Round Up 2021

2021 Round-up Well, we did it! And we’ve had such great feedback about the whole festival. Obviously, we missed certain elements very much – especially the ceilidhs and the smaller […]

Thank you – see you next year!

Thank you! see you next year! Well, that’s Folk Week over for another year and we’ve now had time (although probably not enough!) to draw breath and recharge our batteries. […]

Lottery Winners

1st Prize – ticket 0227

2nd Prize 2797

3rd Prize 4179

4th prize 4076

5th Prize 3376

What a week so far!

We have been delighted with the positive comments about the Arena and Craft Fair this year. It’s been hard work to put together, but all worth it to bring live […]

June update for Folk Week 2021

Folk Week is an outdoor festival this year. Plans were put in place so that if there were a delay in the road map roll-out, the festival could still go […]

Some great news for Folk Week

Broadstairs Folk Week is to receive £59,420 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund  Broadstairs Folk Week among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the […]

Folk Week Update April 2021

Dear Friends We hope you are safe and well. We’ve missed you all. We promised you more news as soon as we could, and that our plans for 2021 would […]

An update for 2021

We hope all our friends and supporters are safe and well. Folk Week has had a challenging year, like everybody else.With the publication of the government’s planned road map out of […]

Folk Week Update Sept 2020

A lot has happened…. or not happened…since our last news update in March 2020. First of all, we do hope you are safe and well.  Like thousands of arts organisations […]

In other news…..

We are keeping a close eye on the announcements being made by the relevant authorities (e.g. WHO, Public Health England) with regards to the Coronavirus epidemic. We are continuing to […]

Who’s On When 2020

The festival line-up is taking shape so here’s a look at who’s on when. Many more to be added in the next few weeks. Week-end – Fri 7th/Sat 8th/Sun 9th […]

Thank you for WinterFest!

WinterFest was a roaring success – thank you to everyone who worked so hard to fund-raise and have fun.

WinterFest coming soon!

After the huge success of the first WinterFest last year that raised thousands of pounds for Broadstairs Folk Week, the second festival is on the horizon in 2020 to cheer […]

Folk Week Quiz Night

26 October 2019 Time to put on your thinking caps and have a great evening out with brainy friends! The ever-popular fund-raising quiz is compered by the incomparable Mr Doug […]

WinterFest 2020

17 – 19 January Date for your Diary Acts confirmed so far include Chris Difford – The Little Unsaid – Edgelarks – The Lowly Strung – Lunch Special – Dave […]

Folk Week 2019 Podcast

Jez Hulme chats with Broadstairs Folk Week festival director, Jo Tuffs, about how the festival week has been going. You can listen to the podcast here:

Folk Giant

Come and meet our new Folk Week giant – specially made for the festival by Dave Roberts. Say hello at the Folk Week parade on Saturday 10 August at 5.30pm […]

A pre-Folk Week podcast Once again, Jez Hulme chats to Jo Tuffs to find out what’s on at this year’s fast-approaching Broadstairs Folk Week- well some of it…in between bouts of giggles and […]

The full line-up….just about!

So we’re almost there….and the Souvenir Programme 2019 will be published in mid-June so you can find out exactly where and when your favourite performers will be – in a […]

Winter Festival is a Winter Warmer

Huge congratulations to everyone involved in making Winter Festival such a success. Jenny, Sally, Angie and Euan and many more – a brilliant achievement. Thank you to everyone who gave […]

More news on Folk Week 2019

So dear Folk Week fans – thank you for all your support in 2018 and we’re pleased to say we are looking forward to welcoming you in 2019. What have […]

More News on Winter Festival

A brand-new festival in winter is on the horizon after the excitement of Christmas has faded away. Winter Festival runs over 2 days on the weekend of Saturday 26th and […]

Winter Festival is Coming…..

A pick me up after the festive season and a step towards the summer festival! Come along to the Folk Week Winter Festival – held over the weekend of Saturday […]

A very big thank you!

Thank you to all of you who sang, danced, played and enjoyed the music and atmosphere of this year’s Broadstairs Folk Week. Thank you to our wonderful workforce who worked […]

200 Club Launch – please join!

Our new 200 Club launches today! It’s a new way to support Folk Week and also have the chance to win some prize money. We are aiming to get at […]


Folk Week is very grateful to all the companies that support the festival. There are two categories of sponsorship:- the Corporate Supporters Scheme that are mainly local businesses who think […]


In 2018, Folk Week would love you to join the Friends of the festival. There are benefits – priority booking, a free programme, a pair of free concert tickets, a […]


We are thrilled to announce that Inspiration Inclusive Youth Theatre from Margate’s Theatre Royal , who bring together children with and without disabilities to work together on arts projects, are […]


The new venue for the social dance programme is at St.Peter’s Church Hall, just around the corner from the new campsite location. Dance Director Madeleine Smith has been very busy […]


The Folk Week team has been working very hard to ensure that the festival campsite will be a great place to stay and enjoy all that Folk Week has to […]


Where would Folk Week be without its volunteers ? Well it wouldn’t exist and thank you to all of them for cheering us on during the year too. We’re over […]

Who’s On at the Weekend and more

From Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August – these are the artistes booked so far – there are loads more to come – and we’re updating the website all the […]

Festival Campsite News

The Folk Week campsite has moved from the school site of previous years – to new school fields at Dane Court School. We’re really pleased to be able to welcome […]

Weekend Tickets Special Deal

Festival day/weekend and week tickets (with or without camping) are on sale now There’s a GREAT DEAL on offer – but hurry – Weekend Tickets with or without camping are […]

Artistes Booked so Far!

Hundreds of musicians come to Folk Week – and they play at a range of different venues during the Festival. We’re really excited by the line-up so far and we […]

Thank you to everyone

Thank you to everyone who made Broadstairs Folk Week such a huge success and with such a lovely atmosphere. We will be updating the gallery in the coming weeks – […]

52 years of Folk Week

Fifty-two years ago, the English folk music and dance scene was undergoing a revival and there were festivals celebrating the traditions in the south-west and north of England but nothing […]

Venue information

Folk Week takes place in venues dotted around the town of Broadstairs – a quintessential English seaside town, with beautiful sandy beaches and packed full of cafes, pubs and restaurants, […]