Sunderland's first Folk Festival offers an August Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August of traditional, new and indie folk music. The main festival site is on St Peter's riverside, next to the National Glass Centre, with additional activities and fringe events in Mowbray Park and around the city centre.
SaturdayMain Stage: The Peatbog Faeries, Chris While & Julie Matthews, The Doonan Family Band, Colum Sands, Billy Mitchell, Megson.
Stage 2: The Bill Elliott Band, The Keelers, Megson, Horizontal Sunday, Simon Stephenson, Amy Henderson, Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra, Tom Mitchell.
Stage 3: Phoenix Folk, Karen Tweed, Kevin Dempsey, Alistair Anderson.
Mowbray Park: Radio 1's Folk Face.
The Bridges Shopping Centre: Zoot, Sara Dennis, George Welch & Christine Jeans, The Walker Family, Durham Clog Dancers.
Along the Riverside: Tony Wilson Storyteller, The Walker Family Durham Clog Dancers, Zoot, The Northern Jukes, Hannon/Murphy Irish Dancers.
The Marina: Shanty session with The Keelers, Benny Graham, MC Eric Copeland.
SundayMain StageCara Dillon, Tom McConville Band, Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley, Zulu, Claire Mann & Aaron Jones, Real Time, Kieran Halpin & Jimmy Smith.
Stage 2: Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight, The Bill Elliott Band, Ewan McLennan, Claire Mann & Aaron Jones, Ben Church, Sara Dennis, The Northern Jukes, Melissa Whitehead & Andy.
Stage 3: Marie Little, Real Time, George Welch & Stewart Hardy, Rod Clements, Kieran Halpin & Jimmy Smith
The Pod - National Glass Centre: Marie Little; Mary Waterson & Oliver Knight.
The Bridges Shopping Centre: The Heavenly Thrillbillies; Hannon/Murphy Irish Dancers.
Along the Riverside: Tony Wilson Storyteller, Professor Woods Traditional Punch & Judy Show, Face Painting, Zoot, Step This Way Appalachian Clog Dancers, Zulu
The Marina: Shanty session withThe Ancient Mariners.
MondayMain Stage: Southern Tenant Folk Union, Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley, Jez Lowe, Zulu, Back Shift.
Stage 2: The Hokum Hotshots, The Cornshed Sisters, Jack Burness, The John Wrightson Band, Tony Wilson.
The Bridges Shopping Centre: Hannon/Murphy Irish Dancers, The Hokum Hotshots, George Welch & Christine Jeans, The Heavenly Thrillbillies.
Along the Riverside: Professor Woods Traditional Punch & Judy Show, Step This Way Appalachian Clog Dancers, Hannon/Murphy Irish Dancers, Walker Family Durham Clog Dancers.
The Marina: Shanty session with The Tyneside Maritime Chorus.
TicketsA Weekend with Workshop ticket is priced at £75 or £60 for concessions. An adult weekend ticket is priced at £45 or £36 for concessions. An adult day ticket for Saturday or Sunday is priced at £25 (£20 concessions), with a day ticket for Monday priced at £10 (£8 concessions). Children aged under 12 can attend free.
Tickets can be purchased from Sunderland Tourist Information Centre, City Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street Sunderland or Arts Centre Washington Box Office. To buy tickets online, click here.
AccommodationThis event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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Sunderland Folk Festival 2011
last updated: Tue 12th Jul 2011