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At the heart of English folk

Folk Festivals 2018

Dates for your 2018 diary... 



5-7 January Normafest 
Whitby, North Yorkshire.

12-13 January Stroud Wassail  
Stroud, Gloucestershire. 

12-14 January Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 
Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. 

18 January - 4 February Celtic Connections 

26-28 January Gloucester Cajun & Zydeco Festival 



2-3 February EastFolk Sandlings Sessions
Snape Maltings

9-10 February Love Folk - Southport’s Folk Festival 
The Atkinson, Southport, Merseyside.

9-11 February Gainsborough Old Time Music and Dance Festival 
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

23-25 February Intervarsity Folk Dance Festival IVFDF 

24 February Chester February Folk Day 
Hoole, Chester, Cheshire. 



TBC March Moonbeams March Folk Weekend 
Driffield, East Yorks. 

2-18 March Manchester Irish Festival 

10 March Mellor Brook Fiddle Day 

15-18 March Yorkshire Cajun and Zydeco Festival 
Malton, North Yorks. 

16-18 March Nonsuch Dulcimer Club Spring Fling 
Allendale, Northumberland. 

23-25 March Dancing England Rapper Tournament (DERT) 

25 March Poppy Folk Day 
The Poppy & Pint, West Bridgford, Notts. 

30 March - 1 April Sheffield Sessions Folk Festival 



6-8 April Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering 
Morpeth, Northumberland.

8 April New Roots, Trestle Arts Base 
St Albans.

6-8 April Sing in the Spring 
The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Worcs.

20-22 April Folk Weekend Oxford 

26 April-2 May Costa Del Folk 
Ibiza, Spain.

27-30 April Great Alne Long Weekend 
Long Alne, Warwicks.



3-6 May Raunds Music Festival 
Raunds, Northants. 

4-6 May Todmorden Folk Festival 
Todmorden, West Yorks.

5-7 May Filey Folk Festival 
Filey, North Yorks.

4-7 May Scandimoot Scandinavian Music & Dance 
Clapham & Settle, North Yorkshire. 

4-7 May Wath Festival 
Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorks. 

4-7 May Upton Folk Festival 
Upton upon Severn, Worcs. 

4-7 May Eastbourne International Folk Dance Festival 
Eastbourne, Sussex. 

5-7 May Rochester Sweeps Festival 
Rochester, Kent.

11-13 May Holmfirth Festival of Folk 
Holmfirth, West Yorks. 

11-13 May Folk on the Pier 
Cromer, Norfolk. 

11-13 May Tredegar House Folk Festival 
Newport, Gwent. 

11-13 May Doncaster Folk Festival 
Doncaster, South Yorks. 

18-19 May Trinity Folk Festival 
Guildford, Surrey. 

25-26 May Ireby Festival 
Ireby, Cumbria. 

25-28 May Great North Folk Festival 
Botton Village, Danby.

25-28 May Chippenham Folk Festival 
Chippenham, Wilts. 

25-28 May Chester Folk Festival 
Kelsall, Cheshire. 

25-28 May Fishguard Folk Festival 
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

25-28 May Bude & Stratton Folk Festival 
Bude, Cornwall. 

27 May-1 June Morland Scottish Country Dancing Week 
Morland, Cumbria.



1-3 June Kirtlington Lamb Ale Morris Festival 
Kirtlington, Oxon.

1-3 June Wychwood Festival 
Cheltenham, Glos. 

2-3 June Wessex Folk Festival 
Weymouth, Dorset.

1-3 June Blowout Bagpipe Festival 
Polesworth, Staffs. 

1-3 June Acoustic Festival of Britain 
Uttoxeter, Staffs. 

7-10 June Gate to Southwell Folk Festival 
Southwell, Notts. 

8-10 June St Neots Festival of Traditional Music, Song & Dance 
St Neots, Cambs. 

8-10 June Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 
Wimborne, Dorset. 

22-24 June Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 
Falmouth, Cornwall. 

15-17 June Middlewich FAB Festival 
Middlewich, Cheshire. 

15-17 June Lichfield Folk Festival 
Lichfield, Staffs.

15-17 June St Albans Folk Festival 
St Albans, Herts.

22-24 June Teignmouth Folk Festival 
Teignmouth, Devon. 

22-24 June Boars Bridge Festival 
Little London, Hants. 

22-24 June Beardy Folk Festival 
Cleobury Mortimer, Shrops.

22-24 June English Country Music Weekend 
Abbots Bromley, Staffs. 

23-24 June Moor & Coast – Whitby Spring Session 
Whitby, North Yorks. 

30 June Bakewell International Day of Dance 
Bakewell, Derbyshire. 



3-8 July Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 
Llangollen, Denbighshire. 

6-8 July Cleckheaton Folk Festival 

6-7 July Moonbeams Festival 
Hunmanby, East Yorks. 

6-7 July Folk at the Hall (FATH) 
Trelawnyd, Flinshire. 

6-8 July Yorkshire Folk Dance Weekend 
Drax, North Yorks. 

6-8 July Priddy Folk Festival 
Priddy, Somerset. 

13-15 July Ely Folk Festival 
Ely, Cambs. 

13-15 July Furness Tradition 
Ulverston, Cumbria. 

6-8 July Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival 
Sandwich, Kent. 

13-15 July Greensleeves Morris Men Chipperfield Weekend 
Chipperfield, Herts.

12-15 July Bromsgrove Folk Festival 
Bromsgrove, Worcs.

19-22 July Bradfield Traditional Music Weekend 
Bradfield, South Yorks.

19-22 July Folk on the Lawn 
Tintern, Gwent. 

20-22 July Mitcheldean Folk Festival 
Mitcheldean, Glos. 

15 July Folk by the Oak 
Hatfield House, Herts. 

20-22 July Stainsby Folk Festival 
Stainsby, Derbyshire. 

20-22 July Underneath the Stars Festival 
Cawthorne, South Yorks. 

27-29 July Cullerlie Traditional Singing Weekend 
Cullerlie, Aberdeen.

26-29 July Warwick Folk Festival 

26-29 July WOMAD UK 
Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wilts. 

20-22 July Festival at the Edge 
Much Wenlock, Shropshire. 

28-29 July Eastbourne Lammas Festival 
Eastbourne, Sussex.  



2-5 August Cambridge Folk Festival
Featuring EFDSS’ National Youth Folk Ensemble

2-5 August Wickham Festival 
Wickham, Hants.

3-10 August Sidmouth Folk Week 
Featuring EFDSS’ National Youth Folk Ensemble 
Sidmouth, Devon. 

5 August Day of Lincolnshire Folk Music Dance and Song
Leadenham, Lincoln

9-11 August Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 
Cropredy, Oxon.

10-12 August Saltburn Folk Festival 
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorks. 

10-12 August Dartmoor Folk Festival 
South Zeal, Devon.

10-17 August Broadstairs Folk Week 
Broadstairs, Kent. 

11-19 August Bath Folk Festival and Traditional Music Summer School 
Bath, Somerset. 

16-19 August Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 
Corfe Castle, Dorset.

17-19 August White Horse Folk Festival 
Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire. 

17-19 August Moira Furnace Folk Festival 
Moira, Leicestershire. 

17-19 August Folkeast 
Glemham Hall, Suffolk. 

18-24 August Whitby Folk Week 
Whitby, North Yorks. 

23-27 August Cornwall Folk Festival 
Wadebridge, Cornwall. 

24-27 August Towersey Festival 
Thame, Oxon. 

24-27 August Shrewsbury Folk Festival 
Shrewsbury, Shropshire. 

24-26 August Saddleworth Rushcart 
Saddleworth, Lancs.



31 August - 2 September Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend 
Fleetwood, Lancs. 

31 August - 2 September Bunkfest 
Wallingford, Oxon. 

31 August - 2 September  Moseley Folk Festival 
Moseley, Birmingham. 

1 September London Folk Festival 
Cecil Sharp House, London. 

15 September East Anglian Traditional Music Trust Traditional Music Day 
Stowmarket, Suffolk. 

7-9 September The Big Green Cardigan 
Battle, Sussex. 

7-9 September Swanage Folk Festival 
Swanage, Dorset.

6-9 September Bromyard Folk Festival 
Bromyard, Herefordshire. 

8-22 September St Ives September Festival 
St Ives. 

14-16 September Priston Festival 
Priston, Bath, Somerset. 

21-23 September Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival 
Otley, West Yorks. 

15-16 September UK Sacred Harp Convention 

20-23 September Southdowns Folk Festival 
Bognor Regis, Sussex. 

21-23 September Stroud Folk Weekend 
Stroud, Glous. 

14-16 September International Pipe and Tabor Festival 

28-30 September Allen Valleys Folk Festival 
Allendale, Northumberland.



3-5 October Edgworth Folk Weekend 
Edgworth, Lancs.

4-7 October Tenterden Folk Festival 
Tenterden, Kent. 

4-7 October Derby Folk Festival 
Derby, Derbyshire. 

5-7 October Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival 
Harwich, Essex. 

9-15 October Costa Del Folk Portugal 
Albufeira, Portugal. 

12-14 October Banbury Folk Festival and Hobby Horse Festival 
Banbury, Oxon. 

12-14 October Hartlepool Folk Festival 
Hartlepool, Co Durham. 

18-21 October Manchester Folk Festival 
(in collaboration with English Folk Expo)

19-21 October Musicport 
Whitby, North Yorks. 

19-22 October Nonsuch Dulcimer Club Annual Weekend 
Great Malvern.



9–11 November,

30 November - 3 December The Great British Folk Festival 
Butlins, Skegness, Lincs.


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Other useful resources

Living Tradition Festival Listings

UK Folk Festivals