Chris Wood to headline Brighton & Hove Folk Festival

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival poster by Chris Riddell Six time BBC Folk Award winner Chris Wood has been announced as the headliner for Brighton and Hove’s first folk festival. Established local promoters Folkroom have announced their full line-up for the festival, which takes place at The Brunswick in Hove on September 11th 2021. As well as the critically-acclaimed Chris Wood the festival will see performances by established traditional folk... Read More

Brighton & Hove Folk Festival is coming this September

With a heavy heart, we took the decision to shelve Folkroom’s ten-year anniversary celebration and launch of the first full Folkroom festival last Summer. So we’re delighted to confirm that the inaugural Brighton and Hove Folk Festival will finally be going ahead on September 11th 2021! Joined by our patron, renowned illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell who will be live-drawing to the music across the day,... Read More

Pin Drop Silence

Nobody really knows what folk music is. Some people – the purists – will tell you that it’s songs that have been passed down orally from generation to generation. There are some folk clubs in the UK that stick so strictly to this idea that they present acts with extensive lists of pre-approved tracks. Lists that literally define which songs are (and which songs are not) folk songs. But what can this version of folk music offer 21st century... Read More

Brighton & Hove Folk Festival

Folkroom is thrilled to announce the first Brighton & Hove Folk Festival, debuting September 5th 2020 at The Brunswick in Hove! We’re going to be bringing together some of the best acts from across the UK folk scene, and putting on the first of what we hope will become an annual event in the city.We’re proud to have illustrator, author and political cartoonist Chris Riddell as a patron for the festival, and excited to have him... Read More