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 5th until Sunday 8th June 2014.
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 folk festival will coincide with the annual Gate to Southwell procession of Morris dancers to Southwell Minster from Nottingham city centre.
The latest additions are The Kennedys, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Keith Donnelly, The BeauBowBelles, Jeff Warner, Skipper's Alley, and Hatful of Rain.
They join Feast of Fiddles who will headline and close the final main concert on Sunday evening. Also confirmed are The Henry Girls, The Poozies, Martyn Joseph, Stewart Henderson, Treacherous Orchestra, The Ben Waters Band, Polly & The Billets Doux, The Bills, The Sojourners, Vin Garbutt, Bella Hardy and The Midnight Watch, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson and Caladh Nua. To commemorate the anniversary of the The Great War the Thursday night will feature the premiere of Mick Ryan's completely rewritten folk opera 'A Day's Work' with a proposed cast of Damien Barber, Greg Russell, Paul Downes, Heather Bradford, Maggie Boyle, Matt Quinn and Mick Ryan. More names to follow shortly.
Early bird weekend tickets are the same price as 2013 and weekend extra tickets (to include Thursday) are slightly cheaper than last year!
Adult weekend tickets priced at £75. 'Weekend extra' tickets, to include Thursday night's concert and camping from £105. Youth weekend tickets priced at £41, or £51 including camping. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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