Stages set for return of Warwick Folk Festival - The Leamington Observer

Stages set for return of Warwick Folk Festival

Leamington Editorial 29th May, 2023   0

THE STAGES are set for the return of Warwick Folk Festival this summer.

The festival, taking place in Castle Park from July 27 and 30, has long been established as one the finest celebrations of roots music.

And the 43rd festival looks like further cementing that reputation with headline acts will include This Is The Kit, Manran, Chris Wood, Michael McGoldrick & Family, O’Hooley & Tidow, Tim Edney, Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess, Dominie Hooper and festival patron Will Pound.

Festival-goers can enjoy a full programme of concerts, from intimate acoustic performances to full-on gigs, together with traditional dance troupes from across the country.

They can also sup a craft ale or even a cocktail, while also possibly savouring food from across the world.

Younger visitors will also find plenty of entertainment on offer from the likes of Panic Circus, Shooting Root, Wyld Thyngz, Suitcase Circus, The Crafty Catts, Baby Bops & Toddle Bops and Wolly The Clown.

Last year the Folk Festival moved to its new location, next to Warwick Castle, which meant all the venues and camping were on one site. The move proved a big hit with festival-goers who enjoyed being closer to Warwick town.

This year the organisers have sought to further improve the lay-out to reduce noise between venues and ensure the crafters and traders are more central.

Those with limited mobility will also benefit from new electric buggies to travel around the site and the organisers have increased the availability of hot drink stalls.

Festival director Dick Dixon said “The Warwick Folk Festival is renowned for being a very friendly, relaxed, and chilled out event and the location is stunning with views across the River Avon.

We look forward to laying on another fantastic weekend of superb music, camping, workshops, singing, dancing, sessions, and giggles at what is one of the friendliest and established folk festivals.”

A free and scheduled shuttle bus will also be laid on to take visitors from the site into the town.

Visit for tickets and full festival details.

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