Warwick Folk Festival

When 
27 Jul 2017 - 13:00 to 30 Jul 2017 - 23:00
Where 
Warwick
  • Live music at Warwick Folk Festival
  • Panic Circus at Warwick Folk Festival
  • The Demon Barbers at Warwick Folk Festival Credit John S Wright
  • Warwick Folk Festival
  • Live music at Warwick Folk Festival
  • Panic Circus at Warwick Folk Festival
  • The Demon Barbers at Warwick Folk Festival Credit John S Wright
  • Warwick Folk Festival

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A weekend festival in the heart of historic Wariwck

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.  

2017

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

Ceilidhs!

Monster Ceilidh Band • Urban Folk Theory • Peeping Tom • Banter • Hekety • Tautas Roks • Martyn Harvey • Phil Bassindale

Family Fun!

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!

www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

Directions

Please visit www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk for information on how to get to specific venues. 

Parking for day visitors

Parking is available on site at the Bridge House Car Park and across the road at Myton Park Car Park

Parking for weekend visitors

Cars can be parked next to your tent or in the Bridge House Car Park

Booking information

Call 01926 776438 Bridge House Theatre Box Office to book tickets or visit www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk/tickets

 

 

The main festival site is located in the grounds and campus of Warwick School.

Facilities include

  • Proper showers and toilets supplemented by temporary units
  • Family-friendly school location
  • Perfect camping on close-mown grass & flat site
  • Quiet camping area available
  • Most events in permanent venues
  • Indoor swimming pool subject to nominal entrance fee

Access information

Warwick Folk Festival uses a wide range of venues and most are suitable for disabled visitors. Disabled toilet facilities are provided on site and a designated camping area is available if preferred. If you have a specific query, please contact the Information Office and they'll get back to you. 

The festival has a broad range of caterers from around the world, including oven-fired pizza, exotic curries, an extensive vegetarian and vegan selection, plus fresh-cooked fish & chips! 

Moongazing Hare Bars from the National Trust-owned Fleece Inn at Bretforton provides a large real ale & cider marquee and a good choice of wines at the wine bar.

Warwick Folk Festival uses a wide range of venues and most are suitable for disabled visitors. Disabled toilet facilities

COMPACT – principal venues and camping on one site • all on-site venues & amenities a short walk apart

COMFORTABLE – real showers and toilets supplemented by temporary units • family-friendly school location • perfect camping on close-mown & flat site • quiet camping area available • most events in permanent venues • indoor swimming pool

CONVENIENT – fantastic selection of quality food & drink  • general store • cashback available  • free festival bus to town • craft fair & instrument stalls • 10 minute walk from Warwick town centre

The festival uses most of Warwick School campus, including the purpose-built Bridge House Theatre, as well as the Main Marquee in the grounds.

Parking is available on site at the Bridge House car park and across the road at Myton Fields car park. Please note that the site has several postcodes:

No dogs are allowed on the festival site.