Broadstairs will be celebrating it's 51st 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 5th to Friday 12th August 2016.
The line-up includes Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Alphonse Daudet Touna, Floot Street, The Jigantics, Rough Chowder, False Lights, The WIll Pound Band, Porchlight Smoker, Megson, Bully Wee Band, Andy Fairweather-Low, Steve Turner, Ciaran Algar, Dan Walsh, Tom & Barbara Brown, Threepenny Bit, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, The Turbans, The Young'Uns, Pagoda Project, Tom Kitching Band, Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, Holy Moly & the Crackers, The James Brothers, Bayou Seco, Nancy Kerr & the Sweet Visitor Band, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Rory McLeod, and The Hosepipe Band, 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 £209 (£255 with camping) for adults, £121 (£150 with camping) for youth (aged 16-17 years), and £77 (£105 with camping) for children (aged 7-15 years). Thanet residents, family, and other options are also available.
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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