Broadstairs Folk Week souvenir programme now available

Souvenir Programme launch at the Co-op in St. Peter’s

Broadstairs Folk Week has launched the 2023 Souvenir Programme at the Co-op in St. Peter’s. The annual event is being supported by the Co-op membership fund.

Festival Director, Jo Tuffs said:-“We are delighted the Co-op membership fund is officially supporting Broadstairs Folk Week as part of the Local Community Fund. This means that Co-op members can choose us as their chosen charity, and we’ll receive donations until October 2023. Buying every day essentials will raise vital funds to help keep Folk Week in Broadstairs. And it only costs £1 to join!”

Major sponsors of this year’s event include Shepherd Neame, Vattenfall Windfarms, New Life Wills, Business Computer Solutions and Chartwell House Boutique Care Homes.

Broadstairs Folk Week will take place from August 11-18.

The Souvenir programme has a day-by-day guide of all events, so festival goers can find details of all the headline concerts, including Seth Lakeman, Lady Maisery, Home Service and Folk Week Festival Patron, Tim Edey; workshops, ceilidhs, singalongs, playalongs and all the pubs participating in the official Folk Week gigs around the town.

Lots of the events are free – including the family friendly Hobby Horse Club at the bandstand, with wonderful hosts Zoe and Peter from Inspiration Creative, and a cast of madcap characters – Hooden Horses, Clarence the Dragon and house band – Giddy Yup. All the generations are up singing, dancing, and having fun together.

Online booking is open for Festival Week, Weekend and Day tickets – with or without camping and individual tickets for all events are available too:

The Souvenir Programme costs at £6 plus £1.50 postage and packing and is an important fund-raiser for the festival and supports the events that are free of charge to everyone.

It is available online or from retailers in Broadstairs:- Bandstand Kiosk, Lilliput Minigolf, Londis, Paydens Chemist, Suzanne’s, the Wrotham Arms, Plantlet, the Royston, the Tartar Frigate and Broadstairs Sailing Club.

Credit card booking, ticket sales and information – Call 01843 604080

Email: [email protected]

The Official Broadstairs Folk Week Facebook page can be found at


    • In answer to your question: A very fine piece of English folk culture that’s been around since the mid 1400s. It has a strong anti-establishment tradition, often mocking the ruling classes and employers etc (perhaps that’s why it offends you?)

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