Walton Folk Festival

Walton Folk Festival


12.15 to 13.15 Suntrap
14.00 to 15.00 Jack Cookson
15.45 to 16.45 Kitty Macfarlane
17.30 to 18.30 The Outside Track

19.30 to 20.30 Kim Lowings & The Greenwood
21.00 to 23.00 The Urban Folk Quartet (2 sets)

KIDS WELCOME DURING THE DAY BUT ADULTS ONLY FOR THE EVENING EVENT.  Ages 2 and below free, ages 3+ tickets £7.50

Our first ever all-day folk festival features six of the finest acts on the UK scene, in two sessions from lunchtime until late. Between acts on the main stage, we’ll also have short sets from young singer-songwriters in the courtyard.
Doors open at noon with the afternoon session kicking off at 12pm with local 4-piece favourites Suntrap, followed by Jack Cookson (nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2016), Kitty Macfarlane (Somerset-based singer and songwriter) and closes with The Outside Track – a 5 piece with a fusion of Scots, Irish and Cape Breton songs, tunes and stepdance.

The evening session starts at 7.30pm with Kim Lowings and The Greenwood and the festival rounds off with brilliant headliners The Urban Folk Quartet.

Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs.
"Folk songs can get a bit bogged down in wronged maidens and drowned sailors; these made you want to drum your heels and swirl through very English fields" -  FATEA

Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are The Urban Folk Quartet. Four highly accomplished musicians, a dozen instruments and four voices coming together to craft a knockout show of globally–influenced, electrifying acoustic music that has been taking the international folk scene by storm.
"UFQ are impossibly wonderful" - fRoots
"Seriously exceptional musicians"  - R2 (Rock 'n' Reel)
"Up there with the best of them - amazing musicians"  - BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

Sunday 6 May from 12 noon until 11pm
£15 daytime (12-6.30pm), £18 evening (7.30pm-11pm), £30 full day (12pm to 11pm)
(NB. When booking, £30 All Day passes can be found on the daytime booking page)
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF