FolkEast, is one of Suffolk’s most popular festivals, and is a celebration of the best in folk, roots and acoustic music. From Friday 23rd until Sunday 25th August 2013, FolkEast will make the move from Lowestoft to the grounds of Glemham Hall, a stately home near Aldeburgh, and will boast headliners including Steeleye Span, Penguin Cafe, and Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray.
Described by The Guardian as ‘A fresh-faced folk festival’, FolkEast promotes East Anglia’s wealthy folk heritage and the uniqueness of the region, by sharing an exciting mix of folk artists, both well-established and upcoming.
In addition to an array of unique bands, there will be a wide range of activities including workshops, creative street theatre, arts and crafts exhibitions and children’s games, as well as a great selection of street food and drink. With Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh nearby, festival-goers will also have the opportunity to further explore the beautiful Suffolk coastline.
Halesworth based Event Producer, John Marshall-Potter, comments, “We are unashamedly excited about the line up so far, it is such an eclectic mix of innovative artists representing folk music past and present, and from around the world. Suffolk has a fine heritage of arts-based creative festivals and this is just one in a long line tracing its roots back through the Albion fairs of the 1980’s. We are absolutely delighted that FolkEast is now at Glemham Hall – an area steeped in Folk history and tradition.”
FolkEast 2013 will take place at Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT, with adult tickets ranging from £34 for the day to £124 for the whole weekend with camping. Concessions are available for those aged 60+ or for students, with free admittance for children under the age of 10.