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Last Chance to Watch Online Festival Shows

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 13, 2021

As we look back at the happy return of Sidmouth Folk Festival to our East Devon seaside home, there is still time to catch up with the Online Festival featuring specially recorded performances by Martin Simpson, Fara, Brighde Chaimbeul, John Kirkpatrick and more, alongside recordings from Sidmouth featuring Jez Lowe, Tim Edey, Alice Jones, Ben […]


Thank You

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 10, 2021

Thanks to all the artists who appeared live in Blackmore Gardens and on the Ham and to those who led events in a few venues around the town including the bands who played for the hardy dancers as Anchor Ceilidhs returned. Also great to see the return of the Morris dancers on Sunday, thanks to […]


A Wonderful Celebratory Week at Sidmouth and Plenty More Online to Enjoy

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 9, 2021

Wow! What a fantastic return for folk music and for happy audiences in Sidmouth this week. A great time has been had by all and the atmosphere has been so positive and celebratory. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have joined us back in Sidmouth – both in person and online.  We have enjoyed […]


Sidmouth Folk Festival Online – Workshops

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 29, 2021

If you can’t join us in person at Sidmouth, there’s plenty at our Online Festival to enjoy. Sign up for Online Workshops here with over 50 workshops open now for registration, and still more to come. You can join Nick and Mary Barber’s Big Band, John Kirkpatrick’s Concert Band or Bob Ellisfor Well Known Tunes at […]


Update for any Dance Teams coming to Sidmouth

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 26, 2021

While there are no official dance displays from invited teams this year, visiting sides will be welcome as usual to dance on the Esplanade at any time where suitable space permits. While we’re not anticipating any Wembley-style crushes, under current circumstances we would just ask all teams to remain mindful of any overcrowding issues as […]


Full Programme Now Available

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 20, 2021

It feels like proper summer! With the sun shining and outdoor living in mind, it’s a great time to look forward to a great Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival both live and Online. Check out the line-up of great artists and activities taking place at the event with our Full programme available now. Download the […]


More Evening Concert Tickets Available Now!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 29, 2021

With the first tranche of tickets for the Open Air evening concerts in Blackmore Gardens selling out within days, we are delighted to announce that we are now able to release more for each show as part of our Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival this summer. AVAILABLE NOW!  Tickets are still limited but we hope […]


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 […]