Sidmouth Folk Festival 2024: Celebrating 70 Years

A celebration of music, dance, and community spirit

We know it’s only January, but we are already getting excited for the 2024 Sidmouth Folk Festival. This year, the celebration of music, dance, and community spirit marks its 70th birthday and we can’t wait to be a part of the festivities. Taking place from the 2nd – 9th August, it is an event not to be missed.   

This annual event, held in our charming coastal town of Sidmouth, Devon, has become a beloved tradition for folk enthusiasts from around the globe. As we embark on the festival’s 70th anniversary, let’s take a journey through the years, exploring the rich history, vibrant culture, and exciting offerings that make Sidmouth Folk Festival an unmissable experience.

What is the Sidmouth Folk Festival?

Originating in 1955, the festival has evolved into a cultural phenomenon, attracting musicians, dancers, and festival-goers alike. Over the years, it has maintained its commitment to preserving and celebrating traditional folk arts while embracing new and innovative expressions of the genre. The sense of community that has developed over the decades is incredible, creating an atmosphere of warmth and inclusivity that defines the Sidmouth experience. Expect musical delights, workshops and learning, dance and tradition and of course a family-friendly atmosphere.

Celebrating 70 years of the Sidmouth Folk Festival

As the festival reaches its 70th year, the excitement is palpable. Although they are not yet published, we know that Sidmouth Folk Festival has planned an extraordinary lineup of events to commemorate this milestone. Expect special performances, commemorative activities, and a renewed dedication to showcasing the best in folk music and dance. This year promises to be a celebration like no other, blending the nostalgia of the past with the vibrancy of the present, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Attendance & Tickets for Sidmouth Folk Festival

Sidmouth Folk Festival understands that every festival-goer has unique preferences and interests. To cater to a diverse audience, the festival offers a variety of ticket options. From day passes for those wanting a taste of the festivities to full-week packages for the ultimate immersive experience, there’s a ticket for everyone. Additionally, the festival provides special discounts for students, seniors, and families, ensuring that the celebration remains accessible to all.

So, whether you’re a seasoned folk enthusiast or a newcomer eager to explore the genre, Sidmouth Folk Festival’s ticket options make it easy to tailor your experience to suit your preferences. Be sure to check the festival’s official website here for the latest information on ticket prices, availability, and any exclusive offers.

Stay with the Bedford Hotel

Choosing the Bedford Hotel during the Sidmouth Folk Festival ensures a comfortable and convenient stay. After a day of festival fun, return to the hotel and join fellow festival-goers in our Pynes Bar for casual conversations or retire to your room for some well-deserved relaxation. With its central location, the Bedford allows you to seamlessly transition between festival excitement and quiet retreat. 

Make the most of your festival experience by staying at the Bedford Hotel – where comfort meets convenience in the heart of Sidmouth’s lively celebrations. Book now.

Why visit the 2024 Sidmouth Folk Festival?

As Sidmouth Folk Festival raises its voice in celebration of 70 years of tradition, music, and community, there has never been a better time to join the festivities. The rich history, inclusive atmosphere, and diverse lineup make this event a must-attend for anyone with a love for folk culture or those looking to for new adventures! So, pack your bags, dust off your dancing shoes, and get ready to be swept away by the magic of Sidmouth Folk Festival – where every note tells a story and every step dances to the rhythm of tradition. Here’s to 70 years of harmony!

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