Festival at the Edge (FatE) is the oldest storytelling festival in England having run for 27 years! Not only do we attract internationally renowned storytellers but the event also includes a selection of top-class folk music performances ensuring an amazing festival experience for everyone.
The festival is run on a not for profit basis by a committee of dedicated volunteers and none of the organisers makes a profit from the event, we do it because we love sharing great storytelling and brilliant folk music with you.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BE AS COVID-19 SECURE AS POSSIBLE
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown rules, we had no choice but to cancel our 2020 event but we are back for 2021 and anticipate this year's festival will be our best yet. To achieve this we really need your help to meet the extra costs of ensuring the event is COVID-19 secure.
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EXTENSION UPDATE
ABOUT FatE 2021
FatE 2021 is taking place between 16 to 18 July and visitors can come for the day or the whole weekend. Camping is available at the festival site and many local venues are offering bed and breakfast.
FatE 2021 is set to offer visitors a weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more in the picturesque setting of Hopton Court, our new venue. Our exciting programme of music, storytelling and other activity for children of all ages is also an important part of FatE, ensuring that there is plenty of fun on offer for the whole family.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Relaunching the festival in 2021 comes with some unique challenges, thankfully COVID-19 is now starting to come under control in the UK but this is only possible due to strict guidelines such as social distancing and hand sanitisation. We want to make FatE 2021 a fun event for everyone involved and do our bit to help stop COVID-19 by ensuring that FatE 2021 as safe as possible. This means we need to meet some additional costs for COVID-19 safety measures that we would not normally have. We are also committed to keeping the festival as affordable and accessible as possible, so to avoid having to raise ticket prices we are asking for your help to meet these extra costs through this crowdfunding campaign.
Award-winning storyteller Peter Chand, who heads the organising committee, said: “We have a full programme of events for 2021 and we’re raring to go, but we need the public’s help to stage the 28th Festival at the Edge".
Not only does FatE provide a wonderful weekend for those who attend it's also important to the local economy, especially local businesses many of which depend on tourism and hospitality to emerge from the ravages of 2020. As a result, you can be certain that by supporting FatE you are ensuring that a valuable art and cultural celebration can take place and also helping a fragile rural economy recover from COVID-19.
GET FANTASTIC AND UNIQUE REWARDS
We really need your help, but we also want to make sure that our crowdfunding campaign is part of the fun. Whilst you can make a simple donation via the button at the top right-hand side of this page, you can also choose to take up one of our unique rewards. In exchange for a set donation, our rewards offer an exciting range of items and unique VIP experiences. These are all listed on the right-hand side of this page, why not check them out, we think they are amazing!
HOW CAN I ATTEND FatE 2021?
Advance booking is required as we are unable to sell tickets at the gate this year. Please visit the FatE website to find out more about the festival and book your tickets.
WHAT IS FatE LIKE?
In addition to the images above the following photos from past years at FatE should help you get a great feel for the fantastic range of things on offer for the whole family at FatE 2021.
Diverse and atmospheric performances by day and night
Enthralling acts including:
- Renowned storytellers
- Incredible folk bands and musicians
Great food, drink and lots of relaxed fun
Craft and makers market
Brilliant workshops for kids