Sidmouth Folk Week, UK : 9th August

This 8-day seaside celebration of music, dance and song is known as Britain’s oldest festival.

Right in the lush environs of Devon and by the sea, enjoy more than 700 events from major concerts to small sessions, to parties, ceilidhs and folk dancing.

Both established names and emerging talent share the massive spotlight in this extensive 8-day program that includes storytelling, family entertainment, workshops and dance displays.

Sidmouth, set on a red-cliffed coastal location, comes alive with loads of vibrant entertainment and atmosphere.

Tens of thousands gather during the week for fun and entertainment.

Sidmouth folk week offers plenty of diversions for kids. Saturday night there’s a mess of juggling and clowning from Circus Berzercus.

Sunday night features the Story Sight in the United Reform Church Hall.

Monday to Wednesday there’ll be a Family Medley Evening which will feature an array of festival artists performing in an informal setting.

A Family Puppet Show and The DaSilva Marionette Circus Troupe.

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