2021 Plans

A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival 30th July – 6th August 2021

With so much uncertainty around the viability of live events and festivals this summer – and taking into account the informative and thoughtful responses to our audience surveys – the festival team are now excited to be planning a celebratory week of shows and activities, primarily based in the heart of the town at Blackmore Gardens, with all day entertainment and evening concerts.

In response to festival goers’ stated preferences for open air events, we will be staging evening concerts from Sat 31st July through to Friday 6th August with some amazing headline acts including our wonderful patrons Show of Hands, the brilliant Eliza Carthy Trio and the super-powered Talisk.

Tickets for these evening shows will go on sale from May 24th.

Daytimes in Blackmore Gardens will feature concert performances, dance music, family entertainment, street theatre and special events. All free and open to all with some friendly collectors! The Blackmore Gardens hub is the ideal spot to spend a day in sunshine, to gather safely with old friends and to celebrate the return of the festival to the town, with a fantastic bar and a great range of catering.

The Ham lawn also promises to be a hive of festive activity with many of the usual catering and bar favourites and plenty of entertainment.

Camping 2021: It is unlikely that we will be able to run the usual festival campsite at Bulverton so we are looking into limited alternative provision. We will announce news on this as soon as possible.