WARWICK Folk Festival returns to a new location after a Covid-enforced absense.
The 42nd celebration of roots music will take place at Castle Park, in the shadow of Warwick castle, from July 21 to 24.
Having been postponed for the past two years, the organisers have put together another top class line-up.
Headline acts will include Show of Hands, The Young’uns, Seth Lakeman, John Spiers and Jon Boden and Nancy Kerr.
Other acts booked include Boundless Brothers, Dom Prag, Janice Burns and Jon Doran, Katie Spencer, The Canny Band, Zach Johnson, Chris Elliott and Caitlin Jones, Granny’s Attic, Georgia Lewis and Ross Grant, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and Inlay.
Aside from full-on gigs, there will also be a full programme including dance troupes, intimate acoustic performances and workshops.
And younger festival-goers can enjoy with perennial favourites Panic Circus, puppetry with Hand to Mouth Theatre, and funny man Wolly the Clown.
Dick Dixon, Festival Director said “We are so looking forward to 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 fantastic weekend of superb music, camping, workshops, singing, dancing, sessions, and giggles at what is one of the friendliest and established folk festivals around.
“Whether you’re a seasoned regular or a newcomer, we look forward to seeing you this summer.”
The Fleece Inn at Bretforton will be offering around 36 ales including many from local brewers Church End, Church Farm and Purity along with a range of ciders. The food court will continue to offer festival food from all over the world from breakfasts to snacks and full evening meals.
A free and scheduled shuttle bus will be laid on to take visitors from the site to the town centre.
Visitors are being assured the organisers and festival stewards are Covid-aware and will be keeping everything clean and everyone safe. As well as the main marquee which will have some sides open to allow the air to circulate, there will also be the ceilidh tent and a smaller outdoor stage. There will also be hand sanitisers and plenty of space for social distancing. An extra field has been added to the site to allow campers to spread out.
Tickets have been held at 2019 prices and there are no booking fees. Early bird tickets are on sale until April 30 and are expected to sell out quickly.
Visit www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk for tickets and full festival details.