Are you unable to come to this year’s festival? Are you coming but have friends or family who are unable to join you? If so, we have the solution: for the first time, we are providing a live stream of the festival, free-of-charge, via the internet.
A team of camera men & women will be capturing all the best bits; these will be processed on-the-fly in the new editing suite, and uploaded via a satellite link to the host site for your enjoyment.
To view the video stream, for the duration of the festival, visit live.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk.
There’s so much happening – why not start working out your personal itinerary ? Details of the concerts in marquees 1 and 2 are now available on the website www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk/whats-on/concerts as are all the workshops www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk/whats-on/workshops
With the arrival of our 3 Yurts in the woods adjacent to the site – the workshop programme is our best ever with over 35 different sessions. Check them out on www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk/whats-on/workshops/
A huge THANK-YOU to all the stewards who worked so hard in the run-up, clear-up and during the Festival.
Their job was not made any easier by the terrible rain on Sunday and the encroaching mud on Monday but they all persevered without any complaints and carried on smiling!
The stewards act as Ambassadors to the Festival and the event would not be able to function without them. This year there was a special air of camaraderie (perhaps in the face of adversity!) and I know several new friendships were germinated which will last long after the Festival.
We always have a valiant group of regular helpers who return year after year but this year we had many new faces who I hope enjoyed the experience enough to return again.
We would love to hear from you with your comments, suggestions or just your experience of working at the Southwell Festival. Either download a Feedback form or email us.
….and to finish a quote from a satisfied customer as she was leaving on Monday:
‘the stewards are not just brilliant ….. they are bloody fantastic!!’
Friday night will climax at 11pm with the unique masked dancers Mr Fox with their firebrands and on Monday , Nottingham Tribal Belly Dancers will dance American Tribal Syle. Can’t wait… just 30 days to go!
The ticket discounts end on 30 April so make sure you’ve got yours before then. Such great value – 4 days of music, dance and fun for everyone.
2012 Festival favourites Granny Turismo are back this year with their special Olympic show. One of the most talked-about acts around. The show has universal appeal and is part walkabout, part circle show and wholly engaging. When Doris, Mary and Marge arrive on their souped-up shopping trolleys, everyone takes notice.www.grannyturismo.net
Over 40 artists now confirmed with stomping folk punk, bluegrass and cajun music from high octane Seven Little Sisters and North American roots/rock and roll hybrid trio Groanbox. See website for full info. www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk
also confirmed are the Melrose Quartet, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan with Richard and Jess Arrowsmith, the Toy Hearts, GloryStrokes, Steamchicken, The QP and Sciorr:Stage. Tickets on sale online on monday 5 december
A challenging songwriter and charismatic live performer – check him out at www.martynjoseph.com. See him live in Notts next month when he performs a charity gig at Mansfield Civic Centre on Thursday 10 November. Tickets £14 from 01623 427911
2017 Line up
The line-up so far:
Le Vent du Nord
The Changing Room (feat. Tanya Brittain & Sam Kelly)
The East Pointers
Attila the Stockbroker
The Ooks of Hazzard
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
The Rubber Wellies
James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band
Alden Patterson & Dashwood
Idiot & Friend
Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band
Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra
The Life & Times of the Brothers Hogg
Maniere Des Bohemiens
The Leen Valley Band
Follow our Spotify playlist to hear artists as they are added.
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