Festivals / New Festival Launched by Costa del Folk Team

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A new music festival has been launched this month by the team who operate the highly successful Costa Del Folk. The Aviemore Festival will take place between 6 – 10 December 2021 in the Cairngorms in Scotland. ‘We knew that there was a lot of pent-up demand from our Costa customers, following the cancellation of… Read more »

Festivals / Gate To Southwell Fest dates for 2021 and new venue

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The 14th Gate To Southwell Festival is now set to take place in September 2021 at a beautiful new location in the nearby village of Kirklington (just outside Southwell). Having had to cancel the 2020 festival because of the Covid pandemic, the GTSF organisers are extremely confident that four days of folk, root and acoustic… Read more »

Festivals / Celtic Connections 2021 Announces Initial Line Up and Early Bird Tickets

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Celtic Connections has announced the first list of artists who will perform as part of their digital-first festival this January. Across 19 days, the festival will present online performances every night between Friday 15th January – Tuesday 2nd February 2021. World class performances will be available to view online with some of the biggest names… Read more »

Festivals / 40 Top Folk Musicians “TOGETHER AGAIN” for Folk On Foot 3

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The award-winning Folk on Foot podcast is re-uniting some of the top names in UK folk for a third online festival on Bank Holiday Monday August 31st. The podcast’s first two festivals raised over £190,000 for musicians who lost their livelihoods during the Covid lockdown. Folk on Foot Festival 3 – TOGETHER AGAIN – will… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast Fixes It! The Show Goes On – Virtually!!

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FolkEast, the UK’s most easterly folk festival, is to welcome audiences to Suffolk for a live event this month after all. In April, in common with most other 2020 folk festivals, husband and wife directors John and Becky Marshall-Potter reluctantly decided to postpone their hugely popular event until August 20-22, 2021, following the COVID -19… Read more »

Festivals / Cambridge Comes Home (Literally)

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Given all the drastic cancellations, restrictions and general disquiet that’s gone on because of CoVid 19 it’s been on line activities and events which have at least raised a ray of hope for live music when all is restored to a modicum of normality. Of course this should be festival season, sunshine, a drink in… Read more »

Festivals / Folkroom’s stay-at-home Pillow Fort Folk Festival Streaming live this Saturday

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Folkroom’s Pillow Fort Folk Festival – an afternoon of live music taking place on June 6th. As the prospect of meeting friends at a gig again soon seems far away, Pillow Fort Folk Festival will bring musicians and fans closer together for a magical day streamed absolutely live from some of the folk scene’s finest musicians’… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast Crowdfunder Tops £21K After Tough Decision to Postpone 2020 Festival

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What a difference a day (or so) makes. Just five days after making the sadly inevitable decision to postpone England’s most easterly folk festival this August, FolkEast organisers have been overwhelmed with donations to their crowdfunding campaign. In just seven years FolkEast – held in the glorious Suffolk grounds of Glemham Hall – has built a distinct… Read more »

Festivals / Stars Line up for Second Folk on Foot Front Room Festival

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The award-winning podcast Folk on Foot has announced the line-up for a second Front Room Festival to take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday May 25th. It follows the success of the first festival on Easter Monday which raised nearly £110,000 through a crowdfunding appeal to support musicians who can’t play gigs during the lockdown…. Read more »

Festivals / Ciaran Algar’s CCC Festival after 50 day Lock-down Collaborations

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Over the lockdown period, Ciaran Algar has been creating a daily musical collaboration with many of the Folk scene’s top musicians to provide a bit of joy in very strange times. After many comments from people who had discovered a new favourite artist from the collaborations, Ciaran decided to organise a festival – a showcase of… Read more »