head to Burnham-On-Sea for the town's 10th FolkFest
crowds are expected in Burnham-On-Sea today (Saturday) as the
tenth annual FolkFest brings a day of non-stop music and entertainment
to the town centre.
festival officially opened last night (Friday) at The Princess
Theatre with an impressive concert by up-and-coming youngsters
Coco & The Butterfields.
will see free live music in six venues from 1pm till 11pm at The
Princess Theatre, The Ritz, The Royal Clarence Hotel, the Waterfront,
the Somerset & Dorset, and the Victoria Hotel. Download
a complete schedule here.
acts include Calico Jack, pictured, Jack Ratts, The Drystones,
The Leylines, Bruise, Rosie Eade, FOS Brothers, Fly Yeti Fly,
Wildwood Kin, The Thatchers, Mac Seka and Steve Turner.
will also be a juggling show from Marky Jay on the High Street
at 11.30am on Saturday, plus stilt-walkers and living statues
is also a traders market in the High Street, a bugs and butterflies-themed
Kidzone at the Baptist Church from 10.30am-4pm with a magic show
at 2.30pm; plus a venue new to Folkfest - Poets Corner at the
Crafty Teacup cafe, inviting poets to perform between 11am and
are free music lessons for all abilities at the Baptist Church
in the afternoon: Penny Whistle with Rosie Eade at 2pm: Songwriting
with Bruise at 3pm: and Accordion with Steve Turner at 4pm.
will also be traditional dancing from 10.30am with Chalice Morris,
Tiger Feet and Stockport Morris. Teeshirts may be purchased from
'Folkfest Command Centre' at the Baptist Church.
can be purchased there too plus at all participating venues and
from stewards on the street - the stewards are working to raise
money for Hillview Carnival Club. Look out for shops in the town
centre taking part in Folkfest-themed shop window competition
Sunday will see the action move to the Manor Gardens where there
will be a bar, burgers, Kidzone, traders' market, ice cream and
dancing from Chalice and Tiger Feet.
appearing at this free concert will be 1pm Sam Patten: 2pm The
Sea Kings: 3pm Thirsty Jenny: 4pm Triple Threat: 5pm Leatherat.
Folkfest Chairman Dom Wills said: "We think this year, for
our tenth anniversary, we've put on the best bill yet, and we
really hope the people of Burnham get behind the festival once
again. We've had a great time for a decade - why stop now?"