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All the events listed below are taken from the latest “Hot Off The Press” latest festival news that the folking news desk have hand-picked for you.

Folk stars heading to Jinney Ring Festival

Some of the UK’s best folk acts will be heading to Hanbury for the Jinney Ring Craft Centre’s annual festival. Headlining the festival programme on Saturday, June 24 will be celebrated songwriters Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 folk award for best duo ...
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Argyll Gathering – new Scottish festival debuts in August

Argyll Gathering is a new Scottish event celebrating the best of music, culture and the arts opening its doors August 19th - 20th 2017 in the stunning setting of Helensburgh. The event will showcase the best in traditional contemporary Scottish music, local food and drink and feature interactive workshops. Community ...
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Gate To Southwell Festival announces top names

The eleventh Gate To Southwell Festival is expected to attract five thousand visitors to the East Midlands in early June. With over sixty international, UK and local music acts, ceilidhs and dance displays, poets and storytellers, fantastic family entertainment, plus workshops, great food stalls, a beer and cider festival and ...
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Peter Knight and John Spiers return to FolkEast

A unique collaboration between folk legends Peter Knight and John Spiers, seen for the first time at FolkEast 2016, will return to the fast-rising East Anglian festival this August. The three day festival at the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall witnessed the debut performance of the ...
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Butlins’ Great British Folk Festival announces first names

Heading into its 7th year! The Great British Folk Festival 2017 promises to be the best yet, with an amazing line up of award-winning folk talent. Book early to get the best choice of accommodation and avoid missing out on this renowned festival which is now a staple in the folk ...
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Southdowns Folk Festival – first names announced

Planning and preparations are well under way for this year`s popular Southdowns Folk Festival which is happening in and around Bognor Regis between Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th September. This year will see a lot more Town Centre activities with a bigger & even more spectacular dance programme, expanded delightful ...
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Maverick Festival announces first names

For its milestone 10th anniversary Maverick Festival is thrilled to welcome some exciting new names to this years line-up. First up we would like to announce Grammy Award-winning guitarist Albert Lee! Known for his signature Ernie Ball guitar and lightning speed picking, Albert has not only worked with some of ...
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Cambridge Folk Festival announces more top names

The latest names have been announced for Cambridge Folk Festival 2017, including legendary folk singer and respected song collector Shirley Collins, who recently returned to recording and performing after 38 years; a Festival exclusive from multi-platinum selling Indigo Girls, whose celebrated and influential career spans almost four decades and chart-topping, ...
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Alison Moyet set to headline Weyfest

We are delighted to announce that the fabulous Alison Moyet will be headlining our main stage on Saturday 19th August.  Our first ever female headliner! During her impressive career spanning over three decades, Alison has produced eight studio and three compilation albums, all charting in the UK Top 30 and two reaching number one. With UK ...
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Towersey Festival announces headline acts

KT Tunstall, Newton Faulkner, Eliza Carthy and Jon Boden, are set to headline the 53rd Towersey Festival (25-28 August 2017, Thame, Oxfordshire). They’re joined by Show Of Hands, Lindisfarne, The Blockheads and Foy Vance, amongst others. Scotland-born and Los Angeles-based, KT Tunstall came to prominence with her 2004 debut Eye ...
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Folk East 2017 announces first headline acts

Growing in stature every year, East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast is back for the sixth time this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, between ...
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Petula Clark to headline Fairport’s Cropredy Convention

Fairport's Cropredy Convention music festival announces four more acts to complete the roster of nineteen previously announced. Petula Clark will headline on Friday 11 August. With three Grammy Awards and millions of record sales to her name Petula's stellar career stretches back to 1949 yet Cropredy will be her first-ever ...
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Billy Bragg to headline Wychwood Festival

Wychwood Festival has announced that punk singer-songwriter Billy Bragg will be playing the main stage on Friday night. The festival which takes place 2nd - 4th June in 2017 also adds the likes of Beans On Toast, CC Smugglers, Big Boy Bloater, Trudy And The Romance, Laurel and Harpers Ferry with ...
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Top names for Cwlwm Celtaidd announced

Bands Calan and Jamie Smith’s Mabon will join other artists to perform at Porthcawl’s Grand Pavilion on March 10-12th, 2017 in Cwlwm Celtaidd, the annual festival that celebrates music and dance from the Celtic nations. For a whole weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy performances, workshops, street dancing as ...
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First names for Cambridge 2017 announced

Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to reveal the first artists for next year’s bill including one of Britain’s most exciting talents Jake Bugg, who the Festival have invited to return to headline Sunday night with an acoustic set. Jake’s progress from performing in 2012 at the Festival’s smallest stage, The ...
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First names revealed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2017

The first acts to be signed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been revealed as tickets go on sale for the 2017 event. Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Bibb, former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden, The Unthanks, Oysterband, The Young'uns, Le Vent Du Nord and Seth Lakeman are among the headliners due to top the bill ...
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First tickets for Cambridge Folk Festival on sale now

Tickets for next year’s Cambridge Folk Festival will go on general sale on Thursday 1 December 2016 at 10am. Priority booking opened at 10am on Thursday 24 November. Full details and ticket prices follow below. Early booking is advisable. In an exciting Festival first, folk star Jon Boden will take ...
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Eddi Reader tops list of artists set for Beverley Folk Festival 2017

Further names have been announced for Beverley Folk Festival 2017, including renowned Scottish singer Eddi Reader. Starting as a busker and folk club performer, Eddi has led a remarkable carrier, with membership of Fairground Attraction bringing her into the limelight, with the single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First Of A ...
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