Broadstairs Folk Week

Folk Week 2016

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!

Check out the line-up, we believe we have some terrific guests this year, and  we are not currently looking for any more artists for the 2017 Festival.

Just so you don't forget about that amazing week in's an informal and leisurely journey through Folk Week in our podcast. It doesn't cover every aspect of Folk Week - that would probably last a week in itself - but we hope it gives a flavour of the week and how much fun it is!


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.