William Hardwicke

Saturday & Sunday sees the William Hardwicke in Bognor's High Street hosting an array of great music, plus serving excellent food, drink and real ales.
Throughout the weekend, the venue will host an excellent Real Ale Festival featuring ales from around Sussex and beyond.
There will also be a huge programme of dance events taking place in the square outside the venue, on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.


Saturday 23rd September

Open Music Sessions

These 'open music sessions' (jams) and are open to any folk musicians who may like to join in.
This Saturday event is led by our friends Paul and Sheena.
Just come along with your instrument(s) and/or voice; no need to book.
Alternatively, just enjoy the atmosphere and wonderful music they'll produce.

Ukulele Workshop

Mike's Music Workshop - a workshop for all abilities.

Sea Shanty Workshop

with the South Downs Folk Singers - a workshop for all abilities.


Sweeping out of the world-renowned home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Broomdasher are 16 powerful voices whose passion, exuberance and harmonies aim to enthrall, uplift and engage their audiences.
If the weather is fine, this show will take place outside the front of the venue.

Chipping Away

Folk duo Phil and Jane (Chipping Away) met a few years ago at a local folk club and instantly discovered that they shared the same musical interests. They love traditional and contemporary folk songs and also perform some of their own material.
All of their songs are sung with massive pleasure and enjoyment, which they hope transmits to all who listen.

Ed & Ollie Goodale

Brothers Ed and Ollie have an acute observation and interpretation of life that transfer into poetic, thought provoking lyrics and highly mature song crafting, and perhaps work together in a way that only siblings can...
Despite their young ages, the brothers have played extensively at gigs, clubs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, gaining a strong following on the modern English folk scene.

Steve Dan Mills

American singer-songwriter Steve Dan Mills was the co-founder of Speed Limit 35, one of the first folk rock bands in the American South. He has been enjoying a solo career since the mid 70's and is very much in demand for his sensitive, moving and healing music.
He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Southdowns Folk Singers

Singers who learn and sing traditional and new South Downs folk songs, sung in the traditional way.
"Put another barrel on, landlord, and pull a pint for me! The ale in Sussex is the best we all agree!"
If the weather is fine, this show will take place outside the front of the venue.

Flossie Malavialle

Flossie Malavialle is a French born singer who has been based in the North East of England since 2002. Several years on, she has become an accomplished performer playing at folk clubs and festivals all over the UK (and beyond) and supporting acts such as Fairport Convention and Show of Hands.
Flossie Malavialle

Warm, honest and funny singer songwriter; loved by all who see her


Sunday 24th September

Fiddle Workshop

with the highly talented Juliet Stallard.

Bellacappella Community Choir

Expect harmonies galore!

Sussex Young Folk Competition

This highly popular event is for young folk & roots musicians, 8-21 years of age.
Competitors will perform ‘covers’ or original material.

Ceilidh Dance Session

Always loads of fun and hugely popular, this upbeat Ceilidh session will be in the safe 'musical hands' of 'Celtic Simbel'.
Everyone welcome; the more the merrier!

Gary Pressman

Singer/songwriter with heart and soul...


Comments are closed.