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Sidmouth Folk Festival Online – all events free to access

  • by JW

“True to Sidmouth’s ‘something for everyone’ tradition”

Including storytelling, folk dance, poetry, mummers plays and Zoom workshops


At the beginning of the month, supporters of the Folk Festival were being urged to sponsor an on-line event:

Be A Sidmouth Folk Festival Champion! – Vision Group for Sidmouth

And now, over the coming weekend, it’s happening:

Your guide to Sidmouth Folk Festival Online |

Although there are concerns that even for a virtual festival, there will be congestion issues:

Potential parking problems during virtual Sidmouth Folk Festival weekend | Sidmouth Herald

Please consider donating to help secure the future of The Sidmouth Folk Festival

The Sidmouth Folk Festival Online – Home

With a live-stream starting from 5pm on Saturday 1st August:

The Sidmouth Folk Festival Online – Program ( This event is over)

“Hosted by Matthew Crampton and Kitty Macfarlane, the concerts will feature live appearances from Steve Knightley and Jim Causley as well as unique recorded performances from Martin Simpson, Brighde Chaimbeul, Jez Lowe, Ewan McLennan, Jackie Oates and John Spiers, Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and many more. Look out for special contributions from Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Blowzabella, Rachel Hair and Jon Boden and, true to Sidmouth’s ‘something for everyone’ tradition, expect virtual versions of the ever popular John Gasson Jig Competition, the legendary Sidmouth Folk Festival Horse Trails, Folk on Foot as well as storytelling, folk dance, poetry and mummers plays.

“Zoom workshops will run throughout the festival week and favourites like Kerry Fletcher, Sandra Kerr, Paul Sartin, Nick and Mary Barber’s Big Band, John Dipper and Bob Ellis. There will also be lots of footage from many of this year’s booked artists and plenty of archive material to bring back happy memories of time spent in Sidmouth.”

Sidmouth Folk Festival heads online! – Visit Devon