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Sunderland Folk Festival

Sunderland Folk Festival

Saturday 27 Aug 11 - Monday 29 Aug 11
National Glass Centre
Liberty Way


Sunderland City Council, in partnership with the Davy Lamp Folk Club, Phoenix Folk Ltd and the University of Sunderland, is delighted to announce the first ever Sunderland Folk Festival. This exciting new event takes place in Sunderland, with the main festival site on the river side next to the National Glass Centre.Other venues include Mowbray Park and key sites around the City Centre on the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Guests performing over the weekend include:-

The Peatbog Faeries (Headline act ? Saturday)

Cara Dillon (Headline act ? Sunday)

The Doonan Family Big Band

Chris While & Julie Matthews

The Tom McConville Band

Jez Lowe

Billy Mitchell

Claire Mann & Aaron Jones

George Welch

Benny Graham

The Tony Corcoran Ceilidh Band

The Maritime Chorus

The Keelers

Alistair Anderson

Kevin Dempsey

Karen Tweed

Plus: Phoenix Folk masterclasses and workshops ?Saturday 27 August.


Weekend Ticket 45 / 36 (conc)

Day Ticket - Saturday 25 / 20

Day Ticket - Sunday 25 / 20

Day Ticket - Monday 10 / 8

Under 12?s FREE

Tickets on sale now at or

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from Sunderland Tourist Information Centre, City Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street Sunderland or Arts Centre Washington Box Office.

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Event information may be subject to change or cancellation, please check before travelling. Sunderland City Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for any error or alteration to details which may occur.

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