Just A Few Days …FolkWeek Is Nearly Ready To Go!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 31, 2018

The Sidmouth FolkWeek build up is well underway. The marquees are up, the campsite is almost ready for your arrival, dancefloors and sound and lighting are in place, the flags are flapping in the breeze and the weather forecast is looking good ….so now we are just waiting for you to get there! Join us […]

One week to go! The official countdown to Sidmouth FolkWeek 2018!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 27, 2018

We’re really looking forward to sharing a week of great music, dance, song, friendship and festive atmosphere at the 64th Sidmouth FolkWeek with you! We’re getting ready for your arrival right now…and getting super excited! See you really soon for a wonderful week of seaside festival holiday fun from 3rd – 10th August.  FolkWeek is a real highlight in the […]

Day Tickets On Sale Now

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 23, 2018

There’s really no better place to spend a day than in Sidmouth during the first week of August! Everyone is welcome in the popular East Devon seaside town as residents, holidaymakers and festival goers join together to make Sidmouth FolkWeek the friendliest and best music-based holiday of the summer. A Sidmouth FolkWeek Day Ticket provides […]

School’s Out For Summer

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 20, 2018

Make sure you make the most of family festival fun at this year’s Sidmouth FolkWeek, offering exciting musical journeys for all ages of young people – from tinies to young adults. At the popular Children’s Festival, based at welcoming and colourful Blackmore Gardens site, you can enjoy family-based fun throughout the week. A wonderful place […]

Getting To Know The Programme: Taking Part

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 16, 2018

Do you want to get involved and take part yourself? There are more than 250 workshops to choose from for singers, instrumentalists, dancers, aspiring storytellers and writers. See all options on the Taking Part pages of programme 46-47. There’s always a range of options for beginners through to dab hands. For Beginners, there’s something for those […]

Daytime Concerts at The Ham – An Introduction

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 2, 2018

So now it’s time to shine a spotlight on the wonderful daytime shows – lunchtime (12noon) and afternoon (3.15pm) each day at the main festival concert venue; The Ham Marquee. The shows feature a diverse selection of firm favourites and new discoveries, including afternoons with: Saturday 4th August Two of the UK scene’s finest songwriters […]

Award-winning Wickwar Wessex Brewery joins us for 2018.

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 13, 2018

Wickwar Wessex Brewery is a traditional independent brewery nestled in the Cotswold’s in the tiny village called Wickwar. It now produces over 2 million pints of ale a year, alongside running an ever-expanding managed retail estate. The brewery supplies a selection of cask ales to approximately 400 free trade customers located the South West heartland. […]

Sidmouth Horse Trials are back!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 11, 2018

Sidmouth Horse Trials are back! An all-comers event for Hobby Horses, Unicorns, Goats, Morris animals and other Beasts of Disguise. Canter along to the Hub for a bit of horseplay. A splendid new trophy has been created and donated by Aardman Animations, home of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun The Sheep, Morph and more, to be […]

A Small, Quiet, English Town – Film Campaign Launched

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 7, 2018

A campaign has been launched to raise funds to complete this Feature Documentary Film telling the fascinating story of the Sidmouth Folk Festival. The film will be ‘feature length’, approximately 90 –100 minutes in duration and the goal is to show it on the big screen as well as being available on DVD, BluRay and […]


by Sidmouth Folk Festival • May 31, 2018

The John Gasson Jig Competition continues to promote excellent jig dancing. The interest being shown for the 31st competition is building and entry forms are released on 1st June 2018. They are available from or Entries are limited so don’t delay. There are categories for Solo and Double Jigs, Audience Appeal, Over 40 […]