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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.

Derby Folk Festival announces its final line-up

The 11th Derby Folk Festival takes place from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October 2017 and is jointly produced by Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE and Derbyshire-based PR Promotions. This year Derby LIVE are proud to welcome a wide variety of performers, including the multi-award-winning Friday headline act, Oysterband, who ...
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Cambridge and Newport announce historic twinning of two legendary Folk Festivals

Two of the oldest and most prestigious Folk Festivals in the world will form a partnership that will herald the start of a unique new transatlantic artistic relationship. Cambridge Folk Festival Managing Director Steve Bagnall commented: ‘Cambridge Folk Festival has always tested the boundaries of Folk with its programme and ...
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Ilfracombe Folk Festival announces its 2017 line-up

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival will be returning to Ilfracombe Holiday Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 20th, 21st, 22nd October! Following the great success of last years music festival, even though this years a different genre, the line-up had to equally.........if ...
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Fairport Convention alumni reunite at Cropredy

Fairport's Cropredy Convention, the annual three-day festival staged by folkrock legends Fairport Convention, will celebrate the band’s golden anniversary with an on-stage reunion of the current line-up and virtually all the ex-members still living. The band’s extended evening performance on Saturday 12 August will close the festival and feature a ...
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More names announced for FolkEast 2017

Slovenian cult folk band Terrafolk, not seen in the UK for a decade, are to appear at FolkEast this summer. Currently their only UK music festival date, the maverick music ensemble will appear on the opening night of the event. Formed by Danijel Cerne (aka Mystica) in 1999 their uniqueness ...
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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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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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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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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 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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