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Q & A with Kerry Fletcher

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 19, 2024

We recently caught up with our wonderful workshop leader Kerry Fletcher to discuss all things dance. Kerry is a choreographer and traditional dancer of many styles, from waltzing to clogging. She is an experienced dance workshop leader and an accomplished performer. We also get the gossip on what we can expect at Sidmouth this year! […]


Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) Volunteer of the Year Award

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 12, 2024

This award has been created to celebrate the outstanding contributions and commitment of the dedicated volunteers in the East Devon creative sector. The award recognises an outstanding contribution to culture for a volunteer who has gone above and beyond their role. Eligibility for ACED Volunteer of the Year Award was open to residents of East […]


Classic Folk with Mike Norris: Sidmouth Special

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • May 24, 2024

Classic Folk Presenter and Festival advisor Mike Norris takes us on a journey through the seven decades of Sidmouth Folk Festival. Enjoy 3 hours of musical memories, reflecting the rich heritage of the folk scene and the festival itself. Listen here. Playlist: 1. Sidmouth Days / Crows2. Derry Down Fair / The Young Tradition3. Penny For The Ploughboys / Pete Coe4. […]


Q & A with the Middlebar Singers

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • May 24, 2024

The legendary Middlebar Singers have long been a fixture for many visiting the festival. We recently caught up with Tony Day from the group to find out a bit more… What are the Middlebar Singers? Anyone who comes to the upstairs room at The Anchor Inn to sing without an instrument during the Festival. Many […]


The 2024 Taster Programme is Here

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • May 8, 2024

Now you can get planning in earnest as the 2024 Taster Programme is available to download. The Taster offers an overview of the Festival, with more acts & full event details to follow in July.  Download the 2024 Taster Programme here. Head out into the garden, soak up the sunshine and get browsing!


Bring The Family

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • March 8, 2024

“Brilliant, a real treat for 3 generations of our family” Wondering how to keep the whole family happy this summer?  Look no further. The Sidmouth Folk Festival really does have activities to entertain everyone – from your pre-schoolers to your older family friends and relatives. Whether you live to dance, enjoy traditional or new music, […]


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Ham Evening Concerts Now on Sale

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • March 8, 2024

Still undecided about buying an all in one season ticket? This could be the information you’ve been waiting for… the Ham Evenings line-up. These first class, fully seated, concerts are included in your All-in-One ticket and, if you purchase before mid-March, you can see all of these shows and more at Super Early Bird prices. There won’t […]


First Names Announced and Tickets Now On Sale

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 11, 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A festive mood has alighted on us all, not only as we embrace the seasonal sparkle, but also as we gear up for the 70th Anniversary of Sidmouth Folk Festival in 2024. It’s time to get in the mood for some serious celebration of this unique and […]


Pre-Festival Concerts 2024 Announced

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 11, 2023

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Thursday 1st August, 8pm (The Ham) Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are best known for performing musically faithful but often tongue-in-cheek covers of popular songs from a wide variety of music genres, their light-hearted deadpan humour and outstanding musicianship making for a hugely entertaining show! Steeleye Span Friday 2nd August, 3pm (The Ham) […]


New 70th Anniversary T-Shirts

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 11, 2023

Celebrate in style!  We have some stunning new t-shirt designs to celebrate our 70th anniversary which can be pre-ordered alongside tickets. Featuring both the iconic Sidmouth fiddler, and our seaside hometown’s glorious red cliffs, these t-shirts are an ideal memento for festival goers.  Pre-order here.