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Time Is Running Out…

by James Garrett • April 18, 2019

Time is running short to get hold of your best value Early Bird tickets for everybody’s favourite summer seaside holiday at The Sidmouth Folk Festival (2nd – 9th August). Grab them while you can! sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk/tickets From seasons to event tickets, you can build your own perfect festival. Our ticketing systems aim to allow for as much flexibility […]


Award-winning South West Brewery joins The Sidmouth Folk Festival for a second year running…

by James Garrett • April 18, 2019

Wickwar Wessex Brewery are back and are delighted to announce they will be serving up the finest selection of their hand-crafted ales at Sidmouth’s most celebrated event. Last summer, saw the brewery team pouring thirsty festival revellers, over 7,000 pints of their hero ales; Bob, Falling Star and Moles Gold. A selection of your favourite […]


The Ham Evening Shows Now On Sale

by James Garrett • April 3, 2019

An exciting announcement for you as we dive headlong into Spring: our centrepiece concert venue at the festival, The Ham, stages three first class concerts each day and our top class evening shows are now on sale. Get in early and book yourself a great night out! All of these concerts are also included in […]


Update: Volunteers 2019

by James Garrett • April 2, 2019

Volunteer numbers are building nicely but we still need a few more people to help at The Bulverton and Betsy’s Lounge this summer. There are a number of venues, collections and other roles that need filling also. Sidmouth is a festival like no other. Set in the lovely regency seaside town of Sidmouth, Devon, it […]


Update: New Caller’s Showcase Ceilidh

by James Garrett • April 1, 2019

We are introducing a new event to the ceilidh programme at The Sidmouth Folk Festival, a new caller’s showcase evening. This will be taking place in the Blackmore Gardens Dance Marquee from 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 August. This is to provide festival-goers the chance to dance to some new faces that have never called at […]


Rusty Pig Join Us For 2019

by James Garrett • March 29, 2019

Ottery St Mary-based caterers Rusty Pig will be laying on a wonderful spread at the Ham this year. Rusty Pig started out as a butcher’s shop, in 2011, with a weekend supper club but as time went on, the quirky restaurant and catering business took over. Robin’s commitment to using only locally sourced ingredients, seasonal […]


Fair play… at The Sidmouth Folk Festival

by James Garrett • March 8, 2019

Friday 8th March is International Women’s Day and The Sidmouth Folk Festival is celebrating the many women musicians, singers, dancers and educators who perform on its stages and across a diverse range of events for all ages. Outstanding instrumentalists including the mighty Shee, flute-toting Sarah Allen (Flook), bodhran-beating Tania Buisse (Topette!) and guitar-picking ace Gwenifer […]


Applications for trading at the Craft Village are NOW OPEN!

by James Garrett • February 25, 2019

We are looking for traders that predominantly make what they sell as well as those providing entertainment such as hair braiders, tarot readers, masseuses and other fun bits too – if you have an idea, I’d love to hear it! We will also be timetabling entertainment throughout the week so if you would like to […]


Last Call For Super Early Bird Tickets

by James Garrett • February 8, 2019

Only a few tickets remain at Super Early Bird prices for an outstanding Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019 from 2nd – 9th August. We expect them to be gone by the end of this weekend, so make sure you get in now and book your best value tickets. This is your final opportunity to grab the best possible deal […]


Line-up Additions + Super Early Bird Tickets Running Out

by James Garrett • January 30, 2019

Latest News… Popular 8-piece folk-rock band Merry Hell headline Saturday night at The Bulverton, as part of a full week of upbeat roots dance party programming. Special Shows Living By The Sea: Building on its popular debut last year, this Sidmouth-focused feast of words and music sees storyteller Matthew Crampton, musical director Paul Sartin and […]