When this news gets out, it will undoubtedly excite festival connoisseurs, live music lovers and aspiring musicians in and well beyond Bristol!

We are delighted to announce, that Bristol Folk Festival will be reaffirming its place in the UK festival calendar this year, when it returns to the city over the May Bank Holiday, on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May!

Boasting the most star-studded line up to date, and offering a diverse array of festival activities, this May Day Bank Holiday event promises to be bigger than ever

This year we welcome back patron Seth Lakeman to the stage for the first time since 2011’s inaugural festival, as he plays with one of the incredible headliners – The Full English, recent recipients of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Group and Album of the Year!  As well as Seth Lakeman, this folk super group comprises of Sam Sweeney, Fay Hield, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Ben Nicolls and Rob Habron!

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar winners of the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and 2014‘s Horizon Award will also be joining the line-up and following glowing critical acclaim from fRoots and The Telegraph, these hotly tipped professionally trained young guns, are set to be one of the future’s legendary folk duos!

Bristol’s own Heg & The Wolf Chorus return by popular demand, championing their other-worldly breed of folk music.  Having supported the Moulettes, Arthur Brown, Lucy Ward and Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, they are one of the South West’s rapidly rising talents!

In addition to the two main stages of music at St. George’s and The Folk House, smaller stages like last year’s very successful Doric Stage will provide a platform for the scene’s rising and lesser known talents.

Ceilidhs, workshops, stalls, talks, plenty of sumptuous regional food and drink, and, naturally, Bristol’s much-loved Morris dancers will also feature as part of a rich and diverse selection of things to watch, listen to and get involved in.

Many more names from the long list of incredible folk artists booked for this year will be revealed over the coming months, and this will also include the winners of the festival’s Isambard Folk Award.

Don’t miss out on seeing some fantastic artists and having a great weekend, at Bristol Folk Festival on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May

The festival takes place at St George’s Bristol, Great George Street (off Park Street), Bristol, BS1 5RR and Bristol Folk House, Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG

Earlybird Weekend tickets are just £60, with a discount for groups and to book tickets, please call 0845 40 24 001 or go online at

You can also check out news on the line up, find out more about the festival and its history and book tickets at

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