Below are a few questions that we often get asked. If you have any other enquiries please email email@example.com
When is the Festival?
The Festival runs from Friday 6th August until Friday 13th August 2021
When is the Big Parade?
This is not confirmed for 2021.
When is the Craft Fair open?
Saturday 7th August 2021 at 10am.
When do the free gigs in pubs start?
Information about potential pub gigs at Folk Week will be available at a later date in May.
Where can I join in playing/singing at pub sessions?
Information about potential playing/singing at pub session at Folk Week will be available at a later date in May.
When are the fireworks in Folk Week?
There will be no fireworks at Folk Week.
What do tickets cost and where can I buy them?
Tickets will be available online from Friday 9th April.
Can I get a refund on my ticket?
Tickets will be refunded up until the end of July 2021.
What discounts are available?
There are Concessionary tickets on Festival Week Season tickets.
Do children under 7 need a ticket?
Children under 7 are free.
Can I camp on the Folk Week campsite without buying a ticket?
You need a Festival Ticket to be able to camp.
When does the campsite open?
10am on Friday 6th August
When do I have to leave the campsite?
By midday Saturday 14th August.
Can I bring my caravan, minivan or campervan?
Yes but there are no electric hook ups.
Can I bring my dog to the Festival?
No dogs allowed in the Festival Arena. However, please advise if you have a support dog at time of booking.
How do I get to the festival?
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.
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.
How do I get from the train station to Folk Week?
The Folk Week Arena is next to Broadstairs train station.
Can I park at the festival?
There are public car parks around the town.
Can I bring my own food and alcohol to the Arena?
No food or alcohol can be brought into the Festival Arena.
How is Folk Week funded?
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.
Do I have to be a folkie to volunteer?
You only need to enjoy being part of a great community event.
Why should I become a Friend of Folk Week?
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.
How do I apply to play at the festival?
Please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org
and the festival will be in touch if further information is required.
Are buskers welcome?
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.
When is Folk Week 2021?
6 – 13 August 2021