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First Names Announced and Tickets Now On Sale

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 11, 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A festive mood has alighted on us all, not only as we embrace the seasonal sparkle, but also as we gear up for the 70th Anniversary of Sidmouth Folk Festival in 2024. It’s time to get in the mood for some serious celebration of this unique and […]


Pre-Festival Concerts 2024 Announced

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 11, 2023

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Thursday 1st August, 8pm (The Ham) Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are best known for performing musically faithful but often tongue-in-cheek covers of popular songs from a wide variety of music genres, their light-hearted deadpan humour and outstanding musicianship making for a hugely entertaining show! Steeleye Span Friday 2nd August, 3pm (The Ham) […]


New 70th Anniversary T-Shirts

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 11, 2023

Celebrate in style!  We have some stunning new t-shirt designs to celebrate our 70th anniversary which can be pre-ordered alongside tickets. Featuring both the iconic Sidmouth fiddler, and our seaside hometown’s glorious red cliffs, these t-shirts are an ideal memento for festival goers.  Pre-order here.


Super Super Early Bird 2024 Ticket Offer Deadline

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 21, 2023

Limited Tickets Available for our 70th Festival2-9 August 2024 for one more week Limited numbers of Adult All-in-One, Bulverton-in-One and Week Season tickets are available at 2023 Tier One prices until midnight on 28th August (Bank Holiday Monday). Come and join us for what promises to be a wonderful celebration, celebrating our musical tradition in all its […]


Thanks, Feedback and 2024 Dates

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 15, 2023

What an amazing week of music-making and celebration we’ve had at The Sidmouth Folk Festival this last week. Heartfelt thanks to every single one of YOU who participated and made it such a wonderful festival! It always fills our hearts to see this special community of people having such a great time at festival venues around […]


Grand Draw Results

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 14, 2023

The Sidmouth Folk Festival Grand Draw has been described as a “great success” by organisers, raising much-needed additional funds for the festival. The Draw took place on Thursday evening during the Ham Marquee concert featuring Cara Dillon. The winner of the £1,000 top prize was Kim Brown from Ottery St Mary, whose ticket number was […]


Torchlight and Fireworks 2023

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 11, 2023

Morning everyone, Tonight the Torchlight Procession kicks off from 10pm along the Esplanade (assemble Glen Road by 9.45pm) concluding with the dousing of the torches and Fireworks off the beach. . Things will be a bit different this year. We’re using low noise (lower in the sky), dog friendly fireworks in line with EDDC rules. […]


Programme Changes (Thursday)

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 10, 2023

714 10am Storytelling in Song Reg Meuross – taking place in Sidmouth C of E Primary School Hall (not Lower Methodist Church Hall) 728 11.30am Forgotten Lands Song Workshop with Maddy Prior – taking place at Methodist Church (not The Bulverton)


Programme Changes (Wednesday)

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 9, 2023

614 10am Lower Methodist Church Hall is An Introduction to Kora with Suntou Susso Not Concertina Accompaniment with Steve Turner (duplicated in programme). This is event 664 4pm at the Primary School. C620 7pm All Saints Church Hall is Trunks with Gacko. Under the Bed Theatre are unable to attend, we hope to have them […]


John Gasson Memorial Jig Competition 2023 Winners

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 7, 2023

𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼 𝗝𝗶𝗴 1st – Emma Laister and Jess Searle 2nd – Owain Boorman and Will Allen 3rd – Rhys Boorman and Rosie Butler-Hall 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗝𝗶𝗴 1st – James Cook, Ben Moss and Saul Rose 2nd – Toby Melville, Rhys Boorman and Lewis Wood 3rd – Emma Laister, Molly Pipe and Mark Rogers 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 […]