2022 Cornwall Folk Festival
MAIN STAGES: Twelve fabulous acts from across the UK at the town hall and Betjeman Centre.
FAR STAGE: Over 25 Hours of Back-To-Back Acts from Cornwall, South West and Beyond.
SHANTY STREET: Free Live Music and Dance in Town Centre Streets: Over 40 bands, acts, shanty singers, choirs, dance troupes. From traditional to alt-folk; Americana to Rock.
Now in its fourth decade, the former Wadebridge, now titled the Cornwall Folk Festival runs over three days in early August mixing local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied programme of events to suit all tastes. The event draws musicians and fans alike from all over the UK to experience unique Cornish and Celtic musical heritage and dance culture.
The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and the whole town is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk, but you’ll also find singers and instrument workshops, street entertainment, tune sharing sessions and children’s games and face painting.
How can you take part?
Get in the groove and join in the fun at concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and workshops. Cornwall benefits from some of the best weather in the UK but the Folk Festival differs from all others in that there’s the added advantage of all venues being undercover and in the warm. So if it's raining outside there's no problem as you can kick back and listen to some great folk music whilst sampling local Cornish food and enjoying a wide choice of Cornish real ales and ciders.
Did you know?
Wadebridge is home to the Sir John Betjeman centre housed in the old railway station where you’ll find a room dedicated to then former poet laureate with many items of interest about the his life and times spent in Cornwall. Then town is also a hub for the famous Camel Trail one of most successful recreational multi use trails in the UK.
To see a list of artists visit the web site here