After a celebrated return in 2019, Bristol Folk Festival is back for our second festival from Friday 1 May to Sunday 3 May.  The UK’s best-loved folk artists take to stages across the city alongside the best of the west.


The festival is headlined by Kate Rusby, Jon Boden & the Remnant Strings and Edward II with an exceptional bill of artists across the weekend. We open on Friday Night at Bristol Cathedral, and St George’s Bristol forms the heart of the festival over the weekend, whilst Bristol Folk House also hosts ceilidhs and upbeat sets. Keep your eyes peeled for dance, singarounds, sessions and live interviews over the weekend.


Buy a weekend ticket and join us for the whole weekend (a saving of £20+) or book into individual sessions.
There are 5 main concert sessions, each with a major headliner from the world of folk. These are:

Friday Night
Kate Rusby and O’Hooley & Tidow at Clifton Cathedral

Saturday Day
Stick in the Wheel, Cup O’Joe, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll at St George’s Bristol

Saturday Night
Jon Boden and Kitty Macfarlane at St George’s Bristol

Sunday Day
Belshazzar’s Feast, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, and Katherine Priddy at St George’s Bristol

Sunday Night
Edward II and The Rheingans Sisters at St George’s Bristol


More concerts and ceilidhs will be announced for the Glass Studio at St George’s and Bristol Folk House. These are ticketed separately, with some space reserved for weekend ticket holders on a first-come, first-served basis.