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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.

Butlins’ Great British Folk Festival announces first names

Heading into its sixth year! The Great British Folk Festival 2016 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 ...
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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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Oxford Folk Weekend announces headline names

Drum roll please… Oxford’s favourite community based, volunteer-run festival is gearing up for its sixth year in big style! Folk Weekend: Oxford has grown steadily every year since its inception in 2012, with increasing support and collaborations from local and national folk artists and performing groups. Known for the strong ...
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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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Imagined Isle Festival announces headline names

Birmingham music festival returns for second year. Headliners include Fairport Convention and Jon Boden. Fairport Convention, Jon Boden and The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble are among the acts headlining folk and roots festival Imagined Isle, which returns to the Birmingham's iconic Town Hall from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May 2017 ...
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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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Góbéfest – The UK’s first Transylvanian Hungarian festival of arts and culture

Saturday 13-Sunday 14 May 2017 Albert Square, Manchester Free “There’s more to Hungarians than paprika and more to Transylvania than Dracula,” says Ottilia Ördög, organiser of the UK’s first Transylvanian Hungarian festival of arts and culture. A Transylvanian herself, Ottilia felt it was time she shared her culture’s little known ...
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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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