The sixth annual FolkEast festival takes place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August returning to the 300 acres of parkland site at Glemham Hall, in Suffolk.
Announced acts include Dhol Foundation, Jon Boden, Lau, Fay Hield, Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, Beoga, Simpson, Cutting and Kerr, Michael Chapman, Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick, Martin Simpson, John Spiers and Peter Knight, The Young'uns, The Willows, Korrontzi, Damien O’Kane Band, Three Cane Whale, John Spiers, Alma, Will Pound and Eddy Jay, Norfolk Broads, Moirai, The Swing Museum, Ninebarrow, The Broadside Boys, John Ward, Shorelark, India Electric Co, Ben Savage & Hannah Sanders with more acts to be announced.
For all of the names announced so far please see the line-up page.
Its six stages include St Andrew’s Church, the open air Sunset Stage and the hidden woodland Soapbox Stage which is run entirely by solar power from a double decker bus.
Plus Morris dancing from a variety of performers. Other attractions are sessions, walkabouts, storytellers, foragers pigeon pluckers, an instrument makers' festival, the FolkEast Art Arcade, donkey rides, children’s activities, yoga, poetry, storytelling, foraging walks and talks, horse drawn carriage rides and tours of Glemham Hall by Major Philip Cobbold himself.
Tickets are priced at £115 for an adult ticket, or £70 for those aged 12-17 years, plus booking fees. Children aged 11 years and under can attend for free. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 youth is priced at £342. A tent pitch is charged at £12. Campervan passes are priced at £24.
Day tickets are now on sale, priced at £42 for adults, £30 for a youth ticket. A tent pitch for one night is charged at £5.
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.
And this year’s event will see the return of Instrumental, a festival within a festival. Bigger and better for 2016, it will bring together some of the country’s top instruments makers. Standing out on site with a 10’ high steel guitar at the entrance it will see top craftsmen from Wales, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire and beyond bringing along anything from bagpipes, fiddles and even banjos made from biscuit tins!
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.
More information will be here when available.
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