Sidmouth Folk Week 2018
3rd - 10th August
Sidmouth Folk Week takes place this year between Friday 3rd August and Friday 10th August.
A week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song, Sidmouth Folk Week has been a fixture in the South Devon events calendar since 1955. Taking place during the first week of August every year since 1955, it now attracts 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.
The line up this year includes:
FAIRPORT CONVENTION ~ THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN ~ ROGER McGOUGH + LiTTLe MACHiNe ~ 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 ~ EDGELARKS ~ THE RHEINGANS SISTERS ~ KAIA KATER ~ SALTFISHFORTY ~ BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY ~ POLICE DOG HOGAN ~ SAM CARTER ~ LES BARKER ~ PETER KNIGHT & JOHN SPIERS ~ YE VAGABONDS ~ PETE COE ~ NARTHEN ~ JOHN KIRKPATRICK ~ THE EMILY ASKEW BAND ~ ELI WEST and many more
Event type: Theatre
Venue: Sidmouth. EX10
Nearest town: Sidmouth, Devon, UK
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:
Ottery St Mary