Bristol Folk Festival day 1

Date: Friday 03 May 2019

Opening times: 19:30 - 22:45

Venue: Bristol Folk House

Ticket Price: £20.50 Friday only

Genre: Folk


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Bristol Folk Festival day 1, Friday 03 May 2019

Bristol Folk Festival returns to the city in 2019 after three-year hiatus

Some of the UK’s best folk musicians will perform at the newly-resurrected Bristol Folk Festival this May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

The multi-venue festival will feature performances from award-winning folk musician Cara Dillon and Kris Drever (Lau) as well as a host rising stars of the UK folk scene, including Lady Maisery, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, and Grace Petrie.

Taking place from 3-5 May 2019, the event will see more than a dozen acts perform in venues across the city over the course of the weekend. The main musical showcases will take place around Park Street, with performances on Friday and Saturday at Bristol Folk House and Saint Stephen’s Church and on Sunday at St George’s Bristol.


Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

Leading the folk charge for the next generation, Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

‘One of the best folk bands on the scene.’ Seth Lakeman

‘Amazing, thrilling music.’ Mark Radcliffe

The Longest Johns

The Longest Johns are a Bristol-based a capella folk band born out of a mutual love of traditional folk songs and shanties. Expect a rollicking opening to the Bristol Folk House stage.


Doors 19:30

The longest Johns 20:00

Sam Kelly and the lost boys 9.30

Ticket Information

Tickets are available from:

The Bristol Folk House
40A Park Street

Call: 0117 926 2987

Please note: There is a 50p Administration fee on all tickets

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