Southwell Folk Festival 2012

Friday 1st to Monday 4th June 2012
The Workhouse, Southwell, nr Nottingham, NG25 0PT, England MAP
from £69 for adults, £28 for a child (12-17)
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 29th May 2012

Based on a greenfield site alongside the National Trust workhouse with two main marquee stages and many events taking place in and around the beautiful Minster town of Southwell. The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival takes place from Friday 1st until Monday 4th June 2012.

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.

Procession

Southwell's fourth folk festival will coincide with the annual Gate to Southwell procession of Morris dancers to Southwell Minster from Nottingham city centre.

Line-up

The latest acts announced are Jacques Stotzem, Troy Faid, David Gibb and Elly Lucas, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Blue Horyzon, Luke Barton, The Broom Hill String Band, The Northern Monkey, Georgie Rose How, Stephen Langstaff, Jed Grimes, Philip Cockerham, Kate Denny with Simon Routh, Sherwood Lads, Muha, and Grupo de Cordas Seccao de Fado.

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner & Louise Marshall launch the Festival on Friday. Plus Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, Martin Carthy, Blair Dunlop, Tri, The Go Set (Australian Band), Anna Elias and the Forlorn Hope, Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies, and Manieres des Bohemiens, Isla St Clair, The Toy Hearts, Calan, Dougie MacLean, Breabach, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Martyn Joseph, Brass Monkey, Beoga, Le Vent du Nord, The Melrose Quartet, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Richard and Jess Arrowsmith, Karine Polwart, Fay Hield Trio, Lucy Ward, The Wilson Family, GloryStrokes, Steamchicken and Becky Wolff, The QP, Sciorr:Staged, and Fay Brotherhood, with many more to be confirmed. For the line-up details, and day splits, as available please click here

Tickets

Weekend tickets priced from £69 and adult Day tickets will be £30. Tickets will be available from Monday 5th December 2011.

Around the town

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.

Kids activities

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.

Beer festival

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.

Camping

Camping is on adjacent fields. There is camping available, priced at around £15 for adults, or £8 for a youth (12-17) with limited space for caravans and motor homes (£5 extra).

More information will be here when available.

Friday 1st to Monday 4th June 2012
The Workhouse, Southwell, nr Nottingham, NG25 0PT, England MAP
from £69 for adults, £28 for a child (12-17)
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 29th May 2012


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