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 »

Festivals / Under The Apple Tree Roots Festival Cancelled

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Under The Apple Tree

The inaugural ‘Under The Apple Tree’ festival has been cancelled, Organiser Bob Harris posted news of the cancellation of the event due to take place in May ‘due to the mounting logistical costs that have become apparent, ticket sales have not kept up with these costs.’ – maybe a part of poor sales was due to a… Read more »

Festivals / Bearded Theory Festival 2016

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Award winning family-friendly festival, BEARDED THEORY have announced the complete main stage line-up of more than 150 acts across their 4 day, 5-stage 100% independent, family friendly festival. Bearded Theory Festival takes place between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th May 2016 in the fabulous surroundings of South Derbyshire’s Catton Hall. With interest at an all-time… Read more »

Festivals / Wychwood 2016 festival lineup

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Waterboys

Wychwood welcomes Mike Scott and his much loved band The Waterboys to headline the festival’s main stage on Friday. Also confirmed are Scottish rockers Idlewild, Thrill Collins, Folk On, Keston Cobblers Club, Get Inuit and family favourite Justin Fletcher, whilst over in the Big Top the Smashing Blouse team add yet more exciting up and… Read more »

Festivals / One Love Festival secures location for the future

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One Love Festival

2 – 4 September 2016, Hainault Forest Country Park, Fox Burrow Road, Chigwell, London IG7 4QN One Love Festival’s inception in 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of Reggae legend Bob Marley’s concert of the same name, and remains true to the ethos of peace, love, truth, human rights, equality and justice for all. The festival… Read more »

Festivals / Lostwithiel to get its first folk festival

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lost in folk

The magical-sounding ancient town of Lostwithiel in Cornwall will become home to a brand new three day music festival in mid September. Called ‘LostinFolk’, this year’s inaugural festival will take place on the weekend of 16, 17 and 18 September and promises a spell-binding mix of roots music from around the UK. The festival will… Read more »

Festivals / UnampliFire: Nest Collective 10 Year Anniversary Festival

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Nest Collective

The Nest Collectives 10 Year Anniversary Unamplifed Festival at Master Shipwrights Palace (Deptford), 23rd April: 4pm till 12am. The Nest Collective have always felt that the experience at their shows when there are no microphones have always been the most intimate and special so they have created an entire festival on those conditions. No sound checks, no waiting for bands… Read more »