Now in it's 8th year, the festival presents both national and local artistes. As well as song & dance there are also workshops, children's events, indoor camping and real ale.
This year's line-up includes:
Kate Rusby Trio; Nancy Kerr and James Fagan; John Spiers and Jon Boden; Dr Faustus; Tim Van Eyken and Rob Harbon; Demon Barber Roadshow; The Witches of Elswick; Threlfall, Ellison and Edwards; Georgina Le Faux; Firebrand; Mick Ryan and Pete Harris; Phil Beer Band; Old Swan band; Captain Swing and many more.
Most of the events take place in the Edwardian Town Hall. Workshops, etc. happen throughout the event, as well as a small market selling clothes, books, arts and crafts, musical instruments and CDs and cassettes of festival artistes and others.
Food includes vegetarian dishes, and there are real ales too. The town centre and all-day car parks are within a few minutes walk.
Indoor camping is available. (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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