Recent developments and growing uncertainty have meant that, with enormous sadness, this popular event will be postponed until next year –
with the new dates being 16th to 19th September 2021.
We are ‘rolling-over’ our entire Festival programme into 2021 and are currently talking with headline artists, other performers, stall holders, local authorities and our festival venues about appearing and hosting events between 16 and 19 September next year. We can confirm that we have had very positive responses from these discussions and we envisage that our Festival programme featuring Steve Harley, The Strawbs and Steve Knightly amongst others, plus the popular Ukulele Festival and the inaugural
Americana Festival on the Pier, will very much mirror what would have taken place this year with the possibility of one or two exciting additions.
As before, there`ll be loads of free events, great Festival Markets, dance displays, Big Seaside Sing, Shanty Showdowns, sessions, free workshops plus more.
Festival outreach projects, in particular Making Your Mark free ukulele sessions and Musical Minds
will continue over the next 18 months – either online and at the right time – with a series of mini events and concerts culminating at the 2021 event.
Please check back for 2021 Festival updates, and check our News Feed for ticket refund details etc.
Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you to the festival in September 2021.
Roger Nash – Chairman of Southdowns Folk Festival.