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Sidmouth Folk Week - 3-10 August

There has been a folk festival in Sidmouth in the first week of August every year since 1955, now attracting tens of thousands of visitors to over 700 diverse events with broad ‘something for everyone’ appeal. With an ear to the past and an eye on the future, the festival features established stars and emerging talent; major concerts, lively roots parties; small intimate sessions; ceilidhs and folk dancing; storytelling; fun family entertainment and youth-centred sessions; hands-on workshops and spectacular dance displays; the best in South West crafts and the tastiest of local food and drink.

With superb headliners and exceptional rising talent, festival goers are guaranteed to enjoy long-held favourites and to make exciting new musical discoveries throughout the festival. To see an overview of the variety and volume of events on offer throughout the week, have a look at the Taster Programme on the festival website.

Guests booked so far include FAIRPORT CONVENTION, ELIZA CARTHY & THE WAYWARD BAND, SHOW OF HANDS WITH MIRANDA SYKES, CARA DILLON, KARINE POLWART, KATHRYN TICKELL & THE DARKENING, BLOWZABELLA, DREVER, MCCUSKER, WOOMBLE, JOHN DOYLE, GIGSPANNER BIG BAND, FALSE LIGHTS, ELEPHANT SESSIONS, GORDIE MACKEEMAN AND HIS RHYTHM BOYS, ALISTAIR ANDERSON & NORTHLANDS, MARTIN CARTHY & JOHN KIRKPATRICK, JACKIE OATES, STEVE TILSTON & JEZ LOWE, STICK IN THE WHEEL, JIM MORAY, KAIA KATER, SALTFISHFORTY, BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY, POLICE DOG HOGAN, THE RHEINGANS SISTERS, PETER KNIGHT & JOHN SPIERS, EDGELARKS, LES BARKER, SAM CARTER, KINNARIS QUINTET, TANNARA, YE VAGABONDS, PETE COE, NARTHEN, THE EMILY ASKEW BAND, GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR, SANDRA KERR, RYAN YOUNG WITH JENN BUTTERWORTH, MAGPIE LANE, JOSIE DUNCAN & PABLO LAFUENTE, WILL POUND’S THROUGH THE SEASONS, NICK DOW, PAUL DOWNES & FRIENDS, GEORGIA LEWIS, COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE, JACK RUTTER, ROWAN PIGGOTT, ALISON FROSDICK & JACK BURNABY, MATT QUINN and many, many more.

For more info see: Sidmouth Folk Week website