Southwell Folk Festival 2009

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th June 2009
The Workhouse, Southwell, nr Nottingham, NG25 0PT, England MAP
£53 for adults, £19 for a child (12-17), and £110 for a family ticket (2a + 2c)
last updated: Fri 15th May 2009

Showcasing international performers of the folk scene, and local performers, with folk dances playing a big part over the weekend, there's plenty of opportunity to get involved in the workshops, ceilidhs, open mic stages and children's events.

Southwell's third folk festival will coincide with the annual Gate to Southwell procession of Morris dancers to Southwell Minster from Nottingham city centre. Events are taking place at the workhouse from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th June.

The line-up will include performers from the International folk scene; The line-up includes Eliza Carthy, Show Of Hands, Eddie Walker, Kevin Brown, Jim Widdop, Martin Simpson Trio, Lau, Michael McGoldrick, Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Flossie Malavialle, and Jackie Oates. Plus the new supergroup Moonlighting featuring: Michael McGoldrick, Ciaran Tourish, Dermot Byrne (Altan), John Joe Kelly (Flook), and John Doyle (ex Solas). For the line-up details as available please click click here. There are still more acts to be confirmed.

In addition to performers in the main marquee, there will be an open mike session marquee, a dance display area, singarounds, and opportunities to meet the artists. There will also be workshops and sessions throughout the town, and it is hoped the Workhouse, a National Trust Property, can be used for some of these.

Early bird tickets are available. Weekend tickets are priced at £53 (from 1st May £60) for adults, £19 (£22) for a youth (12-17), and £110 (£128) for a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children).

Day tickets are available also, A Friday adult ticket is priced at £14 (£16), a youth aged 12-17yrs £6 (£7), a family ticket is priced at £33 (£38). Saturday (Sold Out) or Sunday tickets are priced at £24 (£27) for adults, £11 (£13) for a youth (12-17) and £55 (£63) for a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children).

To buy tickets, click here.

As well as music there will be children's entertainment in the second marquee. The triple turreted children's tent will house various workshops and activities.

The festival usually also includes a beer and cider festival, with about 40 beers, mostly from micro breweries, and will include several specially commissioned brews and also offer a wide variety of catering options.

There is camping available, priced at £10 for adults, or £5 for a youth (12-17) with limited space for caravans and motor homes (£10 extra).

More information will be here when available.

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th June 2009
The Workhouse, Southwell, nr Nottingham, NG25 0PT, England MAP
£53 for adults, £19 for a child (12-17), and £110 for a family ticket (2a + 2c)
last updated: Fri 15th May 2009


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