10-17 August   |   Broadstairs, Kent 01843 604080

Friends of Folk Week

If you love Folk Week and want it to continue as it is – one of the few remaining festivals held in a town as opposed to in an enclosed green field site, then please support us.

Maybe you’re one of the local people who invite your friends and family down for the week to enjoy the festival and the atmosphere in the town? Find out below the benefits for you and how it helps us sustain the festival.

Why become a friend

Once you are a Friend you will be eligible to take advantage of Priority booking,which gives our loyal supporters the opportunity to buy individual tickets for all the concerts in the main marquee and some other events before general booking opens in May, as well as all the other benefits associated with the scheme:


Priority Booking on headline festival events


A Friends’ badge and Membership Card


2 or 3 Free Tickets to a selection of events


A free Souvenir programme worth £5


Your name in the Souvenir Programme (if you join before 1st May)


Newsletters to keep you in touch with the Festival


Friends Get Together during the Festival


A True Community Event

The benefits of a strong Friends’ organisation is more than financial – it sends a message to all of our funders that this festival is deeply cared about by the local community, as well as by the thousands of people who come every year from around the world.


According To An Economic Benefit Survey Carried Out In 2012 By Kent County Council, Broadstairs Folk Week Inputs £2.3 Million Pounds Into The Local Economy.


 The festival attracts thousands of visitors who spend, spend, spend in the restaurants, pubs and shops.


The festival brings a fantastic line-up of musicians, singers, dancers to the town, using every available venue – you just can’t miss the vibrant atmosphere and party spirit throughout the whole week.


Many of the events are free – to the audience.


Become a friend

If you are not already a Friend of Folk Week and would like to become one, just download the application PDF, fill it in and send it off – or give us a call and we will send you an application. If you have any queries, you can email us.

A single annual membership is £25 and for a couple it's £40.

Application form