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Last Call for Super Early Birds

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • February 7, 2020

We’re down to the last few remaining tickets at Super Early Bird prices for this year’s amazing Sidmouth Folk Festival (31 July – 7 August 2020). We expect them to go by the end of this weekend …so book now! 


THE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL MINIMS MUSIC WORKSHOP

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • February 7, 2020

As always Sidmouth Folk Festival Children’s Festival loves to encourage children of all ages and all musical abilities to play music together. Some workshops are aimed at children who are already confident on playing their instruments, but we know that some of our younger visitors are also keen to take part in music workshops. The […]


Super Early Bird Tickets Running Low

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • January 29, 2020

Super Early Bird Tickets for some serious festival fun at The Sidmouth Folk Festival (31 July – 7 August 2020) are flying out the door. There are only a few days left now to get your best value tickets for the highlight of the summer. Grab yours now! Want to hear more news about this year’s festival? Well, […]


SCOTTISH AND WORLD FOLK MUSIC INDUSTRY JOIN FORCES IN SUPPORT OF AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • January 14, 2020

Leading music festivals, events and artists have rallied together to raise funds in support of those affected by the unprecedented Australian bushfires, currently destroying parts of the country. In just 48 hours, thousands of pounds worth of prizes have been donated towards a major prize draw, with all proceeds split between the Australian Red Cross […]


EDDI READER CELEBRATES ‘40 Years Live’

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 5, 2019

We’re very excited to welcome the wonderful Eddie Reader to Sidmouth in 2020. Eddi is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice. In 2020, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with a ‘40 Years Live’ tour. From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe […]


STEELEYE SPAN RETURN FOR 2020

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 5, 2019

As one decade ticked over another, 1970 would prove to be an historic year for music and the world at large. For Steeleye Span it would mark a major milestone with the release of their debut album Hark The Village Wait. Five decades years on and the band, led as ever by the iconic vocals […]


Sing, Dance, Play on the 2020 GARDEN STAGE at The Sidmouth Folk Festival!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • November 25, 2019

An exciting opportunity to perform on the Garden Stage, in Blackmore Gardens, at  Sidmouth Folk Festival. The Garden Stage is managed through the Sidmouth Folk Festival Children’s Festival who are keen to promote young and aspiring performers to family audiences of all ages. Could this be you, or do you know someone who might like […]


Sidmouth Town Band win National Finals Silverware

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • September 20, 2019

Sidmouth Town Band took part in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham last weekend and were thrilled to be awarded third prize, in a competition involving the best second section bands from England, Wales and Scotland. The band qualified for the National finals after winning the West of England second section […]


Sing a Song of Sidmouth Winners

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • September 11, 2019

We had a great response to our Sing a Song of Sidmouth competition last month with over 75 entries. Sandra Kerr (workshop leader of Festival Choir) judged the final selected entries. Winners were Trish Santer (Adult), Arlo Jallands (Child) and Mac McKay (Multi-verse song). The winning songs were sung at the Grand Workshop showcase with […]


Thank You

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 14, 2019

Wow! What an amazing time we had at The Sidmouth Folk Festival last week – celebrating our 65th birthday in style – despite the impact of the whirlwind weather on planned finale events. Thanks to all of YOU who came along and made it such a special event. And thanks to both audiences and volunteers […]