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CORONAVIRUS AND THE SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL

by James Garrett • 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 James Garrett • 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 James Garrett • 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 […]


THE SIDMOUTH MINI SINGERS & THE SIDMOUTH SONGSWELL

by James Garrett • 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 James Garrett • 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 […]


THE SIDMOUTH SEASIDE STOMPERS

by James Garrett • 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 […]


Last Call for Super Early Birds

by James Garrett • February 7, 2020

We’re down to the last few remaining tickets at Super Early Bird prices for this year’s amazing Sidmouth Folk Festival (31 July – 7 August 2020). We expect them to go by the end of this weekend …so book now! 


THE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL MINIMS MUSIC WORKSHOP

by James Garrett • February 7, 2020

As always 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 […]


Super Early Bird Tickets Running Low

by James Garrett • January 29, 2020

Super Early Bird Tickets for some serious festival fun at The Sidmouth Folk Festival (31 July – 7 August 2020) are flying out the door. There are only a few days left now to get your best value tickets for the highlight of the summer. Grab yours now! Want to hear more news about this year’s festival? Well, […]


SCOTTISH AND WORLD FOLK MUSIC INDUSTRY JOIN FORCES IN SUPPORT OF AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES

by James Garrett • January 14, 2020

Leading music festivals, events and artists have rallied together to raise funds in support of those affected by the unprecedented Australian bushfires, currently destroying parts of the country. In just 48 hours, thousands of pounds worth of prizes have been donated towards a major prize draw, with all proceeds split between the Australian Red Cross […]