A week filled with folk music, singing, dancing, pub sessions, concerts, and cream teas, focused in the centre of Sidmouth, Devon and on the sea front. The dates for 2013 are Friday 2nd to Friday 9th August.
Capercaillie; Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes; The Spooky Men's Chorale; Maddy Prior; Flook; Le Vent du Nord; Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young; Coope, Boyes and Simpson; Emily Portman Trio; Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas; Nic Jones Trio; Blowzabella; Roy Bailey; Saltfishforty; Lau; Peatbog Faeries; Maddy Prior with Hannah James and Giles Lewin; Jaipur Kawa Brass Band; John Kirkpatrick; Sandra Kerr; Richard and Jess Arrowsmith; Nancy Kerr and James Fagan; Bella Hardy & The Midnight Watch; Lady Maisery; Melrose Quartet; Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen; Short Sharp Shanties featuring Jackie Oates, Jeff Warner, Keith Kendrick, Doug Bailey, and Tom and Barbara Brown; Under Her Skin with Debs Newbold and Laurel Swift; John Howson and Dan Quinn; Jim and Lynette Eldon; Jeff Warner; Bob Lewis; Will Duke; Roger Digby and Liz Giddings; Pete Shepheard; Arthur Watson; Colum Sands; Dave Burland; Paul Downes; Steve Turner; Askew Sisters; and more. With many more still to be announced.
For the line-up details as available please click here.
Plus Dance Sides including Berkshire Bedlam, Boggarts Breakfast, Flag & Bone, Gog Magog Molly, Outside Capering Crew, Sallyport Sword and Rapper, Silver Flame Rapper, Stoney Steppers, Stroud Ladies, Whip the Cat, and Witchmen.
As well as live music, expect ceilidh dances, social dance bands & callers, workshops, a dance display, processions, craft fair, a themed children's festival, fun and games and more, with the festival spread across several venues throughout the town, over an 8 day period.
The early bird offer has ended, prices currently are £264 for all-in-one adult ticket, £188 for an adult week ticket, £76 for a full weekend ticket, and £36 for an adult day ticket. Ticket options also available for young adult (aged 18-24 years), a youth (aged 12-17 years), child (aged 7-11 years), with children aged under 7 able to attend for free. All-in-One, Week and Weekend tickets will now be wristbanded, rather than card tickets.
New for 2013: A Family Ticket Â buy an Adult ticket and pay for one Child or Youth, and get the next Child (7-11) Ticket FREE (a saving up to £76!) plus Student Discount tickets (20% off the Adult price for both students and unpaid interns aged between 18 and 24).
To buy tickets, click here.
There will be charges for using the campsite. A week camping pass is available if you have bought an All-in-One, week ticket, or Campsite Passport. Week long camping is priced: Family Deal £160, Adult £60, Youth £30, Children under 12 FREE, Caravan/Motorhome Supplement £30. Weekend camping is priced: Adult £26, Youth £13, Children under 12 FREE. Day camping is priced: Adult £12, Youth £6, Children under 12 FREE. A Campsite Passportalso needs to purchased if you want to buy Camping Tickets without buying a Festival Season Ticket, this is priced at £36.
There will also be several workshops, some are planned as a series, with a performance usually planned for the end of the week.
More information will be here when available.
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