The fourth annual FolkEast festival takes place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August returning to the 300 acres of parkland site at Glemham Hall, in Suffolk.
Chris Wood & Andy Cutting, The Unthanks, Ten Strings & A Goat Skin, The Wilson Family, India Electric Co., Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Neil Innes, Martin Carthy, Peatbog Faeries, Leveret, Gigspanner, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Vin Garbutt, The Hut People, The Urban Folk Quartet, John Spiers, Mawkin, Faustus, Steve Tilston, False Lights, and FolkEast patrons, The Liberty to Choose, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Megson, Dan Walsh with Nic Zuppardi, Maz O'Connor, Oompah Brass, Andy May Trio, Hot Feet, The Sail Pattern, Sam Kelly Trio, Mortal Tides, Steve Turner, Mary Humphreys & Anahata, The John Ward Band, The Two Nicks, JC & Angelina, Hannah Sanders, Charlie Dore, Pax 5, Poultry Cross, Inca, The Broadside Boys, Tilly Dalglish, The Woodland Creatures, Murphy's Lore, Adrian O, Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby, Cousin Jack, Robert Castellani, Nick Murray Brown, Chris T-T, Skiphire, Monty’s Maggot, and The Young’uns.
The line-up will also include song and spoken word artists from The Get on the Soapbox team, ceilidhs and workshops from Broad Roots, plus sessions, walkabouts, storytellers, foragers and pigeon pluckers!.
Prices will be on a tiered system. Early bird tickets are now on sale, priced at £85 for an adult ticket with camping, or £50 for those aged 13-17 years, plus booking fees. Children aged 12 years and under can attend for free. An early bird family ticket for 2 adults and 2 youth is priced at £250. Campervan passes are priced at £35. Day tickets will be available at a later date.
Festival patrons are Teesside-based trio The Young’uns who will work with FolkEast to promote folk music as a living tradition and will perform a special patron’s set at each future event.
The festival also offers ceilidhs, Morris teams, song, dance and instrument workshops, sessions, mardling marquees, local ales & fine food as well as a vintage tea tent, storytelling, traditional craft & art stalls and demonstrations, a fire sculpture garden that fires up at night and plenty of opportunities for children and adults alike to join in. Over the weekend you can take a break from the festival and walk or cycle to the local pub where more entertainment will be provided.
Please note that dogs are not allowed on the site and campfires are prohibited.
Glemham Hall is just north of Ipswich and is easily accessible by road and rail. A shuttle service will operate between the site and Wickham Market Railway Station.
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