Southwell Folk Festival 2013

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th June 2013
The Workhouse, Southwell, nr Nottingham, NG25 0PT, England MAP
£111 including camping
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 7th May 2013

around the festival site

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 Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th June 2013.

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


Latest additions are Friday night's headliners who will be Oysterband with Faustus also added to the bill. Also confirmed Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, John Doyle, Flossie Malavialle, Pilgrims' Way, Hérétique, Winter Wilson, Monkey Box, James Findlay and Alex Cumming, Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Sunjay Brayne, Fabian Moore, Infinite Cherries, Mishaped Pearls, and Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray: The Wayward Tour with a ten-piece 'supergroup' with Barnaby Stradling, Bethany Porter, Lucy Farrell, Willy Molleson, Sam Sweeney, Dave Delarre and Saul Rose.

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, and Home Service are the first headliners to be booked for next year. Other acts booked include Hadadekuk, Tim Edey and Brendan Power, Genticorum, Monster Ceilidh Band, The Henry Girls, Niamh Ni Charra Trio, Flossie Malavialle, Roddy Woomble, Rura, plus Lucy Ward and Cupola performing together and separately and Canadian bluesman Matt Anderson. More names to follow shortly.


Weekend tickets from £94. 'Weekend extra' tickets, to include Thursday night's concert and camping from £105. Youth weekend tickets priced at £47. Weekend camping priced at £15 for adults, and £10 for youth (only available with Weekend and Weekend Extra Tickets). Caravan or Motorhome priced at an extra £5. Day tickets, and wi-fi access also available.

To buy tickets, click here.

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 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.

around the festival site (stage)

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th June 2013
The Workhouse, Southwell, nr Nottingham, NG25 0PT, England MAP
£111 including camping
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 7th May 2013

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