Jim Moray of False Lights, there’ll be special...