Broadstairs Folk Week 2011

Friday 5th to Friday 12th August 2011
various venues Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AB, England MAP
expect around £160 season ticket
last updated: Wed 26th Jan 2011

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.

Line-up

The first acts confirmed are 4 Square, Barbara Dickson, Belshazzars Feast, Chumbawamba, Elbow Jane, Heidi Talbot, Jez Lowe And the Bad Pennies, Mazaika, Po' Girl, The Magic Tombelinos, The Spooky Men's Chorale, Vin Garbutt, and many more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Paul Sartin - of Belshazzar's Feast and Bellowhead - has been commissioned by the festival to write a special concert performance piece for 2011.

The revamped Concert Marquee is where you'll find all the headline acts performing, located in the middle of the town and a ten-minute walk from the campsite.

Tickets

The first early bird ticket offer has now ended. Ticket prices for 2011 have not yet been confirmed and will go on sale on 20th June.

About the festival

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.

Camping

There is a campsite which will be open for Season Ticket holders for an additional charge, 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.

Other entertainment

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

Fund raising

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 5th to Friday 12th August 2011
various venues Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AB, England MAP
expect around £160 season ticket
last updated: Wed 26th Jan 2011


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