Festivals / Innovative new pricing for Beverley Folk Festival

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Major changes in programming policy and ticket prices have been announced by Beverley Folk Festival aimed at giving festival-goers in 2016 more for their money than ever before. Many more acts representing the ever-widening range of traditional and contemporary folk music will be featured on more stages in more venues than ever before in the… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast 2016 has a great line up of artists

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East Anglia’s fast-rising “new kid on the block” festival FolkEast is back for a fifth year this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, between August 19-21. And it… Read more »

Festivals / Acts announced for 2016 Sark Folk Festival

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The Sark Folk Festival committee are pleased to announce the full line‐up of visiting acts for the 2016 festival. These include Newcastle fusion outfit Monster Ceilidh Band, two‐time BBC 2 Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, English folk rock six‐piece Mad Dog Mcrea and festival favourites Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson making their… Read more »

Festivals / First names revealed for Cambridge Folk Festival

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The first names have been revealed for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the longest established and most prestigious folk festivals in the world. Tickets are on sale. An eclectic range of performances will include: iconic Irish folk singer Christy Moore in an exclusive English Festival appearance, performing with Declan Sinnott and Jim Higgins;… Read more »

Festivals / Gate To Southwell Festival 2016

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A bright new wave of young English musical talent will shine at the 10th anniversary Gate To Southwell Festival next June. Line up 2016 announced so far: Hayseed Dixie Show of Hands Eddi Reader Kila False Lights Moulettes Jackie Oates Trio Mawkin Conservatoire Folk Ensemble The Ooks of Hazzard The Jeremiahs The Henry Girls Mick… Read more »

Festivals / Latest headliners at 10th Gate to Southwell Festival June 2016

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Hayseed Dixie

A bright new wave of young English musical talent will shine at the 10th anniversary Gate To Southwell Festival next June. Alongside multi-award-winning headline acts Hayseed Dixie, Show Of Hands, Scotland’s Eddi Reader and Ireland’s Kila,  the Midlands’ premier acoustic and roots event will showcase eagerly-anticipated performances from acclaimed homegrown talent including young singer-songwriter Ange… Read more »

Festivals / Get your early bird Festival tickets for 2016

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Here are some of the latest festivals to announce line ups and open their box offices… Sidmouth FolkWeek 29th July – 5th August 2016 With an established line-up of folk favourites, more than a sprinkling of cutting-edge talent, the best in dance and song, a picture-postcard seaside location and lashings of festive spirit, the week-long celebration offers… Read more »

Festivals / Afro Celt Sound System to headline Folk by the Oak

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The gorgeous one day festival Folk by the Oak returns to Hatfield House on Saturday 24 July 2016 with 3 very different but equally exciting main stage acts announced as tickets go back on sale. With sales of over 1.5 million albums and 2 Grammy nominations to date, 2016 sees Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their… Read more »

Festivals / Blissfields announces 2016 theme and tickets available

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Blissfields have confirmed dates for its 2016 main event in Woodmancott, Hampshire, returning for its 16th year on July 1st and 2nd with a “HOUSE PARTY” theme. Tier 1 tickets are on sale now via blissfields.co.uk from £85 for an adult pass, alongside tickets for a one-off Christmas Party. First music acts to be announced early 2016. Blissfields has always celebrated… Read more »

Festivals / Village Pump Revisited – Colin Irwin

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village pump

In darkest Wiltshire, several trillion light years ago (1974 to be precise), an interesting bunch of characters who congregated at the Village Pump Folk Club hit upon the mad idea of organising a festival. Originally intended to be held at a barn in Bradford-on-Avon, the council pulled the rug at the last minute and that… Read more »