Broadstairs will be celebrating it's 52nd 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 11th to Friday 18th August 2017.
Confirmed so far are:- Adrian O; Aelfen; Alden, Patterson and Dashwood; Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley; Anthony John Clarke; Arlet; Banter; Basco; Ben Maggs; Ben Paley & Tab Hunter; Bernard Hoskin; Bob Fox; Bob Kenward; Bristol Ceilidh Quartet; Broom Bezzums; Contraband; Crisis 3; Dallahan; Dave Ellis and Boo Howard; Dave Ferra and Carla Burchell; Davey Slater; East Creek Union; Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees; Faustus; Funke and the Two Tone Baby; Georgia Shackleton Trio; Granny's Attic; Greg Harper; Gregson & Simcock; Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage; Harp and a Monkey; Helen North; Hobo and the Hippies; Ian K Brown; In the Bellows; Inlay; John and Di Cullen; Justin & the Argonauts; Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman; Kelter; Kevin Dempsey; Lau; Leo James; Liam Ó Maonlai and Tim Edey; Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner; Madeleine Smith; Mampama; Manos Puestas; Matt Quinn; Mic Spenceley; Mike Nicholson; Missouri Gutts; Mitchell and Vincent; Moirai; Monster Ceilidh Band; Mr Trix; Noble Jacks; Panic Circus; Paul Downes & Mick Ryan; Paul Lucas; Paula Ryan; Pete Coe; Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin; Pip and Jo Ives; Plant and Taylor; Porchswing Blues; Reg Meuross; Rod Clements and Ian Thomson; Rusty Shackle; Sally Ironmonger; Sara Grey and Kieron Means; Shorelark; Skinners Rats; Stepling; Stillhouse; Stowfolk; Sue Coe; Swift Nick; Tautas Roks; Tell Tale Tusk; Teyr; The Demon Barbers XL; The Drystones; The Dylan Project; The High Chaparrals; The Hot Rats; The Hotfoot Specials; The New BandAnglo; The Okee Dokee Band; The Roaring Trowmen; The Twagger Band; The Urban Folk Quartet; The Watergrain Band; Three Cane Whale; Tim Edey; Tobias Ben Jacob; Tom and Barbara Brown; Track Dogs; Triality; Vertical Expression; Young Waters.
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 £220 (£270 with camping) for adults, £124 (£164 with camping) for youth (aged 16-17 years), and £79 (£103 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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