Folk Festival in Markbeech, Kent

The 2020 Pig’s Ear Folk Ale is cancelled

With heavy hearts, the organisers have decided that the only responsible course of action in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic is to cancel  this year’s festival.

Those who have already purchased tickets will be offered a refund. However, if you are able to spare the price of your ticket, we will put it into a fund to pay the artists and crew booked for this year’s festival as much of their fee as possible. This is going to be a tough year for everyone involved in live events and we want to do what we can to help them survive it.

You can contribute to the fund here:

See 2020 Festival for details of what we did have planned.

We anticipate that Folk Ale will bounce back full of love and life in 2021. It survived sickness and death in the founding family, and it will survive this.

We urge all our loyal Piggies to look after themselves and each other, and to stay safe. We want to see all of you on the other side.

Join us in 2021 for the best
small festival around!

“Ale” is a term used in past times by Kentish folk to describe a community celebration and that’s what Folk Ale is – a chance for musicians and fans of acoustic music to get together, sing, play, and listen to great music against a backdrop of beautiful Kent countryside overlooking Ashdown Forest.

The Pig’s Ear Folk Ale is organised and run entirely by volunteers, and all the proceeds from ticket sales go to cover the costs of putting on the event.  If you would like to join the team, please go to the Members page for information on how you can get involved.