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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.

Starting line-up revealed for the annual Towersey Festival

Folk favourites Kate Rusby, Steeleye Span and Show of Hands are some of the confirmed acts that will welcome festival-goers at Towersey Festival’s new home of Buckinghamshire, in August 2020. The iconic folk and roots festival will celebrate its 56th year from 28-31 August 2020, in Buckinghamshire’s stunning Claydon Estate, ...
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FolkEast announces first names for 2020

As Early Bird tickets go on sale for the eighth FolkEast, England’s most easterly folk festival, organisers have announced the awesome Afro Celt Sound System will headline Saturday night. The Grammy Award-nominated supergroup are past masters at fusing electronica with traditional Irish and West African music, producing a scintillating, high ...
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Knockengorroch Festival announces first names for 2020

The first acts for Knockengorroch Festival 2020 have been announced and will include an exciting array of traditional, electronic and world music acts, bringing sounds from around the globe to the hills of Galloway. Thousands of people are expected to enjoy Scotland’s longest running greenfield festival, Knockengorroch, in the beautifully ...
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Cambridge 2020 tickets on sale next week

Tickets for Cambridge Folk Festival 2020 go on sale on Tuesday 10 December 2019. The Festival takes place 30 July – 2 August 2020 in the picturesque grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge. Early booking advisable. Purchase from: https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/folk-festival/tickets A highlight of the annual folk calendar and one of the ...
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Award Winning Underneath the Stars Festival announces first acts for 2020

Paul Carrack (Friday), Kate Rusby (Saturday) and Suzanne Vega (Sunday) are the first names to the be announced for the seventh Underneath the Stars festival. Run by the production team behind folk artist Kate Rusby, award-winning Underneath the Stars features music, performance arts, crafts and more for the whole family ...
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Cropredy 2020 line-up announced

Fairport's Cropredy Convention three-day open-air music festival announces the line-up for the 2020 event. Now in its forty-first year, the festival will take place on Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August 2020 on its usual farmland site in north Oxfordshire. "We're really pleased with this year's line-up", says ...
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Blas Festival announces 2019 line-up

The programme for this year’s Blas Festival has launched today and revealed an outstanding line-up of musicians from Scotland and further afield for this year’s Gaelic music festival which will take place next month in venues throughout the Highlands. Blas, which means ‘taste’ or ‘sample’, is organised by Fèisean nan Gàidheal in ...
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Weald & Downland Living Museum announce their Summer Sessions festival

The Weald & Downland Living Museum is a 40 acres site set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. New for 2019 is a full programme of outdoor music, theatre and cinema. Closing the summer will be the Weald & Downland’s very own music festival – The Summer ...
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Over The Hill in Oxfordshire

The beautiful Oxfordshire countryside is destined to become immersed in the world of Amerciana this Summer, at the first-ever Over the Hill festival. Proudly presented by local promoters, Glovebox Live, Over the Hill festival will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August at the picturesque Cogges Manor Farm. With plenty of opportunities to delve into the ...
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More acts announced for Towersey 2019

Newton Faulkner and Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam are among the latest line-up additions announced for the 55th Towersey Festival (23-26 August 2019, Oxfordshire). They’ll be joining previously revealed acts The Selecter, Hothouse Flowers, Seth Lakeman, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Fisherman’s Friends, Oysterband, and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great ...
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Towersey Festival announces top names

Hothouse Flowers, Seth Lakeman, Steve Harley, and The Unthanks are among the acts headlining the 55th Towersey Festival. The annual four-day folk and roots festival takes place from 23-26 August 2019, in Thame, Oxfordshire, and also boasts appearances from folk rock legends Oysterband, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Two-Tone ...
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Shrewsbury Folk Festival – tickets are now on sale

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers have shared the first names to be added to the bill. Weekend tickets to the four-day event, that will take place at the West Mid Showground from August 23 to 26, are expected to be in high demand. Last ...
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