The Warwick Folk Festival returns to a new venue

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The WARWICK Folk Festival returns to a new location after a forced absence due to Covid.

The 42nd Roots Music Celebration will take place at Castle Park, in the shadow of Warwick Castle, from July 21-24.

Postponed for two years, the organizers have reconstituted a first-rate program.

Headliners will include Show of Hands, The Young’uns, Seth Lakeman, John Spiers and Jon Boden and Nancy Kerr.

Other booked acts include Boundless Brothers, Dom Prag, Janice Burns and Jon Doran, Katie Spencer, The Canny Band, Zach Johnson, Chris Elliott and Caitlin Jones, Granny’s Attic, Georgia Lewis and Ross Grant, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and Inlay .

Along with full concerts, there will also be a full program including dance troupes, intimate acoustic performances and workshops.

And younger festival-goers can enjoy perennial favorites Panic Circus, puppets with Hand to Mouth Theater and funny man Wolly the Clown.

Dick Dixon, festival director, said: “We look forward to our 42nd festival, especially in such a beautiful location overlooking the banks of the Avon.

“From the feedback we know our festival goers are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of great music, camping, workshops, singing, dancing, sessions and laughs at what is one of the friendliest and most established folk festivals around.

“Whether you’re a seasoned regular or a newcomer, we look forward to seeing you this summer.

The Fleece Inn in Bretforton will offer around 36 beers, including many from local Church End, Church Farm and Purity brewers, as well as a range of ciders. The food court will continue to offer festival dishes from around the world, from breakfasts to snacks and full dinners.

A free and regular shuttle will be set up to take visitors from the site to the city centre.

Visitors are assured that the festival organizers and stewards are Covid aware and will keep everything clean and everyone safe. In addition to the main marquee, which will have some sides open to allow air to circulate, there will also be the ceilidh tent and a smaller outdoor stage. There will also be hand sanitizers and plenty of space for social distancing. Additional land has been added to the site to allow campers to spread out.

Tickets have been held at 2019 prices and there is no booking fee. Early bird tickets are on sale until April 30 and should sell out quickly.

Visit www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk for tickets and full festival details.

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