Best value Early Bird ticket offers for this year’s Sidmouth FolkWeek run out at midnight on Monday 30th April.

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There are some amazing headliners: from folk-rock icons Fairport Convention to 21st century powerhouse Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, from established favourites Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening and Blowzabella to the hottest new talent Elephant Sessions, Ye Vagabonds and Kaia Kater. And as ever, a guarantee of programme diversity from the dance traditions of the British Isles to the kora traditions of Senegal, from small, intimate concerts to roots dance parties, folk dance and ceilidhs, Children’s Festival and Youth Sessions, storytelling, workshops, talks and much, much more.

Amongst the latest news is the welcome return of some wonderful Sounds Of Modern Scotland concerts, with support from Creative Scotland, showcasing the best of upcoming talent from north of the border, including concerts with the compelling Kinnaris Quintet featuring five brilliant Glasgow-based players; the sublime fiddle playing of Ryan Young with the driving engine-house guitar of Jen Butterworth, electrifying quartet Tannara, young award winners Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente and a new line up for the Feis Rois Ceilidh Trail.

Given the diversity of the programme, the festival ticketing system aims to allow for as much flexibility for festival goers as possible – for all budgets and for all time limitations. From seasons to event tickets, festival visitors can build their own perfect festival. An All-In-One Season will allow festival goers to all FolkWeek events, including Ham evening concerts, and a discount on Pre-Festival events. Or people may want the flexibility of choosing which evening concerts they are able to attend.

Another positive way to be part of the action at Sidmouth FolkWeek is through volunteering.

The Festival is always on the lookout for volunteers to support the smooth running of the event, working in areas such as the Children’s Festival, venues, collections, artist liaison, merchandise, workshops, campsites, bars and a whole host of other roles. Volunteering offers a great opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills in return for free access to events (except evening Ham concerts), to the festival campsite, greatly reduced bus passes plus the chance to work with some fantastic people. To join the amazing team of volunteers, go to and fill in the Sidmouth FolkWeek application form.

Whichever way suits festival goers best in terms of coming to Sidmouth FolkWeek, we are keen to make sure they are there for what is shaping up to be another unmissable summer season festival.

Get those Early Bird tickets now!