48th Cornwall Folk Festival
UPDATE: Indoor Concerts Cancelled
With Covid rates rising dramatically and expect to peak around the time of this year’s festival, we are sorry to announce we have decided to cancel the indoor parts of this year’s Cornwall Folk Festival – the concerts in Wadebridge Town Hall and the Betjeman Sessions.
There’s still plenty going on throughout the town. The renamed FAR Stage behind Wadebridge Wines showcases back-to-back talent from the South West, and proves again and again to be the place to hang out, with non-stop music throughout the day. Pub sessions and street music and dance in abundance make for one of Britain’s finest small festivals, perfect for the Bank Holiday’s last blast of summer. And for those wanting to attend workshops to improve their music and dance skills there are at least 9 workshops for instrumentalists, singers and dancers.
There is camping near the centre of the town in the Bodieve campsite, and a local mini bus will ferry people back and forth to the festival!
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 from Cornwall and Brittany and the USA 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