Event Tickets for the Open Air Evening shows in Blackmore Gardens 7.30-9.30pm.
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 weeks.
SATURDAY 31ST JULY
SHOW OF HANDS
A leading force in British folk, this duo show features Festival Patrons Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, one of the UK’s best singer songwriters and finest multi instrumentalists respectively. Together, they have carved a unique niche built on a carefully constructed cottage industry and become one of the most in-demand bands on the circuit.
MONDAY 2ND AUGUST
JEZ LOWE + MIRANDA SYKES & HANNAH MARTIN
Much loved folk singer and songwriter from North East England: much travelled, much covered, and one of the most in-demand performers in the country. Plus two of British folk’s finest voices, Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) and Hannah Martin (Edgelarks, Gigspanner Big Band) join forces to present a set of songs that take them back to their shared roots.
WEDNESDAY 4TH AUGUST
SETH LAKEMAN + HANNAH SANDERS & BEN SAVAGE
Devon-born, Mercury-Prize-nominated English folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Seth Lakeman brings a powerhouse solo show to Sidmouth, singing his rooted songs, accompanied on fiddle, tenor guitar, banjo and viola. Plus acoustic duo Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage who create a classically timeless sound.
FRIDAY 6TH AUGUST
BANTER + TIM EDEY
Three fine musicians – Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass, vocals and dance calling – whose roots are firmly in the traditional English genre, but who enjoy stretching the limits. Plus extraordinarily talented multi- instrumentalist and singer, Tim Edey, whose live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion, with a strong Celtic theme.
SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST
ELIZA CARTHY TRIO + JACK RUTTER
Embodying the dynamism and vitality of the English folk revival, Eliza Carthy plays here in a celebratory trio featuring brilliant guitarist David Delarre and melodeon player Saul Rose. Plus Jack Rutter, the outstanding young folk singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from West Yorkshire.
TUESDAY 3RD AUGUST
JACKIE OATES & JOHN SPIERS + GRANNY’S ATTIC
Multi award-winning contemporary folk duo Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their voices and acoustic instruments, with an uplifting, joyful and poignant sound. Plus folk trio Granny’s Attic who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style.
THURSDAY 5TH AUGUST
TALISK + JAMES DELARRE
One of Scotland’s most popular folk groups and perennial festival favourites, Mohsen Amini, Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong fuse concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered and invigorating soundscape which has effortlessly captivated audiences around the word. Plus, fiddle player and founding member of the critically acclaimed Topette!!, Mawkin, and Mawkin:Causley, James Delarre, has established himself as a stalwart of the English traditional music scene.
Food and Drink
An extended Food Court in Blackmore Gardens will offer options to suit a full range of tastes from pies, pasties, Thai specialists, Fish and chips and exceptional vegan catering to mention but a few. Naturally there will be local ales, ciders and a full range of drinks from our Blackmore volunteer bar.