Frequently Asked Questions:

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

The Festival runs from the evening of Friday 5th August until Friday 12th August 2022. The first full day of the festival is Saturday 6 August 2022. 

Saturday 6th 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 6th  – Friday 12th August  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. 

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

There will be no fireworks at Folk Week.

Tickets can be bought in person at our Festival Arena onsite Box Office which is located at Broadstairs Memorial & Recreation ground. This is open from Thu 4th Aug 1pm till 3pm then daily from Fri 5 – Fri 12 Aug from 10am to 10pm. Tickets can also be purchased via this website.

We are unable to offer refunds on tickets, however, if Folk Week 2022 has to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will give you the option of rolling over your Festival Tickets (with or without camping ) to 2023 or you can apply for a refund.

We have an Early booking discount which is on all festival tickets bought prior to the 1st April 2022.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 5th August

By midday Saturday 13th August.

Yes but there are no electric hook ups.

No dogs allowed in the Festival Arena. 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.

The Festival Arena is located next to Broadstairs Train Station at the Broadstairs Memorial Recreation Ground.

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.

The Folk Week Arena is next to Broadstairs train station.

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.

5 – 12 August