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2020 Line-up includes Seasick Steve, Richard Thompson and Kate Rusby.


Folk by the Oak is just outside London, but feels a million miles away. This one day festival is surrounded by the leafy green parkland of Hatfield House, where you will be immersed in music, history, ancient oaks, bunting, fun and laughter.


From the intimacy of their Acorn Stage to the open air festival buzz of their Main Stage, Folk by the Oak bring you award winning musicians and inspiring new talent in one memorable day.


The carefully curated stages are complemented by lovingly hand-picked caterers and craftspeople. For younger 'Folk by the Oakers' they have a world of creative workshops to discover onsite. The dedicated family friendly area is in sight and sound of the Main Stage so the grown ups don't have to miss out on the action while keeping the kids entertained. You are even invited to bring your own food and drink into the auditorium so keeping the family fed doesn't need to cost a fortune.


Seasick Steve
Richard Thompson
Kate Rusby
Plus Many More!

There are no camping options for this event.

Local bus services regularly drop off at Hatfield railway station.


The pedestrian entrance to Hatfield Park is opposite Hatfield railway station. The fast train from Kings Cross to Hatfield usually takes 20 minutes. There are London Underground links with this mainline at Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria lines).


Please be sure to check your routes for up to date advice before travelling.


Arriving by car: Use postcode AL9 5NQ for Sat Navs then look out for temporary yellow event signage as you approach the venue.


Ample free parking is provided on site (no overnight parking please)


Arriving by bike: Folk by the Oak recommends that you enter via the estate entrance know as North Lodge (postcode AL9 5LZ.) This is the safest route for cyclists and just 2 minutes from Hatfield Railway Station if you are coming part way by train. Follow stewarded route to the festival entrance.


Please note that there is no designated cycle lane on the estate and that arriving by bike is done at your own risk. Please take extra care during peak festival traffic times.

Unique to the festival world, the Folk by the Oak team actively encourage you to bring your own homemade picnic and drinks to their festival but also have a food village full of hand-picked caterers: From ethnic street food to traditional festival favourites and that all important real ale bar, Folk by the Oak is a delicious experience for all.

Folk by the Oak have a free carer ticket available to those who require the assistance to attend. For details and full access information got to https://www.folkbytheoak.com/festival-info/disabled-access/

Seasick Steve Main Stage
Richard Thompson Main Stage
Kate Rusby Main Stage
Sam Sweeney Band Main Stage
Kitty Macfarlane Main Stage
Skinny Lister Acorn Stage
Ye Vagabonds Acorn Stage
The Local Honeys Acorn Stage
The Bookshop Band Acorn Stage
Katherine Priddy Acorn Stage
London Youth Folk Ensemble Acorn Stage
Artist Stage Day
Kate Rusby Main Stage Sun 19th
Katherine Priddy Acorn Stage Sun 19th
Kitty Macfarlane Main Stage Sun 19th
London Youth Folk Ensemble Acorn Stage Sun 19th
Richard Thompson Main Stage Sun 19th
Sam Sweeney Band Main Stage Sun 19th
Seasick Steve Main Stage Sun 19th
Skinny Lister Acorn Stage Sun 19th
The Bookshop Band Acorn Stage Sun 19th
The Local Honeys Acorn Stage Sun 19th
Ye Vagabonds Acorn Stage Sun 19th
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Hatfield House, Great North Road, Hatfield, AL95NQ