The UK’s largest one-day folk festival, Folk by the Oak gathers together exceptional folk, roots and acoustic acts in beautiful leafy parkland for an uplifting summer day of music and festival fun.
Not just a fantastic opportunity to enjoy all the buzz of a full-on festival without the need to camp, Folk by the Oak is renowned for curating an exceptional line-up across its 2 stages. Confirmed for their 2018 festival on Sunday 15 July, is Scottish songstress Amy Macdonald. Her finely honed acoustic set will showcase songs from albums including Under the Stars and This is the Life the album that shot Amy to fame in 2007 and launched a career selling over 12 million records worldwide. Probably one of the most successful young Scottish singer-songwriters on the festival circuit today, Amy has earned a reputation for lively and effervescent performances, easily hitting the level of energy Folk by the Oak regulars have come to expect from their main stage firework finale.
Another big name joining the line-up is Billy Bragg. “We’ve always had an eye on Billy for our Main Stage” said Festival Director Adam Slough. “His ability to marry his informed political opinions with exceptional song-writing and remarkable live performances has made him a stand-out artist and one we know our audience will enjoy welcoming to our festival.”
Also on the Main Stage bill are a host of 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees, including Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, whose live shows are famous for their incredible energy and vitality, and Julie Fowlis, whose festival performance of new album Alterum, promises to take the audience on a magical and memorable journey that is perfect for an afternoon festival set.
Opening the main stage will be the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning duo Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, performing work from their long awaited second album SOAR, followed by 2 acts that have previously performed on the festival’s second stage to rave reviews: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys and The Young’uns.
The Main stage line-up:
ELIZA CARTHY & THE WAYWARD BAND
SAM KELLY & THE LOST BOYS
CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KEITA
Acorn Stage line-up:
STICK IN THE WHEEL
ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD
LONDON YOUTH FOLK ENSEMBLE
Great budget accommodation is available at the University of Hertfordshire, 10 minutes via regular bus service, and 8 minutes by taxi from Hatfield Train Station.
If you need any further help with places to stay or other local information, we would recommend getting in touch with the Hertford Tourist Information Centre: Tel - 01992 584322, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, because Folk by the Oak is only a one day event, they are unable to provide camping facilities on site. The nearest campsites to Hatfield House are as follows:
For caravans and tents (approx. 6 miles from Hatfield House) - Hertford Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Mangrove Rd, Balls Park, Hertford, SG13.
For caravans only (approx. 1.5 miles from Hatfield House) – Commons Wood Caravan Club Site, Ascots Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 4HJ.
There are regular trains from Kings Cross to Hatfield Station (approx 20 mins journey time) and the festival entrance is just 10 minutes walk from Hatfield Station.
Folk by the Oak are unique in the festival world in that the actively encourage you to bring your own food and drink into the festival arena!
For when supplies run short there is a range of catering on site offering everything from ethnic street food to traditional festival favourites and that all important real ale bar
Free Carer / PA tickets are available
ASsistance Dogs Welcome
Ample disabled parking is available
For full details go to folkbytheoak.com/festival-info/disabled-access/
|Amy Macdonald||Main Stage|
|Billy Bragg||Main Stage|
|Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band||Main Stage|
|The Young 'Uns||Main Stage|
|Julie Fowlis||Main Stage|
|Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys||Main Stage|
|Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita||Main Stage|
|C.C. Smugglers||Acorn Stage|
|Stick In The Wheel||Acorn Stage|
|Alden, Patterson and Dashwood||Acorn Stage|
|Harri Endersby||Acorn Stage|
|London Youth Folk Ensemble||Acorn Stage|
|Midnight Skyracer||Acorn Stage|
|the drystones||Acorn Stage|
|Alden, Patterson and Dashwood||Acorn Stage||Sun 15th|
|Amy Macdonald||Main Stage||Sun 15th|
|Billy Bragg||Main Stage||Sun 15th|
|C.C. Smugglers||Acorn Stage||Sun 15th|
|Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita||Main Stage||Sun 15th|
|Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band||Main Stage||Sun 15th|
|Harri Endersby||Acorn Stage||Sun 15th|
|Julie Fowlis||Main Stage||Sun 15th|
|London Youth Folk Ensemble||Acorn Stage||Sun 15th|
|Midnight Skyracer||Acorn Stage||Sun 15th|
|Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys||Main Stage||Sun 15th|
|Stick In The Wheel||Acorn Stage||Sun 15th|
|the drystones||Acorn Stage||Sun 15th|
|The Young 'Uns||Main Stage||Sun 15th|
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