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 4th to Sunday 7th June 2015.
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.
This year the festival is moving sites, down the road next to Southwell Racecourse, It is a larger site so camping and caravans can be next to the main field. They will be putting on a loop bus service between the site and town centre throughout the weekend.
Southwell's folk festival will coincide with the annual Gate to Southwell procession of Morris dancers to Southwell Minster from Nottingham city centre.
Clannad, Billy Bragg, BOC, The Hot Seats, The Tweed Project, Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne, Cloudstreet, The Rheingans Sisters, Granny's Attic, We Banjo 3, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr, Chris Wood & Andy Cutting, Chris Wood, Martin Simpson, Urban Folk Quartet, Artisan, Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Maia, Manran, The Railsplitters, Coco and the Butterfields, The Young Un’s, Keith Donnelly, Flossie Malavialle and Anthony John Clarke. Many more names and headliners to be confirmed.
An early bird adult weekend ticket is priced at £85 plus camping or weekend extra (to inc Thurs) £100. A youth weekend (aged 12 - 18 years) no camping ticket is priced at £47. Youth camping is an additional £10. A family (2 Adults and 2 Youths) wekeend extra ticket including Thursday camping is priced at £255.
A campervan pass is priced at £5. Day tickets, and wi-fi access will also be available at a later date.
Prices do not include booking fees.
Around the town
Roots and Acoustic Music across three stages, plus concerts, ceilidhs, dance displays, children’s events, workshops. Real ale & cider festival, food and craft stalls on the festival site.Events around town including sessions in local pubs. Free parking for day visitors. Various dance teams will be appearing in the town and around the festival site.
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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