The London Folkfest 20-15

 

We are really excited to bring you The London FolkFest 2015, now in it’s 5th year. A festival of incredible live music featuring the most inspirational mix of genres, performers and talent.

On 3 stages, over 4 days across three different levels, there will be a whole cornucopia of creativity to discover and we are confident that this year will be the best ever.

With a Country/Americana flavoured 4th of July as an addition to the usual great blend of acoustic/folk and singer songwriter styles, we are looking forward to  welcoming you all to the Bedford to be a part of this passionately musical event..

Liv Austen Copy
Liv Austen Copy
Debut single Rain On My Side was played on country radio stations and BBC introducing. Playing Saturday the 4th of July in the Theatre
Liv Austen Copy
Hattie Briggs
Hattie Briggs
Influenced by Eva Cassidy and James Taylor, Hattie's pure vocals, catchy melodies and mature lyrics combine to capture the hearts of any audience.
Hattie Briggs
Leddra Chapman
Leddra Chapman
Playlisted by BBC Radio 2 (the UK’s biggest radio station), acclaimed as ‘pitch-perfect acoustic pop’ (The Independent) Playing Thursday the 2nd of July as part of the Caffé Nero stage
Leddra Chapman
Raevennan Husbandes
Raevennan Husbandes
Raevennan Husbandes's fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, clear and heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room and the charming, friendly between-song chat provides relaxed smiles all round. Playing Thursday the 2nd of July in the Theatre
Raevennan Husbandes
Polly and the Billets Doux
Polly and the Billets Doux
Polly and the Billets Doux released 2013’s ‘Head of Steam’ EP, which charted at 17 on the Radio 1 Indie Chart. Playing Thursday the 2nd of July in the Ballroom
Polly and the Billets Doux
Liv Austen
Liv Austen
Debut single Rain On My Side was played on country radio stations and BBC introducing. Playing Saturday the 4th of July in the Theatre
Liv Austen
Jack Harris
Jack Harris
Praised for a "unique lyrical mind" (Q Magazine) Jack's current record, 'The Flame and the Pelican', was voted number 5 in the Telegraph's top 10 Roots/Folk albums of 2012 Playing Friday the 3rd of July in the Theatre
Jack Harris
Balsamo Deighton
Balsamo Deighton
Bonded by a love of 70's singer/ songwriters, country music and cake, Rosalie Deighton joins Steve Balsamo from The Storys Playing Saturday the 4th of July in the Theatre
Balsamo Deighton
Aimée Mackenzie
Aimée Mackenzie
Hailing from Liphook, Hampshire, Aimée are an acoustic sibling trio with Aimée Mackenzie on electro-acoustic guitars and lead vocals, Freya Mackenzie on violin and backing vocals and Ross Mackenzie on Cajon. Playing Friday the 3rd of July in the Theatre
Aimée Mackenzie
Joseph & Maia
Joseph & Maia
Influenced by the likes of Ryan Adams, Ben Howard, The Staves and Noah Gundersen, the pair have quickly developed a unique sound that is ‘Joseph&Maia’ Playing Friday the 3rd of July in the Tavistock
Joseph & Maia
Tom Crouch
Tom Crouch
"If it has timbre and texture and makes noise I'll probably love it." Playing Friday the 3rd of July in the Theatre
Tom Crouch
Alex Hulme
Alex Hulme
Folk-pop singer, writer and loop maker Alex Hulme, has had one helluva year. Plaudits from Paul McCartney and Billy Ocean aside, his work has received critical acclaim from the likes of Ultimate Guitar and the Beeb. Playing Thursday the 2nd of July in the Ballroom
Alex Hulme
The BeauBowBelles
The BeauBowBelles
A London based four-piece band of foot stomping, harmony singing swing folkers. Playing Friday the 3rd of July in the Ballroom
The BeauBowBelles
Hunter & The Bear
Hunter & The Bear
Recent warmups for Eric Clapton, Hunter & The Bear are a remarkable tour-de-force... Playing Thursday the 2nd of July in the Ballroom
Hunter & The Bear
Siôn Russell Jones
Siôn Russell Jones
Siôn Russell Jones is a singer/songwriter from Cardiff, Wales. He has a unique and infectious vocal backed up by intricate guitar melodies and cracking choruses. Playing Friday the 3rd of July in the Ballroom
Siôn Russell Jones
The Young Folk
The Young Folk
Ireland’s foremost alternative-folk-pop band Playing Saturday the 4th of July in the Ballroom
The Young Folk
Patch and The Giant
Patch and The Giant
‘Tucked somewhere between the music of Balkan enthusiasts Beirut and the rustic elegance of modern DIY folk' (Folk Radio UK) Playing Friday the 3rd of July in the Ballroom
Patch and The Giant
Ellie Makes Music
Ellie Makes Music
ELLIE MAKES MUSIC has been described as sounding like ‘A Welsh Taylor Swift!’ or ‘Laura Marling’s Little Sister’. Playing Sunday the 5th of July in the Theatre
Ellie Makes Music
Joel Havea
Joel Havea
Reggae infused acoustic song-writing with pop sensibilities Playing Friday the 3rd of July in the Tavistock
Joel Havea
Red Sky July
Red Sky July
Red Sky July are husband and wife duo Ally Mcerlaine (guitarist in 15 million-selling band Texas) and Shelly Poole (one half of million-selling duo Alisha’s Attic) along with Charity Hair (The Ailerons, with Blur’s Dave Rowntree). Playing Saturday the 4th of July in the Theatre
Red Sky July