9-16 August 2019   |   Broadstairs, Kent Buy Tickets Buy Programme

Around Town

Overlooking the lovely Viking Bay is the Bandstand, home to the popular Hobby Horse Club, with its resident crew of Clarence the Dragon and those pesky Hooden Horses. Free family fun every day. There are also afternoon and early evening shows for all to enjoy – music, song and dance.

Free events for Folk Week start on the first Saturday – all details in the Souvenir Programme or download the App and pay for the Pub Gig upgrade available in June.
Ticketed events start on the Friday with an evening concert, early evening dance and late night dance.

The Craft & Music Fair

Free entry to a huge variety of ceramics, clothing, musical instruments, paintings, jewellery and gifts. Open from the first Saturday to the last Friday.

The Big Parade on Saturday

A family-friendly procession of music, morris and magic, starting from Pierremont Hall at 5.30pm.

Morris dancing

Masses of morris dancers throng the streets and a wide range of fabulous music in many of the town’s pubs.

Lunchtime sessions

There are daily lunchtime music sessions at the Concert Marquee bar and the George Inn, and the lunchtime Singalong at the Neptune’s Hall which is one of the long-time favourite events at the festival. So dust off your instruments, and practise some singing and come along to join in.

Pub Gigs

For all the information about the free Pub Gigs programmed by Folk Week, please buy a Souvenir Programme, £5 plus £1.50 for postage and packaging. On sale in June 2018.

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