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The Festival

We are an intimate multi-venue, not-for-profit festival run by volunteers, celebrating all things folk. We are nestled in the centre of our community in Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire


Our concerts  bring a diverse range of nationally celebrated performers and local talent to unique settings in the town.  We use heritage venues such as the Saltburn Community Theatre, as well as bigger spaces like the Main Hall at Huntcliff School.

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Fancy learning more about Celtic harp, morris dancing, music hall traditions, see traditional signwriting in progress or sample unaccompanied singing and lots more? Saltburn Folk Festival is the place to be!

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Folk Dance

Showcasing traditional folk and wider dance styles has long been an integral part of the Folk Festival. This year we have even more spectacular dance displays, with dance teams highly visible all around town.

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Sessions and singarounds

We have a range of informal and welcoming sessions and singarounds, musicians can turn up and join in with whatever is going on. There should be something for everyone, whether in the function rooms of local clubs  or intimate backrooms of the town’s pubs!


Festival Hub

Festival Hub in the Community Hall – a lively, welcoming one stop shop for tickets, info and more. Championing independent makers and traders both local and from across the region - support a range of local, organic and sustainable stalls.

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Dynamic collaborations to engage new audiences, Queer Folk, DIY Ceilidh, Folk Club Showcases. More young performers including the prestigious National Youth Folk Ensemble and a hub for young musicians to get creative together.


Family Activities

Free outdoor theatre performances exploring folk tales for a family audience, and you can explore the characters of Saltburn Folk Festival on our DIY treasure trail. 

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Street Food

We’ve handpicked a number of local high quality food traders to keep you well-fed throughout the weekend. Our food market will be based in the Station Portico.



In the grounds of Saltburn Learning Campus, with 24 hour security and lots of space for tents, motorhomes and caravans. See full camping info for more details.

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Youth Hub
An accessible & inclusive space for young people ages 8-18. Expect tune sessions, music masterclasses, willow lantern workshops & more! Click here to find out more. 


Friends Remembered

Our dedicated space to commemorate those we have lost. Click here for full page

Festival Map

Festival Info

Camping info
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