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Upcoming Festivals

Southdowns Folk Festival - 19-21 September

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The 2019 ticketed line-up for South Downs Folk Festival is probably one of the best ever. Featuring the brilliant folk-rock legends LINDISFARNE, the hugely popular OYSTERBAND, BBC folk multi-award winners THE YOUNG ‘UNS, with a very special and unique whole evening show, plus the highly entertaining 3 DAFT MONKEYS and the sensational BLAIR DUNLOP. All the aforementioned concerts take place between 19th and 22nd of September at Bognor’s Alexandra Theatre.

St Ives September Festival - 14-28 September

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A two-week celebration of music and the arts in St Ives, this festival features many renowned folk artists, including Show of Hands, Dougie MacLean, iconic Irish band Dervish, Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow, Katie Kirk and Rick Williams, John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, Geoff Lakeman, and many more. Throughout the two weeks there will be exhibitions, walks, talks, films, workshops, comedy, theatre and poetry, as well as some great concerts.

Leadhills Music Blast - 6-8 September

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Leadhills Music Blast Festival is a new festival this year organised for the 6th, 7th,8th September at Leadhills Village Hall. Individual tickets are available at £15.00 per concert or a super saver of a weekend ticket can be bought for £30.00. Camping and motor home parking is available and other accommodation is available in the Hotel or local Airbnbs. Artists performing in this inaugural year include; The Lasses, Archie Fisher, McKerron Brechin & OhEadhra, Brendan Hendry & Jonny Toman, Jon Blek and The Humpff Family. There will also be sessions held in the Houpeton Arms.

Bromyard Folk Festival - 5-8 September

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Bromyard Folk Festival started in 1968 and sold 150 tickets. Now it is attended by thousands every year. Bromyard Folk Festival’s goal has always been to promote folk traditions by making them as accessible as possible during one weekend of packed entertainment. Acts can be local, award winning national performers and international folk legends. There is a warm family feeling to Bromyard Folk Festival, with entertainment for all ages, plus food, drink and activities throughout the whole weekend.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 23-26 August

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What can you expect from this “little piece of heaven”, tucked away on a glorious riverside site in the heart of Shrewsbury? Some of most established artists from the UK alongside acts celebrating folk music and dance from across the world. With a warm welcome from the volunteer stewards, the festival promises a relaxed atmosphere with time to explore the festival site with its four sound stages, dance tent and specialist venues for the children’s and youth festivals. There are workshops galore, a magnificent food village, real ale and cocktail bars, craft fair, free buses into Shrewsbury town centre, pub sessions and a great campsite.

Mull of Kintyre Music Festival - 21-25 August

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The Mull of Kintyre holds this annual music festival, which has grown each year since it’s inception in 1993. Set in the community of Campbeltown, the festival has become the region’s top cultural event, which encourages people to visit Kintyre from all parts of the globe, satisfying an ambition of the Festival to showcase the very best in traditional and contemporary music worldwide whilst also displaying the region’s cultural individuality through the talents of the local musicians of all ages.

Whitby Folk Week - 17-23 August

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More than 600 events, spanning seven days, Whitby Folk Week is a firm favourite in the festival calendar. Visitors can enjoy over 300 concerts over seven days spread across 50 venues; you can dance until you drop, with ceilidhs and dances for everybody led by some of England's best callers; you can try your hand at one of the many workshops in anything from melodeon to Medieval dance, banjo to Border, or join the Festival Orchestra. There is also a huge range of children's and youth events.

Dartmoor Folk Festival - 9-11 August

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The 42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival will take place on the 9th, 10th & 11th August 2019 in the village of South Zeal near Okehampton in Devon. A packed weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, song and music sessions, children's festival, craft displays, folk service, Dartmoor ramble and much more, don't miss it!!! Guests this year include Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Sara Grey & Kieron Means, Moirai, The Jellyman's Daughter, Kirkophany, Luke Daniels, The Postman Poet Show (Liz Shakespeare, Nick Wyke, Becki Driscoll), The Stowes, The Dartmoor Pixie Band, Ramsley Minors, Crazy Goat, plus more to be confirmed...