Formerly known as Woodworks, this festival takes place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May 2014 on St Mary's School Field and aims to encourage the participation and enjoyment of folk arts, drawing on assistance from the local community. Along with a UK-wide network of musicians, dancers, tutors and enthusiasts, opportunities are provided for people of all ages to come together to learn, listen, network, and enjoy live music.
The first acts confirmed headliners Chas Hodges Band of Chas & Dave and local legends Uncle Funk. Also confirmed are The Men They Couldn't Hang, C.C Smugglers, Small Fakers, Roddy Radiation & The Skabilly Rebels, New Town Kings, The Kazans, 27 Strings, Mozzy Green, Intercity Crazy Train, The Huxleys, Violence, Bowties & Blazers, Heidi Browne, Ryan Thwaits, Dave Harris, Centimes, When Giants Fall, The Sea, Bad Wolf, Sam Ashford and The Peliroccos, Dean Austin, Suburban Dirts, Jonny Stemp, Flux 32, 28 Boulevard, Jono, Get Ready For Yeti, Cruel Folk, Blood Bank Ghost, Lily Juniper, Steven Glithero, Papa Shango, Elliot Porter & The Missing Pieces, Nina Baker, Charlotte Howell, This Is Eight, Troika, Hinton Ft Joe Gibbs, F.O.X, Dan Starr, Keef Jackman, The Worldonfire, Whom By Fire, Some Velvet Morning, Theo Howarth, Frett, Jingo, SHE, Russell Joslin, High Flying Wolves, AliceBanD, Sleeve of Hearts, Abjects, Ralph Taylor, The 5 String Drop Out Band, and Model Village.
Expect over 70 acts on 4 stages all under marquees with bands, theatre companies, and other performance art groups appearing in an Arts Marquee, a couple of acoustic showcase sessions, and a comedy tent, acoustic marquee, rock tent and a bar tent with an open mic stage.
A variety of workshops are usually on offer. There's also street performance, a festival market, hot and cold food, stand-up comedy, silent disco, live sessions popping up everywhere, a chill-out tent, artistic displays (including sculptures), craft and music stalls, plus children's activities.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
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