Published: September 1, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea's annual FolkFest fun starts this evening!


Burnham-On-Sea's sixth annual FolkFest gets underway today (Thursday, September 1st) with the opening gig.

Sur Les Docks (pictured right) plus local support will be playing a 'FolkFest taster concert' at the Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street.

The gig gets underway at 8pm, with entrance charged on the door at £4 per person.

This year's FolkFest 2011 grand opening concert will be held tomorrow (Friday, September 2nd) and will feature The Uiscedwr and Coracle at The Princess Theatre. A few last tickets, costing £10 each, are available from Sea Breeze in Victoria Street or by calling 01278 783276. Doors will open at 8pm.

The FolkFest will continue on Saturday (September 3rd) with over 70 live musical acts and dance groups performing in venues across Burnham.

Saturday's free music starts at 1pm and continues until 11pm in The Waterfront Pub, The Clarence, The Railway, S&D, The Ritz Club, The Pier Tavern and The Victoria. The full schedule is available here.

Along with music, there will also be a craft fair in the town centre from 10am-5pm on Saturday plus workshops at the Baptist Church and dance performances outside.

Then, on Sunday, the annual Folk In The Park will be held in Burnham's Manor Gardens from 12pm-6pm.

Entertainment will include from the The Carrvick Sisters, Fallen Apples, Sail Pattern and 3 Daft Monkeys plus The Mudlarks, Coastal Cloggers and Tiger Feet Appalachian dancers. Entry will be free.

Pictured: Top, Sur Les Docks and, above, 3 Daft Monkeys who are performing at this week's Burnham FolkFest


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