Evening Concerts at The Ham

Individual evening event tickets now on sale!

More information and tickets below, including £10 rate for Under 25s.
Ham daytime shows, including Karine Polwart, Spooky Men’s Chorale, The Breath and more are included in Season Tickets.

Friday 2nd August

McGoldrick McCusker Doyle

+ Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
McGoldrick McCusker Doyle
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Friday 2nd August – 8pm
Note this concert is included in All In One, Week & Weekend Season Tickets.

Three legendary musicians, who have each won global acclaim, launch the Ham evening concert series.  Described as the masters of flute, fiddle and song, they are known for their vast repertoire, blending folk song, tunes and charming bonhomie.  It will be a night to remember

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves: Allison de Groot is known for her intricate clawhammer banjo work while Tatiana Hargreaves brings powerhouse fiddling to the stage.   Their latest album combines swirling dance melodies and wryly tackled lyrics on modern day topics.

Saturday 3rd August

Blazin’ Fiddles

+ Artist to be announced
Blazin fiddles
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Saturday 3rd August – 8pm
Note this concert is included in All In One Season Tickets.

Highly acclaimed band from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, combining contemporary fiddle playing, piano and guitar arrangements, award winning Blazin’ Fiddles bring their unique and fiery blend of solo and ensemble sets to the Ham stage on Saturday night.  Be prepared to stamp your feet and leave feeling uplifted.

Sunday 4th August

Steve Knightley & Friends

Introducing Dream In Colors

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Sunday 4th August – 8pm
Note this concert is included in All In One Season Tickets.

Our Festival patron Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) is joined by friends that aim to ‘spark joy and connection’ for a special Sidmouth concert, including renowned musicians Johnny Kalsi (The Dohl Foundation), Eliza Marshall (Ranagri) and Bennet Cerven (The Troubled Notes) to introduce their exciting new festival band, Dream in Colors to the loyal Ham audience.

Monday 5th August

Spiers & Boden

+ Artist to be announced
Spiers & Boden
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Monday 5th August – 8pm
Note this concert is included in All In One Season Tickets.

Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, Spiers and Boden need no introduction to the Ham marquee.  Known for their clever mix of ‘rambunctious melodies and contemplative ballads’ we can expect a classic mix of Morris melodies, resurrected manuscripts, and their own remarkable tunes.

Tuesday 6th August

Ralph McTell

+ Artist to be announced
Ralph McTell
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Tuesday 6th August – 8pm
Note this concert is included in All In One Season Tickets.

Helping us to celebrate 70 years of Sidmouth is prolific songwriter and virtuoso guitar player, Ralph McTell, who has been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years.   Best known for his Ivor Novello Award winning ‘Streets of London’, Ralph McTell continues to delight us with his gift for great storytelling through song.

Wednesday 7th August


+ Artist to be announced
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Wednesday 7th August – 8pm
Note this concert is included in All In One Season Tickets.

This one will be a sell-out.  2024 sees the start of the last ever tour by this phenomenal band, after 45 years on the road. Winners of multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Oysterband bring poignant song-writing, passionate music and contagious energy to the Ham stage.

Thursday 8th August

Kate Rusby

+ Artist to be announced
Kate Rusby
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Thursday 8th August – 8pm
Note this concert is included in All In One Season Tickets.

Named as one of the Top Ten Folk Voices of the Century, a Mercury Prize Winner, and a 6 times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner, Kate Rusby needs little introduction.  If you’ve never seen her live, expect a warm Yorkshire sense of humour in addition to distinctive vocals and musical accompaniment from her talented band.

Friday 9th August

O’Hooley & Tidow

+ Angeline Morrison & The Sorrow Songs Band
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Friday 9th August – 7.30pm
Note this concert is included in All In One, Week and Friday 9th Day Season tickets

Described by the Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’, O’Hooley & Tidow require little further introduction.  Known for their exceptional songwriting and close harmonies, they were gracing festival stages long before they were thrust into the limelight for penning the theme tune to TV drama, Gentleman Jack.  We look forward to welcoming them back.

Want to go to everything?

Choose an All In One Season ticket for entry to all concerts. Some Evening Concerts at The Ham are included in other Season ticket types – see further details on this page.

Which Ham Evening Concerts are included in each Season Ticket type?

All-in-One Week Season Ticket
This ticket includes entry to everything at the festival, including all 8 Ham Evening Concerts (Fri 2nd – Fri 9th)

All-in-One Weekend Season Ticket
This ticket includes entry to everything at the festival, including all 3 Ham Evening Concerts (Fri 2nd – Sun 4th)

Week Season Ticket
This ticket includes entry to 2 Ham Evening Concerts (Fri 2nd and Fri 9th)
Week Season ticket holders get a discount for the other Ham Evening Concerts

Weekend Season Ticket
This ticket includes entry to the Ham Evening Concert on Fri 2nd only
Weekend Season ticket holders get a discount for the Ham Evening Concerts on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th

Day Season Ticket
This ticket doesn’t include entry to any Ham Evening Concerts, apart from Day Season ticket holders for Fri 9th who get free entry into the Ham Evening Concert that evening. For all other days, ticket holders get a discount for the Ham Evening Concert on the day of their ticket

About the Ham

The Ham is our centre-piece concert venue. Located at the eastern end of the Esplanade, the large marquee provides a comfortable seated venue for three first class concerts each day – lunchtime, afternoon and evening.

Most concerts feature a headline act playing 60-90 minutes plus a support act playing 30-40 minutes before an interval. There’s a well-stocked Foyer Bar and dedicated toilets for concert patrons including disabled facilities. Outside the venue you’ll find the Ham Lawn which hosts the Festival Merchandise and artists’ CD stall. Circling the lawn, are a range of tasty food and drink outlets and a bar area with picnic benches. A great area to soak up the festival atmosphere!

More information about tickets

Please read our Terms & Conditions which contains essential information including full explanations of tickets. See also the Buy Tickets page where you will find information to help choose the best ticket for you, and a Ticket Comparison Table showing which events are included with each ticket type.

Under 25’s Discount

Ham Evening Concert tickets are £10 for anyone 25 & Under (aged 18-25).

Sidmouth Residents Discount 

Discounts available to residents who to live within the Sidmouth Town Council area for Pre-Festivals, Ham Afternoon concerts, Ham Evening concerts, Bulverton evening and Bulverton Late Night Extra events. These are available in person, in advance from Sidmouth Tourist Information Centre (TIC) and the Box Office, with identifying documents. Not available on the door.

Personal Assistant tickets

Provided free for those that qualify who require assistance to attend the Festival. For further information including how to apply, please read the relevant section in Terms & Conditions. Please address any accessibility enquiries to access@sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk.

Refunds & exchanges

There are no refunds or exchanges on any tickets and lost tickets cannot be replaced. We advise you to take out appropriate cancellation of holiday insurance that covers the cost of your tickets should you unfortunately need to cancel your attendance at the Festival for any reason.

To Book by Post

Please download the 2024 Booking Form Early Bird here. Tickets can also be purchased in person or by phone at Sidmouth Tourist Information Centre.