Ham Marquee Evening Concert tickets go on sale today (16th April 2018) featuring the cream of contemporary folk talent at Sidmouth FolkWeek’s centrepiece, main stage venue.

Ham Evening Marquee Concerts ON SALE NOW for:

On the first Friday (3rd Aug), seminal Brit folk-rock fiddle player and ex-Bellowhead squeeze-meister Peter Knight & John Spiers perform, with funnyman poet Les Barker in support (Included in Week and Weekend tickets at no extra charge).

2018 BBC Radio Two Folk Singer Of The Year Karine Polwart draws the listener in like a fireside storyteller. Support comes from fast-rising African-Canadian banjo player and singer, Kaia Kater.

One of the finest exponents of traditional Irish songs, Co. Derry native Cara Dillon has a pure and distinctive vocal style. Extraordinary young fiddle player Ryan Young supports, with powerhouse musician Jenn Butterworth.

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening: a new direction for the world-renowned Northumbrian piper, with the oldest tunes and songs from her beloved North East given a global and contemporary perspective. Irish Ye Vagabonds’ support with their gorgeous sibling harmonies and gentle acoustic warmth.

Festival Patrons and all-round stars Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes offer their annual Sunday night gift of acoustic mastery and song-writing brilliance, plus dazzling support from Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow.

Blowzabella celebrate 40 years of their inimitable and pioneering drone-based wall-of-sound drawing on English and European traditions with special guest, Devon singer Jim Causley.

10th anniversary concert celebrating Before The Ruin, the collaborative album between three of Scotland’s best current writers and performers: Drever, McCusker, Woomble with support from 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente.

Appearing on the last Friday (10th Aug), fleshed out five-piece Gigspanner, with the addition of award-winning multi-instrumental duo Hannah Martin and Phillip Henry, with support from ever-popular, multi-award winning duo Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar (This final concert is included in Week and Friday Day tickets at no extra charge).

You can buy advance Ham Marquee Evening Concert tickets here: 

Also now on sale, three brilliant Pre-Festival Special Concerts, setting the tone for the week ahead with a cracking range of performances with diverse appeal.

Thursday 2nd August 2.30pm Roger McGough + LiTTLe MACHiNe
Iconic and top-selling modern poet new show features a hilarious and surreal selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music. Advisory Note: For adults and young people.  

Thursday 2nd August 8pm Fairport Convention
Ever-popular British folk-rock legends, Fairport make their first visit to Sidmouth, after 50 years in the game! Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, this evening is sure to surprise and delight.

Friday 3rd August 3pm The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain  
The all-singing, all-strumming ukulele-wielding ensemble offer up a funny, virtuosic, foot-stomping obituary of rock’n’roll and melodious light entertainment in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies!

BOOK tickets NOW – whether for the week or for the whole festival – at best value prices with either Early Bird Season tickets (only two more weeks to get these!) or Ham Evening and Pre-Festival concert tickets.