Warwick Folk Festival

The 45th Warwick Folk Festival— The Countdown is On!

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With less than three weeks to go until the 45th Warwick Folk Festival takes place, the countdown is on!

The popular family-friendly gathering takes place at Castle Park in Warwick from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 July, 2024 featuring 82 acts plus headline acts The Unthanks, Oysterband, Spooky Mens Chorale, and Breabach.

Visitors can also enjoy a full programme of concerts, sing-arounds, dance, intimate acoustic performances, and full-on gigs.  They can also sip suds in the beer tent, join the sessions, learn a new skill, taste street food, and relax with friends in the wine and cocktail bar.

This year the craft fair will feature 30 diverse craft stalls that will be even more varied than previous years. The Festival Village will also host mouth-watering food stalls selling tasty bites including jacket potatoes, toasties, fish & chips, Nepalese curries, Mexican dishes, Jamaican delights, crepes, hearty breakfasts, wood-fired pizzas, fresh salad bowls and delicious vegan and vegetarian options.

 

Warwick Folk Festival

A weekend full of family-friendly entertainment awaits at the Warwick Folk Festival

 

The Warwick Folk Festival Fringe also takes place in the town centre with free concerts, sessions and dance displays from Friday evening until Sunday. Fifteen venues will host concerts including Dough & Brew, the Old Fourpenny Shop, The Roebuck, The Globe Hotel, The Rose & Crown, The Tilted Wig and Warwick Arms Hotel.

Children can enjoy the Kids Zone, featuring Wild Thyngz, Panic Circus, workshops, arts and crafts, face painting, Toddle Bops, and Baby Bops. Children aged under 14 get in for free! The festival also includes various workshops in two dedicated spaces.

This year, there will be charity stalls from The Woodland Trust & Myton Hospice, plus the Charity Gala on Sunday in Warwick Town Square where visitors can meet local charities and learn about their impactful work. 

Circle Health and Mind will also be present at the festival village, offering health and well-being checks and the accessibility buggies will be on hand to ensure everyone can navigate the festival comfortably.

Tickets

Weekend ticket prices start from just £127. Visitors can choose from Friday – Sunday tickets, Thursday – Sunday tickets or just visit for the day. There is a 20 percent discount for those living in the following postcode areas: CV31, CV32, CV33 or CV34 by applying the code LIVEWARWICK24 for any day or evening tickets.

Under 14 is free and those aged between 18 and 24 can apply the discount code YOUTHFOLK24 for all tickets.

Access to the festival village is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and costs £5 on Friday £5 and £10 on Saturday/Sunday.

For more information and to book tickets please visit www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

 

 

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Photos courtesy of  Alex Harvey

BSY Editor

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