Now in it's 6th year, the festival presents both national and local artistes. As well as song & dance there's also workshops, children's events, indoor camping and real ale.
Norma Waterson & Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick & Alistair Hullett
Pauline Cato & Tom McConville
Jane & Amanda Threlfall with Martin Ellison & Roger Edwards
Graeme Meek & Barry Goodman
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Jenny Crook & Henry Sears
Dan Quinn & Will Duke
Keith Kendrick & Lynne Heraud
Sue Brown & Lorraine Irwing
Old Hat with Dave Hunt
The Songs and Music from Bagpuss
The Oxford Waits
Most of the events take place in the Town Hall. Workshops, etc. happen thpoughout the weekend, as well as a small market selling clothes, books, arts & crafts, musical instruments and CDs and cassettes of Festival artistes and others. Food includes vegetarian dishes, and there's real ales too. The town centre and all-day car parks are within a few minutes walk.
Indoor camping is available from the Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime in St Lukes Church Hall (10-minute walk from Town Hall), with washing, toilet and shower facilities as well as a small kitchen (NOTE - we're not sure if this is included in the price - ask when phoning about tickets!)
B&Bs - there are plenty of these within walking distance of the Town Hall. Phone Cheltenham Tourism for information on 01242 522878.
The Cheltenham Folk Festival is promoted by Cheltenham Borough Council.
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