Folk Award Nominations

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • 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 […]


by Sidmouth Folk Festival • 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 Sidmouth Folk Festival • 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 […]


by Sidmouth Folk Festival • 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 Sidmouth Folk Festival • 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 […]

Exploring The Ham Afternoon Concerts

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 17, 2019

It’s not all about big nights out at Sidmouth. We also offer wall-to-wall daytime entertainment. A trip to Sidmouth in the first week of August promises a great day out: a chance to soak up the festive atmosphere throughout town, enjoy great food and drink at the buzzing Hub and to experience the cream of […]

Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail Return To Sidmouth

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 13, 2019

We’re delighted to welcome back Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail to Sidmouth. Taking place in July and August, the Ceilidh Trail provides audiences across the UK with the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music performed by accomplished young musicians. Fèis Rois established its successful Ceilidh Trail programme in Ross-Shire in 2000. This project has since gone […]

Special Guests Announced for Steve Knightley Show

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • June 12, 2019

Steve first came to Sidmouth Folk week in 1969. In this show he will look back over the last 50 years with songs and guests that reflect his own musical journey from beachside busker to Festival patron. With Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, Evie Knightley, Barry Lister, Chris Hoban, Paul Downes, Mike Selley, The Sidmouth […]

Party Nights At The Bulverton

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • May 31, 2019

We’re looking forward to some heady nights of dancing at The Bulverton, the buzzing hub of roots dance parties, each night from 7pm through ‘til the early hours. From Dartmoor’s own folk hero SethLakeman to Anglo-French dance music innovators Topette!!, each evening offers hour after hour of dance floor action, with a superb main act […]

Last Chance For Best Value Early Birds

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • April 25, 2019

Be sure to buy your best value Early Bird tickets for The Sidmouth Folk Festival – only now available for a few more days. Grab yours while you can for some serious summer fun with the best in folk music, dance and song. The offer runs out at midnight on 30th April. From seasons to […]