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

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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 »

Festivals / Cambridge Folk Fest battles single use plastics

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With governments dragging their feet when it comes to virtually anything that will help to tackle the climate crisis, it comes down to the public, businesses and event organisers to take the lead. Glastonbury festival reduced their ‘plastic footprint’ hugely this year by discouraging plastic bottles and cups. The Cambridge Folk Festival has always been… Read more »

Festivals / Show of Hands Abbotsbury Festival 6th July 2019

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So What is Abbotsbury Festival ?? Held this year on the 6th July, it’s a lovely relaxed afternoon within a natural amphitheatre created within the Sub Tropical Gardens of Abbotsbury, near Weymouth. The gates will open to the gardens at 10am, and your wristband allows you full access to wander round the fabulous surroundings. At… Read more »

Festivals / Folk by the Oak Line-up 2019

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Hatfield House | Hertfordshire | Sunday 14 July A festival of folk’s finest acts gathered in beautiful leafy parkland 
for one uplifting summer day of music. The Main Stage: Headliner – Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls One of the UK’s most successful solo artists of the past decade, Frank Turner has carved out a… Read more »

Festivals / 25, 30 and 48! Big numbers for Chippenham Folk Fest!

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These are the celebratory numbers for this year’s folk festival in Chippenham. We’ll start with the big number, 48. This is the number of years that there has been a folk festival associated with Chippenham. Starting way back in 1972 in Lacock it has grown to a huge celebration of Traditional folk Arts, music and… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast keeps on growing

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FolkEast, one of the most distinctive festivals to be found on the summer calendar, has announced 17 more main stages acts for the event which will be held for the seventh year running in the glorious grounds of Suffolk’s 16th century Glemham Hall. The new names range from some of UK folk’s national treasures to… Read more »

Festivals / Bearded Theory full line up 2019

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Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire’s award-winning family-friendly festival have confirmed the final line-up for 2019’s festival Indie legends SUEDE headline the Pallet stage on Friday night. Saturday is topped by legendary British rock band THE CULT. Sunday is closed by E Street Band founder member and Soprano’s actor, Stevie Van Zandt’s LITTLE STEVEN & THE DISCIPLES… Read more »

Festivals / Stars align at Southwell in June

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Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young are among the headline names at this summer’s Gate To Southwell Festival in Nottinghamshire (June 6th to 9th).  Joining an eclectic international line-up that already includes Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Skipinnish, Nancy Kerr, Blue Rose Code, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys and many more brilliant folk roots and… Read more »