Folk Festival to return at new venue this year - The Leamington Observer

Folk Festival to return at new venue this year

Leamington Editorial 28th May, 2021   0

WARWICK Folk Festival is set to return at a new venue this year.

The festival will run from Thursday July 15 to Sunday July 18 at Castle Park, next to Warwick Castle.

Last year the event was cancelled, but returning for the 42nd time, organisers say the safety of visitors will be paramount.

The festival will include music, beer tents, craft stalls, street foods and a wine and cocktail bar, and in the town there will be dance displays, pub music sessions and open-air concerts.

Headline acts include Festival Patron and internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist Will Pound. Acts including Show of Hands, The Young’uns, Seth Lakeman, John Spiers and Jon Boden will also perform, along with former BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr.

Entertainment for younger visitors will also be on offer from the likes of Boundless Brothers, Dom Prag, Katie Spencer and The Canny Band.

There will also be activities for 12 to 18 year olds with festival favourites Panic Circus, puppetry with Hand to Mouth Theatre, and Wolly the Clown.

Festival organisers say all coronavirus safety measures will be followed with reduced visitor numbers, hand sanitisers and extra space for social distancing.

An extra field has also been added to the site to allow campers to spread out as much as they feel necessary. The festival is also hoping to use an app allowing people to get their drinks from the bar without having to venture into the beer tent.

Festival director Dick Dixon said “We can’t wait to stage our 42nd festival, especially in such a beautiful location with views across the banks of the Avon. From feedback we know our festival goers are looking forward to a weekend of superb music, camping, workshops, singing, dancing, sessions and giggles at what is one of the friendliest and established folk festivals around”.

Early bird tickets are on sale until May 31. Visit to book or find out more.

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