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KIMPTON FOLK FESTIVAL

7 July 2018

 

Spend a chilled-out day in the Hertfordshire countryside with the nations's favourite folk artists at the Kimpton Folk Festival.

In its short history, this event has established a reputation as one of the finest one day festivals in the UK. This year's expanded lineup features many of the country's most celebrated folk musicians.
 

Dancing, instrumental workshops, open mic concerts, real ales, artisan street food, crafts, children's games, buskers, storytelling for all - and a full day of free concerts on the village green. Visit our artists' page and book your tickets today!

 

URBAN FOLK QUARTET

GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR

HANNAH SANDERS & BEN SAVAGE

THE JAMES BROTHERS

while, matthews & While

WILL MCNICOL & LUKE SELBY

LUKE JACKSON

JACKIE OATES & MIKE COSGraVE

JAYWALKERS

BLATHNAID LYNN

JOSIE DUNCAN & PABLO LAFUENTE

KELLY OLIVER

SAID THE MAIDEN

 

"Brought together everything we love about living in England. The sound and setting were highly professional.” (Unicorn Magazine)

”A profusion of sheer excellence in a perfect setting, the chocolate box ideal of a folk festival for the Instagram generation. (London Folk)

“The festival equivalent of a gourmet picnic..." (James Fagan)

 

 

 

tickets

Tickets are on sale and selling fast. See who's on where, then click the button to book.

 

Church Concert 1 - £10
14:30 - 17:00
                                                               
Blathnaid Lynn, Will McNicol & Luke Selby, Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente

Church Concert 2 - £20
20:00 - 22:30                                                               
Jackie Oates & Mike Cosgrave, Jaywalkers, The James Brothers

Memorial Hal1 Concert 1 - £10                                                                       13:00 - 15:00                                                                                    Kelly Oliver & Said the Maiden, The London Klezmer Quartet

Memorial Hall Concert 2 - £10                                                                         14:30 - 17:00                                                                                   
Luke Jackson, While, Matthews & While

Memorial Hall Concert 3 - £20                                                                   
20:30 - 23:30
                                                                                   
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, The Urban Folk Quartet

 

Afternoon Ticket: £20
Admission to all concerts and workshops except Memorial Hall Concert 3 and Church Concert 2

Afternoon + Memorial Hall Concert 3: £35
Admission to all festival concerts and workshops except Church Concert 2

Afternoon + Church Concert 2: £35
Admission to all concerts and workshops except Memorial Hall Concert 3

 

 

 

 

 


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2018 Artists

The success of our first two festivals has enabled us to assemble our most exciting Kimpton line-up yet. New artists are being added all the time, so check back here for artist updates and news on ticket sales.


This is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song, but for sheer energy and exuberance this is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Watch the video and you'll see what we mean.

 


HANNAH SANDERS & Ben Savage

A chance meeting at their local club in Cambridge brought Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions together into an act that is a sublime, intimate blend of American roots and English folk music. 

 


Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style and Algar’s All-Ireland winning fiddle playing have seen this duo become one of the most sought after acts on the British folk scene.

 


Jaywalkers

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. 


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Find your way around Kimpton Folk Festival 

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Where is Kimpton?

Kimpton, SG4, Hertfordshire, England

 
 

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Contact Us

Questions, questions, questions?

Go on then. Ask away...

Email hello@kimptonfolk.uk


Driving here?

There will be plenty of places to park, more information will be posted nearer the time.  


Staying over?

There's no place like the Boot Pub in Kimpton. Book early to avoid sleeping in your car.