a host of additions to the line-up for Sidmouth Folk Week

approaching deadline for Sidmouth early bird best value season tickets

published: Fri 22nd Apr 2016

around the festival site (torchlight procession)

Friday 29th July to Friday 5th August 2016
various venues, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR, England MAP
£308 for all-in-one adult ticket
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Thu 7th Jul 2016

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, and The Melrose Quartet are among the acts recently announced for Sidmouth Folk Week eight days 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 61st edition are Friday 29th July to Friday 5th August 2016.

Also on the bill are 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, and Kirsty Merryn.

Previously confirmed were 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.

The line-up also includes Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley, Jack Harris, Dariush Kanani, Effra, Jon Dyer & Alfie Giddings, Stream of Sound, Bristol Ceilidh Quartet, The Barber Sisters, Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler Hall, Floot Street, Molly Evans, Hannah Cumming, Halsway Manor Hothouse, Graham Langley, Wren Music, Jacquelyn Hynes, Kirsty Cotter & Barry Watson, Out of Hand, Spill The Whisky, Bob & Gill Berry, Bill Crawford, Saul Rose, Bob Ellis, Canaan's Land, Jo May, Janet Dowling, Mike Bailey, Peter Wilton, Nick & Mary Barber, Jo and Simon Harmer, Will Lang, John Dipper, John Howson, Dan Quinn, Alison Messer, Linda Game, Derek Schofield, Fiz Markham & Helen Richards, Louisa Davies-Foley, Cleverly Brothers, Emma Ballantine, State of Undress, The Marnie Trio, Beautiful Blue Mac, Vine and Dandy, The McSmiths, Senseless, Ethemia, and Hugo Montgomery-Swan.

The 30th April deadline for Sidmouth early bird best value season tickets is just over a week away.

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.

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.

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An all-in-one adult ticket is priced at £292, or £194 for an adult week ticket, £82 for a full weekend ticket, and £40 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.



Friday 29th July to Friday 5th August 2016
various venues, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR, England MAP
£308 for all-in-one adult ticket
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Thu 7th Jul 2016


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