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NINE QUESTIONS FOR RALPH McTELL

by James Garrett • July 29, 2019

Ralph McTell is a singer, musician and Ivor Novello Award- winning songwriter. He has performed at Sidmouth on numerous occasions and presented BBC radio’s coverage of the Festival in 1996. 1. What’s your earliest Sidmouth Folk Festival memory? Arriving for my first outdoor Arena show (in 1984)  and seeing how the festival affected and activated […]


One Week To Go!

by James Garrett • July 26, 2019

We’re heading into countdown phase! We’ve packed our toothbrushes, sun cream and holiday spirit and are getting set for our favourite seaside festival at The 65th Sidmouth Folk Festival kicking off next week from 2nd–9th August 2019. Do come and join us for this year of many special anniversaries! All-in-One season tickets are selling briskly, with the advantage […]


FREE BUS TO BIG NIGHTS OUT AT THE BULVERTON

by James Garrett • July 23, 2019

The Bulverton is The Sidmouth Folk Festival’s party central venue for a great night out, where everybody is welcome! Every night, party-goers of all ages gather to meet friends, enjoy the music and to dance the night away. It’s a great place to relax and socialise too, with a fantastic range of locally-sourced food and […]


TEN QUESTIONS FOR BRIAN FINNEGAN OF FLOOK

by James Garrett • July 22, 2019

What’s your earliest Sidmouth Folk Festival memory? My first memory of Sidmouth is of coming with Flook in 1996. There’s a kind of symmetry about coming back after all these years and the Ham is hallowed ground for us! We were only a couple of months formed when were first invited to Sidmouth, and that […]


Time For A Family Seaside Holiday

by James Garrett • July 19, 2019

As the long summer term comes to a close, we want to extend a warm-hearted welcome to all children and families at the Children’s Festival at The Sidmouth Folk Festival (2nd – 9th August). The Children’s Festival offers fantastic top quality opportunities for young people of all ages to embark on journeys of discovery in music […]


Explore The Programme

by James Garrett • July 15, 2019

The bulging Sidmouth Folk Festival programme, filled to the brim with 700+ events for this year’s imminent 65th celebration, will be arriving on doorsteps any moment now. It’s time to get planning! Download the programme here. Read on here to find out some of the latest developments and insights into some areas of the programme… Please […]


Full Festival Programme 2019 Now Live

by James Garrett • July 9, 2019

The moment you’ve all been waiting for …the 2019 full Festival Programme is now available to download. Are you wishing the weeks away until the 65th Sidmouth Folk Festival? Dreaming of blue skies, dusk ‘til dawn music and meeting up with friends old and new? Why not spend them constructively, planning what you want to […]


Exploring The Ham Afternoon Concerts

by James Garrett • June 17, 2019

It’s not all about big nights out at Sidmouth. We also offer wall-to-wall daytime entertainment. A trip to Sidmouth in the first week of August promises a great day out: a chance to soak up the festive atmosphere throughout town, enjoy great food and drink at the buzzing Hub and to experience the cream of […]


Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail Return To Sidmouth

by James Garrett • June 13, 2019

We’re delighted to welcome back Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail to Sidmouth. Taking place in July and August, the Ceilidh Trail provides audiences across the UK with the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music performed by accomplished young musicians. Fèis Rois established its successful Ceilidh Trail programme in Ross-Shire in 2000. This project has since gone […]


Special Guests Announced for Steve Knightley Show

by James Garrett • June 12, 2019

Steve first came to Sidmouth Folk week in 1969. In this show he will look back over the last 50 years with songs and guests that reflect his own musical journey from beachside busker to Festival patron. With Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, Evie Knightley, Barry Lister, Chris Hoban, Paul Downes, Mike Selley, The Sidmouth […]