Thank you for a fantastic festival!

How is it already Friday and the last day of Folk Week?! We hope you all had a wonderful time in all the different venues around our beautiful town. It […]

2023 Folk Week Lottery winners

First Prize – £1000 – Ticket number 03590 Second Prize – 2024 Folk Week Season Ticket 03355 3rd Prize- B&B at the Royal Albion Hotel Broadstairs  02572 4th Prize – […]

200 Club Winner

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the big annual draw this year was number 33, winning a lovely £950. If you would like to support Folk Week […]

Box Office & Ticket Sales

All tickets are available online. For in person ticket sales and collection – these are the opening hours of the Box Office. UPDATE ON HOURS – BOX OFFICE WILL OPEN […]


It is available to purchase here online or from retailers in Broadstairs:- Bandstand Kiosk, Lilliput Minigolf, Londis, Paydens Chemist, Suzanne’s, The Wrotham Arms, Plantlet, The Royston, The Tartar Frigate and […]

Folk Week Office has moved!

We can now be found at Kent Innovation Centre, Westwood. Sadly we needed to leave our beloved Pierremont Park office due to rising charges for rent, services and power. Plus […]

January’s Winners

Congratulations! Our 200 Club winning numbers for January are 33, 61 ,82. All prize winners have been contacted. For information on how to join go to

The Biggest Thank You Ever!

We are overwhelmed, delighted and humbly grateful for your support. Thank you so much everyone for your generosity, especially in such challenging times. We hope to see you at Folk […]

It’s getting tense!

98% of our Crowdfunding target reached – 7 days left. If 32 people pledge £20 we’re sorted!!

A visit to Folk Week

Have a listen to a review of the 2022 Broadstairs Folkweek …. magic as ever, starting with Lindisfarne.  Jo Tuffs, Creative Director & Jez Hulme, stroll around & see ‘what’s […]

Thank you for coming everyone!

What an amazing week! We hope you have enjoyed a bumper festival in 2022. We’ll be putting more photos on the gallery soon, we are still clearing up at the […]

2022 Lottery Winners

Here are our lucky lottery winners, they have all been contacted. Congratulations! First Prize: 1728 Second Prize: 0100 Third Prize: 1151 Fourth Prize: 2909 Fifth Prize: 0712

Festival Box Office

Due to a change in ownership we no longer have the shop in Albion Street as our Box Office / Information point. Our Box Office this year will be located […]

Covid Statement 2022

Folk Week is aware that the situation with Covid 19 is not a resolved issue by any means. We will continue as a festival to consider all safety and safeguarding […]

Be Scam Aware!

Be scam aware We have been notified that someone is sending emails stating that they are selling our attendance lists for marketing. This is completely untrue and is a scam. […]

Press Release Feb 2022

Broadstairs Folk Week is on track to return to a full-strength festival in 2022, after putting together a smaller event in 2021 in just four months. Folk Week is a […]

2022 5 -12 August

Welcome to 2022 as we approach the summer with great hopes for a wonderful festival. We’re really excited about the line-up so far and general booking will open on 14th […]

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, […]