A week filled with folk music, singing, dancing, pub sessions, concerts, and cream teas, focused in the centre of Sidmouth, Devon and on the sea front.
The dates for the 62nd year of Sidmouth are Friday 29th July to Friday 5th August 2016.
Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands, Sharon Shannon, Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons, Shooglenifty, Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus, John McCusker, Le Vent du Nord, Oysters3, Blazin' Fiddles, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Riccardo Tesi and Banditaliana, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Anna & Elizabeth, The Young'Uns, Bob Fox, Robin Dransfield, Whapweasel, and Lady Maisery have been announced. They are joined by pre-festival concerts from Pam Ayres, Steeleye Span, and The Fisherman's Friends.
Also on the bill are Jon Boden, Lynched, Stick in the Wheel, Manran, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Jamie Smith's Mabon, John Kirkpatrick, Jez Lowe, The Rheingans Sisters, Wizz Jones, Len Graham & Jack Lynch, Bayou Seco, The Melrose Quartet, Pete Coe, Trio Dhoore, Tymon Dogg & The Quikening, Khiyo, Hannah James' Jigdoll, Brian Peters, Three Cane Whale, Mad Dog Mcrea, Jenna Reid, Robyn Stapleton Trio, Talisk, Ciaran Algar, Lucy Farrell, Sam Kelly, Hannah Sanders, Hot Vultures, Dead Rat Orchestra, Gadarene, Mishaped Pearls, Kirkophany, Cock And Bull Band, Phoenix Dance Band, Monster Ceilidh Band, MoltenAmba, Banter, Windy Gyle Band, The WIll Pound Band, Reel of Three, English Rebellion, Melrose Ceilidh Quintet, Purcell's Polyphonic Party Minor Contravention, English Contra Dance Band, Urban Folk Theory, Sheila Kay Adams, The Drole, The Claque, Mick Ryan & Paul Downes, Kevin & Ellen Mitchell, Peta Webb & Ken Hall, Racker Donnelly, Will Duke, Pete Wood, Niamh Boadle, Sandra Kerr, The Drystones, Gordon Potts, Nick Walden, Phil Bassindale, Kerry Fletcher, Pete Rees, Barry Goodman, Carol Ormand, Gerard Butler, Andrew Swaine, Fee Lock, Mike Courthold, Geoff Cubitt, Threepenny Bit, The Jigalots, The Perfect Cure, Dave Shepherd & Anna Pack, Jigfoot, Mrs Midnight's, Bridget Flett, Bob Morgan, Lynne Render, Emma Wooders, Cate Lee, Sue Coe, Mike Boston, Andy Richards, Michael Catovsky, Stumpy Oak, Face Furniture (Adrian May and Murray Griffin), John Dipper and Dave Malkin, Kirsty Merryn, and more.
For the line-up details as available please click here.
As well as live music, expect ceilidh dances, social dance bands & callers, workshops, a dance display, processions, craft fair, a themed children's festival, fun and games and more, with the festival spread across several venues throughout the town, over an 8 day period.
Dance sides include Folk Dance Group Dandari, Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers, Candy Rapper VSOP, Orion Longsword, Seven Champions Morris Dancers, Sheffield Steel Rapper, Hexham Morris Men, Berkshire Bedlam, Harlequin Morris, Hexhamshire Lasses, Earlsdon Morris Men, Alvechurch Morris Men, Firestone Appalachian, Wreckers Border Morris, and Lancashire Wallopers.
Early bird tickets are no longer on sale. All-in-One, Week and Weekend tickets are wristbanded, rather than card tickets.
An all-in-one adult ticket is priced at £308, or £214 for an adult week ticket, £88 for a full weekend ticket, and £42 for an adult day ticket. Ticket options also available for young adult (aged 18-24 years), a youth (aged 12-17 years), child (aged 6-11 years), with children aged under 5 able to attend for free.
There will be charges for using the campsite. A week camping pass is available if you have bought an All-in-One, week ticket, or Campsite Passport. A week long camping ticket which runs from Wednesday to Friday is priced at: Week Adult £60, Youngster (6-17 years) £25, aged 5 years & under Free. Caravan + £36.
Day Camping prices from: Adult £15, Youngster £8, 5 & under Free.
There will be charges for using the campsite. A week camping pass is available if you have bought an All-in-One, week ticket, or Campsite Passport. Prices have not yet been announced.
The Campsite is located about 1.5 miles from the seafront, on Bulverton Road, B3176, and is open from noon on Wednesday 30th July, until noon on Saturday 9th August. All-In-One and Week Ticket holders andCamping Passport holders can purchase camping throughout this period. Weekend, Day and Event Ticketholders can purchase camping for the appropriate night(s). Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Camping is free for children under 12. The Campsite Family Deal is available for two adults and up to three youths.
There will also be several workshops, some are planned as a series, with a performance usually planned for the end of the week.
More information will be here when available.
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