Sidmouth Folk Festival - previously Sidmouth Folk Week - is 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 the 65th year are Friday 2nd to Friday 9th August 2019.
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.
Confirmed acts include Ralph McTell, Lindisfarne, Richard Thompson (solo acoustic), The Spooky Men's Chorale, Steve Knightley & Friends, Julie Fowlis, Seth Lakeman, Peatbog Faeries, Flook, The Young 'uns, Martin Simpson, Sam Sweeney, Le Vent Du Nord, Topette, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Hannah James' Jigdoll Ensemble, The Shee, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Lisa O'Neill, Lady Maisery, Belshazzar's Feast, and many more.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
There'll also be dancing teams, including Alton Morris, Black Swan Rapper, Crooked Moon Appalachian, Earlsdon Morris Men, Five Rivers Morris, Makeney Morris, Moulton Morris Men, Oakenyouth, Ouse Washes Molly, Rivington Morris, Star And Shadow Rapper, Windsor Morris.
An all-in-one ticket £314. Many other ticket options are available
Camping costs £64 for the whole week.
The Campsite is located about 1.5 miles from the seafront, on Bulverton Road, B3176, and is open from noon on Wednesday 30th July, until noon on Saturday 9th August. All-In-One and Week Ticket holders andCamping Passport holders can purchase camping throughout this period. Weekend, Day and Event Ticketholders can purchase camping for the appropriate night(s). Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Camping is free for children under 12. The Campsite Family Deal is available for two adults and up to three youths.
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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