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The Folk Forest 2019

5 July 2019

From the team at Regather Cooperative comes the ninth year of the popular festival The Folk Forest, Sheffield's premier 2 day festival of music, creativity, and independent culture, on the 6th and 7th of July 2019. 

2 days, over 60 performers, across 5 stages, Arts & Crafts Market, Heritage Craft Workshops, Concerteenies (0-3yrs) Stage, Site Gallery Introducing Stage, Tree Fayre, Children's activities, Forest school, quality food & drink, Stancill Brewery Tent, and lots more!

This year’s line-up hosts the likes of internationally known jazz artist and ‘Godfather of Neo Soul’ Roy Ayers, BBC Folk Award winning three-piece Lau, and up-and-coming drummer Yussef Dayes, in addition to Sheffield favourites The Sheffield Beatles Project, Oh Papa and many more. Over 60 performers gracing the 5 stages across 2 days – there’s sure to be something for everyone. Check the stages’ programme here.

The Folk Forest is a very family-friendly festival, great for the whole family! A Concerteenies Stage - tailored to parents with 0-3yr olds, a Site Gallery Introducing Stage -  programmed by young people for young people, plus a Kids Area, A Forest School, New Games Workshops,  Heritage Craft Workshop activities for kids and demonstrations of Sheffield ancient crafts, Endcliffe Park itself, and plenty more are lined up. Check out the activities for the little ones here.

+ This year’s new area, Tree Fayre! Get to meet the tree scientists, artists, climbers and thinkers and be amazed and inspired by Britain’s biggest plants. Join the walks, talks and activities that have to do all about trees, woodland and the wildlife that inhabits them.

The Folk Forest will also showcase independent food and drink suppliers from around South Yorkshire. As expected, Sheffield’s ever-growing food scene will be present, with Sunshine Pizza and Cow Boys offering great snacks all weekend. To wash it down, world-famous beer makers Stancill Brewery have partnered with the event to provide their award-winning drinks from the main bar, alongside Regather’s own craft beer and cider.

Bag yourself a ticket now here