Daily Line-up ( nearly there !)

THURSDAY 15th August

Thursday evening events are for Weekend Ticket holders only. From 6pm to midnight part of the festival arena will open. Mat Bayfield will be hosting the Weekend Warm-up in the Moot Hall and Stumpy Oak will be ceilidh-ing in the Dance Tent. Food, ale and the return of the Thursday night quiz.

A time to catch up with old friends.

FRIDAY 16th August


12.30- 23.00 open air

The Broadside Boys Reunion

Samia Malik

Daphne’s Flight

Siobhan Miller Band

Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson Trio

Karine Polwart Trio


Granny’s Attic

Grant Baynham


Blair Dunlop

The Good Lovelies


midday to midnight & beyond

Tabloid Capers & Bored Sheets (daily 12pm)

Banco  .  Open Mic hosted by Meg Burrows  .  Noah Evans  .  Kadie Heaney

How to Save the Planet: Gareth Dalglish, Councillor Hardacre, Ipswich Youth Climate Strike.

Izzie Derry  .  Phoebe Webb

Words & Verses (daily 7pm) feat: A.N.G, Allanah Jo-Ann Peck, Lottie Hicks, Leo George

Jason Hall  .  The Pancakes  .  Belinda Gillett  .  Hot Raisin  .  Tabernacle Dusk  .  The King Driscolls

After Hours (daily at midnight) feat: Ells Bells Ukulele jam. Bring your ukulele & voices to join in on the jam. Words & chords provided.


11.00  to midnight

Instant Choir


Bernard Hoskin

Tin River

Alden & Patterson

The Finn Collinson Band

After Sunset Singaround with Bernard Hoskin


15.30 to 19.15

in the Church of St Andrew

Story Telling Secret of the Sea Star

Harmonious Harps workshop

Xenia Horne

Buska Georgian Male Voices

Kimberley Moore singer songwriter

Dance Tent

8.30am – 01.00am

Yoga with Sarah Moss

Ceilidh: Skedaddle & Dance Spot with Pretty Grim

Afternoon Ceilidh: Marisca Trio . Caller Jonathan Hooten & Dance Spot with Barley Brigg

Pretty Grim dance workshop

Chelmsford Ladies dance workshop

Evening workshop &  Bal with Xim. Dance spot with Mortimers

Late night ceilidh with Banter

SATURDAY 17th August


13.00 –  23.00 open air

State of the Union

John Smith

Good Lovelies

Sharon Shannon & her Band

Cara Dillon & Friends


All About the Voice: a  “workshop” performance  inspired by the festivals in Canada where songs are sung ” down the line” and collaboration amongst artists encouraged. With Daphne’s Flight, Good Lovelies, Melrose Quartet and Brasy .

Peter Bellamy Concert featuring Greg Russell, Laura Beth Salter, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne & The Aldeburgh Young Musicians

Melrose Quartet

Adrian Nation

State of the Union

Blackbeard’s Tea Party


9.00am to midnight & beyond

Kids Club with Jon Wright (daily 9am)

Jason Hall  .  More Cowbell Workshop  .   Hannah Rebekah

Tabloid Capers & Bored Sheets (daily 12pm)

Tabernacle Dusk  .   Open Mic (daily 2pm) hosted by Jack Pout  .  Mythopoeic .  Danny Whitehouse

How to Make a Jellyfish: Workshop with Amy SoapBox, tix £10 each, limited numbers.

Tom Conway

Words & Verses (daily 7pm) feat: Beth Calverley, Matt Annis, Dan Clark

Joe G  .  Lucy Grubb  .  Paul Gillings  .  Sally Army  .  False Colours  .  Elly Tree

After Hours (daily at midnight) feat: The Pookajee Players


10.00 to midnight

Milkmaid Folk Club

John Ward Band

Emily Mae Winters

Les Woodley

John Spiers

Meet the artists: The Spinners Legends

Richard & Jess Arrowsmith

After Sunset Singaround with Bernard Hoskin


10.30 to 19.15

in the Church of St Andrew

Chela Georgian Singing Workshop

Breathing Space

Megan Wisdom

New Roots Sarah Stock – singer

New Roots – Rachel and Fiona Todd, Fiddle & Accordion

So Laissez Faire – Songwriter Competition winners

Bridget Cousins Singing workshop

Salman Toheed

Smugglers Tales – Andy Jennings and Chuffinches

Samia Malik

Chela Georgian Choir

Dance Tent

8.30am – 01.00am

Yoga with Sarah Moss

Medieval Dance with Tim Walker

Stepdance workshop

Family ceilidh: Stumpy Oak & dance spot with Oakenyouth

Appalachian dance workshop with Feet First

Rattlejag dance workshop

Evening Ceilidh: Syzewell Gap. Caller Jonathan Hooten & dance spot with Golden Star

Late night ceilidh: Bounty Hounds

SUNDAY 18th August


12.30 –  23.00 open air

Eastfolk festival big band


Bob Fox  & Billy Mitchell


Hope & Social

Richard Thompson ( solo acoustic)


The Pitman Poets

Katherine Priddy

Patch & the Giant

Jez Lowe




9.00am to midnight & beyond

Kids Club with Jon Wright (daily 9am)

Poetree Walks with Bards Aloud

Thomas Swarman  .  Kids Open Mic hosted by Sam De Mierre  .  The Pookajee Players

Tabloid Capers & Bored Sheets (daily 12pm)

Dusky Sunday  .  Open Mic (daily 2pm) hosted by Thom Knave

SoapBox Jellyfish Parade 

Tasha Robertson  .  The Bloomfield Family Band

How to be An Artist: Angelle Joesph aka A.N.G., Robert Pacitti, & Amy SoapBox.

The Decibel Kid DJ  .  Nebula Sun

The Electrosonic Poetry Experiment. New collaborations with poets & musicians. Feat: Suffolk Soul Singers (choir), Beard FX, The Decibel Kid, JP Lodge, and more. Poets: Matt Annis, A.N.G., Amy SoapBox, Allanah Jo-Ann Peck, Bards Aloud, Bea Poetry, Dan Clark. 

Stookey Blue Trio  .  Tilly Moses

After Hours jam session with Andi Hopgood


10.00 to midnight

After Dawn Chorus with Bernard Hoskin:  Open Performers’ Acoustic Singout – Bring Your Best Chorus Songs for Audience Participation and book in with the MC at the session

Tilly Moses Band


Norfolk Broads

Rogue Shanty Boys

Emily Mae Winters

The Spinners Legends


10.00 to 19.15

in the Church of St Andrew


Benefice Holy Communion for FolkEast followed by refreshments

12.00 to 19.30

Siobhan Swider Gong & Harp, Sound Bath

Breathing Space

The Blow Ins

Dan Scoggins band

Common Ground Theatre, Song Cycle  with Emily Bennett ,Pat Whymark & Julian Harries

Harp Jam  with Xenia Horne, Siobhan Swider & Mary Barclay – bring your harp and join in !

Smugglers Tales with Andy Jennings & Chuffinches


Dance Tent

8.30am – 01.00am

Yoga with Sarah Moss

European Dance

Anstey Dance workshop

Afternoon ceilidh: Skylarking. Dance spot Treacleminers

Tanz Klezmer Dance workshop

European Dance with Claire Bleazley, Christine Dyer & Michael Hebbert

Evening Klezmer: Tanz. Caller Jonathan Hooten & dance spot with Danegeld

Late night ceilidh: Foot Down. Caller Chris Pugh.

With plenty more to come on the Dance Stages and  a little bit of fun in the Eastfolk Village Hall.

Including: Made 2 Measure, Wonderful Beast, Gardeners Cornered, The FolkEast Big Draw