Broadstairs Folk Week 2009

Friday 7th to Friday 14th August 2009
various venues Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AB, England MAP
£154 for adults, £52 for children (7 - 16), under 7s free
last updated: Tue 20th Jan 2009

In the parks, pubs, gardens, beaches and promenade; musicians - from the highly professional to the inexperienced amateur - get together in impromptu sessions whilst Morris dancers, Appalachian clog dancers, rapper sword dancers and many others demonstrate their skills on the streets and along the prom all week long in Broadstairs, Kent.

The line-up includes The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, The Hot Club Of Cowtown, Eric Bogle & John Munro, Devon Sproule, Spiers & Boden, Faustus, Tim Edey & Seamus Begley, The New Deal String Band, Michael Roach & Johnny Mars, Rick Franklin & Mike Baytop, and Shirley Collins. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Broadstairs Folk Week has grown organically – Pierremont Park in the middle of the town became a focal point for the Folk Shows and many other elements of the festival that are still in place today began in the late sixties and early seventies. The festival has had time to grow and develop in its own time and soon turned into the annual invasion of folkies which has become a highlight of the year – both for local people and visitors.

There really is a festival vibe in the town – nobody who arrives in Broadstairs during Folk Week wonders whether there is an event taking place – it’s inescapable – in the best possible way!

Season tickets are available priced at £154 for adults, £52 for children (7 - 16), and £135 for concessions, day tickets are £26 for adults, £11 for children. A weekend ticket (7th,8th,9th) is priced at £75 for adults, and £33 for children. Under 7's are free. Tickets for individual events will also be available. Ticket bookings can be made by phoning 01843 604080.

There is a campsite which will be open for Season Ticket holders only priced at an additional £35, open from 10.00am on Friday and closes at midday on Saturday. The level campsite has Posh Wash showers and nice toilets within a short walk of all venues.

As well as the event festival goers can also enjoy 7 sandy beaches, an Italian ice cream parlour, pub sessions, singarounds, and Shooting Roots.

Broadstairs Folk Week is an independent organization – a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee that depends on a combination of ticket income, public grants, commercial sponsorship and individual donations from the Friends of Folk Week and other fund-raising such as collections on the street to exist and to stay in the town and not become a green-field site festival outside of Broadstairs.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 7th to Friday 14th August 2009
various venues Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AB, England MAP
£154 for adults, £52 for children (7 - 16), under 7s free
last updated: Tue 20th Jan 2009


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