Broadstairs will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary in the parks, pubs, gardens, beaches and promenade.
For a whole week musicians - from the highly professional to the inexperienced amateur - will 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 7th to Friday 14th August 2015.
Kate Rusby, Flook, The Demon Barbers, Edward II, The Spooky Men's Chorale, Vin Garbutt, Two Man Ting, The Broonzies, Belshazzars Feast, The Gerry Colvin Band, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Adrian O, Artisan, Barrie & Ingrid Temple, Tab Hunter and Ben Paley, Bob Kenward, Adam Beattie & Brooke Sharkey, Commonground, Dan Walsh, Derek Gifford, Edwina Hayes, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Geoff Higginbottom, Granny's Attic, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Jeff Warner, Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Larkspur, Lucy Wise, Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner, Maia, Mawkin, Mick Scott and Hurly Burly, Mike Nicholson, Mitchell and Vincent, Monty's Maggot, Nick Dow, Pepper and Shepherd, Peter Collins, Pip and Jo Ives, Rob Barratt, Robb Johnson, Rory Ellis, Roseanna Ball, Sally Ironmonger, Sarah McQuaid, Steamchicken, Stowfolk, The Full Shanty, The Jam and Crumpet Band, The Long Hill Ramblers, New Rope String Band, The Elusive Black Dog Ceilidh Band, Tim Edey, Tim Edey & Brendan Power, Tobias Ben Jacob, Tom & Barbara Brown, and Tom McConville, expect over 500 events in total.
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 £195 (£245 with camping) for adults, £117 (£146 with camping) for youth (aged 16-17 years), and £72 (£97 with camping) for children (aged 7-15 years).
Day tickets are £42 with camping or £35 without camping. A weekend ticket (7th, 8th,9th) is priced at £99 or £120 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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