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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.

Wickham Festival postponed

Wickham Festival organisers have hit out at the government after being forced to postpone next month’s event. The hugely popular showpiece – scheduled for August 6-9 – has now been put back to next year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It had been hoped a scaled-down version might have been ...
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Manchester Folk Festival and English Folk Expo postponed

Due to be held between 15th and 18th October 2020, the public festival Manchester Folk Festival and its associated industry showcase event English Folk Expo Showcase, will now be postponed until 21st-24th October 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19. Manchester Folk Festival, established in 2017, is based in venues ...
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Shrewsbury plans virtual folk festival to fill the void

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed plans to host a two-day online event for its fans after being forced to postpone this year due to coronavirus. The four-day festival usually takes place at the West Mid Showground in Berwick Road over the Bank Holiday Weekend but organisers have created ‘Virtually Shrewsbury ...
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Donations roll in to help secure FolkEast

FOLKEAST CROWDFUNDER TOPS £21K What a difference a day (or so) makes. Just five days after making the sadly inevitable decision to postpone England’s most easterly folk festival this August, FolkEast organisers have been overwhelmed with donations to their crowdfunding campaign. In just seven years FolkEast - held in the ...
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Folk On Foot Front Room Festival 2 – all the details

Stellar line-up for second 'Folk On Foot Front Room Festival' to support musicians hit by the lockdown.  folkonfoot.com/festival The award-winning podcast Folk on Foot has announced the line-up for a second Front Room Festival to take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday May 25th. It follows the success of the first festival ...
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Maverick Festival announces 2020 cancellation

It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel this year‘s festival, the unlucky thirteenth. We can no longer guarantee the health and welfare of our community and under such circumstances have no choice but to abandon the event. The good news is that all the fabulous artists we had ...
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Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2020 postponed until 2021

Festival ensures continuity by extending ticket validity, retaining line-up and choosing the same weekend next year Fairport Convention today announced that their annual music festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, has been postponed until August next year. The move is in response to the continuing Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. The three-day ...
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Larmer Tree Festival announces cancellation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Larmer Tree Festival has announced this year’s event will be cancelled. It is with a heavy heart that we have reached the difficult decision to cancel Larmer Tree Festival’s 30th Anniversary. We were so looking forward to welcoming you all back to Larmer Tree Gardens ...
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Towersey Festival postponed

A message from festival director Joe Heap We’ve been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to try and find a way to run Towersey 2020.  As the world crisis worsens week by week we have been trying to balance safety alongside our ability to run a great festival. We ...
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Shrewsbury festival postponed until 2021

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have decided to postpone this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival. It will now take place from August 27th - 30th 2021. We know that many people will be disappointed – we are too. Our small team is hugely passionate about the festival ...
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Folk On Foot plans virtual Bank Holiday Monday festival

Folk On Foot podcast organises “Front Room Festival” to raise funds for musicians hit by the coronavirus lockdown. The UK’s finest folk musicians offer to play from their front rooms to yours. The award-winning Folk On Foot podcast hosted by Matthew Bannister has pulled together an amazing line up to ...
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Derby Folk Festival is back for October 2020

The much-loved Derby Folk Festival is back in full this year, with weekend tickets on sale from today giving access to ALL the events ALL weekend. This year’s festival, produced by Derby LIVE, runs from Friday 2 October to Sunday 4 October with Derby Cathedral, The Old Bell Hotel and ...
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2020 Gate To Southwell Festival cancellation

The Gate to Southwell Festival, one of the highlights of the Midlands’ music calendar, has been cancelled following the government’s introduction of stricter social distancing measures over the coming weeks.  Although the annual festival would not have taken place until early June, the festival committee was forced to make the ...
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Van Morrison confirmed for Wickham Festival

Van Morrison is to headline this year’s Wickham Festival. The global superstar will top the bill on Saturday August 8 in front of what is sure to be a sell-out crowd. It is a major coup for organisers who have worked hard to secure the rock legend who recently sold ...
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