Festivals / Folkeast adds more artists to line up

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folkeast 2020

FolkEast is pretty unique in the festival scene, not least from the incredible vision and faith of the organisers John and Becky Marshall-Potter. They have nurtured this festival over several years, sunk their own money into it and seen it stand on its own two feet as a genuinely independent folk festival. Folkeast harks back… Read more »

Festivals / Folk By The Oak 2020 Line Up

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folk by the oak 2020

New names have been added to the already great line up for possibly the best one day festival in the UK (actually I’ll say it is the best). It’s just been announced that they have added Sam Sweeney to the Main Stage line up, accompanied with Jack Rutter,Louis Campbell and Ben Nicholls. Opening the Main Stage this… Read more »

Festivals / First names on the Cambridge Folk Festival 2020 line up revealed

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Cat Stevens

The first announcement of artists appearing at the Cambridge Folk festival 2020 have been announced; Cat Stevens, Suzanne Vega, Martha Wainwright, Show of Hands and Seasick Steve are amongst the list. here is the press release: Cambridge Folk Festival is thrilled to announce the first artists for its 2020 line-up: Making his Cambridge debut in… Read more »

Festivals / Brighton and Hove Folk Festival Announced

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Isn’t it about time Brighton had a folk festival of its own? In 2020 it will! The Brighton and Hove Folk Festival is a timely new addition to the folk festival circuit, run by established local promoters Folkroom, with renowned illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell as patron of the festival. The brand new Brighton… Read more »

Festivals / Cleckheaton Folk Festival 2020 – Growing Great Places

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Plans for the 2020 Folk Festival on 3rd, 4th & 5th July are well under way and this year we are aiming to be bigger and better than ever. We are aiming to provide a weekend of free family orientated entertainment for local people of all ages, with an opportunity to experience and learn new… Read more »

Festivals / New Site For Towersey Festival 2020 Revealed

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56 years old Towersey Festival is the longest running folk festival in the country and for a good proportion of five and a half decades was held in the village which bears the name. However when that was no longer an option the entire operation stayed close to home at the nearby showground whilst still… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast 2019 Review: Something On Offer For Everyone

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richard thompson at folk east

Back in 2017, reviewing FolkEast for Spiral Earth, I said the festival was “muscling its way through the crowds to become one of the most enjoyable folk music festivals of the summer”. The Guardian has also said that “FolkEast feels more like a very English village fete than a festival”. So, what happened in 2019?… Read more »

Festivals / Cropredy 2019 Review: Oooh… isn’t it windy?!

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cropredy 2019

As gazebos flew away, tent poles twisted into impossible shapes, intriguing mysteries abounded, who was that bloke in the purple wizard hat? Simon Jones ventures to once more to the mystical fields of Cropredy. Cropredy is forty years old, over that time it’s taken various guises, had a slipstream of continual organisation and grown from… Read more »

Festivals / Purbeck Valley Folk Festival – more than just great music!

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purbeck folk festival

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, 15-18 August, with its idyllic location on a working farm, and spectacular views across the Purbeck Hills, has a stonking line-up this year, featuring multi-talented superstars, Afro Celt Sound System; critically acclaimed multi-award winning songwriter Karine Polwart; BBC Folk Award winning Cara Dillon; Noah and the Whale’s Matt Owens, and Radio 6… Read more »