The third annual FolkEast festival takes place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August returning to the 300 acres of parkland site at Glemham Hall, in Suffolk.
Headliners Bellowhead, Blackbeard's Tea Party, and Sam Carter & Jim Moray’s new band, False Lights are joined by Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, Blowzabella, Gigspanner, The WIll Pound Band, Lisa Knapp, Michael Chapman, John Kirkpatrick, Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, The Rails, Hackney Colliery Band, The Young'Uns, Keston Cobblers Club, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, The Willows, and Dhol Foundation.
Also confirmed are Kiss The Mistress, Mark Flanagan, Banjaxeld, Hare's Breath, Laura Cannell, The Sail Pattern, Milkmaid Folk Club, Bof!, Cruel Folk, The English String Band, Robb Johnson, Penni Mclaren Walker, The Rails, Hatful Of Rain, Rum Kelter, Broadside Boys, The English String Band, Tin River, False Lights, Mishaped Pearls, John Ward, Tilly Dalglish, Pax-3, Stick In The Wheel, The Dude Coopers, Michael Chapman, Sam Kelly, Hannah Scott, and Dan Walsh.
Prices will be on a tiered system. Tier 2 tickets are now on sale, priced at £106 for an adult ticket with camping, or £60 for those aged 11-17 years, plus booking fees. Children aged 10 years and under can attend for free. Campervan passes are priced at £30. Day tickets are priced at £40.
Festival patrons are Teesside-based trio The Young’uns who will work with FolkEast to promote folk music as a living tradition and will perform a special patron’s set at each future event.
The festival also offers ceilidhs, Morris teams, song, dance and instrument workshops, sessions, mardling marquees, local ales & fine food as well as a vintage tea tent, storytelling, traditional craft & art stalls and demonstrations, a fire sculpture garden that fires up at night and plenty of opportunities for children and adults alike to join in. Over the weekend you can take a break from the festival and walk or cycle to the local pub where more entertainment will be provided.
Please note that dogs are not allowed on the site and campfires are prohibited.
Glemham Hall is just north of Ipswich and is easily accessible by road and rail. A shuttle service will operate between the site and Wickham Market Railway Station.
More information will be here when available.
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