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 happening from Friday 8th to Friday 15th August 2014.
Seth Lakeman, Dick Gaughan, Jamie Smith's Mabon, Peter Knight's Gigspanner, Moulettes, Bella Hardy & the Midnight Watch, are joined by 3D, 4Square, Against the Grain, Alaw, Albireo, Anna Shannon, Antwerp Deadhedz, April Verch, Ash Mukherjee, Backyard Burners, Barefoot, Barrie & Ingrid Temple, Beggars Belief, Blackdoghat, Blueflint, Bob Kenward, Boondock, Bowstring, Brides of Rain, Caroline Grannell and Delta Tom Colborn, Cate Banister, Chris Sadler, Chris Taylor, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Cocos Lovers, Crisis, Dan Walsh, Dave Ferra, Derek Gifford, Double Dichotomy, Drohne, Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees, Fergy Campbell & Steve Mulhern, Flossie Malavialle, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Galley Beggar, Gavin Atkin, Granny's Attic, Green Diesel, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Hand to Mouth Theatre, Hartley Singers, High Tide, Hilary Herbert, Hobo and the Hippies, Hudson & Cutler, Ian K Brown, Ian Walker & Ian Bruce, Jim Mageean, Jinski, Jo Freya, John & Karen Sweeney, John Scholey, Jumbo Gumbo, Junk & Disorderly, Kay Anderson & Ann Pywell, Kay Anderson, Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Keston Cobblers Club, Kevin Richards & Simon Lee, Larkspur, Maggie Boyle & Paul Downes, Martin Young, Mick Ryan & Paul Downes, Mick Scott and Hurly Burly, Mike Nicholson, Missouri Gutts, Mitchell and Vincent, Mochara, Panic Circus, Paul Evans & Carla Burchell, Paul Lucas, Pepper and Shepherd, Pete Morton, Peter Collins, Peter Knight, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Pip and Jo Ives, Quicksilver, Ray Goodswen, Reet Petite and Gone, Rhodrie Davies, Ribbon Road, Rob Barratt, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Rumours of Spring, Russ Chandler, Sally Ironmonger, Shooting Roots, Simon Vogel, Skinners Rats, Southern Tenant Folk Union, Spade and Archer, Steph West, Stowfolk, Sue Watson & Lizzi Stephens, Tandem, Tankus the Henge, Tener Duende, The Allen Family Band, April Verch, Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Gypskazz Collective, The High Chaparrals, The Hooden Horses, The Hot Rats, The Keelers The Little Unsaid, The London Klezmer Quartet, The Longest Johns, Maccaferri Club, The Okee Dokee Band, The Thumping Tommys, The Trembling Wilburys, The Troubled Family Unit, The Wayne Drury Project UK, The Wheel of the Year, The Willows, Three Rounds Blank, Three Sea Captains, Tickled Pink, Tim Edey, Toby Bennett and Carolyn Francis, Tom & Barbara Brown, Tony McManus, Toothless Mary, Triality, Two Man Ting, The Urban Folk Quartet, Urban Folk Theory, Velvet Daisy, Will Allen, Wyatts Cat, Zorita, and more.
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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.
Season tickets are available priced at £193 (£243 with camping) for adults, £115 (£140 with camping) for youth, and £74 (£99 with camping) for children. Day tickets are £39 with camping or £32 without camping. A weekend ticket (8th, 9th,10th) is priced at £93 or £114 for adults with camping. Thanet residents, family, and other options also available. Tickets for individual events will also be available at a later date.
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.
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. This year there's a new home for the camp-site with improved facilities at Charles Dickens school which is still within walking distance of the town centre.
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.
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