Folk East Festival 2016

FolkEast Festival 2016

A fresh approach to a timeless tradition - with an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional music where instrument, song, dance, poetry, art & heritage craft skills and knowledge are shared and collaborations born. FolkEast  re-kindles the Eastfolk annual folk moot on the Glemham Hall Estate, where, for three days of the year, the folk of the East and their families gather for a bit of a to-do.

Snape Holiday Cottages offer an ideal base for a Short Breaks in SuffolkWeekend Breaks Suffolk or an alternative to a Bed and Breakfast Suffolk while visiting FolkEast in Suffolk. We offer lovely cottages in the Countryside and near the Suffolk Coast.

FolkEast 2016

We have added even more artists to our 2016 guest list… check it out… Folk East Festival Suffolk

FolkEast Line-up 2016 …. 19th, 20th & 21st August 2016 Glemham Hall, Suffolk

FolkEast Info

FolkEast takes place on the 19th, 20th & 21st August 2016.

The main arena will open at 12 pm on Friday the 19th and at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday.

The campsite will be open for keen campers from 2 pm Thursday 20th August and will close midday Monday.

We are sorry but absolutely no dogs are permitted on site other than Guide Dogs as this is a working estate.

FolkEast 2016 Line-up

FolkEast patrons, The Young’uns, will preside over the weekends proceedings while Jim Moray and Sam Carter make a triumphant return with their band False Lights to headline once again, exactly a year after their debut at FolkEast 2014.

Also confirmed and joining us for “a bit of a to-do” are (in no particular order):

Chris Wood & Andy Cutting

The Unthanks

Folk East Festival Suffolk - The Unthanks

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

The Wilson Family

Folk East Festival Suffolk - The Wilson Family

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Neil Innes

Martin Carthy

Peatbog Faeries


Folk East Festival Suffolk - Leveret

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

Vin Garbutt

The Hut People

The Urban Folk Quartet

Folk East Festival Suffolk - The Urban Folk Quartet

Liberty to Choose

John Spiers



The Young’uns

The Young'uns - Holiday Cottages Suffolk

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar


Dan Walsh & Nic Zuppardi

Maz O’Connor

Oompah Brass

Andy May Trio

Snape BB

Hot Feet

The Sail Pattern

Steve Tilston

Sam Kelly Trio

Mortal Tides

Steve Turner

Folk East Festival Suffolk - Steve Turner

Mary Humphreys & Anahata

The John Ward Band

The Two Nicks

JC & Angelina

Folk East Festival Suffolk - JC & Angelina

Hannah Sanders

The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir

Pax 5

Poultry Cross


Folk East Festival Suffolk - Inca

The Broadside Boys

Tilly Dalglish

The Woodland Creatures

Murphy’s Lore

Adrian O

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

Folk East Festival Suffolk - Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

Cousin Jack

Robert Castellani

Nick Brown

Plus a full line-up to come from the Get on the Soapbox team, including the fabulous Chris TT

Ceilidhs and Workshops from Broad Roots to include Skiphire and Monty’s Maggot

With more Morris Sides than you can shake a stick at to include Pretty Grim, The Witchmen, Golden Star, Hageneth, Rockingham Rapper, Barley Brigg and The Thameside Mummers

Sessions, walkabouts, storytellers, foragers and pigeon pluckers ….

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