An exciting announcement for you as we dive headlong into Spring: our centrepiece concert venue at the festival, The Ham, stages three first class concerts each day and our top class evening shows are now on sale. Get in early and book yourself a great night out!

All of these concerts are also included in the best value All In One ticket…still available at Early Bird rates.

What’s in store for the evening shows at The Ham?

Fri 2nd August Lady Maisery plus The Askew Sisters: greatharmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions. This show is included in Week and Weekend tickets

Sat 3rd August The Spooky Men’s Chorale plusHannah Rarity: these festival favourites return with a winning spectrum of Georgian songs, pindrop-beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers, and immaculate man anthems.  

Sun 4th August Fifty Shades of Sidmouth: Steve Knightley & Friends

Steve Knightley has been coming to the Festival for half a century now. With the help of some old friends and special guests, he traces his musical journey, from apprentice to patron and from busker on the beach to headliner at the Ham.  

Mon 5th August Julie Fowlis plus Matthew Byrne: the multi-award winning Gaelic singer is a quiet torchbearer for her native tradition with ‘intoxicating’ vocals which have enchanted audiences around the world.  

Tues 6th August   Flook plus Lisa O’Neill: Back on the scene with a long-awaited new album Ancora, flutes, whistles, guitar and bodhran blend with fiery technical brilliance and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.  

Weds 7th August Le Vent du Nord plus Mama’s Broke: a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement who ignite any stage with their blazing charge through a wide repertoire of traditional and original compositions.  

Thurs 9th August Richard Thompson (Solo Acoustic) plus Kirsty Merryn: achance to catch a truly captivating performance from iconic guitarist and song-writing genius with fifty years and nearly twenty solo albums under his belt.  

Fri 10th August  Belshazzar’s Feast plus Granny’s Attic: “One of folk’s great odd couples”, this duo combines amazing musicianship with wry humour: always a winner with festival audiences. Included in Week and Day tickets.

Individual event tickets for The Ham daytime, The Bulverton and other events will go on sale in early May.