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The idea for a folk festival came about during a conversation between Nick and Richard Digance.

Richard has a passion for folk music, as many of you know and he suggested a folk festival at their farm farm.

So with the help of Richard and some of his friends they had their first festival. They met such a lot of lovely people, and really enjoyed themselves and had great feedback from everyone who came, that we have been hooked ever since.

Originally they were going to have a stage made of scaffold however, they found out, just 10 days before the first festival, that the company were unable to provide the staging owing to unforeseen circumstances.

Nick had the brilliant idea of making their own stage, and with a lot of help from family and friends the construction began. Thanks to Fred they got some wood from Chris at their local saw mill, he was amazing and pulled out all the stops to get all the materials to them and in just four days our rustic barn/stage was complete.

Since its inception, the event continues to impress all attendees and is a lovely and vibrant celebration of all things folk music.

Ward Thomas

Burgess Nicol & Kemp

Gilmore & Roberts

Edwina Hayes

Green Diesel

Fraser Nimmo

Polly Morris

Oxford Fiddle Group

Steeleye Span


Julie Felix

Reg Meuross

CoCo and the Butterfields

Hunter Muskett

Winter Wilson

Southampton Ukulele Jam

Feast of Fiddles

Little Johnny England

Dean Friedman

The Gerry Colvin Band

Chris Leslie


Matt Black

Powells Farm, Salisbury Road, Plaitford, Romsey, Hants, SO51 6EE

Facilities provided for on-site camping, motor-homes and caravans at £5 per night per pitch, please note there is running water but no showers or electrical hook-up.

Parking for non-campers is free and well-trained dogs are also welcome, please can we ask that you clean up after your dog too.

Name Distance Prices From
The White Horse Hotel & Brasserie 0.1 ml £80.00 Book
The Star Inn 0.1 ml £60.00 Book
Richmond Lane Guest House 0.9 ml £320.00 Book
Packridge Apartments and Bed and Breakfast 2.7 ml £61.50 Book
Woodpeckers B&B 3.2 ml £80.00 Book
Days Inn Rownham Southampton 3.2 ml £40.00 Book
BEST WESTERN Chilworth Manor 3.8 ml £66.40 Book
Potters Heron Hotel 3.9 ml £59.00 Book
Brimar Guest House 5.1 ml £45.00 Book
Southampton Serviced Apartments 5.2 ml £95.00 Book
The Kings Head 5.4 ml £85.00 Book
Bartley Lodge Hotel 6.1 ml £40.00 Book
Ellington Lodge at The Concorde 6.1 ml £70.00 Book
The Winston Hotel 6.4 ml £37.00 Book
Highfield House Hotel 6.4 ml £79.00 Book

Powells Farm, Salisbury Road, Plaitford, Nr Romsey, SO516EE