A mid-winter festival presenting both national and local artists, many of whom perform, and are available to meet at one or many of the events taking place over the weekend.
The Cheltenham Folk Festival comes of age with the 18th edition taking place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th February 2014.
Headliners Blowzabella (concert & dance), Blazin’ Fiddles, and Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young.
They are joined by O'Hooley & Tidow, The Alistair Anderson Band, The Liberty to Choose, and Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, Brian Peters, Chris Wood, Commonground, Freshly Ground, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Issy and David Emeny, Saul Rose & James Delarre, Kirsty Cotter & Barry Watson, Martin & Shan Graebe, Paul & Liz Davenport, Paul Burgess, Siobhan Miller, Aaron Jones, The Pigeon Swing, and The Young'Uns.
Dance sides include England’s Glory Ladies Morris, Fox’s Morris, Gloucestershire Morris Men, Gaorsach Rapper, Happenstance Border Morris, Lassington Oak Morris Men, Mr Wilkins Shilling, Nonesuch Morris, Old Meg Morris, Phoenix Morris, Rag Morris, Redbornstoke Morris Men, Ragged and Old Morris, Stroud Morris Dancers, and Wessex Morris.
Individual concert tickets are dependent on availability although many artists appear more than once over the weekend. Camping is not included in the ticket price. The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £80. Children under 5 years are admitted free; 5-16 year olds tickets are priced at £40. Concessions are available priced at £72.50 for students, disabled and jobseekers. A Family (2 adults, 2 children) ticket is priced at £215.
Food includes vegetarian dishes, and there are real ales too. The town centre and all-day car parks are within a few minutes walk.
Cheltenham Folk Festival offers a wide range of concerts, workshops, ceilidhs, children's activities and an indoor market place with stalls selling everything from jewellery and clothing to musical instruments, and up to 15 morris dance sides that take to the streets on the Saturday and Sunday.
is available at around £25 for the weekend or around £10 per night at St Luke's Church Hall. No campers under 16 years of age. Facilities include toilets, showers, kitchen and disabled access.
- there are plenty of these within walking distance of the Town Hall.
The Cheltenham Folk Festival is promoted by Cheltenham Borough Council.
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