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Young Performer’s Showcase

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • January 9, 2019

THE GARDEN STAGE AT THE SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL OFFERS YOUNG PERFORMERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT. The Garden Stage is managed through The Sidmouth Folk Festival’s Children’s Festival and is seeking Young Performers who would like to perform during festival 2-9 Aug 2019. Would you like (or do you know someone) the opportunity to […]


Volunteering at The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2019

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 19, 2018

Sidmouth is a festival like no other. Set in the lovely regency seaside town of Sidmouth, Devon, it is one the UK’s premiere folk events of the year. With something for everyone, the town fills with performances across numerous venues, with street entertainment, processions, dance, workshops and lots lots more. The festival has many established […]


Gaelic Star To Light Up Sidmouth

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 6, 2018

We can’t wait for the amazing Julie Fowlis to take to the stage next summer. The multi-award winning Gaelic singer is a quiet torchbearer for her native tradition. A warm and engaging live performer, well-known for her presenter as well as performance skills, her ‘crystalline’ and ‘intoxicating’ vocals have enchanted audiences around the world.


New For 2019 – New Callers’ Showcase Night

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 6, 2018

Tuesday evening at the Blackmore Gardens. An opportunity for ceilidh callers never previously booked at Sidmouth to showcase their talents, and call with top band The Gloworms (featuring Jon Brenner, Laurel Swift & Colin Cotter.) The evening is being organised by Sidmouth regular MC, Michael Catovsky. Dancers will get a great evening of seamless, high […]


Seth Lakeman Returns To Sidmouth

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • December 6, 2018

We’re delighted to be welcoming back Seth Lakeman to The Bulverton next August. Taking a break from the Robert Plant musical juggernaut, and with his ninth studio album The Well Worn Path under his arm, charismatic Dartmoor singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman heads out with a new band line-up. No-nonsense, organic folk-rock, ignited by Seth’s […]


Thanks, Feedback and 2019 dates!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 13, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone, especially YOU, for making it such a memorable week! The weather gods have been kind,…but it’s been your festive, sunshine spirit that has made the week so special. Great to see everyone enjoying themselves at venues and events around town, packed with audiences enjoying the best music, dance, song, […]


Jig Competition Results 2018

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 6, 2018

JOHN GASSON JIG COMPETITION 2018 RESULTS   SOLOS DANCER MUSICIAN 1 Rhys Boorman Bryony Leech 2 Toby Melville Jon Melville 3 Mossy Christian Mossy Christian DOUBLES DANCER DANCER MUSICIAN Ollie Simons Toby Melville Jon Melville Ben Schwausch Chris Rudd Saskia Heriz Dave Brassington Simon Brassington Chris Cook BEST OVER 40 Chris Rudd Saskia Heriz BEST […]


Sidmouth FolkWeek Is Go!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • August 3, 2018

Sidmouth FolkWeek is go! The sun has come out to play for our opening events – with the traditional informal kick off in the Market Square and two brilliant pre-Festival special concerts under our belt with the amazing Roger McGough + LiTTLe MACHiNe and Fairport Convention setting the mood for a brilliant first weekend of […]


Just A Few Days …FolkWeek Is Nearly Ready To Go!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 31, 2018

The Sidmouth FolkWeek build up is well underway. The marquees are up, the campsite is almost ready for your arrival, dancefloors and sound and lighting are in place, the flags are flapping in the breeze and the weather forecast is looking good ….so now we are just waiting for you to get there! Join us […]


One week to go! The official countdown to Sidmouth FolkWeek 2018!

by Sidmouth Folk Festival • July 27, 2018

We’re really looking forward to sharing a week of great music, dance, song, friendship and festive atmosphere at the 64th Sidmouth FolkWeek with you! We’re getting ready for your arrival right now…and getting super excited! See you really soon for a wonderful week of seaside festival holiday fun from 3rd – 10th August.  FolkWeek is a real highlight in the […]