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Walton Folk Festival

Starts: 6th May 2018

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.


Start Date

6th May 2018

End Date

6th May 2018


Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre


Urban Folk Quartet, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood, The Outside Track, Kitty Macfarlane, Jack Cookson, Suntrap


Doors open at noon with the afternoon session kicking off at 12.15pm 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 (12-6ish), £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)

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair Access: We have wheelchair access to the Gallery on the first floor, the Barn for theatre events, the Cafe and the Learning studio as well as toilets.


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