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Folk by the Oak Festival Completes Line-up

Feb 26, 2024

An uplifting summer festival of the finest folk, roots and acoustic music in beautiful leafy parkland.

Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire, Sunday 21 July 2024

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Known for pulling together a ‘line-up of headliners’, Folk by the Oak Festival has confirmed its full 2024 line-up with the addition of American band Darlingside to their Main Stage bill and HEISK, Cahalen Morrison and Lucy Farrell announced for the Acorn Stage.

Boston-based Darlingside are renowned for their multi-layered, sophisticated and engaging vocal harmonies, precision playing and extraordinary live performances. On booking them Festival Director Caroline Slough told us “The band have long been a favourite of the Folk by the Oak team. Their vocal harmonies have a special chemistry and charm that sets songs alight, making them perfect for a sublime afternoon set at Folk by the Oak!”


Darlingside join an array of exceptional musicians on the Main Stage bill: headliners Levellers with a high energy set packed with their most loved tracks, superb indie-folk band The Staves, kora master Seckou Keita with his new collaboration ‘Homeland Band’, master storytellers The Young’uns with their spine-tingling harmonies and The Furrow Collective, a collaboration between 4 seriously talented individuals drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry: Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts.

Talking about the line-up on their second stage Caroline told us “Our Acorn Stage is our platform for a new generation of artists, a place for us to share inspiring and ground-breaking talent with our wonderful audience, and we are thrilled to announce 3 acts that fit this bill perfectly!”

Just announced are HEISK – a dazzling and captivating six-piece folk band that redefines the traditional music landscape by infusing Scottish roots with contemporary energy, Cahalen Morrison – an accomplished roots multi-instrumentalist, captivating singer and poetic wordsmith who is widely recognised as a unique voice in American music, and Lucy Farrell – one of the leading contemporary English folk artists with an uncanny ability to weave unconventional melodies, sophisticated song-writing and beguiling vocals into enthralling live performances.


These exciting musicians join Acorn stage headliner and Essex legend Beans on Toast plus Malin Lewis Trio and the Grace Smith Trio, both offering an innovative and boundary pushing approach to folk music, and the London Youth Folk Ensemble to complete the second stage line up for Folk by the Oak 2024.

The 2024 MAIN STAGE Line-Up:

Levellers | The Staves | Seckou Keita – Homeland Band

Darlingside | The Young’uns | The Furrow Collective

The 2024 ACORN STAGE Line-Up:

Beans on Toast | HEISK | Cahalen Morrison | Lucy Farrell | Malin Lewis Trio | Grace Smith Trio | LYFE


 Date: Sunday 21 July 2024

Venue: Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ

Timings: Doors open 12.00 noon, finishes approx. 10.30pm.



From £48.50. Children £22 (ages 4 and under are free).
Family and group offers are available

For more information and tickets details please visit: www.folkbytheoak.com.

Folk By the oak are proud to support their local charity partner Willow


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