The 7th annual FolkEast festival takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2018 returning to the 300 acres of parkland site at Glemham Hall, in Suffolk.
Confirmed acts include headliners Oysterband, Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, and The John Langan Band, plus others including Irish Mythen, Tim Edey, Wild Willy Barrett & The French Connection, Rodney Branigan, The Magnificent AK47, The Gigspanner Big Band, and many more.
For the details including day and stage splits 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.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £120
concession weekend: £108
youth weekend: £80
child weekend: free but needs ticket
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.
latest on this festival
line-ups & rumours
joining headliners Oysterband, Show of Hands, and The John Langan Band
festival home page
with Tim Edey, Irish Mythen, The Wilsons, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle, & more