The BROMYARD Folk Festival makes a welcome return with over 170 hours of traditional music, song and dance.
The event, Thursday through Sunday September 9-12, is back for its 53rd year after last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic.
Festival Director Lynne Barker said: “We can’t wait to welcome people back after such a long break.
“The pandemic has been particularly tough on the festival scene, with artists and support staff hit so hard. We are very proud to get the ball rolling again.
“We have a great weekend planned, so come over to my hometown and say hello! ”
Acts include Edward II, the return of popular 80s reggae folk fusion combo Breabach, and winners of the Scottish Folk Group of the Year Kinnaris Quintet playing traditional Scottish and Irish music with pinches of bluegrass and classical. Other well-known artists include The John Martyn Project, Calan, Granny’s Attic, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and Crows.
In addition to these highlights, dozens of other artists will perform throughout the weekend.
In addition to this musical program, there will be dancing, children’s entertainment, storytelling, a craft market, various workshops, a real beer bar, sailors’ songs, a walk organized on Saturday morning, a large range of world food festival and onsite showers.
The four-day festival was supported by local businesses, including Alfie Best of Wyldecrest Parks, who sponsored a concert on Saturday night.
Tickets sell out quickly, with only a few left for Thursday night. However, availability remains good for the rest of the weekend with plenty of space for motorhomes, motorhomes and caravans.
Retained tickets from the canceled 2020 festival will remain valid this year.
Organizers asked guests to test themselves for the coronavirus before they arrive, respect others’ space, and use hand sanitizers around the festival site.
To avoid the crowds, the event’s traditional torchlight parade on Friday evening has been canceled.
Doors open at 4 p.m. on Thursday. For more information and to book tickets, visit the festival website at bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk.