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FolkEast is a 3 day festival for families set in the ancient parkland of Glemham Hall in beautiful Suffolk.


Already the line-up announced includes some fantastic acts in keeping with the festival’s aim to attract to Suffolk, “the best in folk, roots, acoustic and world music”.

Artists appearing over the three day event will include folk-rock legends Steeleye Span, Dhol Foundation Big Band, Eliza Carthy and Jim Moray, The Demon Barber XL, Penguin Cafe, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Spiers and Boden, Sam Carter and the Big Sky Choir, Ahab, Karine Polwart and the Monster Ceilidh Band with more to follow.


A review on EADT described the event as "a happy mix of traditional genres with experimental styles". Feedback from the inaugural 2012 festival unanimously described it as "friendly", " intimate" and with a "great atmosphere".

Music Stages and other Entertainment

For 2013 FolkEast is going “undercover”: the arena will be made up of a covered Kayam Stage, with various smaller stages including the new Broad Roots Stage and the popular Soapbox Stage as well as various folk, dance, dance workshop, tea and “mardling” marquees. There will be a large variety of food stalls showcasing locally sourced food with flavours from around the world and a real ale bar with it’s own mini beer festival featuring ales a from East Anglia micro breweries. FolkEast also combines music with innovative street art and performance and there will be a range of arts and craft demonstrations and workshops and a unique sculpture garden that fires up at night.

Location and travel

Glemham Hall borders the A12 north of Ipswich. It is easily accessible by road and rail. FolkEast will provide a shuttle bus between the site at Glemham Hall and Saxmundham Railway Station.

Camping and other accommodation

The campsite will open on Thursday, 22nd August at 2pm and you can stay until midday Monday, with a weekend camping ticket.

There will be a camping area with general camping and a designated area for small caravans and camper vans. Please note that we will not be able to run electricity to your vehicle. Dogs are not permitted on the site.


Folkeast use an electronic or mobile ticket, as it is much friendlier on the environment. To book a ticket please visit the official FolkEast website