Sponsorship Programme for Sidmouth Businesses & Organisations

The Festival benefits the majority of Sidmouth town businesses and many organisations within the area. There is wide acceptance that to sustain the event, some of this benefit should be reinvested in the Festival through significant sponsorship.

Recognising this, the Festival offers a range of sponsorship packages, from Bronze level through to the elite Platinum level. These differentiated categories provide sponsors with benefits through graded packages of advertising; promotional opportunities via FolkWeek media and at events; and invitations to attend FolkWeek performances.

Each package offers participating businesses considerable direct exposure to festival attendees and publicity across the region to help enhance image and business levels.

We also operate a separate Business Supporters Scheme which, for a small donation, allows local businesses and organisations to show their support for the Festival in a practical way. In return, we will actively promote Business Supporters through our FolkWeek social media

FolkWeek sponsors, advertisers and supporters are also provided with posters to display in their businesses and Festival attendees are encouraged to give our sponsors, advertisers and supporters their custom during FolkWeek.

Major Sponsorship Programme

The Festival also offers a Major Sponsorship programme. The objective of this programme is to create business partnerships which meet the needs of significant sponsors through tailored programmes, associated with main areas of the Festival, high profile venues and specific events. More details are available on request.

To find out more about what we can offer your business through association with this major and respected UK event, or If your business would like to be involved with future Sidmouth FolkWeeks, please contact either John Braithwaite, Festival Director, or Colin Trussell, Local Sponsorship Co-ordinator. Contact details are shown below.

Please click here for a copy of the sponsorship programme.

John Braithwaite – johnbraithwaite@sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk 07831 873958

Colin Trussell – colintrussell@sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk 07976 351324

What The Press Say:

“There are festivals…and there’s Sidmouth. Still uniquely glorious and gloriously unique after all these years.” Colin Irwin

“One of the best festivals on the planet!” Mike Harding

“Folk music is alive and well and living in Devon.” The Telegraph

“The East Devon coastal town knows how to throw a party – it has hosted a folk festival since 1955 and the week-long event takes over the resort, from grand marquees to tiny pubs to the seafront itself. Its line-up reads like a who’s who of today’s folk scene – it’s impossible to pick highlights. ” The Guardian

“Every year Sidmouth FolkWeek transforms the town into a diverse and vibrant festival, attracting thousands of visitors and music lovers. It’s great to honour the hundreds of organisers, volunteers and musicians who since 1955 have worked to make FolkWeek a truly international event attracting the best names in folk music and putting Devon firmly at the forefront of the folk music scene.” Mark Grinnell, Editor of BBC Radio Devon on Blue Plaque

” …a memorable evening, and a reminder of why we’re so privileged to have FolkWeek on our doorstep.” Sidmouth Herald.

“a fantastic battery-charging extravaganza” Western Morning News

“the friendliest music-based holiday of the summer” One Magazine