FESTIVAL WEEKEND OPENING TIMES
Festival Gates Open:
Box Office Thursday Opening Times: 1pm – 10pm
Box Office: 9am – 10pm
Box Office: 9am – 10pm
Box Office: 10am – 7pm
The campsite will open at 2.00pm on the Thursday.
There is a large car park with plenty of space available for the whole weekend. Although we do patrol the car park throughout the festival for security reasons, owners do park at their own risks.
Dogs are allowed on the site but NOT in any of the venues.
All of this folk festival’s income is used in the furtherance of our sole charitable aim of running this festival to promote folk song, dance and music
On site there are all facilities available as illustrated above including good toilets, water points, level grassy field, hot showers, bookable camping / parking / caravan locations for anyone requiring better accessibility, and also we have electric wheelchair re-charging.
There is a large range of food franchises on site which cater for almost all tastes, and in the town centre there are cafes, restaurants and shops.
Craft Market & Marketplace
The festival fully recycles 85% of the waste and takes measures to minimise the use of plastic on-site. Vendors are not permitted to sell drinks in plastic bottles. We take every care to minimise our footprint as much as possible.
The festival starts on Thursday at 8.00 pm with a concert and a ‘folk club’ on site. On Friday evening there is a concert, grand ceilidh/A Chance To Meet… and a ‘folk club’ on site and a Morris procession through the town. The evening concludes with a late night song session. Saturday morning is taken up with various workshops, singarounds, meet-the-artist sessions, concerts and dance displays. In the evening you will be able to choose from two concerts, a ceilidh/A Chance to Meet…, a musical variety concert, plus a late night club session – all on site. Workshops for dedicated dancers will be held all day. There will be a ‘Day’ of Dance being held in the Falcon Ballroom during Saturday, with a bonus workshop on Friday evening. Sunday Morning has a similar pattern to Saturday plus the popular Folk Services in local churches. Sunday afternoon features a song concert and a grand ceilidh/A Chance to Meet… . A variety of children’s events are held during the day on Saturday and Sunday. There will be Morris and other dance displays throughout the weekend – in the town and on site.
The festival concludes with the popular Sunday Evening Concert on the Main Stage and most facilities will remain available – including camping – on Sunday night. All facilities will close at 10am on Monday morning.
NB: Do remember this is a ‘green field’ festival in a beautiful rural location. Facilities are necessarily fairly basic although we make them as effective as possible. Dress accordingly and remember, nothing we can do can alter the vagaries of the British weather.