New Names and Line Up Review

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • January 20, 2023

We’re looking forward to you joining us by the seaside in the first week of August for some serious festival fun. Sidmouth concert goers have some mighty shows to enjoy, with the superb value and ultimate freedom of an All in One Ticket giving access to all Ham evening concerts featuring the best in contemporary […]

Join Our Mailing List

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • January 10, 2023

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful festive break. Just a quick reminder to sign up to our mailing list (if you haven’t already) so that you’ll be the first to hear about our exciting plans for the festival here. Tier 1 tickets are flying out so don’t delay and book your […]

Season’s greetings from The Sidmouth Folk Festival

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 21, 2022

Season’s greetings to you all from The Sidmouth Folk Festival. Thanks for your support this year and we hope to see you in 2023.  Whatever your plans we hope you find time to revel in traditions old and new, and hope you enjoy this small selection of seasonal delights from festival artists: Early Pearly – Bryony Griffith […]

Barbara Dickson to play Sidmouth 2023

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 13, 2022

We can’t wait to welcome the brilliant Barbara Dickson back to Sidmouth for our second Pre Festival event in the afternoon on Friday 4th August. Emerging from the Scottish folk scene of the late 1960’s Barbara had enjoyed mainstream chart success with hits including ‘Answer Me’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, ‘Caravan’ and the million-selling […]

Fisherman’s Friends Return for 2023

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 13, 2022

We’re delighted to welcome back Fisherman’s Friends for our first Pre-Festival event on the evening of Thursday 3rd August 2023. Cornwall’s best-known musical export, a decade ago The Fisherman’s Friends were persuaded to sign the million-pound record deal that saw their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends go Gold as they became the first ever traditional […]

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 8, 2022

Artistic Director Alan Bearman, retiring from his role as Artistic Director at Sidmouth this year after decades at the helm, says: “It’s been a great pleasure to have been involved with this festival for so long. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible. I know my successor Tash Daly is full of great ideas […]

Thank You!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 8, 2022

We’ve had such an amazing return to live, in-person music-making and celebration at The Sidmouth Folk Festival this last week. Thanks to every one of YOU who came along and made it such a brilliant event.   John Braithwaite, Festival Director says: “It has been so heart-warming to see everyone back and having such a great […]


by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 11, 2020

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for all their support following the announcement that this year’s 66th Sidmouth Folk Festival is cancelled. It is obviously a terrible blow for all of us – organisers, artists, volunteers, traders, local business and supporters, but we will be back! Special thanks to everyone who rolled already over their tickets to […]

STOP PRESS: Action 2020 Tickets

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • May 11, 2020

TO ALL TICKET Holders: we have emailed/posted all 2020 ticket buyers giving you on line facilities specific to your order for you to Roll Over to 2021, Donate part or all of your ticket value or receive a Refund.  If you didn’t get your email/letter yet, please give it a few days, check in Spam and then contact us at […]

Cancellation of Sidmouth Folk Festival (31st July – 7th August)

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • April 3, 2020

It is with an extremely heavy heart that we have had to take the decision to cancel this year’s Sidmouth Folk Festival for the well-being of all involved. Breaking a continuous history of 65 festivals may feel devastating, but the well-being of all involved in attending and running the Festival is paramount. The ongoing COVID-19 […]