A New Priddy Singers Video!

Lively local community choir the Priddy Singers has been working hard over recent weeks to put together a video to mark the weekend of the Priddy Folk Festival 2020. From rehearsals over zoom to small, socially distanced groups singing out on Priddy Green, we have been busy preparing our selfie videos, even roping in our children, extended families and friends …

Priddy At Home Videos

This weekend 10th -12th July would have been folk festival weekend in Priddy. Last weekend we released the Priddy Rising “Lockdown Video” a collaboration project with the Blue School, Wells, featuring performances from Blue School students. This Saturday (11th July) when the festival should have been happening, we are releasing a video of messages and performances from some of the …

Priddy Rising Video to be released

One of the unfortunate consequences of us postponing this year’s festival has been that we cannot run our annual music project with The Blue School, Wells. The Priddy Rising project has been run with The Blue School, Wells since 2012. Each year the festival pays for professional musicians to work with a group of around twenty students who give up …

Snakes & Squeezeboxes!

You cannot come to Priddy Festival this year, so we have found a way to bring the festival to you!! The incredibly talented artist and musician Kate Griffin (of Mishra) is a friend of the festival and was so disappointed not to be coming here this year that she designed a board game just for us. Based on Snakes & …

Empty Swildon's Stage

Priddy “At Home”

Artists who were due to play at Priddy have told us how much they will be missing playing our festival this year. Some have sent us special recorded messages and tunes. We thought it would be a great idea to put this together into a video to share with you, but when we looked at our skills in the team, …

Come and see us in 2021!

Like most other festivals we have had to postpone our 2020 festival to 2021. The whole village is heartbroken! It is a highlight of the year for us to welcome the festival visitors, so we will miss you. But we are still working on the festival, and making sure that when we come back in 2021 it will be a …

Festival Rescheduled to 2021

These are truly extraordinary times. Three months ago, we could not have envisaged where we are today, having spent six weeks in isolation. Unfortunately, it has now become clear that with the continuation of social distancing we will not be able to run the folk festival this year. We are naturally very disappointed to make this announcement, not just for …

Coronavirus Update

The latest government extension of the isolation period still gives very little information about what the exit plans are, and at what point it will be considered safe to hold events like ours. As a charity we feel we have an obligation to put on the festival if we can, both for the enrichment of our audience and for the …

COVID-19 Update

We want you to share our thinking about the 2020 Priddy Folk Festival. Our dates, 10, 11 & 12 July, are currently beyond the estimated dates for the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. However, nobody knows for sure how the situation will develop. The UK government has put the whole country into lockdown as of now and …