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Goodbyes and New Beginnings

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 8, 2022

Artistic Director Alan Bearman, retiring from his role as Artistic Director at Sidmouth this year after decades at the helm, says: “It’s been a great pleasure to have been involved with this festival for so long. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible. I know my successor Tash Daly is full of great ideas […]


Thank You!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 8, 2022

We’ve had such an amazing return to live, in-person music-making and celebration at The Sidmouth Folk Festival this last week. Thanks to every one of YOU who came along and made it such a brilliant event.   John Braithwaite, Festival Director says: “It has been so heart-warming to see everyone back and having such a great […]


A Dream Week Ahead

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 1, 2022

We’ve had such a great time this weekend at Sidmouth Folk Festival – and all is set for a great week ahead! The weather is just right – not too hot, not too cold, no sign of rain. And the atmosphere is even better! There’s a great buzz around town, in the streets and along […]


John Gasson Memorial Jig Competition 2022

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 1, 2022

SOLOS DANCER MUSICIAN 1 Toby Melville Jon Melville 2 Peter Celi-Stamp Chris Rose 3 Jack Worth Jackie Worth       DOUBLES DANCER DANCER MUSICIAN 1 Jameson Wooders Emma Wooders Tom Wright 2 Jack Hawkes Toby Melville Emma Melville 3 Dominic Doran Patrick Sexton Paul Bryan BEST OVER 40 Jameson Wooders With Emma Wooders Tom […]


And We’re Off… Sidmouth Folk Festival Opens With A Bang!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 29, 2022

Hurry down and join us for a live, in-person 68th Sidmouth Folk Festival, now well and truly underway. A week of brilliant music, dance and song is in store at the best summer seaside festival. You can dip in and out of events with a range of ticket options which make the most sense for your […]


The Final Countdown To The Sidmouth Folk Festival 

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 25, 2022

Are we there yet? The proper countdown has started, the venues are going up, with just days to go until this year’s much-anticipated return to a live, in-person Sidmouth Folk Festival. Get your suitcases packed! And, if you haven’t yet booked tickets, don’t wait any longer…grab them now!  We kick off with two pre-Festival special […]


Children’s Festival Update

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 22, 2022

As the long summer term comes to an end, we want to extend a warm-hearted welcome to all children and families at the Children’s Festival.The Children’s Festival offers some top-quality opportunities for young people of all ages to embark on journeys of discovery in music and dance, as well as creative workshop activities and some […]


Sidmouth Welcomes Exeter Brewery

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 21, 2022

We caught up with Alan Collyer, MD of Exeter Brewery (our new brewery sponsor) to get his thoughts as first-time sponsors of Sidmouth Folk Festival. Alan says, “We couldn’t be prouder to be the brewery sponsor for the legendary Sidmouth Folk Festival.  Being part of our wonderful local community is really important to us and […]


Explore International Dance Workshops at Sidmouth

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 14, 2022

This year’s programme contains a huge array of dance workshops. Dive into the extensive workshop programme offering some brilliant opportunities to learn new skills, polish established talents, try one-off taster sessions or week-long series, ranging from perennial favourites to exciting innovations including a world of dance styles with West African, Bhangra, French Dance, Scandinavian, Basque, […]


Full Festival Programme Is Now Available!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 7, 2022

Wahoo! It’s only weeks away from our return to a live, in-person Sidmouth Folk Festival and we are officially counting down. We’re looking forward to welcoming you all for a full-on festive summer holiday week by the sea! To help you get in the mood, and to plan what you want to do during the […]