The line-up has been announced for the 66th edition of Sidmouth Folk Festival which is eight days filled with folk music, singing, dancing, pub sessions, concerts, and cream teas, focused in the centre and sea front of Sidmouth, Devon from Friday 31st July to Friday 7th August 2020.
At the festival's major seated venue The Ham (photo above), there's pre-festival shows from Steeleye Span, on the evening of Thursday 30th July, and Fisherman's Friends on the afternoon of Friday 31st. The Ham Stage headliners are Show of Hands featuring Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Eddi Reader, Home Service (with John Tams), Eliza Carthy, with songs from 'Restitute' her first solo album of traditional music for 14 years, blah
Others performing over the 8 days include Peatbog Faeries, Edward II, The Demon Barbers XL, Daoiri Farrell, Yves Lambert Trio, The Trials Of Cato, Brighde Chaimbeul, Talisk, The East Pointers, The Magpie Arc, Melrose Quartet, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Will Pound: A Day Will Come, Cock And Bull Band, Granny's Attic, Central Bal, Jackie Oates & John Spiers, Ben Paley, Frankie Armstrong, Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, Mike Wilson, Rosie Hood Trio, Eugenia Georgieva, Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy, Fara, and Kirkophany, with more to be announced.
There’s a veritable smorgasbord of fun and frolics on the menu right across the town, and the added attraction of an impromptu knees-up around every corner. Take your pick from the major concerts, lively late-night roots parties, intimate sessions, ceilidhs and folk dancing, storytelling, family entertainment and youth-centred sessions, hands-on workshops and spectacular dance displays, the best in South West crafts and the tastiest local food and drink.
An all-in-one week ticket £327, weekend ticket £141. Many other ticket options are available
Camping costs £67 extra for the whole week, or £33 for the weekend.
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