Broadstairs Folk Week 2017 tickets on sale now!!!

Folk Music By The Sea  – 11 to 18 August 2017

Broadstairs Folk Week Tickets 2017 are now on sale!

So time to book your holiday and make sure that you can enjoy some lovely folk music against the background of a sparkling sea!

Festival tickets include all events at Folk Week – including the main concerts in the concert marquee in the town’s leafy Pierremont Park. For a week in August this is the second largest venue in Thanet with 600 seats, professional sound, stage and lighting. It’s a great place to see your favourite performers and discover some new ones, all in a lovely chilled out atmosphere.  The Shepherd Neame Jack Hamilton bar is the place to meet up with friends, musicians and Folk Week workforce – it’s at the heart of the festival.

Festival tickets also include dances and concerts at the Pavilion on the Sands – from early till late; concerts and workshops at the Baptist Church; intimate gigs at the Sailing Club and most events at the Folk Week campsite.  They are great value tickets – especially if you are a dedicated festival goer and like to cram as much as possible into your Folk Week experience!

Single Event Tickets

Also now on sale are the single event tickets – so if you only want to go to one event or 2 or 3 over the week – you can pop them in the basket and buy them. All concerts, dances and smaller scale events are available and the workshops will also be available a bit closer to the festival.

More information and ticket prices are available when you click on the Tickets link – and this year, there are no additional booking fees on top of your ticket price!

About Folk Week

Everyone has a different Folk Week – ask 50 people what is their favourite part of the festival and they will each tell you something completely different! Whether you are family looking for child-friendly events, younger generation wanting to burn off some dance energy or singers and musicians seeking out a session – Folk Week has something for you.

The festival takes place all over the town and there’s hardly a venue that isn’t bursting with song, music and dance. All venues are within walking distance – although we admit that getting down the hill to the sea is easier than getting back up!


The Concert Marquee is where you’ll find all the headline acts performing, located in the middle of the town and a fifteen minute walk from the campsite.


During Folk Week there is plenty for all ages to enjoy.  There is a full programme for families and young people – just click on Young Folk to find out.

You can tailor make your festival experience to suit you. With over 70 events a day, you’ll find something to entertain you from early till late. You can just buy one concert ticket to see your favourite act – or if you want to go for total immersion – then a full Festival Ticket is an unbeatable option. There are day Festival tickets, weekend and week Festival Tickets, with or without camping.

Parents can relax while the kids are practicing their Diablo skills at building a mad monster in the craft workshops. All events for children and adults are included in the price. And under 7’s go free! A fifteen-minute walk from town, the festival campsite has showers, toilets, food tent, the wonderful Panic Circus, children’s teatime events, country dancing and late night entertainment for Season Ticket holders. Most of the Social Dance programme is here too. Pitch your tent, park your car and forget about it until it’s time to leave.


All workshops are open to everyone. Make this the year you learn to play the ukulele or do some African Gumboot dancing. Join in with the Shanty Choir or practice those important tunes for sessions. You can find Folk Week in the Sailing Club, historic Crampton Tower and the Baptist Centre – it’s a great way of getting to know Broadstairs!


There’s a special Craft & Music Fair with a huge variety of ceramics, clothing, musical instruments, paintings, jewellery and gifts. Situated in Victoria Gardens on the cliff-top, it’s free entry.


Broadstairs Folk Week is a registered charity – a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee that depends on a combination of ticket income, public grants, commercial sponsorship and individual donations from the Friends of Folk Week and other fund-raising such as collections on the street to exist and to stay in the town and not become a green-field site festival outside of Broadstairs.

Check out the line-up, we believe we have some terrific guests this year


Everyone has their own favourite part of Folk Week – one of our highlights is the volunteer workforce – we know we go on about them a lot but they are exceptional and give 200% to the festival. We put every challenge in front of them and they cope. Come along and volunteer next year and join a multi-generational team that works hard and plays hard!

Thank you to all our sponsors who help us bring Folk Week to Broadstairs – the combination of volunteers, sponsors, grants and our own phenonemal team of fund-raisers and ticket sales ensures that Folk Week will come back to town. The festival is a not-for-profit registered charity bringing fun, music and a massive economic benefit to the area.

Without the support of our sponsors –

Shepherd Neame, Miles & Barr, Vattenfall Wind Farm, BCS Computer Solutions, Westwood Cross, Stagecoach,  the Roger de Haan Charitable Trust, plus small businesses in Broadstairs and grants from Thanet District Council, Broadstairs & St Peter’s Town Council and KCC Arts Investment –

Folk Week could not make its home in Broadstairs.  Thank you to all of them.


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