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Bristol Folk Festival

Bristol Folk Festival is the beating heart  of a thriving Folk Scene in the city & wider South West.  The Festival was revived in 2019 by an all-new team.  Creative Director Dr Anna Rutherford is responsible for the programme, working collaboratively with the folk & roots scene in the city. 

Dr Rutherford founded Bristol Pride & has led multiple cultural organisations, venues, festivals & events across the region. She brings an unstoppable creative energy & passion for folk in all its forms.

Bristol Folk Festival is driven by love for the music & wonderful festival volunteers


For specific enquiries please use the email addresses below. We will endeavour to get back to you promptly, but please note that we receive a very large volume of enquiries, so cannot always guarantee a response.


Programme enquiries:

Workshops, Sessions & Dance

To run sessions, workshops or dance spots:

Press & Sponsorship

For interviews, press releases, partnership opportunities and press tickets:


Please check your junk email. For any tech issues contact:


If you are interested in volunteering as part of our festival team, please visit the volunteering pages below.