The 25th Tenterden Folk Festival will, with your help, be even bigger & better. More events, more guests, more folk song, music, dance, etc.
About the project
Tenterden Folk Day Trust is a registered charity (No. 1038663) formed in May 1994 to preserve and advance public education and appreciation of traditional and contemporary folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions as a part of the living heritage. The Trust is supported by Tenterden Town Council, Ashford Borough Council and Kent County Council as well as local and regional businesses and other organisations. The Trust's main activity is promoting the annual Tenterden Folk Festival over the weekend including the first Saturday of October.
The 25th Tenterden Folk Festivalwill run from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2017 and we plan to make this important anniversary event the best yet with even more events, more guests, more Morris sides and more folk dance display teams. In fact even more folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. We aim to bring back as many as possible of the popular guests who we have booked at the festival sinse it started, such as Jeff Warner from the USA, and make the concerts and other events in 2017 something to really remember.
We would also like to continue to book book some of the great new younger folk bands like Green Diesel, which have come on to the scene sinse the Festival started so that you can compare some of the older well know names you have enjoyed over the last 25 years with the newer ones you will enjoy over the next 25 years.
There will aim to invite an even wider selection of Morris sides and other folk dance display teams to come to Tenterden for the weekend.
We will not forget to also develop and expand the free events including the crafts, artisan, folk and music stalls, free music stage and dance stage all on the Recreation Ground.