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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 […]

Applications now live for the New Callers’ Showcase at Sidmouth 2020

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • March 2, 2020

Here is a link to the application form to be included in the New Callers’ Showcase at Sidmouth 2020.  This is an opportunity for callers who have not appeared at the festival before to call a couple of dances with The Diatonics at a special Tuesday evening event in the Blackmore.  You need to have […]


by Sidmouth Folk Festival • February 26, 2020

For children who love to sing these two workshops should definitely hit the right note! Sidmouth Folk Festival Children’s Festival loves to encourage children of all ages to learn new songs, try out new things and sing with new friends. We offer two series of workshops run by two highly acclaimed folk singers. Jackie Oates […]

Volunteer Applications Now Open for 2020

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • February 19, 2020

Sidmouth is a festival like no other. Set in the lovely regency seaside town of Sidmouth, Devon, it is one the UK’s premiere folk events of the year. With something for everyone, the town fills with performances across numerous venues, with street entertainment, processions, dance , workshops and lots lots more. The festival has many […]


by Sidmouth Folk Festival • February 12, 2020

Yet again the 2020 Children’s Festival will be programming the famous Sidmouth Seaside Stompers Children’s Ceilidh Band Workshop. A wonderful opportunity for children (8 years and over) who play any musical instrument to have a great time in this series of workshops, which take place on a daily basis throughout the festival. The workshops culminate […]