Event tickets are now available for Sidmouth FolkWeek’s ultimate festival holiday (4th – 11th August) and include Ham afternoon, evening concerts and lunchtime concerts, Pre-Festival special concerts, Bulverton evenings, plus a number of special Manor Pavilion shows and some great folk dances.
Festival goers can come for a full week experience (with All-In-One, Week or Weekend tickets) but day or evening visitors can get the most out of the incredible programme of music, dance and song as well. Look at the full range of ticket options here to create the perfect festive holiday experience.
Some events are bound to sell out! – for the top line-up of Ham evenings and afternoon concerts – so early booking is encouraged.
Advance tickets are already flying out the door for Pre-Festival specials – which kick off the festival in style – with Barbara Dickson, Fisherman’s Friends and, sure to be as big a hit as his performances in War Horse and Private Peaceful at Sidmouth, a great family show with Michael Morpurgo’s Where My Wellies Take Me (with Voices At The Door).
Ham headline acts during the week include:
Show Of Hands ~ Dervish ~ Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones ~ The Spooky Men’s Chorale ~ Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita ~ Chris Wood ~ Lau ~ George Monbiot & Ewan Mclennan ~ Duncan Chisholm ~ Martin Carthy & Sam Sweeney ~ Yves Lambert Trio ~ Leveret ~ The Furrow Collective ~ Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker ~ Rachel Newton ~ Daoiri Farrell and many, many more.
Bulverton Roots Dance Party Nights
Bulverton roots dance party nights with Seth Lakeman, Peatbog Faeries and Oysterband are already selling fast. For big nights out at the Bulverton – a great live venue, open to all – a Big Gig ticket offers brilliant value, with the chance to extend the evening’s entertainment after one of the great Bulverton Evening Concerts by attending the Late Night Extra at a reduced price. So, Big Gig ticket buyers can make a night of it with a high-octane Celtic Party Night, with two exciting young bands from Scotland Rura and Ímar, followed by a LNE ceilidh with lively, young dance-band favourites Lasair – all in the Big Gig ticket deal for only an extra £6 for the whole night.
The limited edition Bulverton-in-One (BiO) ticket offers great value for Young People (18-25) to enjoy the revamped Bulverton venue, with its jumping dance floor and funky Betsy’s Lounge chill-out space. A BiO includes all events at Bulverton Marquee including 8 evening shows, 8 Late Night Extra Ceilidhs, daytime workshops and early and late night sessions in Betsy’s Lounge…. plus free camping! BiO also offers good discounts any Ham afternoon or evening shows.
A new extended BiO version is also available for over 25s, including all events at Bulverton and Ham discounts (as above) and free camping.
And for 2017, groups of friends can get together for a great deal to buy 6 Bulverton in Ones (BiOs) for the price of 5!
The full programme will be out in July with the complete breakdown of all festival events, including headliner and smaller, intimate concerts, roots dance parties, folk dance, ceilidhs, a fabulous Children’s Festival, In The Tradition sessions, the popular fRoots’ A Cellar Full of Folkadelia series, EFDSS’ Folk Rising Plus sessions and our Eye On The Future concerts, spectacular dance displays, sensational storytelling, amazing youth sessions, and an unrivalled 200+ workshop programme!
Sidmouth Folk Week 2017 Line Up
SETH LAKEMAN ~ SHOW OF HANDS WITH MIRANDA SYKES ~ OYSTERBAND
THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE ~ DERVISH ~ LAU ~ MARTIN CARTHY & SAM SWEENEY
CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA ~ CHRIS WOOD ~ RURA ~ DUNCAN CHISHOLM
GEORGE MONBIOT & EWAN MCLENNAN ~ JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER
LEVERET ~ ROY BAILEY ~ COOPE BOYES & SIMPSON ~ JOHN KIRKPATRICK
DAOIRI FARRELL~ JIM CAUSLEY TRIO ~ MAWKIN ~ SLOW MOVING CLOUDS
ANGE HARDY ~ IMAR ~ ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER ~ RUSTY SHACKLE
SHEESHAM AND LOTUS & ‘SON ~ SARA GREY & KIERON MEANS ~ SIOBHAN MILLER
CROWS ~ BRIGHDE CHAIMBEUL ~ JENN BUTTERWORTH & LAURA-BETH SALTER
ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD ~ JIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH ~ UNITED BIBLE STUDIES
GRACE PETRIE ~ MOIRAI ~ JIM & LYNETTE ELDON ~ BRYAN O’LEARY & JACK TALTY
HUGH LUPTON ~ CATH & PHIL TYLER ~ SHARRON KRAUS & NICK JONAH DAVIS
PATTERSON DIPPER ~ HORSE + BAMBOO ~ SANDRA KERR
THE OLD FASHIONED ~ URSULA HOLDEN GILL ~ PETER & BARBARA SNAPE
TOKEN WOMEN ~ KIRKOPHANY ~ STEAMCHICKEN ~ ENGLISH STRING BAND
THE PIGEON SWING ~ PURCELL’S POLYPHONIC PARTY ~ LASAIR ~ THREEPENNY BIT
DIATONICS ~ CONTRA ALT DELETE ~ THE LINDA GAME BAND ~ THIS WAY UP
PROPER ENGLISH ~ MRS MIDNIGHTS ~ MRS SAVAGE’S WHIM ~ MOMENTUM
THE ANDREW PURKISS BAND ~ ENGLISH CONTRA DANCE BAND ~JIGFOOT
BOB ISAACS ~ GORDON POTTS ~ MICHAEL BARRACLOUGH ~ JO FREYA
NICK WALDEN ~ MARY PANTON ~ FEE LOCK ~ BARRY GOODMAN
MARTYN HARVEY ~ KERRY FLETCHER ~ CATHY MEUNIER JOHN SWEENEY
EMMA WOODERS ~ IVAN AITKEN ~ RHIANWEN DAVIES ~ VAL KNIGHT
JAKE WOOD ~ MICHAEL CATOVSKY ~ SIMON MAPLESDEN ~ JANE THOMAS
ROSIE HOOD ~ THE SAVAGE PRUNES ~ BENAMMI SWIFT ~ EMILY MAE WINTERS
ELLY LUCAS ~ KITTY MACFARLANE ~ GERMA ADAN ~ KIRSTY MERRYN ~ ALVAR SMITH
HARBOUR LIGHTS TRIO ~ BARRY LISTER ~ PHILLIP HENRY ~ SAUL ROSE ~ PAUL SARTIN
ROSIE & ROWAN ~ OUT OF HAND
BLACK SWAN RAPPER ~ BOGGART’S BREAKFAST ~ HORWICH PRIZE MEDAL MORRIS MEN
CHINEWRDE MORRIS DANCERS ~ CLAUSENTUM MORRIS ~ CUTTING EDGE SWORD
EYNSHAM MORRIS ~ GREAT WESTERN MORRIS ~ JD & FOLK ~ LUASCADH ~ OYSTER MORRIS
RED MUM RAPPER ~ SILVER FLAME RAPPER ~ SHROPSHIRE BEDLAMS
MARTHA RODEN’S TUPPENNY DISH ~ TYLER’S MEN
THE JAM & CRUMPET BAND ~ THE BARBER BAND ~ ALI MESSER & JANE HARRISON
TERRY MANN VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER ~ SAM MABBETT ~ CHRIS DYSON & PADDY HEFFRON
FRANCES WATT & CHRIS WALSHAW ~ JANET DOWLING ~ JO MAY ~ WILL LANG ~ ED RENNIE
JOHN DIPPER ~ NICK & MARY BARBER ~ JACQUELYN HYNES ~ BOB ELLIS ~ CANAAN’S LAND
MIKE BAILEY ~ WEST GALLERY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
JOHN HOWSON ~ DAN QUINN ~ TOM GOODALE ~ STEVE ROWLEY
INSTEP RESEARCH TEAM ~ JO AND SIMON HARMER ~ STEVE MCELENEY-SMITH ~ PETER WILTON
See www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk for full details and regular festival updates.
Here’s a reminder from some of the artists that have performed at Sidmouth Folkweek (including John Kirkpatrick, Oysterband, Steve Knightley, Sandra Kerr, Kathryn Tickell and more) on why this is such a unique festival: Sidmouth Folkweek Memories.