News

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 […]


Update for any Dance Teams coming to Sidmouth

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 26, 2021

While there are no official dance displays from invited teams this year, visiting sides will be welcome as usual to dance on the Esplanade at any time where suitable space permits. While we’re not anticipating any Wembley-style crushes, under current circumstances we would just ask all teams to remain mindful of any overcrowding issues as […]


Tickets Status

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 8, 2021

We put our 1st allocation of tickets on sale on 24th May with very limited numbers, which sold out quickly. When the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown guidelines is reviewed we will release more tickets, so keep a close eye on the website, social media and emails for fresh news/updates over the next couple of […]


A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • April 23, 2021

We are delighted to announce that The Sidmouth Folk Festival will return to our beloved seaside home this year with a celebratory event. With so much uncertainty around the viability of live events and festivals this summer – and taking into account the informative and thoughtful responses to our audience surveys – the festival team […]


Culture Recovery Fund Update

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • April 2, 2021

The Sidmouth Folk Festival is to receive £97,250 from the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund. The Festival is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The funding awarded is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year […]


Special McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle Online Show

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • March 24, 2021

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle have recorded a very special show to be streamed straight to your laptop, tablet or TV on 31st March. Following on from their successful Christmas tour the trio will perform some old favourites that anyone who has seen them in the flesh will recognise. Best known for their […]