The full artist line up for Bristol Folk Festival unveiled

published: Fri 28th Jan 2011

Belshazzars Feast

Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2011
Colston Hall, Bristol, England
£75 for the weekend, children (6-16) £65, family £230
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 24th May 2011

The full artist line up for May Day Bank Holiday at Bristol Folk Festival has been revealed.

Belshazzars Feast
The wave of new additions includes Belshazzars Feast, Rachael McShane, Dyer:Cummings, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Dave Garner & Alan Doyle, and 3 Daft Monkeys.

Also confirmed are Brooks Williams & Keith Warmington, Johnny Coppin, Sheelanagig, Jane Taylor, Luke Concannon (formerly Nizlopi), Pilgrims Way, and Tom Palmer.

They will be joined by Jenny Bishop, Phil King, The Free Range Choir, Cole Stacey, Jacanda, Unstrung Heroes, Keith Christmas, Elfynn, Bristol Shantymen, Leander Morales, and Hotwells Howlers.

Also added to the programme of the three-day festival, which returns to Bristol after a 32 year absence, are Barry Walsh, Gaz Brookfield, The Roger Tarry Band, Elephant Talk, Jenna, Scoville Units, and Ruarri Joseph.

The festival has yet to announce one more act, the Isambard nu-Folk Award Winners. Bristol Folk Festival launched a new nationwide music award offering emerging folk acts the chance to appear at Bristol's Colston Hall as well as next month's Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival - the longest running annual folk festival in the UK. The winner will also get the chance to record in a professional Bristol studio. Entries should be emailed to isambard@bristolfolkfestival.com giving the name of the band or artist, the footage link, a contact number and email and a brief description of the act. The closing date is Monday.

Seth Lakeman headlines Friday, Show Of Hands headline Saturday, and Bellowhead will headline the final night, with Spiers & Boden staging a ceilidh on Mayday, and The Fisherman's Friends, and Dervish also previously confirmed. Seth Lakeman, has also agreed to be patron and Bristol's most popular residents Wallace and Gromit will also be putting in a special appearance.

Festivalgoers can be guaranteed no wet weather problems as the whole event will take place on two stages in the city's Colston Hall during the May Day Bank Holiday weekend running from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2011.

It is hoped that up to 3,000 people will come along from Bristol and around the country. There will be something going on from 10am to midnight each day. The festival will also feature Bristol Poets, Nonesuch Morris, Rag Morris, Bristol Morris Men, Mummers, Maypoles, Storytelling, Workshops Sessions, Open Mic, Stalls and more.

Early bird adult tickets are priced at £60 for the three days. Earlybird ticket sales end midnight on Monday 31st January.Children under 5's free of charge, and children aged 6-16 will require a concession ticket priced at £50. A family tickets (2 adults + 2 kids) are priced at £190. To buy tickets, click here.

Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2011
Colston Hall, Bristol, England
£75 for the weekend, children (6-16) £65, family £230
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 24th May 2011


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