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Volunteer Applications Now Open for 2020

by James Garrett • February 19, 2020

Sidmouth is a festival like no other. Set in the lovely regency seaside town of Sidmouth, Devon, it is one the UK’s premiere folk events of the year. With something for everyone, the town fills with performances across numerous venues, with street entertainment, processions, dance , workshops and lots lots more. The festival has many […]


by James Garrett • February 12, 2020

Yet again the 2020 Children’s Festival will be programming the famous Sidmouth Seaside Stompers Children’s Ceilidh Band Workshop. A wonderful opportunity for children (8 years and over) who play any musical instrument to have a great time in this series of workshops, which take place on a daily basis throughout the festival. The workshops culminate […]

Last Call for Super Early Birds

by James Garrett • February 7, 2020

We’re down to the last few remaining tickets at Super Early Bird prices for this year’s amazing Sidmouth Folk Festival (31 July – 7 August 2020). We expect them to go by the end of this weekend …so book now! 


by James Garrett • February 7, 2020

As always Sidmouth Folk Festival Children’s Festival loves to encourage children of all ages and all musical abilities to play music together. Some workshops are aimed at children who are already confident on playing their instruments, but we know that some of our younger visitors are also keen to take part in music workshops. The […]

Super Early Bird Tickets Running Low

by James Garrett • January 29, 2020

Super Early Bird Tickets for some serious festival fun at The Sidmouth Folk Festival (31 July – 7 August 2020) are flying out the door. There are only a few days left now to get your best value tickets for the highlight of the summer. Grab yours now! Want to hear more news about this year’s festival? Well, […]


by James Garrett • January 14, 2020

Leading music festivals, events and artists have rallied together to raise funds in support of those affected by the unprecedented Australian bushfires, currently destroying parts of the country. In just 48 hours, thousands of pounds worth of prizes have been donated towards a major prize draw, with all proceeds split between the Australian Red Cross […]


by James Garrett • December 5, 2019

We’re very excited to welcome the wonderful Eddie Reader to Sidmouth in 2020. Eddi is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice. In 2020, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with a ‘40 Years Live’ tour. From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe […]


by James Garrett • December 5, 2019

As one decade ticked over another, 1970 would prove to be an historic year for music and the world at large. For Steeleye Span it would mark a major milestone with the release of their debut album Hark The Village Wait. Five decades years on and the band, led as ever by the iconic vocals […]

Sing, Dance, Play on the 2020 GARDEN STAGE at The Sidmouth Folk Festival!

by James Garrett • November 25, 2019

An exciting opportunity to perform on the Garden Stage, in Blackmore Gardens, at  Sidmouth Folk Festival. The Garden Stage is managed through the Sidmouth Folk Festival Children’s Festival who are keen to promote young and aspiring performers to family audiences of all ages. Could this be you, or do you know someone who might like […]

Sidmouth Town Band win National Finals Silverware

by James Garrett • September 20, 2019

Sidmouth Town Band took part in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham last weekend and were thrilled to be awarded third prize, in a competition involving the best second section bands from England, Wales and Scotland. The band qualified for the National finals after winning the West of England second section […]