Threepenny Bit Head Priddy’s Dance Festival

This year’s Priddy is a promising feast of dance as our regular Dance Festival bursts all over the site. Headlining the dance festival this year are ceilidh band Threepenny Bit, an exciting band of young musicians from Southampton who take traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds and blend them into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band …

Priddy Rising

Priddy Rising Project In Full Swing

As part of its mission to promote and support young folk musicians in the south west, Priddy Folk Festival has a long-standing link with pupils at Blue School in Wells. The project, called Priddy Rising is now in its seventh year and sees musician, composer and producer Will Lang mentor students at the school for a concert at the festival. …

Priddy Acts Scoop Top BBC Folk Awards

The Young’uns, who will be playing in the Sunday schedule at this year’s Priddy Folk Festival – won one of the top awards at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards held in Belfast on April 4. The trio (above), always popular visitors to Priddy, took the coveted Best Album award for their fabulous album Strangers which has been winning …

A Tale Of Two First Time Stewards

Wendy and Jeff volunteered to help out at Priddy Folk Festival last year, and got a free ticket each for their efforts. Here, they tell us what it was like – and why they are looking forward to doing it again. “Having never been to Priddy Folk Festival before we had no idea what to expect. Living close by meant …

Priddy Artists Up For BBC Folk Awards

We are delighted to report that many of the acts we’ve booked for this year’s Priddy Folk Festival have been nominated for the UK’s most prestigious folk music awards – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Most eye-catchingly, Priddy’s own local heroes The Drystones (above) have been nominated for the Young Folk Award. The  Alex Garden and Ford Collier – hail …

Camping News For 2018

We will be making some improvements at the campsite for this year’s festival. Firstly we will be adding another car-free zone to the tents-only field. A small experimental area of that field was marked for last year’s festival so that cars were parked just off the emergency roadway and not inside the car-free zone they were surrounding. Campers said they really liked …

Fancy a free ticket? Sign up to be a steward!

There are plenty of ways to enjoy Priddy Folk Festival – from taking in the free events as a casual visitor to being a fully paid up weekender. But have you ever considered volunteering as a Priddy Folk Festival steward? Being a steward means you can get involved in many different aspects of the festival, from being part of the …

James and Saul Coming To Priddy

A new duo made up of two familiar names are heading to this year’s Priddy as the latest act to be announced. James Delarre and Saul Rose are well known individually on the English folk scene and both played in different guises at last year’s Priddy.  Fiddle player James appeared at Priddy twice last year, fronting the folk rock band …

Festival Feedback From 2017

Thank you to all the festival goers who gave us a wealth of valuable feed back about their experience at the 2017 Priddy Folk Festival. Your feedback helps us to continually improve the folk festival and the festival goers experience. We asked a variety of questions as part of the survey; below reflects the main comments that we received. The …