Upton upon Severn Folk Festival celebrates its 29th Birthday over the May Bank holiday from Friday 4th until Monday 7th May 2018, and takes place in the town of Upton Upon Severn in Worcestershire.
The first acts confirmed are Mike Wilson & Damien Barber, Monty's Maggot English Ceilidh & Country Dance Band, Granny's Attic, Moirai Trio, Kadia, and The Wriggle Jigglers
The festival will also have over 50 Morris and other dance sides. Plus ceilidhs, concerts, workshops, craft fair, music and song sessions, street theatre, a grand procession, stalls, juggling and other activities on the river bank.
Advance festival tickets are priced at £60 for a full weekend (£55 concessions), junior tickets (14-18) £25, and under-14s are free.
Camping is £18 (only available if booked in advance).
Day tickets and evening and daytime tickets are also available.
Upton is blessed with ten licensed premises plus a boat with a bar, all of which welcome the folk community for informal and organised sessions. The festival also hosts Folk Clubs in which there are open mic sessions. Just turn up in good time before the start and ask. (Spots will be allocated at the discretion of the MC.)
There will also be free dances under the bridge, plus the popular 'Upton Fringe' events, and spontaneous street acts.
The camp site, only open to festival ticket holders, is on the edge of the town, about 2 minutes away from the action. It offers showers, "posh" toilets and a club house for late night sessions.
Wet weather provision
The committee have arranged a local alternative camp site which they can use if the usual one is flooded. This is Brickwalls Barn Camp Site, Gilberts End, a pleasant rural site about 3 miles outside Upton and well away from any potential floods. There is a seven acre field which will be available to the Folk Festival. Organisers will, of course, provide a free shuttle bus service.
More information will be here when available.
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