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Oysterband, Gordie MacKeeman, Faustus, John Doyle join the party!

Nov 30, 2012   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

Multi- award winners, Oysterband, the band our regulars have most requested, are booked to headline on Friday. The sensational Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Faustus and John Doyle are also now all confirmed.

Thursday Evening Concert Details Announced

Oct 19, 2012   //   by mikekirrage   //   News  //  No Comments

‘Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray: The Wayward Tour’ complete with ten-piece folk supergroup are booked for Thursday evening concert.

Roddy Woomble added to bill

Sep 24, 2012   //   by Rosie Garner   //   News  //  No Comments

Idlewild frontman, Roddy Woomble, is the latest addition to the 2013 line up

Dates for next year

Jun 26, 2012   //   by Lynne Morgan   //   News  //  No Comments

We’re returning  to our ‘usual’  weekend next year – but – with an extra day !  The dates are Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 June 2013.  Dont forget to send us your feedback  and give yourself the chance to win a free ticket for next year.

Feedback please!

Jun 2, 2012   //   by Mike Ray-Jones   //   News  //  No Comments

Hope you are having a fabulous time at our festival! We would love to hear from you when your visit is over; could you please either complete the online feedback form or download the Microsoft Word version and return it to us, either by post or as an email attachment. Every completed feedback form (only one per person please!) will be entered into a draw for a free weekend ticket for the 2013 festival.

Let the countdown begin

May 29, 2012   //   by Lynne Morgan   //   News  //  No Comments

just 3 more sleeps until the best weekend of folk and acoustic music in Nottinghamshire. Southwell Folk Festival just 13 miles from Nottingham #nottinghamrocks

Southwell Goes Global!

May 29, 2012   //   by Mike Ray-Jones   //   News  //  No Comments

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

You can start planning your timetable now!

May 22, 2012   //   by Lynne Morgan   //   News  //  No Comments

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   as are all the workshops


Workshops galore – you’ll be spoilt for choice

May 19, 2012   //   by Lynne Morgan   //   News  //  No Comments

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

Our Wonderful Stewards

May 7, 2012   //   by Lynne Morgan   //   News  //  No Comments

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!!’



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2018 Line up

The line-up so far:

The Young'uns
Blue Rose Code
The Furrow Collective
The Fitzgeralds
The Destroyers
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Vikki Clayton
The Boxcar Boys
The Rogue Embers

Follow our Spotify playlist to hear artists as they are added (This link for the 2017 playlist).

And we are pleased to promote Liftshare, offer or ask for lifts and help make a difference.....

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