Broadstairs Folk Week 2018

Broadstairs Folk Week 2018

Friday 10th to Friday 17th August 2018
various venues, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AB, England MAP
currently £129 for weekend with camping
Daily capacity: 12,000
Last updated: Mon 2nd Jul 2018

Broadstairs will be celebrating it's 53rd 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 10th to Friday 17th August 2018.


Confirmed acts include Sharon Shannon Band, Blowzabella, Gigspanner Big Band, Kiki Dee, Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, Police Dog Hogan, Jim Causely Trio, Narthen, Gerry Colvin Band, Flats & Sharps, and more, with more to be announced.

For the details so far including day information as available please see the line-up page.

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.


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Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend with camping: £129
youth (16-17) weekend with camping: £80
child (7-15) weekend with camping: £52
under 7s weekend with camping: free but needs ticket

week and day tickets 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.

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.

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