Barking Folk Festival

Barking Folk FestivalThe Barking Folk Festival is one of the key events in our Summer of festivals’ programme.

  • Saturday 9 June 2018
  • Sunday 10 June 2018
  • 11 am to 4 pm (Abbey Green)
  • 4 pm to 9.30 pm (Abbey Ruins)

A free family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance plus poetry, street theatre, art and family fun!

English folk group The Unthanks, will headline the Sunday that will be a female led concert exploring the ‘art of protest’ – other exciting acts include award winning singer-songwriter Lucy Ward, folk singer-songwriter Grace Petrie, fiddlesinger and songwriter Nancy Kerr and exciting folk band Stick In The Wheel.

Saturday’s line up includes British folk-punk band Skinny Lister, back by popular demand folk band Beans On Toast, Scottish singer-songwriter Kerri Watt and headlined by high energy punk folk act Ferocious Dog.

  • Live music, crafts and carnival workshops
  • Crafters and stalls
  • Street theatre and circus shows
  • Delicious street food

Festival locations include:

Grab your free tickets for Saturday and Sunday’s Abbey Ruins Live. Also, upgrade your ticket to get the ultimate Folk VIP package with jump-the-queue entry, a festival picnic with drinks and access to the hospitality area.

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Parking is available at Bobby Moore Way and London Road Multistorey Car Park.

Local parking charges apply.

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2018 Summer of Festivals. One Borough; One Community