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Passing £50,000 in three days!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 3, 2020

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed so far and for all the positive messages. We got off to a much faster start than we could ever have imagined. Now we are over 70% of the way to our target of £70,000. Thanks to all the local businesses, organisations and supporters for their help in getting […]

Update After Day One

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 1, 2020

Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to us smashing our initial Crowdfunder project target, 4 hours after the campaign opened this morning. We always felt that we, The Festival, had a special place in people’s hearts, locals, South Westerners and Festival goers alike. The response to our Crowdfunder appeal to combat the serious effect […]

Crowdfunder campaign is now live!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 30, 2020

The Sidmouth FolkFestivalCrowdfunder campaign is now live! We are offering some amazing rewards in return for the help you are able to offer. See the huge list on the Crowdfunder site and look out for exciting new additions as the campaign progresses. The Crowdfunder campaign is all about securing the future of the festival and making sure […]

Crowdfunder Rewards and Virtual Festival Update

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 26, 2020

Huge thanks to all of those who have already helped in the wake of this year’s 66th Sidmouth Folk Festival’s cancellation. Your contribution really does matter.  The Sidmouth Folk Festival is ready to launch a genuinely exciting Crowdfunder campaign – going live on Tuesday 30th June. We are offering some amazing rewards in return for the help you are able to offer. […]

One week to go until our Crowdfunder starts!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 23, 2020

Here’s a little of teaser of the sort of rewards that will be up for grabs when we launch on 30th June. We’re delighted that the brilliant Martin Simpson will be offering a 3 hour one on one workshop at 2021 festival. Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing […]


by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 11, 2020

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for all their support following the announcement that this year’s 66th Sidmouth Folk Festival is cancelled. It is obviously a terrible blow for all of us – organisers, artists, volunteers, traders, local business and supporters, but we will be back! Special thanks to everyone who rolled already over their tickets to […]

STOP PRESS: Action 2020 Tickets

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • May 11, 2020

TO ALL TICKET Holders: we have emailed/posted all 2020 ticket buyers giving you on line facilities specific to your order for you to Roll Over to 2021, Donate part or all of your ticket value or receive a Refund.  If you didn’t get your email/letter yet, please give it a few days, check in Spam and then contact us at […]

Cancellation of Sidmouth Folk Festival (31st July – 7th August)

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • April 3, 2020

It is with an extremely heavy heart that we have had to take the decision to cancel this year’s Sidmouth Folk Festival for the well-being of all involved. Breaking a continuous history of 65 festivals may feel devastating, but the well-being of all involved in attending and running the Festival is paramount. The ongoing COVID-19 […]


by Sidmouth Folk Festival • March 19, 2020

We appreciate that many people have concerns over Covid-19 and so we wanted to let you know what our plans are for the event.  The Sidmouth Folk Festival is over 18 weeks away and we are continuing to prepare for the Festival to take place, so that we can run the event as planned.  We are […]

Happy International Women’s Day!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • March 8, 2020

The Sidmouth Folk Festival (31 July – 7 August) has a long and proud track record of being a truly inclusive festival that welcomes and celebrates all. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we want to do some proud rooftop shouting about the talented women involved in making Sidmouth such a joy! As well as […]