Folk Festival in Markbeech, Kent

Join us 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 2019 Pigs Ear Folk Ale will run from Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June. Guests confirmed so far include Georgia Lewis Jim Causley  and providing our comedy feature on Sunday will be the extraordinary Opera-lele. Late night concerts feature  alt-folk pioneers Foot Down and exciting, up-and-coming local band Green Diesel.

The festival is set in the grounds of a Free House,  The Kentish Horse pub at Markbeech. Onsite camping is available.