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Happy New Year!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • January 12, 2022

We are so excited about a return to a full live festival with an eclectic mix of artists – some outstanding acts originally booked for the 2020 festival and some great new additions. Super Early Bird tickets are selling fast, and many folks have rolled their tickets over from 2020 (thanks again!) so be sure […]


The East Pointers

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • January 11, 2022

The East Pointers were to play the final evening Ham concert of Sidmouth Folk Festival on Friday 5th August. 2022 Very sadly, Koady Chaisson, banjo player, tenor guitarist, Moog player and lifelong friend of fellow band mates,Tim Chaisson and Jake Charron, passed away suddenly on the 6th of January.  A full refund will be offered […]


Big Nights and Days at Bulverton

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 9, 2021

Bulverton is back with favourites including Peatbog Faeries, Edward II, Blowzabella, Sheelanagig, a Live Silent Ceilidh with Urban Folk Theory. And new directions with Grace Petrie and Joshua Burnell  & Band. Late Night Extra is back too! Look out for news of exciting developments across the whole Bulverton site over the next few months as […]


NEW season ticket for 25 & Unders – 25% off

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 8, 2021

25% off the 2022 Super Early Bird price across All in One, All in One Weekend, Week, Weekend and Day Tickets.  25 & Under season ticket holders can also buy Bus and Camping tickets at 25% off. Prices held all year.  25 & Under season ticket holders can also get 25% discount off Ham Evening and Pre-Festival tickets when bought at the […]


Pre-Festival Shows & Ticket Rollover News

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • November 23, 2021

The Pre-Festival Shows – originally booked for 2020 – are both confirmed with remaining tickets on sale from Friday 10th December. Thursday 28th July 8pm: British folk rock icons Steeleye Span Friday 29th July 3pm: Cornwall’s perennial favourite shanty crew Fisherman’s Friends RolloversThank you again to everyone that rolled over their 2020 tickets to 2022, we really appreciate […]


To The Bulverton and beyond!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • November 23, 2021

There has been much discussion over recent years about developing Bulverton, both as a venue and as a festival site, and we now have a plethora of exciting ideas for this and future years. We are looking for people to join us to help bring some of these to life, both through the planning process […]


Last Chance to Watch Online Festival Shows

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 13, 2021

As we look back at the happy return of Sidmouth Folk Festival to our East Devon seaside home, there is still time to catch up with the Online Festival featuring specially recorded performances by Martin Simpson, Fara, Brighde Chaimbeul, John Kirkpatrick and more, alongside recordings from Sidmouth featuring Jez Lowe, Tim Edey, Alice Jones, Ben […]


Thank You

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 10, 2021

Thanks to all the artists who appeared live in Blackmore Gardens and on the Ham and to those who led events in a few venues around the town including the bands who played for the hardy dancers as Anchor Ceilidhs returned. Also great to see the return of the Morris dancers on Sunday, thanks to […]


A Wonderful Celebratory Week at Sidmouth and Plenty More Online to Enjoy

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 9, 2021

Wow! What a fantastic return for folk music and for happy audiences in Sidmouth this week. A great time has been had by all and the atmosphere has been so positive and celebratory. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have joined us back in Sidmouth – both in person and online.  We have enjoyed […]


Sidmouth Folk Festival Online – Workshops

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 29, 2021

If you can’t join us in person at Sidmouth, there’s plenty at our Online Festival to enjoy. Sign up for Online Workshops here with over 50 workshops open now for registration, and still more to come. You can join Nick and Mary Barber’s Big Band, John Kirkpatrick’s Concert Band or Bob Ellisfor Well Known Tunes at […]