Festivals / FolkEast gets wrapped in in six week countdown

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FolkEast

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 the nearby A12, it has become a recognised totem heralding “six… Read more »

Festivals / Swanfest 3, Ascott under Wychwood – 16th July 2016

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swanfest III

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 on piano. This the festival is delighted to welcome Martyn Joseph as headliner. Martyn is a powerful singer and… Read more »

Festivals / Gate to Southwell Festival 2016

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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 parking, some real toilets and ample camping space. According to… Read more »

Festivals / Cambridge Folk Fest – The Den lineup

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cambridge folk festival

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. The line-up includes: American… Read more »

Festivals / Levellers announced as Sunday headliner for Watchet Festival

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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 style. Drawing from their extensive back catalogue of over twenty chart hits, including What A Beautiful Day,… Read more »

Festivals / Dylan 75th Birthday Tribute At Gate To Southwell Festival

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gate to southwell fest 2016

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 guest performances of Dylan classics by Steve Knightley, Jackie… Read more »

Festivals / Gate to Southwell 10th Festival Firework Party

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gate to southwell fest 2016

There’ll be an explosive start to the Gate To Southwell festival on Thursday June 9th.  To celebrate the tenth birthday of the Midlands’ premier acoustic and roots event, there’s an evening of great music plus a firework display at the site near Southwell Racecourse.  The fireworks, and free buses between Southwell and the festival site,… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast adds Peter Knight, John Spiers, O’Hooley & Tidow and Daoiri Farrell to already packed bill

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folk east 2016

Folk legend Peter Knight has been announced for East Anglia’s fast-rising festival FolkEast which returns to Suffolk for a fifth year this August. The three day festival takes place at Glemham Hall, between August 19-21. Few fiddlers can hold a candle to the iconic Knight whose presence has enriched the British music scene for more… Read more »

Festivals / New additions to the Festival Directory

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folk festival directory

We have just done an update to our Festival Directory of folk, roots, blues and world music festivals in the UK and Europe. That we run in conjunction with the venerable fROOTS  magazine and Association of Festival Organisers We have fourteen new festivals in the UK: Kimpton Folk Festival in Hertfordshire Caught By The River… Read more »

Festivals / Madness and Bootleg Beatles to headline Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2016

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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention today (12 January 2016) announces the full line-up of artists appearing at this year’s festival. Over three days (11, 12 and 13 August) Cropredy will present more than thirty hours of live music from twenty acts to an audience of up to 20,000 festival-goers. Headliners for 2016 include Madness on the Thursday… Read more »