Planning & preparations are well under way for this year`s 6th highly popular Southdowns Folk Festival which is happening in and around Bognor Regis between Thursday 20th and Sunday 23rd September.
2018 will see a lot more exciting and community focussed Town Centre activities with a bigger & even more spectacular dance programme, expanded delightful street markets, music workshops, sessions, singarounds, childrens’ fun & games, Sussex Young Folk Competition, Real Ale Festival plus the introduction of the new Southdowns Ukulele Festival and the ‘Seaside Big Sing’. To cap it all, the Festival Headliners and superb support acts are the best yet!
The Festival starts on Thursday evening 20 September in the Alexandra Theatre with the wonderful band TRADarr supported by the knock-out up and coming folk trio who are KADIA. Friday evening sees sumptuous double-header with the welcome return of the brilliant and award winning duo, O’HOOLEY & TIDOW followed by a band wowing audiences wherever they play, the excellent and breathtaking MERRYHELL. On Saturday evening, the Festival is proud to have secured the services of the superb STEVE HARLEY ACOUSTIC TRIO. Steve is one of the most recognisable names in the music world and his fantastic hits with Cockney Rebel are legendary. They will be supported on Saturday evening by the new and very talented ED GOODALE BAND. Finally, Sunday evening sees a second longed for return of one of Ireland’s most iconic bands, DERVISH with support from the hugely entertaining GERRY COLVIN BAND.
There`ll be loads of other great performers including a welcome back to the lovely FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE and BATH FOLK YOUTH BAND, plus FRED’S HOUSE, THE RUDE MECHANICALS, LAUGHING GRAVY, THE CAUSEWAY CEILIDH BAND, GEORGIA LEWIS BAND NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS, PURPLE SHOES and many others.
Full Weekend Tickets for the Festival are on sale now, costing just £69.50 for six great evening & afternoon concerts, and if you book BY POST on or before 1st March, you`ll get a full 10% OFF this price! Ticket bookings and more information can be got by going to www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk or Facebook page plus www.WeGotTickets.co.uk, and also from the Regis Centre at www.regiscentre.co.uk or Regis Centre Box Office ( 01243 861010 ) where individual evening & afternoon tickets can be booked.