Leigh Folk Festival 2013

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th June 2013
Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, SS9 2ET, England MAP
FREE
last updated: Thu 13th Jun 2013

Leigh Folk Festival takes place annually at Leigh-on-sea, in Essex. This year the festival takes place from Thursday 27th until Sunday 30th June 2013.

This is claimed to be "the largest free folk festival in the county", with hundreds of performers and thousands of spectators. Musicians and dancers entertain the crowds with events ranging from traditional and contemporary folk music, through to blues; plus Celtic, English and Scottish dance groups, country dancing, morris sides, African dancers, international folk dance, jive and line-dancing.

Line-up

There's a full programme of music across stages at multiple venues in Leigh Old Town along with a mix of traditional and contemporary dance, plus story-round, sing-around and instrumental sessions on Friday evening.

The line-up includes The Copper Family, Shirley Collins, Alasdair Roberts, O'Hooley & Tidow, Michael Chapman, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, John Hegley, Stephanie Hladowski & C Joynes, Sproatly Smith, Rapunzel & Sedayne, A Harp & A Monkey, Sharron Kraus & Nancy Wallace, The Arlenes, The Lucky Strikes, You Are Wolf, Jason Steel, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Matt Boulter, Simon Finn Trio, Wounded Knee, Bones & The Aft, Bonfire Radicals, Colin & The Crawfish, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers, Dan Korn & The Choppy Waters.

All outdoor performances are free, with only a limited number of ticketed events.

On Thursday and Friday evenings, various singarounds and music sessions take place in Leigh's local pubs. Saturday's events are focused on the relaxed, pastoral setting of Leigh Library Gardens, while on Sunday the action shifts down to Old Leigh and the town's waterfront.

Special entertainment is laid on for children including storytelling, Punch & Judy, clowns, puppet shows, face-painting and a circus skills workshop.

Accommodation

There is currently no dedicated camping for the LFF, however there are campsites located in the borough of Southend which are within easy reach of the Festival site including Lower Wyburn's Farm in Daws Heath, about 2 miles from Leigh. There are also a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.

More info

See the Leigh Folk Festival website for further details of this event.

More information will be here when available.



Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th June 2013
Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, SS9 2ET, England MAP
FREE
last updated: Thu 13th Jun 2013


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