A weekend festival of the very best in contemporary and traditional folk arts from the UK and beyond!
The family friendly favourite is held at various locations in around the charming historic county town of Warwick. Featuring concerts, ceilidhs, dance, song, workshops, sessions, theatre, crafts, real ale and more! Singers and musicians, street entertainers and Morris dancers - it seems that anybody and everybody who enjoys folk music heads for Warwick in July each year...
Since its humble beginnings in 1979, the annual Warwick Folk Festival has developed into one of the most highly regarded folk events on the national and international scene, attracting fans from all over Britain and as far afield as the USA and Australia. Now approaching its 38th year, it has become a major highlight on the British music calendar with a lively music and dance Fringe Festival programmed around the town centre in many of the bars, hotels and public houses.
Oysterband • Spooky Men’s Chorale • Andy Kershaw • Alistair Anderson and Northlands • QFTRY • PIAF The Songs • Louvat Bros • Poles Apart • Tom Lewis
Crows • Northern Company • Will Pound & Eddy Jay • Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching • The Hut People • Birlinn Jiarg • Steve Tilston • Georgia Lewis • Rob Halligan • Keith Donnelly • Tim Dalling • Brian Peters • Helena • Aelfen • Amy Kakoura & Andrew Sharpe • Granny’s Attic • Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne • The Julie July Band • Dan Gascoigne & Sarah Bennett • Exmouth Shanty Men • The Harvesters • The Original Steamchicken Jazz Band • Thrup’nny Bits • The Willow & Tool Band • Pete Heywood • Louisa Davies-Foley & Jason Sparkes • Rowan Piggott • Folly Brothers • Alkevan • annA rydeR • Bill Bates • Dragonhead • Daisy Bell • Cork Singers Club • Dave Fry • Warwick Folk Festival Choir
Monster Ceilidh Band • Urban Folk Theory • Peeping Tom • Banter • Hekety • Tautas Roks • Martyn Harvey • Phil Bassindale
Baby Bops & Toddle Bops • Rubbish Craft • Handy Lanterns • Hand to Mouth Theatre • MichCatt and Friends • Panic Circus •
At the festival's main site located in the grounds of Warwick School, families can enjoy circus skills, face painting, dance & music workshops, crafts, concerts and comedy. A packed programme of events and activities specifically for younger visitors makes Warwick Folk Festival a truly family-friendly weekend away...
Warwick Folk Festival is all about participation with workshops galore so why not try your hand at music, dance, spoken word and much more!