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Bromyard Folk Festival - 5-8 September


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.

Guests this year include Kathryn Tickell and the Darkening, Flook, The Daoiri Farrell Trio, Rosier, Edgelarks, Will Pound & Eddy Jay, The Tweed Project, Melrose Quartet, Granny's Attic, Jackie Oates & Tom Spiers, Topette, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Kelly Oliver, Banter, Georgia Lewis, Jeff Warner, Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman, Judy Cook and many more...

James Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL, who has recently been appointed as the High Sheriff of Herefordshire, will be launching Bromyard Folk Festival with an opening ceremony on Friday 6th September at 7.50pm. There are some events that take place on the Thursday, including a ceilidh and an album launch by the festival patrons, Granny's Attic called Wheels of the World.

There will be a Procession running down the High Street at 8.30pm on Friday accompanied by the Town Crier. There will be more Morris men than you can shake a stick at. The guest dance sides who will be performing are Belle D’Vain, Chinewrde Morris Dancers, JD & Folk, Newcastle Kingsman, Shropshire Bedlam & Martha Rhodens, Shropshire Sharpshins, Silkstone Greens, and Windsor Morris with performances by regular sides Soft Option, Faithful City Morris Men, Jockey Morris Men, Lord Conyers Morris Men, Shakespeare Morris Men, Silurian Morris Men, White Hart Morris Men, 1st Sedgley Morris Men and Earlsdon Morris.

There is literally a warm welcome for you on the Main Stage this year as the venue will be heated. Headliners performing on the Main Stage include Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening, Flook, The Daoirí Farrell Trio, Rosier plus a great deal more.

The rest of the weekend of the folk festival is packed with music, singing, dancing, workshops, stories, crafts, food and drink.
A particular feature for this year is going to be a 'Bal', a traditional French dance from Topette!!

The weekend will also have a real family feel, with a wide variety of entertainers, activities, stories and songs with the bonus of free entry for children under 10 years old.

The green field festival will continue in its aims to strive for a more sustainable future. Stainless steel bottles will be available along with freely available water refills, no plastic bottles in any of the green rooms or from the traders and any waste that is generated is being recycled by Blackpole Skip Hire who manage to reuse 85%.

For more info see: Bromyard Folk Festival website