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Daytime Concerts at The Ham – An Introduction

by James Garrett • July 2, 2018

So now it’s time to shine a spotlight on the wonderful daytime shows – lunchtime (12noon) and afternoon (3.15pm) each day at the main festival concert venue; The Ham Marquee. The shows feature a diverse selection of firm favourites and new discoveries, including afternoons with: Saturday 4th August Two of the UK scene’s finest songwriters […]

Award-winning Wickwar Wessex Brewery joins us for 2018.

by James Garrett • June 13, 2018

Wickwar Wessex Brewery is a traditional independent brewery nestled in the Cotswold’s in the tiny village called Wickwar. It now produces over 2 million pints of ale a year, alongside running an ever-expanding managed retail estate. The brewery supplies a selection of cask ales to approximately 400 free trade customers located the South West heartland. […]

Sidmouth Horse Trials are back!

by James Garrett • June 11, 2018

Sidmouth Horse Trials are back! An all-comers event for Hobby Horses, Unicorns, Goats, Morris animals and other Beasts of Disguise. Canter along to the Hub for a bit of horseplay. A splendid new trophy has been created and donated by Aardman Animations, home of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun The Sheep, Morph and more, to be […]

A Small, Quiet, English Town – Film Campaign Launched

by James Garrett • June 7, 2018

A campaign has been launched to raise funds to complete this Feature Documentary Film telling the fascinating story of the Sidmouth Folk Festival. The film will be ‘feature length’, approximately 90 –100 minutes in duration and the goal is to show it on the big screen as well as being available on DVD, BluRay and […]


by James Garrett • May 31, 2018

The John Gasson Jig Competition continues to promote excellent jig dancing. The interest being shown for the 31st competition is building and entry forms are released on 1st June 2018. They are available from or Entries are limited so don’t delay. There are categories for Solo and Double Jigs, Audience Appeal, Over 40 […]

Volunteering @ Sidmouth FolkWeek

by James Garrett • May 18, 2018

Nestled in stunning red-cliffs and green Sid Valley, Sidmouth comes alive during FolkWeek as the streets and venues burst with festive atmosphere and colour, and holidaymakers and festival goers join together in the friendliest music-based holiday of the summer. A memory-making experience rather than just a festival. Our brilliant team of volunteers are offered a […]

Taster Programme Live and Event Tickets Now On Sale

by James Garrett • May 9, 2018

With superb headliners and exceptional rising talent, festival goers are guaranteed to enjoy long-held favourites and to make exciting new musical discoveries throughout the festival. To see an overview of the variety and volume of events on offer throughout the week, the Taster Programme can now be downloaded here. Event tickets now available include Ham lunchtime, […]

How Can Festival Goers Make The Most Of Their Festival Experience?

by James Garrett • April 27, 2018

Best value Early Bird ticket offers for this year’s Sidmouth FolkWeek run out at midnight on Monday 30th April. Book now at There are some amazing headliners: from folk-rock icons Fairport Convention to 21st century powerhouse Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, from established favourites Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening and Blowzabella to the hottest new […]

Last Week To Grab Best Value Early Bird Tickets

by James Garrett • April 23, 2018

This week is the last one for festival goers to grab best value Early Bird tickets for the best ever summer seaside festival at Sidmouth FolkWeek (3rd – 10th August). Before the week even gets started, there are three fabulous Pre-Festival Events lined up including: Mersey poet extraordinaire Roger McGough + LiTTLe MACHiNe (2nd Aug 2.30pm) in […]


by James Garrett • April 16, 2018

Ham Marquee Evening Concert tickets go on sale today (16th April 2018) featuring the cream of contemporary folk talent at Sidmouth FolkWeek’s centrepiece, main stage venue. Ham Evening Marquee Concerts ON SALE NOW for: On the first Friday (3rd Aug), seminal Brit folk-rock fiddle player and ex-Bellowhead squeeze-meister Peter Knight & John Spiers perform, with funnyman […]