Closed for the summer break: why not visit a folk festival? Click on these links for festival suggestions. Then come back and tell us who you discovered – maybe we’ll book them!

Date/Time Sun 26 Jul 2020 - Sun 30 Aug 2020 12:00 AM


Here’s a few folky ones…


Cambridge Folk Festival


Sidmouth Folk Week

Wickham Festival

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention

Broadstairs Folk Week

Beautiful Days

Whitby Folk Week

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Towersey Folk Festival

And then there’s…

Bloodstock: Actually, that’s only very, very slightly folky – folk metal bands are known to turn up there with hurdy-gurdys. John-the-sound loved it in 2016 & 2019 and recommends it.

Rebellion: This is barely folky at all, but was John-the-sound’s 2017 non-folk festival and he hopes to be there this year. Staying in a Blackpool B&B was very acceptable, and how can you go wrong with several days of punk – the folk music of the late-70’s?