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Special Guests Announced for Steve Knightley Show

by James Garrett • June 12, 2019

Steve first came to Sidmouth Folk week in 1969. In this show he will look back over the last 50 years with songs and guests that reflect his own musical journey from beachside busker to Festival patron. With Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, Evie Knightley, Barry Lister, Chris Hoban, Paul Downes, Mike Selley, The Sidmouth […]


Party Nights At The Bulverton

by James Garrett • May 31, 2019

We’re looking forward to some heady nights of dancing at The Bulverton, the buzzing hub of roots dance parties, each night from 7pm through ‘til the early hours. From Dartmoor’s own folk hero SethLakeman to Anglo-French dance music innovators Topette!!, each evening offers hour after hour of dance floor action, with a superb main act […]


Taster Programme Now Live

by James Garrett • May 14, 2019

To get an idea of the full and diverse range of programming throughout the action-packed week, download the Taster Programme here. Go to the What’s On drop down menu to find your own personal areas of interest. Book your All-In-One, Week or Weekend tickets to get the most out of the wide range of amazing […]


Last Chance For Best Value Early Birds

by James Garrett • April 25, 2019

Be sure to buy your best value Early Bird tickets for The Sidmouth Folk Festival – only now available for a few more days. Grab yours while you can for some serious summer fun with the best in folk music, dance and song. The offer runs out at midnight on 30th April. From seasons to […]


The Children’s Festival Minims Music Workshop

by James Garrett • April 25, 2019

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 Minims is […]


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 […]