Pig’s Ear Folk Ale 13-16 July 2023

Eight Acre Field, Sevenoaks Weald

Jez Lowe – Buffo’s Wake – Tim Edey – Message from the Ravens – Green Diesel – Forest of Fools – Dave Ellis and Boo Howard – Shake Me Up Sally – Bea Everett – Hobo and the Hippies – Hannah Scott – Foot Down – Ten Pence Moon – Enda McCabe – Sally Ironmonger – Border Crossing – Capella – Triage – Ian Petrie – The Last Hurrah – Natasha Norodien – Henty and English – Emma Tubmen – John and Di Cullen – Rickenbunny – Didge Beat George – Andy Smythe – Danny Tonks – Bob Kenward – Greg Robbins – Leo James – Kaz Langridge – Two Hours Of Squid

New! Workshops and Activities at Pig’s Ear Folk Ale

Our online ticket office is now open. Early Bird Season Tickets are available for a limited time so grab a bargain while you can! You can check out who’s playing on which days here.

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A message from the team…

Hello! First we would like to say a massive thank you to all of you: artists, volunteers and festivalgoers, for making Pig’s Ear 2022 such a kind, enjoyable and beautiful event.

Everyone involved is working hard to try and make the event not just safe, fun and interesting but also sustainable. Last year, having the amazing, solar-powered Soundscape stage was a great start, and we are delighted to welcome them back.

The team behind Folk Ale are lovers of folk music in all its forms, and have all taken their own journeys through the genre. From the most traditional music and artists we have grown up with, to the amazing new music that is being created today around the world, as well as the crossovers and fusions that occur along the way. At our festival we hope the line-up has a good mix of this, celebrating the evolution of this music as well as its roots.

In addition to the fabulous acts we have booked, we will also be inviting some of our festivalgoers to take the stage at our Open Mic on Sunday afternoon, giving artists a chance to showcase their passion on a beautiful stage with a quality sound engineer.

Alongside the main stage we are proud to present “The Pub” (perhaps we should have a competition to name it!), in the old main stage tent that’s so familiar to Folk Ale regulars. We will also be having music sessions in a third tent space and highly encourage people to meet and play together. Our lovely new spacious site in the countryside is very picturesque and has a river running through it, the open space providing a beautiful musical backdrop.

We are working on bringing children’s activities to our festival, including craft, circus and other fun things to do. We also plan on having more workshops this year, get in touch if you’d like to host one. Please keep an eye on Facebook for updates. However I can say this moment, if you wish to learn to circular breathe you will be in luck.

Another Folk Ale tradition returns again this year – the Pig’s Ear country walk on Saturday morning, a great opportunity to explore the area and enjoy the beautiful Kent countryside.

We really hope you can join us in 2023 with positivity and a desire to discover music.

The festival site address is Eight Acre Field, Eggpie Lane, Weald, Sevenoaks, TN14 6NP.  You can read a message from our hosts here.

More photos from last year’s festival can be seen here


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