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At the heart of English folk

Folk Festivals 2019

Dates for your 2019 diary... 



11-12 January Stroud Wassail

Stroud, Gloucestershire.

18-20 January  Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival

Whittlesey, Cambrigdeshire.

17 January – 3 February Celtic Connections


25-27 January Gloucester Cajun & Zydeco Festival




1-3 February EastFolk Sandlings Sessions

Snape Maltings.

15-16 February Love Folk – Southport’s Folk Festival

The Atkinson, Southport, Merseyside.

23 February Chester February Folk Day

Hoole, Chester, Cheshire.



1–3 March Intervarsity Folk Dance Festival IVFDF


9 March Mellor Brook Fiddle Day


22-24 Nonsuch Dulcimer Club Spring Fling 

Allendale, Northumberland.

24 March Poppy Folk Day

The Poppy & Pint, West Bridgford, Notts.

** Manchester Irish Festival 2019 dates to be announced 



5-7 April Dancing England Rapper Tournament (DERT)


7 April New Roots, Trestle Arts Base

St. Albans.

19 - 21 April Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival


25 April – 1 May Costa Del Folk

Ibiza, Spain

26-28 April Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering 

Morpeth, Northumberland.

26-29 April Great Alne Long Weekend

Long Alne, Warwicks.



2-5 May Raunds Music Festival

Raunds, Northants.

3-5 May Todmorden Folk Festival

Todmorden, West Yorks

3-6 May Scandimoot Scandinavian Music & Dance 

Clapham & Settle, North Yorkshire.

3-6 May 2019 Wath Festival 

Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorks.

3-6 May Upton Folk Festival 

Upton upon Severn, Worcs.

3-6 May Eastbourne International Folk Dance Festival

Eastbourne, Sussex.

4 May Walton Folk Festival
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

4-6 May Rochester Sweeps Festival

Rochester, Kent

10-12 May Holmfirth Festival of Folk 

Holmfirth, West Yorks.

10-12 May Folk on the Pier

Cromer, Norfolk.

10-12 May Tredegar House Folk Festival 

Newport, Gwent.

17-19 May Doncaster Folk Festival 

Doncaster, South Yorks.

17-18 May Trinity Folk Festival 

Guildford, Surrey

24-25 May Ireby Festival 

Ireby, Cumbria.

24-27 May Chester Folk Festival


24-27 May Chippenham Folk Festival 

Chippenham, Witts.

24-27 May Fishguard Folk Festival

Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

24-27 Bude & Stratton Folk Festival

Bude, Cornwall.

27-31 May Morland Scottish Country Dancing Week

Morland, Cumbria

31 May – 2 June Wychwood Festival 

Cheltenham, Glos.

31 May – 2 June Wessex Folk Festival 

Weymouth, Dorset.

31 May – 2 June Blowout Bagpipe Festival 

Polesworth, Staffs.

31 May – 2 June Acoustic Festival of Britain 

Uttoxeter, Staffs.

**Great North Folk Festival 2019 dates to be announced



6-11 June Gate to Southwell Folk Festival 

Southwell, Notts.

7-9 June St Neots Festival of Traditional Music, Song & Dance

St. Neots, Cambs.

7-9 June Wimborne Minister Folk Festival

Wimborne, Dorset.

14-16 June Kirtlington Lamb Ale Morris Festival 

Kirtlington, Oxon.

14-16 June Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

Falmouth, Cornwall.

13-16 June Middlewich FAB Festival

Middlewich, Cheshire

21-23 June Lichfield Folk Festival

Lichfield, Staffs

21-23 June 2019 Beardy Folk Festival

Cleobury Mortimer, Shrops.

28-30 June St. Albans Folk Festival

St. Albans, Herts.

28-30 June English Country Music Weekend

Croston, West Lancashire.

29 June Bakewell International Day of Dance

Bakewell, Derbyshire.

21-23 June Teignmouth Folk Festival

South Devon.

Boars Bridge Festival
Will return in 2020

21-23 June Moor & Coast Whitby Spring Session



2-7 July Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Llangollen, Denbigshire.

5-6 July 2019 Moonbeams Folk Festival
Driffield, East Yorks.

5-6 July Folk at the Hall (FATHTrelawnyd, Flinshire.

5-7 July Cleckheaton Folk Festival

5-7 July Yorkshire Folk Dance Weekend
Drax, North Yorks.

5-7 July Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival
Sandwich, Kent.

12-14 July Priddy Folk Festival
Priddy, Somerset.

12-14 July Ely Folk Festival
Ely, Cambs.

12-14 July Furness Tradition
Ulverston, Cumbria.

12-14 July Greensleeves Morris Men Chipperfield Weekend 
Chipperfield, Hertfordshire.

11-14 July Bromsgrove Folk Festival 
Bromsgrove, Worcs.

11-14 July Folk on the Lawn 
Tintern, Gwent. 

14 July Folk by the Oak 
Hatfield House, Herts. 

19–21 July Mitcheldean Festival

18-21 July Bradfield Traditional Music Weekend 
Bradfield, South Yorks.

19-21 July Stainsby Folk Festival 
Stainsby, Derbyshire. 

25-28 July Warwick Folk Festival 

25-28 July WOMAD UK 
Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wilts. 

26-28 July Cullerlie Traditional Singing Weekend 
Cullerlie, Aberdeen.

TBC Festival at the Edge 
Much Wenlock, Shropshire. 

Eastbourne Lammas Festival 
No festival in 2019.  



2-4 August Underneath the Stars Festival 
Cawthorne, South Yorks. 

1-5 August Cambridge Folk Festival

1-4 August Wickham Festival 
Wickham, Hants.

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

2-9 August Sidmouth Folk Week 
Featuring EFDSS’ National Youth Folk Ensemble 
Sidmouth, Devon. 

8-10 August Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 
Cropredy, Oxon.

9-11 August Saltburn Folk Festival 
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorks. 

9-11 August Dartmoor Folk Festival 
South Zeal, Devon.

9-16 August Broadstairs Folk Week 
Broadstairs, Kent. 

15-18 August Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 
Corfe Castle, Dorset.

16-18 August White Horse Folk Festival 
Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire. 

16-18 August Moira Furnace Folk Festival 
Moira, Leicestershire. 

16-18 August Folkeast 
Glemham Hall, Suffolk. 

17-23 August Whitby Folk Week 
Whitby, North Yorks. 

22-26 August Cornwall Folk Festival 
Wadebridge, Cornwall. 

23-26 August Towersey Festival 
Thame, Oxon. 

23-26 August Shrewsbury Folk Festival 
Shrewsbury, Shropshire. 

23-25 August Saddleworth Rushcart 
Saddleworth, Lancs.



29 August - 3 September Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend 
Fleetwood, Lancs.

31 August - 2 September Bunkfest 
Wallingford, Oxon. 

30 August -1 September  Moseley Folk Festival 
Moseley, Birmingham. 

5-8 September Bromyard Folk Festival 
Bromyard, Herefordshire. 

6-8 September The Big Green Cardigan 
Battle, Sussex. 

7 September London Folk Festival 
Cecil Sharp House, London. 

7-9 September Swanage Folk Festival 
Swanage, Dorset.

13-15 September Priston Festival 
Priston, Bath, Somerset. 

14-15 September UK Sacred Harp Convention 

14-28 September St Ives September Festival 
St Ives. 

20-22 September Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival 
Otley, West Yorks. 

19-22 September Southdowns Folk Festival 
Bognor Regis, Sussex. 

20-22 September Stroud Folk Weekend 
Stroud, Glous. 

12-15 September International Pipe and Tabor Festival 

27-29 September Allen Valleys Folk Festival 
Allendale, Northumberland.


3-6 October Tenterden Folk Festival 
Tenterden, Kent. 

4-6 October Edgworth Folk Weekend 
Edgworth, Lancs.

4-6 October Derby Folk Festival 
Derby, Derbyshire. 

11-13 October Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival 
Harwich, Essex. 

11-13 October Banbury Folk Festival and Hobby Horse Festival 
Banbury, Oxon. 

15-21 October Costa Del Folk Portugal 
Albufeira, Portugal. 

16-20 October Manchester Folk Festival 
(in collaboration with 
English Folk Expo)

18-20 October Hartlepool Folk Festival 
Hartlepool, Co Durham. 

18-20 October Musicport 
Whitby, North Yorks. 

18-22 October Nonsuch Dulcimer Club Annual Weekend 
Great Malvern.



29 November - 2 December The Great British Folk Festival 
Butlins, Skegness, Lincs.


This is not a complete list and we cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions. Please check with promoters before arranging to travel. 

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Other useful resources

Living Tradition Festival Listings

UK Folk Festivals