Broadstairs Folk Week 2012

Friday 10th to Friday 17th August 2012
various venues Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AB, England MAP
expect around £160 season ticket
daily capacity: 12000
last updated: Thu 21st Jun 2012

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 line-up includes Eddi Reader, Breabach, No Masters, Keith Pearson's Coup de Grass, Oysterband, Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Chris Wood, James Findlay, Feast Of Fiddles, Tim Edey, Magpie Lane, Megson, Tarras, Sheelanagig, Monster Ceilidh Band, Little Johnny England, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Wizz Jones, Geckoes, Lucy Ward, Blair Dunlop, and more. For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

The headline acts will be performing at the Concert Marquee, 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 2012 have not yet been confirmed and will go on sale soon.

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 10th to Friday 17th August 2012
various venues Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AB, England MAP
expect around £160 season ticket
daily capacity: 12000
last updated: Thu 21st Jun 2012


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