From: Sidmouth FolkWeek [sidmouthfolkweek_at_btinternet_dot_com]

Sent: 13 December 2011 08:32

Subject: Sidmouth FolkWeek 2012 - Press Release 13th Dec 2011


Press release


Sidmouth FolkWeek

The Early Bird Catches The Best Value Tickets


Best ever value season tickets are now on sale for Sidmouth FolkWeek. Made unique by its sensational seaside setting, the annual celebration of music, arts and dance comes to town from 3rd – 10th August 2012.


Times being tight, the festival organisers want to help make the festival affordable for all by offering Early Bird tickets at 2011 prices and abolishing the 4% booking fee, guaranteeing sunshine-filled days and star-filled nights – whatever the weather!


Festival Director, John Braithwaite says: “We see our job as giving our loyal customers a wonderful festival experience at best possible prices. So, lower prices and an even better line-up than last year; that's our answer to the economic gloom. A ray of sunshine from lovely Devon!”


Already shaping up to be the essential 2012 music event,

Festival Artistic Director, Alan Bearman is back at the helm, assembling an already stellar cast of artists!


Early line-up announcements range from Devon’s local hero Seth Lakeman to folk favourites June Tabor & Oysterband to show-stopping international dance spectaculars from Zimbabwe’s high-stepping Black Umfolosi. All tastes are catered for.


To book now at recession-beating prices, contact Sidmouth Tourist Information Centre: 01395 577952 or visit for tickets and full festival details.










Notes to editors


Media queries to: Alan Bearman Music on 020 7263 0425 or info.abm_at_btinternet_dot_com


New for 2012:


A welcome return for Alan Bearman, well-established and respected Festival Artistic Director, to the post. He is bringing his experience and expertise to craft a stunning line up for the 2012 event.


Top-class line-ups take centre stage across the entire festival: from concerts, family events, dance displays, ceilidhs, social dance, traditional music events and more.


Some more line-up treats include: a warm, welcome return to singing for first lady of folk Norma Waterson with her daughter Eliza Carthy and The Gift Band; the masterly guitarist Martin Simpson; Aboriginal singer-songwriter star Frank Yamma; roots reggae favourites Edward II; much-loved Scottish singer-songwriter Michael Marra and the nectar-voiced Devon star Jackie Oates.


Full line-up details are available at

Photos available on request


A brand new, state of the art evening venue will be available for evening events for social dancers at Stowford Rise.


The atmospheric cellar bar venue at Kennaway House will stage an exciting new concert series featuring emerging artists, hosted by our media sponsors, fRoots.


Ticket details


Full details of ticket options are available on our website. Four ticket types are available: All-In-One & Week tickets and Weekend and Day tickets.


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