Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Usher's Island with an exclusive UK festival performance, and Blowzabella lead the first acts to be announced for the third annual FolkEast festival taking place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August 2016 and returning to the 300 acres of parkland at Glemham Hall, in Suffolk.
Also confirmed are festival patronsThe Young'Uns with the Aldeburgh Young Musicians, Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band, Chris Wood, Andy Irvine, Topette, Georgia Shackleton Trio, RuRa, Moss, Moore, Rutter, The Hut People, Sam Carter, Tir Eolas, The Roaring Trowmen, Daoiri Farrell, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, The Swing Museum, Dan Walsh, Luke Jackson, Effra, John Dipper and Dave Malkin, Shorelark, Broadside Boys, Daisy Vaughan, Bof!, The Proper English, Monty's Maggot
With many more acts still to be announced.
Plus Morris dancing from Ouse Washes, Mortimer's Morris, The Witchmen, Harlequin, Anstey, Golden Star, Pretty Grim, and The Thameside Mummers, plus much more to be announced including sessions, walkabouts, storytellers, foragers and pigeon pluckers.
Early bird tickets have sold out, tickets are priced at £115 for an adult ticket with camping, or £65 for those aged 13-17 years, plus booking fees. Children aged 12 years and under can attend for free. An early bird family ticket for 2 adults and 2 youth is priced at £320. Campervan passes are priced at £25. Day tickets will be available at a later date.
The festival also offers ceilidhs, Morris teams, song, dance and instrument workshops, sessions, mardling marquees, local ales & fine food as well as a vintage tea tent, storytelling, traditional craft & art stalls and demonstrations, a fire sculpture garden that fires up at night and plenty of opportunities for children and adults alike to join in. Over the weekend you can take a break from the festival and walk or cycle to the local pub where more entertainment will be provided.
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