Ten Things You need to know about kimpton folk festival 2019



A tremendous day of music and dance entertainment for all the family. A folk festival described by its patrons - the multi award-winning Nancy Kerr and James Fagan - as “the musical equivalent of a gourmet picnic.



It’s on Saturday, July 6. Entertainment at multiple venues around the villages kicks off at noon and carries on until 11.30 at night.



Ticketed concerts in the Memorial Hall and in our beautiful village church feature Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Jess and Richard Arrowsmith, Edgelarks, Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, Gilmore & Roberts, Sheelanagig, Ninebarrow, Smith and Brewer Band, Kim Lowings and the Greenwood and Odette Michell.

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What’s New?

This year, for the first time, the evening concert in the Memorial Hall, featuring Sheelanagig and Smith and Brewer Band, will be an all-standing, bop-until-you-drop affair.



There will be free entertainment on the village green stage all afternoon, featuring short sets by some of the headline acts, local musicians and singers, dance troops and a rip-roaring ceilidh led by Fiddlebridge


What’s to Eat and Drink?

Also on The Green, a wide variety of food and craft stalls, real ale and lots more.


What’s For Kids?

Lots of activities for kids of all ages on Garden Fields including story-telling, face-painting and soft drinks and sweets.


What’s to Learn?

There’ll be a singing masterclass along with spoons, whistle and other instrument workshops all afternoon in the Dacre Rooms.


Anything Else?

Other events around the village include story-telling for adults, sessions / open mics in The Boot and busking.

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Tickets are selling fast. Early bird tickets are available until the end of March. Get yours now!