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Tickets Status

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 8, 2021

We put our 1st allocation of tickets on sale on 24th May with very limited numbers, which sold out quickly. When the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown guidelines is reviewed we will release more tickets, so keep a close eye on the website, social media and emails for fresh news/updates over the next couple of […]

Event Tickets Now on Sale!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • May 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce that The Sidmouth Folk Festival will return to our beloved seaside home this year with a celebratory Open Air event, primarily based in the heart of the town at Blackmore Gardens with all day entertainment and evening concerts. We present evening open air concerts from Sat 31st July through to Friday 6th August […]

A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • April 23, 2021

We are delighted to announce that The Sidmouth Folk Festival will return to our beloved seaside home this year with a celebratory event. 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 […]

Culture Recovery Fund Update

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • April 2, 2021

The Sidmouth Folk Festival is to receive £97,250 from the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund. The Festival is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The funding awarded is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year […]

Special McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle Online Show

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • March 24, 2021

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle have recorded a very special show to be streamed straight to your laptop, tablet or TV on 31st March. Following on from their successful Christmas tour the trio will perform some old favourites that anyone who has seen them in the flesh will recognise. Best known for their […]

Your Views Matter – Have your Say!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • March 5, 2021

As the days grow brighter and longer, it seems we can begin to see the light at the end of the very long and dark COVID-shaped tunnel with the rollout of the vaccine programme, the increase in immunity and the reduction in infection rates. Our minds are turned once again to the hope of festival […]

The Chris Smither Streaming Global Tour

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • February 11, 2021

We are proud to partner with the brilliant Chris Smither to bring you access to a special livestream performance on 13, 20 & 27 March! Tickets are $20 and on sale now here. A portion of each ticket sold benefits The Sidmouth Folk Festival. 13 March (8:30pm ET 48-hour replay window) – LEAVE THE LIGHT […]

Season’s Greetings From Sidmouth

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 16, 2020

Warm seasons greetings from all at The Sidmouth Folk Festival HQ. We hope you can all hunker down safely and enjoy some festive calm after such a torrid year. We are all hopeful that the vaccine rollout will mean that we can start to genuinely look forward to a more positive 2021. We are all […]

Online Festival Choir Gatherings

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • November 23, 2020

A message from our lovely festival choir coordinator Sandra Kerr… Dear Friends Once again, the Sidmouth Festival Choir is going to gather, via Zoom, for a lovely breathy, stretchy, round-y warm up and a sing through of some of our repertoire. The sessions will be on Monday mornings, 30th November at 11am and 7th December. […]

Special Matthew Byrne Concert

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • November 12, 2020

The Sidmouth Folk Festival is very pleased to present award-winning traditional singer and guitarist Matthew Byrne (Canada) for a very special live-streamed performance on 21st November at 8pm. Tickets are available now through Matthew’s website here. Ticket-holders will receive an exclusive link to the live stream. This show is part of a very unique digital “tour” […]