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A Week of Birthday Treats!

by James Garrett • August 5, 2019

We’ve had a blast this weekend – with festival highlights so far including a show-stopping Spooky Men’s Chorale spectacle, a beautiful intimate show from Steve Knightley and friends, and some energetic dance-floor action with Peatbog Faeries amongst many other great moments! We are now looking forward to the week ahead at the 65th Sidmouth Folk […]


Buying a pint?

by James Garrett • August 2, 2019

We just want to tell you about our 2019 Environmental initiative. As you know our bar prices are very reasonable, especially compared with many Festivals, but this year you will be paying a little extra (£1) for a Souvenir Cup with your 1st pint. We have bought 10,000 reusable Souvenir Pint Drinks Cups for use […]


And We’re Off!

by James Garrett • August 2, 2019

Kicking off last night was a superb sell-out pre-Festival Concert with Tyneside legends, Lindisfarne, who brought the house down with their greatest hits Fog On The Tyne and Meet Me On The Corner amongst their winning repertoire. And not forgetting the traditional informal start to the festival in the Market Square, hosted by Great Western […]


Folk Award Nominations

by James Garrett • August 1, 2019

We are thrilled that so many Sidmouth guests, both present and former, have received well-deserved nominations in this week’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards announcements. Congratulations all! Coming up during the week are some dazzling talents – including an amazing four times nominated Co. Cavan singer Lisa O ‘Neill (Folk Singer Of The Year, Album […]


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 […]