A Celebration of Music, Dance, and Tradition
Our vibrant coastal town of Sidmouth is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Sidmouth Folk Festival. From the 4th to the 11th of August, our quaint streets will come alive with the sounds of folk music, the rhythm of traditional dance, and the joyous celebration of cultural heritage. This year’s festival promises to be a week-long extravaganza of entertainment, featuring renowned artists, workshops, lively concerts, and a warm sense of community spirit. And there’s no better place to stay than the Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth.

Musical Delights at the Sidmouth Folk Festival:

At the heart of the Sidmouth Folk Festival lies its rich and diverse musical program. A lineup of acclaimed folk musicians, both established and emerging, will grace the stages, captivating audiences with their soul-stirring melodies and enchanting storytelling. From stirring ballads to foot-stomping jigs, the festival offers a genre-spanning experience that caters to all musical tastes. Visitors can expect awe-inspiring performances from revered artists, showcasing the depth and beauty of folk music.

Workshops and Learning at the Sidmouth Folk Festival:

The Sidmouth Folk Festival is not only a spectacle for the ears but also an opportunity to actively engage with the music and traditions. A plethora of workshops and masterclasses will be available, providing a chance for attendees to refine their skills or learn new ones. Whether one aspires to play an instrument, sing, or dance, there will be experts on hand to guide and inspire participants of all ages and skill levels. 

Dance and tradition at the Sidmouth Folk Festival:

No folk festival is complete without the infectious energy of traditional dance. Sidmouth’s streets will come alive with captivating performances by dance troupes from around the country. Spectators will be treated to a kaleidoscope of rhythmic displays, from mesmerising Morris dancing to the intricate steps of Scottish ceilidhs. Everyone is encouraged to join in the merriment! 

Family-friendly atmosphere at the Sidmouth Folk Festival:

The Sidmouth Folk Festival has long prided itself on being a family-friendly event. In addition to the lively musical and dance performances, a range of activities and events will keep younger festival-goers entertained. Children’s concerts, storytelling sessions, craft workshops, and parades create an inclusive atmosphere that fosters a love for folk traditions from an early age. Families can enjoy quality time together while immersing themselves in the vibrant cultural tapestry of the festival.

The Sidmouth Experience:

Beyond the music and dance, Sidmouth offers a quintessential seaside experience. Attendees can explore the charming town with its quaint shops, beautiful gardens, and stunning coastline. Sample delicious local food and drink, browse the artisanal crafts on display, or simply relax on the beautiful beaches. Sidmouth’s warm and welcoming community embraces the influx of visitors, creating a vibrant and convivial atmosphere that adds to the festival’s unique charm.

Looking for somewhere to stay for the Sidmouth Folk Festival 2023?

The Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth is the perfect place to set up camp for the festival, Situated right on the seafront and just a stones throw away form all the activity. And you can make the most of our exclusive summer offer

The offer:

  • Book two or more nights throughout July and August and get an extra night for FREE
  • Includes all room types – Single and Double; Balcony, Sea View, Partial Sea View and Inland
  • Includes all tariffs – Bed & Breakfast and Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Receive a free gift in your room on arrival – offer is only available when you book direct

The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2023 promises to be an unforgettable celebration of music, dance, and tradition. From its stellar lineup of musicians and exciting workshops to the lively dance performances and family-friendly atmosphere, the festival offers an immersive experience for all who attend. Sidmouth’s picturesque setting and welcoming community provide the perfect backdrop for a week of joyous festivities. Whether you’re a folk music enthusiast or simply seeking an enchanting cultural experience, the Sidmouth Folk Festival is not to be missed. Book your stay with us and mark your calendars for the 4th to the 11th of August and prepare to be swept away by the magic of this year’s festivities.

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