Sidmouth Folk Week

Sidmouth is a small Regency seaside town on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in East Devon, between Exmouth and Lyme Regis, surrounded by red sandstone cliffs and the green hills of the Sid Valley. As well as the Festival there are beaches to lie on, rock pools to explore and the sea to swim in. With over 600 events to choose from, Sidmouth FolkWeek is a well established and well loved festival. Some people dive into the full festival experience, while others just give the weekend a try, or dip in and out of concerts, workshops or ceilidhs. There is always an impressive line up of guests and a great week of entertainment. Use of lots of venues throughout the town, from open air events and marquees, to smaller club venues make for a varied experience, with something to suit everyone. The streets and seafront are very much part of the Festival stage as well, with impromptu performances from buskers, dance groups, street theatre performers and entertainers to amuse you as you wander between the events. There are also open air ceilidhs and concerts in the gardens of the Anchor Inn, and sessions in most of the pubs. And then there are a host of other places that you'll discover once you've decided which workshops, social dances, lectures, discussions, storytelling sessions and other activities you're going to fit into the week's busy schedule!