A new Pig’s Ear Folk Ale for 2022

Concert Marquee – Session Tent – Beer Tent – Food – Dogs Welcome – Storytelling – Country Walks – Maypole Dancing – Festival Choir

We’re back! Complete with a brand new site and new dates, the 2022 Pig’s Ear Folk Ale will be taking place between the 14th and 17th July 2022. Get your tickets now!

The new site at 8 Acre Field, Eggpie Lane, Sevenoaks Weald, TN14 6NP promises to be an excellent new home for Folk Ale, featuring a main stage, beer tent and session/exhibition space, morris sides, storytelling, country walks, maypole dancing and a friendly festival campsite.

“When is my favourite band playing?” – see our Festival Planner for daily breakdown.

Confirmed acts so far:  Solana, Tim Edey, The Long Hill Ramblers, Robb Johnson, Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra, Ben Paley, Hobo and the Hippies, Bea Everitt, Shayler and Brooke, Foot Down, Sally Ironmonger, Tamsin Elliott (duo), Capella, Ian Petrie Band, Triage, Border Crossing, Michael Sweetman and friends, Ten Pence Moon, Emma Tubmen, Bellibone Rig, John and Di Cullen, Kevin Henty, Greg Robbins, Bob Kenward, Rickenbunny, James Kerry, Danny Tonks, Tom Evans and more to be announced.  See our artists page for more details.

Coming soon… artists’ gallery and festival site information, watch this space!

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About Folk Ale

“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.

The Pig’s Ear Folk Ale was founded in 2003 by family folk group Pig’s Ear – Grant, Keith, Sue and Lyndsey Rule – and for many years was run by the Rule family with a number of other loyal volunteers. It took place every year on the weekend following the late Spring Bank Holiday, except for 2020 when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022 the Pigs Ear Folk Ale will be returning in a brand new green field site and new dates, the 14th to the 17th July.