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Last Call For Super Early Bird Tickets

by James Garrett • February 8, 2019

Only a few tickets remain at Super Early Bird prices for an outstanding Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019 from 2nd – 9th August. We expect them to be gone by the end of this weekend, so make sure you get in now and book your best value tickets. This is your final opportunity to grab the best possible deal […]


Line-up Additions + Super Early Bird Tickets Running Out

by James Garrett • January 30, 2019

Latest News… Popular 8-piece folk-rock band Merry Hell headline Saturday night at The Bulverton, as part of a full week of upbeat roots dance party programming. Special Shows Living By The Sea: Building on its popular debut last year, this Sidmouth-focused feast of words and music sees storyteller Matthew Crampton, musical director Paul Sartin and […]


The Sidmouth Seaside Stompers

by James Garrett • January 16, 2019

The wonderful Seaside Stompers Children’s Ceilidh Band Workshop will again be taking place during The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019. Children (8 years and over) who play any musical instrument will have a great time in this series of workshops, which take place on a daily basis throughout the festival. These workshops lead to a special […]


Young Performer’s Showcase

by James Garrett • January 9, 2019

THE GARDEN STAGE AT THE SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL OFFERS YOUNG PERFORMERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT. The Garden Stage is managed through The Sidmouth Folk Festival’s Children’s Festival and is seeking Young Performers who would like to perform during festival 2-9 Aug 2019. Would you like (or do you know someone) the opportunity to […]


Volunteering at The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019

by James Garrett • December 19, 2018

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 established […]


Gaelic Star To Light Up Sidmouth

by James Garrett • December 6, 2018

We can’t wait for the amazing Julie Fowlis to take to the stage next summer. The multi-award winning Gaelic singer is a quiet torchbearer for her native tradition. A warm and engaging live performer, well-known for her presenter as well as performance skills, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.


New For 2019 – New Callers’ Showcase Night

by James Garrett • December 6, 2018

Tuesday evening at the Blackmore Gardens. An opportunity for ceilidh callers never previously booked at Sidmouth to showcase their talents, and call with top band The Gloworms (featuring Jon Brenner, Laurel Swift & Colin Cotter.) The evening is being organised by Sidmouth regular MC, Michael Catovsky. Dancers will get a great evening of seamless, high […]


Seth Lakeman Returns To Sidmouth

by James Garrett • December 6, 2018

We’re delighted to be welcoming back Seth Lakeman to The Bulverton next August. Taking a break from the Robert Plant musical juggernaut, and with his ninth studio album The Well Worn Path under his arm, charismatic Dartmoor singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman heads out with a new band line-up. No-nonsense, organic folk-rock, ignited by Seth’s […]


Thanks, Feedback and 2019 dates!

by James Garrett • August 13, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone, especially YOU, for making it such a memorable week! The weather gods have been kind,…but it’s been your festive, sunshine spirit that has made the week so special. Great to see everyone enjoying themselves at venues and events around town, packed with audiences enjoying the best music, dance, song, […]


Jig Competition Results 2018

by James Garrett • August 6, 2018

JOHN GASSON JIG COMPETITION 2018 RESULTS   SOLOS DANCER MUSICIAN 1 Rhys Boorman Bryony Leech 2 Toby Melville Jon Melville 3 Mossy Christian Mossy Christian DOUBLES DANCER DANCER MUSICIAN Ollie Simons Toby Melville Jon Melville Ben Schwausch Chris Rudd Saskia Heriz Dave Brassington Simon Brassington Chris Cook BEST OVER 40 Chris Rudd Saskia Heriz BEST […]