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Sidmouth Folk Festival

26 July 2019

2nd – 9th August 2019

Sidmouth Folk Festival is fast approaching and this year’s event is set to be a celebration to remember. Commencing on the 2nd August and running over the course of a week, this annual event in South Devon is a family favourite and well worth a visit during your stay at Newlands Holidays.

Sidmouth folk festival

Celebrating 65 years in style


Sidmouth Folk Festival is now in its 65th year having run every August since 1955. This year the milestone is celebrated with new branding and a new name (formally Sidmouth Folk Week). The festival is even bigger than before with over 750 programmed events planned to take place during the week.

The event gets underway at 7:30pm on Thursday 1st August with a welcome to Sidmouth Folk Festival in Market Square, featuring Great Western Morris, Sidmouth Steppers and much more.

dancing at Sidmouth folk festival

A week of music, dance and song


Sidmouth Folk Festival keeps an ear to the past by supporting established favourites, as well as an eye on the emerging stars of the future. The action-packed programme of events features a gloriously diverse range of entertainment and performance to suit all tastes and ages.

The 2019 line-up is vast with shows taking places across multiple venues. These include The Ham, The Bulverton and smaller concert venues such as The Manor Pavillion, The Cellar Bar, Bedford Hotel and Woodlands Hotel. The festival includes something for everyone – storytelling, spoken word, workshops, folk dance and ceilidhs.

morris dancing at Sidmouth folk festival

Getting to Sidmouth Folk Festival


The festival has a campsite located 1.5 miles from Sidmouth on Bulverton Road (B3176) - EX10 9DW. The Festival Car Park is in a grass field behind the Bulverton Marquee, located off Bulverton Road and accessible via a one-way system from Broadway and Bickwell Lane. Car parking is also available in the town, although use of public transport or the festival bus is recommended. Car parks can be found at Sidmouth Cricket, Tennis & Croquet Club, Bedford Lawn, The East and Manor Road Car Park.

To purchase tickets and more information visit the Sidmouth Folk Festival website.

Photos: Richard Toller on Flickr.
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