Dance Procession Cancelled

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 5, 2023

Sad to announce the Dance Procession (event 231) on at 2.30pm today has had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions and safety concerns. However, head to Blackmore Gardens for a slightly smaller display around Blackmore Drive. Lots of dance teams will be around in the more sheltered space.

Campsite Update (Sat)

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 5, 2023

Today will be a challenging one with the weather unfortunately but still lots of great stuff going on around the festival. If you’re planning on arriving on the Festival Campsite today please have a look at the following notes… Please can people get their towing eyes out and put them in the front of their […]

Further Programme Changes

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 5, 2023

Saturday to Friday 9.30 – 11am Morning Yoga at The Bulverton (Saturday – Friday) CANCELLED Morris Dance Workshops now take place at the Bulverton each morning. 219 11.30am-1pm – Sidmouth C of E Primary School Hall. Indian Music for Beginners with Samia Malik is CANCELLED due to illness 222 12.00-3pm – The Sidmouth Giants – […]

Programme Updates

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 4, 2023

For health reasons, unfortunately a few artists are unable to join us: Jo May (workshops and Intarsia) & Jo Freya : Narthen (789, 844) will be performing as a trio, and the planned Token Women ceilidh (484) will now be a Friends of Token Women extravaganza.Bob Ellis: The Loose Knit Band sessions will be run […]

Campsite Update

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 2, 2023

Campsite update The campsite opens Wednesday at 12noon and we’re looking forward to seeing you. However, it’s been raining and there is a storm on the way, so please follow instructions from the campsite team on your arrival – due to the wet weather getting everyone on site may take longer than usual. IF YOU […]

Sidmouth Programme Launch

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 25, 2023

It’s almost our favourite time of year! Sidmouth Folk Festival is just around the corner, so it’s time to get planning your exciting week of festive fun by the seaside! The Sidmouth Folk Festival Programme and Children’s Festival programme – chocka with 700+ exciting events – will be arriving on doorsteps any moment now. It’s […]

Display Dance Latest

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 11, 2023

Once again, the Festival will be showcasing a diverse range of British dance traditions, performed by some of the very best teams from across the country and this year across an ocean too with Compass Roses bringing us dances and songs from North America. During the week the teams can be seen in Processions, ‘Chance […]

Blackmore & Bulverton Volunteers Bars

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 30, 2023

The must-visit bars for great banter and beer, expect a great choice of beers, ciders and gins sourced within a 25 mile radius of Sidmouth at Blackmore Gardens and Betsy’s Lounge at Bulverton. Nearby Exeter Brewery are back as the Festival’s principal brewer, together with Hanlons, Powderkeg and more you’ll find a full range of […]

Travel to Sidmouth by Boat

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 29, 2023

Travel to Sidmouth in sustainable style by boat! Stuart Line Cruises will be departing from Exmouth on select dates during the festival and landing in Sidmouth beach, in the heart of the festival. Passengers will be able to spend 3 hours ashore before returning to Exmouth by boat but if you’d prefer to have longer at the […]

Download the Children’s Programme

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 22, 2023

A warm welcome back to the beautiful Peacock Lawn The Children’s Festival is back for 2023! Situated at the beautiful Peacock Lawn, this is the perfect place for families of all ages to come and relax and find a space just for them. Throughout the week the Children’s Festival will be playing host to storytelling, […]