PICTURE SPECIAL: Warwick Folk Festival attracts music lovers in their scores - The Leamington Observer

PICTURE SPECIAL: Warwick Folk Festival attracts music lovers in their scores

Leamington Editorial 31st Jul, 2023 Updated: 9th Aug, 2023   0

A FOOT tapping medley of fiddles and fifes drew scores of folk to Warwick.

Over 80 artists took to the stage for the 43rd Warwick Folk Festival at the weekend.

The festival took place at Castle Park in the shadow of Warwick Castle from Thursday July 27 to Sunday July 30.

Meanwhile the Warwick Folk Festival Fringe took place in the town centre with free concerts, sessions and dance displays.




Ivor Novello nominated musical project ‘This is the Kit’ performed at the festival for the first time. Their set included music from their latest album ‘Careful of your Keepers’, released in June.

Other headline acts performing over the weekend included Ellie Gowers, Mànran, Chris Wood, Miranda Sykes, Michael McGoldrick and Family, O’Hooley and Tidow, Festival Patron Will Pound and Tim Edey, Suntou Susso, Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess and Dominie Hooper.


There were concerts, sing-arounds, dance, intimate acoustic performances, as well as full-on gigs.

The food court offered top festival food from all over the world and there was also a beer tent and a wine and cocktail bar.

Last year the festival moved to its new location, next to Warwick Castle, which meant all the venues and camping were on one site. And this year the organisers improved the lay-out of the festival to reduce the noise between venues and ensure the crafters and traders were more central.

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