Bristol Folk Festival

Colston Hall, Bristol, Saturday 05 May 2012 - Monday 07 May 2012

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Bristol Folk Festival

Reviving this festival after 32 years was the brainchild of Jan Ayers and Steve Parkhouse, and brings major acts, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions, singalongs, family-friendly entertainment and local performers, along with May Day celebrations.

2012 line-up: Show of Hands, Miranda Sykes, Cara Dillon, Afro Celt Sound System, Karine Polwart, Rua Macmillan, Phil Bassindale, 3 Daft Monkeys, Scoville Units, Lady Maisery, Will Pound, Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, Young’Uns, Lucy Ward, ahab, Blair Dunlop, and a Village Thing Records showcase (featuring Wizz Jones, Tucker Zimmerman, Ben Mandelson and Ian A. Anderson, Nancy Wallace, Jason Steel and Pamela Wyn-Shannon)

2011 line-up: Seth Lakeman, Show Of Hands, Bellowhead, Belshazzars Feast, Rachael McShane, Dyer:Cummings, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Dave Garner & Alan Doyle, 3 Daft Monkeys, Brooks Williams & Keith Warmington, Johnny Coppin, Sheelanagig, Jane Taylor, Luke Concannon (formerly Nizlopi), Pilgrims Way, Tom Palmer, Jenny Bishop, Phil King, The Free Range Choir, Cole Stacey, Jacanda, Unstrung Heroes, Keith Christmas, Elfynn, Bristol Shantymen, Leander Morales, Hotwells Howlers, Barry Walsh, Gaz Brookfield, The Roger Tarry Band, Elephant Talk, Jenna, Scoville Units, Ruarri Joseph