Frequently Asked Questions:

Below are a few questions that we often get asked. If you have any other enquiries please email

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Souvenir Programmes are available online and also in Broadstairs at the following locations:-

Bandstand Kiosk

Lilliput Mini golf

Londis Newsagent

Paydens Chemist


The Wrotham Arms

The Magnet Pub


The Royston

The Tartar Frigate

Broadstairs Sailing Club

The Festival runs from the evening of Friday 11th August until Friday 18th August 2023. The first full day of the festival is Saturday 12 August 2023. 

Saturday 12th August 5.30pm – The parade starts in the High Street by the War memorial and processes down the High Street , onto the seafront Promonade culminating in a show at the Bandstand.  

Saturday 12th  – Friday 18th August 2023. Daily from 10am to 9pm.  This is where you will find our Festival Bar

Information about potential pub gigs at Folk Week will be available at a later date in May 2023.

Information about potential playing/singing at pub sessions in Folk Week will be available at a later date in May 2023.

There will be no fireworks at Folk Week.

 Tickets can be purchased via this website when the 2023 event goes on sale. Alternatively you can call 01843 604080

We are unable to offer refunds on tickets.

We have an Early booking discount which is on all festival tickets bought prior to the 1st April 2023.There are Concessionary tickets on Festival Week Season tickets. We have also introduced a Festival Lite ticket.

Our new Festival Week Lite ticket (with or without camping) is for people who want to pick and choose which evening concerts they attend and buy them separately. Afternoon concerts, small venue events, the dances, ceilidhs and most workshops are included in the Festival Lite.

Children under 7 are free.

You need a Festival Ticket to be able to camp.

10am on Friday 11th August 2023

By midday Saturday 19th August 2023.

Yes but there are no electric hook ups.

No dogs are allowed in Folk Week ticketed venues. However, please advise if you have a support dog at time of booking.

The St Pancras fast train gets you from London to Broadstairs in around 76 minutes and the town’s railway station is only a 15 minute walk from the campsite or – in the other direction – the town and the beautiful Viking Bay.

Broadstairs Train Station is centrally located.

National Express coaches drop off in the High Street – just outside Pierremont Park (CT10 1JX) near to where our Main Arena venue is situated.

Parking is problematic in Broadstairs during the festival so the best thing to do is either arrive by car and then park it and only use it again when you leave – or use public transport. The venues are all within walking distance of each other and the campsite. Please check in advance for roadwork information.

Folk Week takes place in venues around the town and the train station is centrally located.

There are public car parks around the town.

No food or alcohol can be brought into the Festival Arena.

Broadstairs Folk Week is an independent organization – a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee that depends on a combination of ticket income, public grants, commercial sponsorship and individual donations from the Friends of Folk Week, 200 Club and other fund-raising such as collections on the street to exist and to stay in the town and not become a green-field site festival outside of Broadstairs.

You only need to enjoy being part of a great community event.

What? All those people in the town and Folk Week doesn’t make a smacking great profit every year?    Well no actually, Folk Week is a registered charity not for profit. The festival has to raise funds from a wide variety of sources – Broadstairs & St.Peter’s Town Council,  the County Council, commercial sponsors, lottery tickets, merchandising, collecting tins and of course, Box Office revenue. The Friends of Folk Week also send a message to all of these funders that the festival is supported and greatly cared about.

Please email details to and the festival will be in touch if further information is required.

Folk Week is a registered charity and has the street collection license for the town for the duration of the festival. If you would like to busk and collect for the festival – please let us know in advance. All musicians and dancers busking in Broadstairs should be collecting for the festival and will be issued a collecting tin.

11 – 18 August 2023,  9 – 16 August 2024,  8 – 15 August 2025, 7 – 14 August 2026

The Box Office at the Queen’s Road Baptist Centre will be open at the following times for ticket collection and purchase and Souvenir Programmes.


Monday 7, Tuesday 8, Weds 9 and Thursday 10 August

11am -3pm daily

Sunday 13 August   1pm – 3pm

Friday 11 August to Friday 18 August (except Sun 13)

9.45am  to 9.45pm

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